Track King Nuts is very proud and happy to introduce this next stable. One thing we know about this game is, everyone has a story. This next person get to tell their own story in their own words. As the old saying goes, you get to hear it directly out of the horses mouth. I have heard rumors out there about this stable, things like they have been here before and played this game in the past and came back reincarnated as someone else. Today that person is here in the interview hot chair to dispel all the rumors and put to rest any gossip you may or may not have heard. The stable was founded on May 17, 2014, and after just playing the game for only 10 months won its first World Cup title winning The 3yo Spring Guineas. Yes ladies and gentleman (you heard me right) only 10 months time, and won his second World Cup the Emerald Shoe on June 25, 2016, and both wins was by two different horses.
This stable is definitely a “RISING STAR” and one who has been making great head-way with his Big Bad surname of horses parading around the track giving the competition all they can handle.
With out further ado, lets give a nice TK Nuts warm welcome to the one and only Burgersfortheboyz stable:
Q – How did you find Track King?
- I spent many years playing horse and greyhound racing games going all the way back to the mid 80’s and the old Commodore 64 computers. My first greyhound game took 60mins to load in the old cassette tape decks of the Comm64 . With Track King I found it on a site called Onlinesportsmanagers.com.
Q – Were you hooked from day 1?
- The answer to that is definitely yes but to be honest I am an excessive online gamer all-round. I have spent many years on online strategy games but racing is my love so this was the perfect blend.
Q – Any particular reason you named your stable Burgerzfortheboys?
- When I was registering my stable I was watching an episode of one of my favorite shows Jersey Shore. The group had just been partying all night long (standard) and were lounging on the sofas dehydrated and still heavily intoxicated. They were all commenting that they hadn’t eaten for over a day and felt like they were all dying of starvation. One of the regular party-boys who was only known by his nickname “the situation” walks into the room and says to his mates “do not fear, I have burgers for the boys!”
Q – Who helped you initially?
- When I first started I was approaching liquidation at a rapid rate. I put my last pennies into entering 2 of my two years olds in a yearling pull race not knowing it was for YP only. I messaged the host brodders of Brodskys Stars stable and practically begged to race my 2yolds. Brodders made a deal with me, to pay me 50k for a new YP as that would get me through to the next week. He then walked me through the next few weeks with tips on finances and how to make/save $$$. Also introduced me to the importance of the training track and training tips, and basically became my mentor. Thanks again Brodders ..oh shivers I just remembered I still owe him that 50k!
Q – Biggest influence on you early on – stable that you looked up to?
- All the top class 1 stables were helpful to me as I would constantly look at their horse’s history to see how they were racing/vetting/planning/training their horses. But if I had to pick one stable which took the game to a new level it would have to be jeremyT. His discovery of multiple TT’s in a week for a single horse was pure genius. I don’t know where Jeremy is now, but he has changed this game for ever.
Q – Who was your first winner and describe the moment as you recall it?
- To be honest I don’t recall the nag’s name but I never considered it a winner because it was against bots in a class Z race. I entered my first world cup after 10 months of the game and to my delight Big Bad Dominatrix whipped her rivals into submission.
Q – With your relatively quick success in the game, some may think you are a returning player – is that true?
- No , definitely first time player. I attribute the quick rise I have had simply to the large amount of hours I dedicate to the game. I rarely sleep a full night. I was used to playing strategy games where I would have to set my alarm clocks to wake up every couple of hours for impending attacks on my empires so I have just brought that all out strategy to Track King. I appreciate not all players can put all this time and effort in but I am lucky that my profession allows me too. Even when my 13yr old son is playing his online games with his school buddies and one of them claims to be an addict Gamer my son would often say “nah my dad will eat you alive!”
Q – You have any interest in real life horse racing?
- When I was 11 my class mate at the time convinced me to skip school and go to the races with him. I fell in love ever since. I was always getting in trouble in school for hiding the race guide in between my books and studying the form inside the classroom. When the Melbourne cup would come around all the teachers and class mates would come to me for tips and analysis. Ah the good old days!
Q – You won your 1st world cup within 10 months from starting, which is a great achievement in itself, what was your feeling after the win?
- I recall the moment very well. The filly was Big Bad Dominatrix and I was riding her hands and heels myself in my own lounge room ..much to the amusement of my wife , who thought she would record it and send to the in-laws for a bit of a laugh. “Do you understand it’s just a game darling ?” were her final words before going to cook dinner… Actually I recall now as soon as the trophy appeared in my cabinet the first person to send me a congrats note was your dear self Mr Crusoe …and there began a new friendship.
Q – Favourite race/cup win?
- My favourite win was beating Manor Park Stud in a heat of the Track King Open. Actually it really is a testament to the great man’s stable when our favorite moment is the one time (and only time) that we have been able to beat him.
Q – How do you plan a race, do you weigh up the opposition or run your own race?
- Absolutely, opposition is always key and I think that goes with all multiplayer online games. If I am racing a stalker I pick the leaders that I want to stalk. If I racing a leader and I pick the pack I need to lead. Having said all that I have only been playing for 2.5 years and still have lots to learn.
Q – Do you get nervous before a cup final?
- Oh yeah I am often pacing up and down my lounge room floor wondering if I will regret the last minute tweaks I made to the jockeys RI’s.
HORSES – PRESENT AND PAST
Q – Who is the best horse you have ever trained?
- My horses are only young but I would say my current two year old Big Bad Lawmaker is only finding his feet but has shown glimpses of unlimited potential.
Q – You have an amazing number of good horses in your stables right now, it would be hard to choose a favorite among them I guess?
- Big Bad Conspiracy has captured my heart. I bred him out of my favorite horse in the game Damascus and he has won a world cup beating horses much more superior than him.
Q – Horses that left the biggest impact on you outside your barn?
- Being a young stable , that will come in the future.
Q – Three current horses owned by other stables that you wish you had owned, and why?
- Damascus and Tripp Leilani. They would win cups without even raising a sweat.
Q. The horse in TK past/present that resembles your character?
- All horses with the competitive trait .
Q – What are some of the goals you have?
– Short term
- to figure out how to race all the different styled horses.
– Long term
- to slot myself in the hardest league I can find and one day conquer it.
Q – You paid a pretty penny last season for the top rated foal, why did you buy it, and what are the plans?
- I decided to have a go for the highest rating horse as its such a big advantage starting from in front of the field in OR category. I knew it would be a good time to get her as the auction was at 4.30am here in Australia and most of the bidding frenzy Aussies would be asleep. The long term plan for her is to win world cups with her at the Mile distance.
Q – Is there anything you would like to share to stables who would like to try training good younger horses especially those 2 to 3 year old ones?
- The best advice I have learnt from other players is put 12 hours of training on the young’uns and make sure you training track them EVERY week. No exceptions!
Q – Any tips – hidden secrets?
- Genes, genes, genes. The more green markings the better.
Q – If you had to name the most important things or features in the game that have kept your interest here in Track King, what would those things or features be? And, why?
- My love of horse racing and Hairboys genius real life creation.
Q – New stables to be on the lookout for?
- Barcarolle’s first world cup winner is only round the corner. Some good up and comers through the Aussie contingent too with Chaotic Natural, Force and Master Blaster showing great promise.
Q – Which stables do you find most difficult to beat?
- I won’t lie to you Captain. When I see you heading left, I quickly take a detour to the right…..of course just until these steroids kick in and my muscles grow bigger.
Q – Name three things you would like to see changed on Track King?
- I don’t know if Hairboy will be able have the time to ever change the race engine but if he could one day introduce harness racing into the race engine that would take this game to another dimension… and probably even double the membership! So many of us pure racing fans love the trotters as much as we love the gallopers.
Q – Is there something in Track King that you would want to change that would reflect something in real life horses/situations?
- I cant quite understand how you could race up behind a wall of horses and then get straight through them like they are spirits from a haunted house. It would be more realistic if back-markers had to go around tired horses as opposed to through the guts of them.
Q – What irks you the most in this game?
- How hard it is to resign your own jockey even when you are refreshing the page like a mad man. Manor if your reading this can I have my jockey back lol (nah just kidding brother, hope you win lots of cups with him!)
Q – What is one thing you wish you knew when you started the game?
- I sincerely hope new players are reading this. Don’t spend any time in bot leagues! .. League night racing used to be so boring in the beginning. Turn up and win every race by a country mile. Since I moved into a human league I can’t begin to describe the fun I am having, even though Leeds is so tough I am getting crushed on a regular basis its still way more fun than bot bashing. All new players need to remember is this – the jockey bonus will cover the prize money from bot leagues! .. so don’t delay, make the move today!
Q – What is the one feature of the game you cannot get your head wrapped around?
- For mine its definitely the RI’s . Sometimes my horses finish with a fair bit in reserve and other times they stop in the final quarter as if they have been hit with a hammer in the forehead, and I could swear blind the RIs were identical in my mathematical equation.
Q – What motivates you to play this game day in and day out?
- Not much motivation required when you are a gaming addict… but I would say the fact that the game is so realistic and the decisions I make may turn me from hero to zero is great motivation for all us competitive buggers out there.
Q – What is the best advice you’ve been given in playing this game?
- A wise man named Riddley once said to me “think of every point of stamina as 100 mtrs on the track”. Wise words indeed.
Q – What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
- I have been a full time Poker Player for the last 11 years where I apply my trade at Sydney’s Star Casino. I am fortunate that I can pick and choose when I play poker so it leaves me the time to dedicate to this wonderful game.
Q – If you had the opportunity to sit down and have dinner with anyone on Track King, who would your dinner TK party guests be and why?
- That would be you of course captain. A true character and a perfect gentleman. If I ever hear that you were in Sydney and you didn’t come to the casino to say Hello, you would have broken my heart into a million pieces.
Sure matey, can I bring my Swedish model with?
Thank you Burgerz for your time. I am looking forward to see Big Bad Lawmaker on the racetrack soon, just hope you will wait for me at the winning post 🙄