MIXED BREED SUMMARY

In Table Form

First, a few generalizations about mixed breeds in SIM:

1. They race on Wednesday nights and Saturday afternoons.  (Exception:  Steward's Cup Standardbred races have a Week 16 Tuesday post time.)

2.  Considerably fewer SIM players participate in mixed breeds than participate in Thoroughbreds.

3.  Whenever filtering for a circuit, note that Standardbred trotters and pacers are under "Harness", while the other mixed breeds are under "Mixed Breed".

4.  Mixed breeds tend to have more consistent speed figures than Thoroughbreds.  It's easier to have an idea of exactly what you've got, after just a race or two.

5.  The population (POP) column below is for the number of yearlings in Year 47.  I'd suggest dividing the population by the number of distance categories to get the average population for a particular distance division.

 

BREED DISTANCE
CATEGORIES
MAIN TRACKS YLG
POP
REGINA'S NOTES
APPALOOSAS Sprints - 300yds/350yds

Mid - 400yds

Routes - 870yds
Aksarben - NE

Cimarron Park - OK

Dakota Downs - ND

Different Color Park - MT

Diversity Downs - MT

Mixed Up Downs - WI

Odessa Park - TX

Ruidoso Raceway - NM

Sam Austin Park - TX

Sioux Falls - SD

Tulsa Park - OK
2369 Structured almost exactly the same as Paints.  While the sprint and route divisions are very competitive, the mid Appys are one of the softest divisions in the entire SIM.

As of Year 41, Appaloosa mares can be bred to Quarter Horse stallions
ARABIANS Sprints - 4f, 5f, 6f

Routes - 10f, 12f, 16f
Dakota Downs - ND

Different Color Park - MT

Diversity Downs - MT

Endurance Raceway - MT

Mixed Up Downs - WI

Los Alamitos - CA

Ruidoso Raceway - NM

Sam Austin Park - TX

Sioux Falls - SD

Tulsa Park - OK
881 Can't race until age 3

Two basic age categories -- 3yo and 3yo+, though there are 4yo+ races

Only two distance categories

Fewest Grade 1 stakes of all breeds

In my experience, the sprint division is the softest in the entire SIM, especially when it comes to ordinary horses.


PAINTS Sprints - 300yds/350yds

Mid - 400yds

Routes - 870yds
Aksarben - NE

Cimarron Park - OK

Dakota Downs - ND

Different Color Park - MT

Diversity Downs - MT

Mixed Up Downs - WI

Odessa Park - TX

Ruidoso Raceway - NM

Sam Austin Park - TX

Sioux Falls - SD

Tulsa Park - OK
2100 Structured almost exactly the same as Appaloosas.

As of Year 41, Paint mares can be bred to Quarter Horse stallions
QUARTER HORSES Sprints - 100yds - 350yds

Mid - 400yds - 650yds

Routes - 870yds
Aksarben - NE

Cimarron Park - OK

Dakota Downs - ND

Different Color Park - MT

Diversity Dowsn - MT

Los Alamitos - CA

Mixed Up Downs - WI

Odessa Park - TX

Ruidoso Raceway - NM

Sam Austin Park - TX

Sioux Falls - SD

Tulsa Park - OK
3671 The most intensely competitive of the mixers, and with the highest purses, but fellow players can be very generous and helpful to those new to the breed

As of Year 41, Quarter Horse mares can be bred to Thoroughbred stallions
STANDARDBRED PACERS Mid - 1 mile Alburry Mile - AUS

Clay Mile - AL

Chariot Expo - CAN

Freebird Raceway - MD

Maroon Mile - KY

Meadowfields - NJ

Miracle Mile - AUS

Harness Expo - CA
1627
2yos don't start racing until Week 8

Only one distance category

Only six equipment pieces

Two stakes circuits - Eastern U.S. and Australia

STANDARDBRED TROTTERS Mid - 1 mile Albury Mile - AUS

Clay Mile - AL

Chariot Expo - CAN

Harness Expo - CA

Lancaster Mile - PA

Maroon Mile - KY

Meadowfields - NJ

Waffle Park - BEL
1753 2yos don't start racing until Week 8

Only one distance category

Only six equipment pieces

Two stakes circuits - Eastern U.S. and Belgium

 

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