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
EMPIRE STATE RACING
ELITE RACING CLUB
EAST-WEST CONNECTION (EWC)
ALL-STARS RACING (ASR)
MINNESOTA TESTBARN RESIDENCY
LATINOS DEL MUNDO
When are the 2020 Equinics?
The Equinics for 2020 will be run
Race entries will close
approximately two weeks prior to the
races being run. This will allow BTB
writers ample time to prepare their
What is the 2020 Equinics
Nov 18 - Equinics are announced
Jan - Residencies sign up
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
Jul 5 - Passwords posted to race
Aug 1 - Opening Ceremonies
Aug 2 - Races Run
Aug 3 - Closing Ceremony
What is the Equinics'
Each year the organizers pick a
theme for the Equinics. Past themes
2000 - Race With The Olympian
2002 - Run With The Legends -
2004 - With Wings On Their Heels
- Honouring past Olympic sites
2006 - Jockeys - All time greats
2008 - Race For The Cure -
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?
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
Where are the races being
The Equinics Turf races are always
run in the equivalent Olympics host
country. For 2020 that would be Tokyo,
Therefore the SIM Equinics Turf
races will be run at Tokyo
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
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
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
What is the contact email?
All residency questions should be
directed to your Residency Manager.
Residency Managers and Coordinators
can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Is there anything else I
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