Melbourne Cup Challenge (PC)

PC Software

Item Code: 130039

Rated PG
Sports Genre
No Longer Available
No Longer Available


Minimum System requirements

  • PIII 500MHz
  • 128MB RAM
  • 32MB 3D DirectX 8.1a compatible accelerated video card
  • 16 Bit DirectX 8.1a compatible Sound Card
  • 1.8Gb of Hard Drive Space                    
  • Windows 98SE*, 2000*, XP*,Vista*,7*
  • CDROM drive

*32-bit Versions only, with latest service pack installed


Recommended System requirements

  • P4 1.3GHz
  • 256MB RAM
  • 64MB 3D DirectX 8.1a compatible Texture & Lighting video card
  • 16 Bit DirectX 8.1a compatible Sound Card
  • 1.8Gb of Hard Drive Space
  • Windows 98SE*, 2000*, XP*,Vista*,7*
  • 24x CDROM drive

*32-bit Versions only, with latest service pack installed


Running Melbourne Cup Challenge on Windows Vista or 7

In order to run the game on Windows Vista or 7, you need to provide administrator rights to the game.  To do this follow the steps below.

  1. Click on the Melbourne Cup icon with the RIGHT mouse button.

  2. Once the menu appears, click on 'RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR' with
your left mouse button.

  3. Click on 'ALLOW' when the security prompt appears.

The game should now run.  For subsequent running of the game, you can start it by double clicking the icon as per usual.

What We Like

  • Online Multiplayer
  • Be a manager, jockey, or punter
  • Live Commentary


Bring the excitement of the race that stops the nation home to your PC with Melbourne Cup Challenge!
Melbourne Cup Challenge is a racing, betting and management game that aims to take horse racing gaming to a whole new level. Through 4 different modes (Betting Party, Jockey Mode, Season Mode and Simulation Mode) players can experience all elements of racing life, playing as the jockey, punter, or owner.

In season mode, the player owns and breeds horses entering them in races throughout multiple racing seasons with the aim of winning major races including the famous Emirates Melbourne Cup.

The game also has quick play multi-player arcade horse racing and betting party modes, for those who want the thrill of thoroughbred racing without the strategy.

By combining exquisite graphics and highly realistic gameplay, Melbourne Cup Challenge captures the prestige, glamour and excitement of some of the world's premier horse racing events.


  • Official licenses including access to the Emirates Melbourne Cup Race, Flemington Race Course, Classic Caulfield, The Caulfield Cup, Royal Ascot Race Course, leading jockey Frankie Dettori, and more.
  • Multiplayer online play for all platforms, allowing competitive and friendly play over the Internet with up to 8 people.
  • Multiple game modes including Season Mode, Jockey Challenge, Betting Party, and Simulation Mode.
  • In depth Season Mode including auctions, horse breeding, training, personnel hiring and firing, and stable management.
  • Highly detailed graphics including realistic horses and jockeys, weather effects, and accurately modelled Australian and international race courses.
  • Live race commentary by Matthew Hill from Sky Channel.
  • Lifelike horse and jockey animation, motion captured by Weta Digital, the VFX wizards behind The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy.


Additional Information

Condition New
Release Date 26th October 2006
Weight (kg) 0.100000
Barcode 9312590140273
Product Type Video Game
Publisher Tru Blu Entertainment
Developer Sidhe
Region Code PAL
Classification PG
Platform PC
Genre Sports
Sport Horse Racing
Item Code 130039

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