Part-fantasy sports, part-social media, part-interactive horse racing game.
From the Jockey Club press release:
The Jockey Club today announced the launch of Major League Horse Racing, an interactive game that combines the skill of fantasy sports and the fun of social media with the excitement of horse racing, and Thoroughbred World, a game focused on the breeding, owning and training aspects of the sport.
In Major League Horse Racing, players will complete a race card each week, assigning Game Bucks to the four horses they believe will outperform the field. Additional Game Bucks can be earned through various social tasks on Facebook and Twitter.
Each week’s highest scoring players will be eligible for prizes that will be revealed throughout the season.
Thoroughbred World combines the best game-play elements of a simulated world builder and a resource manager. Players create the ultimate racehorse in custom training facilities, improving agility, balance, stamina and speed through a series of mini-games.
Once their dream horse is prepared, players enter races against other players to win in-game currency and other items.