Atari 2600 - A2600
The horse's names, from bottom to top, are: Lucky, no mind, just missed and little dictator. You play as one of the riders and must be the first to get to the right side of the screen. The horse is running and obstacles are coming at you from the right. Jump these obstacles by turning the shutter to set the height of the jump as indicated by the marker on the right. You press the jump button. The better you jump, the faster your horse will go. After 3 minutes, if nobody got all the way to the right, the race ends and whoever was in the main wins.
There are 6 game options. In games 1, 2, and 3, the distance between the barriers is uniform with the horse's computer-controlled racing ability being bad, good, and excellent, respectively.
In games 4, 5 and 6, the distance between the barriers is random with the horse's computer-controlled racing ability being bad, good and excellent, respectively.
Difficulty switches are not used.