By Andrew Liszewski
When you just don’t have the time to bundle up all the kids so you can take them to the horse races for some ‘quality time’ why not bring the track to your home instead? While most families will opt for the traditional slot cars or model trains if Dad makes his money betting on the ponies he’s probably going to want the kids to follow in his footsteps. In my opinion there’s really no age that’s too young when it comes to learning the finer points of gambling.
The track comes with 6 miniature horses as well as 6 different jockeys of varying weights. Using a special key the participants can vary the speed of their horse but setting it too fast with the wrong jockey could result in a race ending fall. The horses take about “90 thrilling seconds” to complete the race and an electronic timer will display the first 3 horses to cross the finish line in case of a photo finish. The horses are recharged with an included quick charge station and will last for about 5 races between charges.
The Home Horse Racing Track is available from Pro-Idee for about $120.