The Best Horse Racing Games of All Time, Ranked

List Rules
Vote up the best horse racing video games.

For the equestrian gamers out there, this is a list of the best horse racing video games of all time. After all, automotive racing games aren’t for everyone and some people prefer the refined feel of horse racing. This list of the best horse racing games spans the entire history of gaming, across multiple consoles and platforms. So if you want some good horseplay at the virtual derby, these are the best games to play as ranked by fans. Also be sure to vote up your favorite horse racing games that you like playing.

If you’re new to horse racing games, some of these top long-running franchises may not be familiar to you, but you can be assured that they are fun. So even if you’ve never heard of Starters Orders 6, Melbourne Cup Challenge, or Winning Post 7 Maximum 2008, you should give them a try just based on fan votes. Just make sure to stick to making virtual horse race bets and not putting real money on the line. In addition to older classics, there are plenty of new horse racing games on this list as well, including Phar Lap: Horse Racing Challenge for the PS4, Switch, and Xbox One.

So if you’re wondering what are the what are the best horse racing games to play, just look below to see what gamers think. Don’t see a good horse racing sim listed? Be sure to add it to the list below, so others can vote on it.

Ranked by
  • Starters Orders 6
    Amazon buy button

    Starters Orders 6

    Starters Orders 6 is a detailed horse racing management game for the PC and Mac with realistic races, in-depth form and past performances and world wide racing. It also includes experimental Oculus Rift VR headset support. The game is a download only available from
  • Gallop Racer
    Amazon buy button
    May 02 2006
    • Platform: PlayStation 2, PlayStation
  • Melbourne Cup Challenge
    Amazon buy button
    • Developer: Sidhe
    • Platform: PlayStation 2, Xbox, Personal computer
  • 5
    Amazon buy button

    Off And Pacing

  • Starters Orders 5
    Amazon buy button

    Starters Orders 5

    Detailed and realistic horse racing management game published in 2012. Mainly focused on UK horse racing.
    • Developer: Koei
    • Platform: PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Microsoft Windows, Wii
  • 9
    Amazon buy button

    Catch Driver

    • Developer: 4J Studios
    • Platform: Xbox, PlayStation 2
  • Phar Lap: Horse Racing Challenge
    Amazon buy button

    Phar Lap: Horse Racing Challenge

    • Developer: Prodigy Design Limited
  • 13
    Amazon buy button

    Stable Masters II