and I've played them all. Gallop Racer 2003 is simply the best sim Horse Racing game out there.
I've put in 100s of hours in this game. If you aren't used to Gallop Racer then it might be difficult to get the hang of it but if you are already used to playing this series then you should be ok. Career Mode is addictive, it's nonstop and new stuff happens every season to give you something to look forward to. I bred a horse who is undefeated and wins every race by at least 5 lengths. Not every horse I bred is like this but the variance is fun. Graphics are great as good as 2004 and 2006. Fluid gameplay as well.
If you are planning to rent any of the Gallop Racers I strongly recommend getting 2003.
This game is similar to other games in the set, though it is not at all realistic. There is more to owning/working with race horses that they leave out. The betting system okay, though they odds are way out of kilter. Meaning same horse, same race just restarted game and odds change sometimes by a lot. Otherwise if you have nothing better to do on Sunday and your home a lone. This will do. If not then you should probably pick something else.
Game is extremely repetitively though the graphics of the horse are better then barbie games.
Gallop racer did a mediocre job of making a video game out of a sport that is really quite repetitive. Seriously though, how many times can you ride an identical horse around an identical track before getting bored? Maybe, and I mean maybe, if you looooove horse racing you will get some entertainment out of this game. If you are not that person, don’t bother.