“Starters Orders is an extremely in-depth horse racing management and deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as Football Manager“.

The No.1. Horse Racing Management game comes to the Mac!. Own and train your own string of race horses and aim for all the big races at over 100 world-wide racecourses. Open-ended, never ending game-play.

Pay once play forever! No subscriptions, in-app purchases or internet required to play.
New fantastic 3D engine and first person jockey mode.
Train, own, breed, bet, ride and race with the most realistic horse racing game!
Legendary horses. Race against legends from the past.
Vast horse racing game world with thousands of horses and realistic race commentary.
Fields of up to 40 runners with the most realistic races ever in a computer game!
The only game ever to accurately simulate UK jumps racing with a full realistic calendar including the Aintree Grand National and Cheltenham Gold Cup and hundreds more!
Hundreds of world-wide premier races such as the Melbourne Cup, the Breeders Cup, the Cheltenham Gold Cup and the Irish and Aintree Grand National.
Easy to play alone, with friends or others in the on-line league.
Dynamic never ending horse racing game world. Play season after season. Build up your breeding barn and breed new horses!
Optional AI owners mode. Train and communicate with realistic owners!
Stewards enquiries, non-triers, fines, photo finishes, accurate handicapping etc. etc.

What's New

Version 1.10753.2

Crash on start/load export related fix.

Ratings and Reviews



Game crashes after a few seasons and support don’t reply. Wouldn’t waste your time/money with this game



Thank you Strategic Designs, for continuing to support the Mac!
The actual race part of the game is now in 3D, with every course you can think of recreated in polygons. And it looks glorious. Otherwise, if you’ve played Starters Orders before, then you will be familiar with this new entry pretty quickly. If you haven’t, and possess even a mild interest in horse racing, you simply have to pick it up. Training a ‘good one’ and watching him take on all comers is very rewarding, and well worth the effort.



I hate this game. Its a sloppy game with the makers putting NO attention to deatail with it . for the price i would expect a much better quality game. there is no tutorial. Just confusing pop up windows telling you what to do . Things in the game are spelt wrong. Its not that clear on what you have to do or what the aim of the game is . A video tutorial would help this game a lot . I say, Save your money and pick a more polished game.


Strategic Designs Ltd
1.2 GB
OS X 10.9 or later
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Frequent/Intense Simulated Gambling
© Strategic Designs Ltd.


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