Welcome to Strategic Designs Ltd.

Strategic Designs Ltd., is the market leader in creating accurate and in-depth horse and greyhound racing strategy games. Responsible for the long running ‘Starters Orders’ series our games have been acclaimed by the racing press for their realism and accurate reflection of horse and greyhound racing. Available on the PC and Apple Mac with cut-down versions available on the iPhone and iPad.

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. Starters Orders 2, Greyhound Manager 1, Starters Orders 3, Starters Orders 4, Greyhound Manager 2 and then Starters Orders 5 along with Apple iPad and iPhone releases.

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. Starters Orders 5 can be purchased for the PC online from www.startersorders.com.

Horse Racing World is a form analysis and betting game for the Apple iPhone based on the Starters Orders 4 engine. There are separate flat and jumps racing editions available.

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 for the PC online from www.greyhoundmanager.com or for the iPad from Apples App Store.

Strategic Designs Ltd., was founded in 2003 by ‘veteran’ sports sim developer, Mark Loveday, who has worked on sports sims since the late 1980’s.

Our websites:

Starters Orders
Home of the No. 1. Horse racing management game series, Starters Orders.

Greyhound Manager
Home of the No. 1. Greyhound racing management game, Greyhound Manager.