This contest will test your knowledge of the SIM's top three-year-old
prospects, as well as any up and coming stars! Select eight Triple
Crown nominated horses and then sit back and cross your fingers
as they compete for racing's greatest prize: The Triple Crown!
What are you competing for?
Grand Prize: S$500,000 and 50,000 Game Points
2nd Place: S$250,000 and 25,000 Game Points
3rd Place: S$100,000 and 15,000 Game Points
4th Place: S$75,000 and 7,500 Game Points
5th Place: S$50,000 and 5,000 Game Points
Tips for Playing
How do you succeed in Triple Crown Trail?
Select at least a few horses from the major players. It is likely
that long time players Eric Nalbone, Laura Ferguson, Jon Xett,
Susie Rydell, Danny Derby, etc will have several horses on the Trail. It is up to you to
decide which of their candidates is going to run in the most prep
races and earn the most points.
Take a look at the results for the Steward's
Cup Juvenile. It is likely that most of these horses will
be pointed for the Trail.
The rankings should really help you in finding the top three
year olds, but make sure you weed out the sprinters, as these
horses will not run in Trail races.
Add some of your own horses. If you have a Triple Crown nominated
horse and you know for sure that the horse will be running in
prep races, you will know how many points you could possibly earn
from that horse.
Be wary of fillies: While some fillies may run in the Triple
Crown, they rarely run in prep races against males.
Add up and coming horses who might have broken their maidens
week 15 or 16. Some of these horses haven't run in stakes races
yet, but they will be making an impact on the Trail.
Do a search for stakes races and
maiden races for 2 year olds for the last few weeks and examine
Take note of the Triple Crown fields from last year, and which
trainers use two preps as opposed to one (more scoring opportunities).
Triple Crown Trail Rules:
Each game player can pick 8 horses in their Triple Crown
Trail Stable. These are the horses that will earn them points
until the game ends at the end of Week 9.
One contest entry per SIM player. Creating new game stables
for the purpose of adding new contest stables will result in
disqualification of all of the player's stables.
Sign Ups are open from the last week of Preseason through day 5 of week 1. After this date, no one will be allowed to add
a stable or change their current stable of horses.
You can add horses owned by any player in the game - they
don't have to be horses owned by you.
You may add fillies, however, no filly-only races are being
In the event of a tie, first and second place prizes will
be added and divided in half, or first, second, and third place
prizes will be added and divided by three.
What kind of races are scored? All scoring races
are open three-year-old stakes at the distance of at least 1 mile.
All scoring races are traditional American Triple Crown prep races
run in North America as well as one race run in Dubai. All scoring
races are run on dirt.