Digital Downs Championship Racing

Digital Downs Virtual Horse Racing Championships

The Championships Series is the highlight of the racing season. The best horses and stables compete for victory in the Finals. Enter into Qualifiers to earn qualifying points. The top 10-12 horses as per the Qualifier Standings will be automatically entered into the Finals. There are Consolation races for some horses that do not make the Finals. There is generally a Championships Series for each age group and at each distance group being Sprint, Classic or Route.

Navigate Championship Races
Championships races are found under Race Series Standings and the Qualifier Schedule page. This lists the Final race and Qualifying races for each Championship. You can also search future races via the race calendar for Qualifying races or Championships Final races. You can view the current points standings by selecting this link. Championship Qualifier Standings Previous Championships winners can be found in the Champions Hall, linked here. Past Digital Downs Champions
Championships in More Detail
Championships Qualifier races are scheduled over the horseracing season (4 months), over varied distances for each age category. The series culminates in a Championships Final which is held during the last 3 weeks of every season. Big prize money may be sponsored on both the Qualifying Races and the Championships Finals at

To be eligible for Qualifying Races, your horse must have:

  • A minimum of 1 race run for 2yr olds, 1 race run for 3 year olds and 1 race run for 4 to 7 year olds.
  • Paid the once-off supplementary fee (US$1.00 at purchase of horse, or US$10.00 at any other time). This will enable your horse to race in Qualifying races and Finals for its entire career.
How to Qualify for a Championships Final

The 10-12 horses that have accumulated the most points in the Qualifier races by the end of the season are automatically entered in the corresponding Championships Final.

Each time your horse races in a Qualifier, it accumulates points toward qualifying for the Final. A horse can participate in more than one Championships series and qualify for more than one Final.

Race your horse in as many Qualifier races as possible to ensure it makes the Final.

Championshipss Points Structure

The Championships points system has been designed and implemented to give a fairer point allocation to horses entered in all Championships Series events.

This points system is particularly important for second instances of races so that horses entered in the first instance are not at a disadvantage as would be the case if fewer runners in a second instance earned the same points.

Points that are allocated per race result according to the number of entries in the race. As an example, a 4 horse race will earn the following points: 1st = 5 points |2nd = 3 points |3rd = 2 points |4th = 1 point

Rule on Ties for Final Qualifying Spot

In the event that there are 2 horses with equal points, the system then looks at;

  • The horse with the highest earnings goes through.
Championships Consolation Races

Horses that do not qualify for the Final are automatically entered into a Consolation race. There are consolation races for each Championships Series.

Consolation races are sponsored with bonus credits and entrance is free.

The rules are as follows:

  • After the Finals have been declared, the next 12 qualifying horses by points will automatically be entered into the first instance of the Consolation race.
  • Bonus Credit amount can be reduced or increased depending on the field size of the Consolation races.
  • Consolation races will be set up at the beginning of a season but will only appear on the race calendar page on the same day as the corresponding Championships Final fields are declared.
  • A horse must remain in an ‘Active’ status from Midnight (EST) of the running day of the Consolation race or it will be rejected from the race.
  • The system does not automatically re-instate the horse if it has been rejected from a Qualifying race.

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