A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Buy Now$2.95 USD or more

Inspired by the great Australian tradition of horse races like the Melbourne Cup and Caulfield Cup, Cox Plate and yes - even "The Everest"! YOU control the action by racing your horse on to victory!

Use the Settings menu to choose your horse name.

Once you start your race you will see the letter 'F' appear on the left side of your horse and the letter 'J' on right side - tap the matching key to race your horse!

Sprinty Steed is an easy to play horse racing game suitable for everyone! It has a very simple play mechanic so you don't need to know anything about horse racing, but you might find it to be more fun if you know what a horse is 😄

This project began as a last minute sprint the weekend before Melbourne Cup in 2014 with the original game being made in just 4 hours!

Prior to 2017 it had become a 'tradition' to add a little more to the game in time for Melbourne Cup.

Now it's different - this game has brought me in touch with the high spirits that embrace the horse racing community. Although I'm certainly not a seasoned punter, I now know the thrill of the race and the highs and lows that make the community so exciting and enthusiastic! Oh yeah, everyone dresses so nice!

I'm one bloke who has grown to love the races, and this game is my little tribute.

I hope you enjoy it! Let me know if you like it! If you don't, then please send me your constructive criticism 😄

Coming Soon

  • Horse selection
  • Multiplayer!
  • Leaderboards
  • Achievements
  • Race recording and social sharing


  • Improved graphical elements
  • New set of horses
  • Thematic GUI
  • A lot of refactored code so I can soon release:
    • Achievements (android)
    • Shared Leaderboards (android)


  • Standard Race mode - you can reach a finish line!
  • Instruction/splash screen (Android version)
  • Game over leaderboard showing
    • Finishing place rank
    • Score
  • Cleanup audio and mixer
  • Converted from web game to support:
    • Android
    • Windows
    • Mac
    • Linux


  • Extended SFX and Music
  • Start Menu and Settings menu
  • Ability to rename your horse, or choose a random name


  • Original prototype game
  • Endless race
  • Basic sound effects
  • Initial game play mechanic

What will come next? Thinking about power ups, improved horse race mechanic and multiplayer!

Let me know what you want, and I'll prioritise based on feedback!


Buy Now$2.95 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $2.95 USD. You will get access to the following files:

sprint-steed-2017-v20-setup.exe 13 MB
Sprinty Steed 2017 v2.0 Installer.dmg 27 MB
sprinty-steed-2017-v2.0.zip 23 MB

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