EQUINICS RACES


Updated July 11, 2020

 

 
The 2020 Equinics FAQS

 
What are the Equinics? 
The Equinics are a player sponsored and coordinated day of races showcasing good horses representing the entire SIM family. 
The Summer Equinics consists of 16 races on the dirt and 16 races on the turf. Up to 20 horses may be entered, with each horse representing a Residency. 
 

Who is participating?
The Residencies participating in the 2020 Equinics are:

UNIVERSAL RACING CLUB
BLAZING SADDLES
EMPIRE STATE RACING
ELITE RACING CLUB
EAST-WEST CONNECTION (EWC)
GR SIMSTERS
ALL-STARS RACING (ASR)
MIDAS
HISPANO PARLENTE
MINNESOTA TESTBARN RESIDENCY
NWRC
HOOSIERS
ONLY STAYERS
LATINOS DEL MUNDO


 

When are the 2020 Equinics?
The Equinics for 2020 will be run Aug 2nd.
Race entries will close approximately two weeks prior to the races being run. This will allow BTB writers ample time to prepare their articles.

What is the 2020 Equinics flow?
Nov 18 - Equinics are announced
Jan  - Residencies sign up deadline
May/June - Residencies organize selection of their team
June - 28 - Lighting Of The Torch Ceremony
June -July 27 - Torch Run & Diary Entries
Jul 3 - Residencies provide list of entries
Jul 5 - Passwords posted to race pages
Aug 1  - Opening Ceremonies
Aug 2 - Races Run
Aug 3 - Closing Ceremony

What is the Equinics' Theme?
Each year the organizers pick a theme for the Equinics. Past themes were:

2000 - Race With The Olympian Gods

2002 - Run With The Legends - Legendary Racehorses

2004 - With Wings On Their Heels - Honouring past Olympic sites

2006 - Jockeys - All time greats

2008 - Race For The Cure - Charitable Organizations

2010 - "We Are The SIM" and reflected the global community that makes up the SIM world.

2012 -"MAY THE ODDS BE WITH YOU" with races named after Racetracks from around the world.

2014 - TRIBUTES is the theme of the 2014 Equinics. Categories are still being formulated but they involve tributes to SIM horses and SIM players. Players will provide the tribute names for each category. This will become clearer once the race pages are posted.

2016 - MEMORIALS - The 2016 Equinics is themed on serving to preserve the memory of the dead or a past event.

2018 - HALL OF FAME - The 2018 Equinics is themed on all the horses in SIM HALL OF FAME.

2020 - WONDERS OF THE WORLD

Are the races Grade I?
Yes. 
This is a showcase day for SIM Residencies and in order to attract the highest level of competition possible it was decided to make all races Owner Restricted Grade I. The races will be purchased as Owner Restriced Stakes (40000 credits) and Mike has agreed to convert them to Grade I status after they have all been purchased. Mike's continued support of the Equinics is greatly appreciated.

Where are the races being run? 
The Equinics Turf races are always run in the equivalent Olympics host country. For 2020 that would be Tokyo, Japan. Therefore the SIM Equinics Turf races will be run at Tokyo  (Japan). 
The Dirt races will be run at Vermont (VT), the host track.

How do I get involved with the Equinics? 
As of this writing, to the best of my knowledge, most tracks are accepting new residents. Check out the residencies on the Residency List under Connect. (Please note that simply clicking on the Join Residency link does not necessarily mean that you have joined a residency - follow the links on the Residency Name to check out joining instructions for a specific residency.) To be considered a "residency' there must be multiple residents, and a net presence of some kind. Residencies will be looking for help putting together their Equinics Teams. Other ways of getting involved is to donate credits to the equinics credit account and contributing to the Special Equinics Edition put out by the BTB. You can also support the equinics residency with any unaffiliated stables.

How are the tracks picking their horses for the Equinics?
They all do it a little differently, but most use some form of selection committee. Check with your track manager for details. Residency Track Managers are solely responsible for fielding their team and determining eligibility for their residency.

What is the Equinics' Diary? 
Each residency is responsible for preparing an article documenting the passage of the Equinics torch through their 'turf'. Past experience has shown that not all residencies meet deadlines for their diary article. Therefore each diary entry is to be treated as an independent article and submitted to the BTB. It is anticipated that track managers will ensure an article is submitted for their respective tracks. Previous diary articles can be read by following the Equinics' links at the bottom of this page and should provide some guidance to diary writers. In any event they remain entertaining reading.

What is the contact email? 
All residency questions should be directed to your Residency Manager. Residency Managers and Coordinators can contact us at equinics@gmail.com.

How do I get back to the 2020 Equinics Entry Page? 
Click on this banner and it will take you back to the 2020 Equinics Home Page:
 

Is there anything else I should know?
I just want to re-emphasize the requirement to belong to a residency to participate in the Equinics, and that Residency Managers have sole discretion in determining eligibility for their residency. Not every residency will participate, it is the Residency manager's decision. Not every residency will field a full team (ie. they may not enter a horse in every race). Other then that, if you have an unanswered question ask on the Main Board, or your Residency Board.

Listed below are the permanent conditions for the Summer version of the SIM Equinics. (Note - the 2020 Equinics are SUMMER races.)
 

 

EQUINICS RACES

WINTER EQUINICS

2018 - 2022 - 2026

3 YO - OPEN - 6F DIRT

3 YO - OPEN - 9F DIRT * lock prep

3 YO - FILLY - 6F DIRT

3 YO - FILLY - 9F DIRT

4 AND UP - OPEN - 6.5 DIRT

4 AND UP - OPEN - 8 DIRT

4 AND UP - OPEN - 10 DIRT

4 AND UP - OPEN - 12 DIRT

4 AND UP - F&M - 6.5 DIRT

4 AND UP - F&M - 8 DIRT

4 AND UP - F&M - 10 DIRT

4 AND UP - F&M - 12 DIRT

3 YO - OPEN - 6F TURF

3 YO - OPEN - 8F TURF

3 YO - FILLY - 6F TURF

3 YO - FILLY - 8F TURF

4 AND UP - OPEN - 6 TURF

4 AND UP - OPEN - 9 TURF

4 AND UP - OPEN - 12 TURF

4 AND UP - OPEN - 16 TURF

4 AND UP - F&M - 6 TURF

4 AND UP - F&M - 8 TURF

4 AND UP - F&M - 10 TURF

4 AND UP - F&M - 14 TURF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMER EQUINICS

2020 - 2024 - 2028

2 YO - OPEN - 6f DIRT

2 YO - OPEN - 6f TURF

2 YO - FILLY - 6f DIRT

2 YO - FILLY - 6f TURF

3 YO - OPEN - 6f DIRT

3 YO - OPEN - 8f DIRT

3 YO - OPEN - 10f DIRT

3 YO - FILLY - 6f DIRT

3 YO - FILLY - 8f DIRT

3 YO - FILLY - 10f DIRT

3 YO - OPEN - 6f TURF

3 YO - OPEN - 8f TURF

3 YO - OPEN - 9.5f TURF

3 YO - FILLY - 6f TURF

3 YO - FILLY - 8f TURF

3 YO - FILLY - 9f TURF

4 AND UP - OPEN - 6.5f DIRT

4 AND UP - OPEN - 8f DIRT

4 AND UP - OPEN - 10f DIRT

4 AND UP - OPEN - 12f DIRT

4 AND UP - OPEN - 16f DIRT

4 AND UP - F&M - 6.5f DIRT

4 AND UP - F&M - 8f DIRT

4 AND UP - F&M - 10f DIRT

4 AND UP - OPEN - 6f TURF

4 AND UP - OPEN - 8f TURF

4 AND UP - OPEN - 13f TURF

4 AND UP - OPEN - 16f TURF

4 AND UP - F&M - 5.5f TURF

4 AND UP - F&M - 8f TURF

4 AND UP - F&M - 10f TURF

4 AND UP - F&M - 14f TURF

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