About us

Strategic Designs Ltd., is the market leader in creating accurate and in-depth horse and greyhound racing strategy games. Responsible for the ‘Starters Orders’ series our games have been acclaimed by the racing press for their realism and accurate reflection of the sports.

Founded in 2003 and based near Manchester in the UK our first product was ‘John McCririck’s Starters Orders‘ (endorsed by the famous racing celebrity) published by Focus Multimedia and is still available in-store. Starters Orders 2, Greyhound Manager 1, Starters Orders 3, Starters Orders 4, Greyhound Manager 2 and then Starters Orders 5 followed.

Starters Orders 5 was released in April 2012. Boasting many firsts for a horse racing game including world wide game modes and courses, both flat and jump racing (all the famous races are there such as the Aintree Grand National, The Cheltenham Gold Cup, Epsom Derby, Breeders Cup and hundreds of others). Hailed as the most realistic horse racing game available by the horse racing press Starters Orders 5 leads the world in the horse racing strategy game genre.

Greyhound Manager 2 was released in September 2010 and provides a fun but realistic simulation of UK dog racing for the dog racing fan. It can be purchased online from www.greyhoundmanager.com.

Strategic Designs Ltd., was founded by ‘veteran’ sports sim developer, Mark Loveday, who has worked on sports sims since the late 1980’s.

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Multiple game modes

Also available:

Greyhound Manager