Imagine Digital Horse Races

Digital Horse Races

Meet Zed Run, the ultra-realistic, blockchain-based, digital horseracing platform. Image by Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay).

Would you like to live in a world where thrilling horse races are going on 24/7? What about being able to breed your horses and even run your stable? You no longer need to be a millionaire to do those things, although a few bucks might help you down the road. Meet Zed Run, the ultra-realistic, blockchain-based, digital horseracing platform.

Learn more about it in this article.


The platform was launched two years ago by the Australian studio Virtually Human. Sales started at $30, but now some users are paying top-dollar for rare or fine breeds. Some of those horses were already sold for $125,000. It has so far sold an incredible amount of digital horses: about 11,000 sales, while 8,000 were bred in “stables”.

The whole system is based on NFTs, which means that each horse is unique, securing ownership. It also means that those horses can be traded outside the platform, in places like OpenSea, a marketplace for digital art and other virtual collectables.

Those horses are tested on the countless horse tracks hosted by Zed Run. Naturally, lots of players bet real money on those horse races on gaming platforms which offer legal sports betting in Massachusetts or those available in your state and country. Some of them are becoming popular, like digital versions of the Kentucky Derby.

Understanding NFTs


The abbreviation stands for Non-Fungible Token, which means it’s an asset that only exists digitally. Above all, NFTs are unique and can provide certified ownership, unlike most digital assets, which we can just copy and replicate as we see fit.

Because there’s no NFT like each other, you can trade very much as you’d do with a physical asset. Zed Run makes extensive use of this technology by allowing players to breed their own horses with incredibly realistic details.

The Stables

Like in real life, horses are ranked by race, purity, and rarity. The game has six breeds, four bloodlines, and loads of genotypes. Your “stable” is the sum of all your horses. You can also breed your horses, creating new offspring. There’s a fee to this operation, though, which goes to your stallion, increasing its market value.

This game has created a rich virtual environment. That’s why it now contains several professional opportunities. These include managing other users’ stables, reporting new releases and other issues. There’s no limit to the number of races a horse can compete.

Who Comes First?

Each track can host 12 players. While eight spots are distributed randomly, the remaining four can be bought. Those races are divided into three groups, from the rarest to the most common horses. A blockchain-based algorithm determines the race’s outcome according to the competitors’ traits.


It would be impossible to maintain horse races around the clock with real horses. Not only would it be extenuating to the poor animals, but also, there aren’t enough horses (or tracks) for it. Zed Run solves both problems. It frees animals from stressful events and provides opportunities around the clock.

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