Free open source horse racing simulator for Microsoft Excel

File nameGaloppSim.xlam (AI edition)
GaloppSim.xlsm (RS edition)
Excel versions2007-2019 (Windows)
Interface languageEnglish, German, Bulgarian
Where is the add-in after activation in the AI edition?New menu strip tab GALOPPSIM
File size1,83 MB (AI edition)
1,65 MB (RS edition)
Lines of code (total)6285
Source lines of code4727
Comment lines of code790
Blank lines768

Source code
The source code is published on GitHub and can also be opened in the VBA editor.

The tool is delivered in two editions which are functionally identical. The AI edition is an Excel Add-in (.xlam) which, after installation and activation, is inserted into the Excel menu strip as a new tab “GALOPPSIM” and is then available in every Excel instance.
The RS edition is an Excel workbook with macros (.xlsm) which does not need to be installes. All you need to do is open the file and allow running macros (Run Simple).

Download version 149.00 with Service Pack 1it´s free!

Add-in – Automatic installation (recommended for Windows)

Download “GaloppSim - AI edition” GaloppSim_INSTALLER.exe – Downloaded 28 times – 2 MB

Add-in – Manual installation

Download “GaloppSim - AI edition” GaloppSim.xlam – Downloaded 28 times – 2 MB

Run Simple – No installation

Download “GaloppSim - RS edition” GaloppSim.xlsm – Downloaded 19 times – 2 MB

Number of downloads of previous versions: 223

– Eleven races to choose, one of them on a snow track
– Placing bets
– Presentation of the horses with odds and favourites before the race
– Two types of racing tactics selectable
– Focused Run mode (The camera has one horse in focus during the race)
– Hoof prints
– Photo finish
– Many options to display horse names and colours
– Race info in a pop-up or on the worksheet
– Horse can refuse to run
– Race speed from normal to 5 times faster
– Three zoom levels of the racetrack
– Voice output possible for some information
– Various Excel options selectable
– Advertising on the track
– Pixel movie showing the initial idea of the horse racing simulator
– GUI languages: English, German and Bulgarian

Screenshots – AI edition

Screenshots – RS edition

For a donation to the foundation “Große Hilfe für kleine Helden”, it is possible to place advertisements for certain races, which will then be displayed in all subsequent versions. The editor to create the advertisement and calculate the advertising costs can be downloaded here:

Download “Advertising editor” ADVeditor.xlsb – Downloaded 59 times – 170 KB

Excluded from the publication are politically incorrect, morally indecent ads etc.

Total donations received for advertising: 250 EUR
Total donations received for auctions: 50 EUR

This add-in is being developed and maintained with private effort and provided for free download. I would be very happy about a small donation to this foundation for sick children in the region of Heilbronn/Germany. Read more on the website of the foundation.

Website der Stiftung

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GaloppSim Versionshistorie

Version numberShippingEditionLanguageComments
148.00Download, CDAIGermanofficial release, only a few handmade CDs (<5)
148.01GITCD, eMailAIGermannot officially available, special races, only a few handmade CDs (<5), misprinting
148.02GITCD, eMailAIGermannot officially available, special races, only a few handmade CDs (<5)
148.03SALTCDAIGermannot officially available, special races with individual horses, the only version with sausage mode, only 1 CD worldwide
148.03SALT Service Pack 1eMailAIGermanextension (mad mode) and bugfixes for version 148.03SALT
148.10DownloadAI, RSGermanofficial release
148.203.5" floppy diskRSEnglish, Germannot officially available, only 14 individually numbered disks
148.30DownloadAI, RSEnglish, Germanofficial release
148.31MCDAIGermannot officially available, private horse in all races, only 1 CD
148.50DownloadAI, RSEnglish, Germanofficial release
148.90DownloadRSEnglish, German, Bulgarianofficial release
148.96DownloadRSEnglish, German, Bulgarianofficial release
149.00DownloadAI, RSEnglish, German, Bulgarianofficial release
149.00 Service Pack 1DownloadAI, RSEnglish, German, BulgarianBugfixes for version 149.00