Which Horse Racing Game For PlayStation (PS2/PS3)?


Without a doubt, at the time of writing, the leading horse racing game available for the Sony PlayStation is Champion Jockey. We have covered Champion Jockey here in its own profile page but we thought we would take another look at what people are saying about it and some other games that are available for the PS2 and PS3, including some earlier incarnations of the Champion Jockey (G1 Jockey/Gallop Racer) series that are still generally available to buy.


Champion Jockey PS3

Champion Jockey: G1 Jockey & Gallop Racer is the spiritual successor of the G1 Jockey and Gallop Racer series, and depicts the Horse Racing universe through a collection of real world races and immersive and intuitive gameplay with simple controls. Through the use of the latest motion controllers on the market, experience what it feels like to be a Jockey!

“There’s nothing quite like Champion Jockey on PS3, an in-depth portrayal of the horse racing world: what could have been a cheap throwaway is instead a surprisingly lengthy pursuit.”

Frankie Dettori Horse Racing PS2

  • Multiple game modes including Career Mode, Jockey Challenge and Betting Party
  • In depth Career Mode including auctions, horse breeding, training and stable management
  • Highly detailed graphics including realistic horses and jockeys, weather effects, and accurately modelled international race courses

“This is a cool spin on normal racing games and is not a “button basher” but strategy and timing are key to successful racing. I love the game and anyone who likes strategic racing and/or horse racing should too.”

G1 Jockey 4 PS3

The ride of your life! Take the reins of the most realistic horse racing game ever.

“If you want to be a jockey, this is the closest most of us will get and the actual racing is good fun, if you don’t ride your horse to its style you won’t do well and if you are on a donkey, the good horses will beat you even if you run a great race – the playability is great.”


 Gallop Racer 2 PS2

The variety of new gaming modes takes Gallop Racer to new heights, with fast-paced arcade style racing combined with tactical management elements creating a surprisingly addictive experience. Gallop Racer 2 will not only appeal to the racing enthusiast, but also to more casual gamers due to its easy accessibility and multiple play styles. Train the next champion, be the jockey whose career depends on every race and even join the spectators in betting on the outcome.