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The No.1. Horse racing management game finally comes to the iPad!

*** STOP PRESS - APP OF THE DAY on Pocket-Lint.com (2nd June 2011) "both editions (of Starters Orders 4) are superb, in-depth management simulations, the like of which rare on the casual gaming-heavy App Store" ***

Train, own, race, breed and bet on your own string of race horses. Target all the big world-wide races in an open ended, unlimited play game world. Flat and Jumps racing editions available.

UK and Irish Jump game modes,

Starters Orders 4 has long been the No.1. PC horse racing management game and has recieved rave reviews from both the racing and gaming press (PC reviews):

"Where Starters Orders scores over other racing games past and present is in the level of accuracy in the underlying game world." - RACING POST.

"It's hard to find fault with Starters Orders 4 and Strategic Designs deserve racing fans' support for developing such an excellent game." - RACING AHEAD (monthly horse racing magazine).

"If the prospect of raising and racing a cavalcade of horses interests you then Starters Orders 4 wins the roses!" - OUT OF EIGHT GAMES REVIEWS.

"A photo-finish at a big purse meet can get you screaming at your monitor every bit as much as watching the Grand National on TV!" - IT REVIEWS.


*Play in a vast horse racing world with thousands of horses and hundreds of computer controlled Jockeys and Trainers.

*Relatic races and Jockey AI. Watch as the jockeys settle their mounts and jockey for position before driving their horses for the finish.

*Relaistic betting and dynamic odds with Ante-post and racecourse betting.

*Fields of up to 30 runners.

*Hundreds of realistic feature races to target including the Grand National, Cheltenham gold cup and many, many more.

*Improve your stable by purchasing add-ons and evaluate your horses by running them on your home gallops.

*Realistic races including Maidens, Claimers, Sellers, Handicaps, Group races, Listed races etc.

*Hundreds of world-wide race courses.

*Realistic form analysis with in-depth form book to study and realistic race cards on race day.

*Fallers, Unseated riders, Injuries, stewards enquiries, disqualifications, non-triers etc. etc.

What's New

Version 1.04

Bug fixes. Fence rail display fix.

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
34 Ratings
34 Ratings
luke bessell

Great game ignore negative reviews

After seeing some of the negative views on here I was in two minds about buying the game myself, however I, glad I did! People have complained about it being designed for pc but I have been using it on the iPad mini and have had no problems at all selecting options in the game. It is a great game and for £7 you definitely get your money's worth through game time and I would advice people to buy if you're stuck in two minds.

Seargent Cecil

Great on iPad. Shame about the sting

Fantastic to see this great game available on iPad. Just a shame that I was ripped off by paying £6.99 for just one version of the game. If you want both jumps and flat racing, you have to pay twice. It also takes the edge off the game with regards to having seperate instances of the game running to experience both disciplines, which makes it less like the original. Come on developers, REALLY???


Has potential but crashes often

This game has much potential but like previous reviewer game is based on using pc rather than iPad.

Having paid £6.99 for this do not expect the numerous crashes when trying to play game.

Overall would not recommend purchasing game until updated for iPad users and numerous crashes have been fixed.


Strategic Designs Ltd
33.5 MB
Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Frequent/Intense Simulated Gambling
© Strategic Designs Ltd.


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