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What is Zed Run, and How Does it Work?

Author: Ryan Knuppel
Published: Friday April 23, 2021
Everybody that has a love for horse racing dreams of one day owning a racehorse that could compete in the most illustrious races. However, ownership of horses tends to be fairly difficult in real life, with costs covering training and yard space often proving to be expensive.

However, a new trend online has been gaining momentum over the past couple of years, and it has given fans of the sport a new way into owning a horse. The crypto-trend is called Zed Run, and you can learn about the online game below.

What is Zed Run?

Zed Run is the new online game that is perfect for lovers of horse racing, as they can buy racehorses and trade. The platform is run by an Australian studio called Virtually Human, and it has been gaining popularity since first launching in 2019. Horses are available from as little as $30, with over 11,000 sold over the past two years. One of the most expensive horses on the platform reached as high as $125,000. The game is built on blockchain technology, and this ensures that players can exchange cryptocurrencies on the platform.

The game is still in its infancy, but the popularity means that it will only continue to get bigger and better, with fresh changes already being muted by co-founder Chris Ebeling.

How to Get Started

One of the most exciting aspects of the game is building your stable, and this can be done as soon as an account has been created. Once this has been done, you will be able to decide on a horse to buy, which includes examining the different breeds that are available on the game.

Once you have brought your first horse, you can choose to race the horse in the races that you wish and also breed the horse to create a bloodline of future champions.

Players on the game will be able to find four main bloodlines, which all have unique characteristics that stand out. The game's dominant bloodline is Nakamoto, while there are also three others to choose from- Finney, Buterin, and Szabo.

Understanding The Game

After opting for a horse, you will then determine the best route for the horse to go down. Important factors to consider are the form and track conditions. There will be no odds displayed on the site, which means the form is the best way to assess the capability of the horse. The lengths also range from race to race. Players will be able to find multiple races every hour, with the races available categorized into different class levels.

To enter your horse into one of these races, players must pay an entry fee, with the most illustrious races commanding a higher fee than others. Like real racing, there will also be a prize purse for the races available, with the high-quality races having prize funds of a couple of hundred dollars. 

Future of Zed Run

Owners will then be able to watch the race that their horse is entered into in a similar visual to the one that you could expect to see with virtual racing. However, with an enhanced experience. Ebeling has already spoken at length about the future plans of the platform and has promised big changes.

He expects players to have the opportunity to bet on their horse once the platform has been approved by the appropriate regulators and has promised players an almost life-like experience when playing the game in the future. There are also expected to be the added inclusion of featured races, which will give players the ability to run a horse in a Kentucky Derby-like race.

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