Really amazing idea! Love the combination of intense horse race and calm card strategy.
Do you have any other plans with this game?
Play your cards right and you just might win the Furlong Fracas!
Each phase you are dealt four cards. Select two cards to play, from either your hand or your retained cards. You may retain one unplayed card from each deal, the rest are discarded.
The higher your card score from each play the faster your horse runs. You gain a speed bonus for hitting ten points! (ten is even faster than eleven).
Some of the cards have little arrows, which move your horse sideways. Try not to get crowded out.
And keep an eye on your furlong-o-meter on the right hand side.