American Derby has up to 6 horses race to the finish line at various lengths from 4 furlongs to 1¼ miles distances using the deck of 54 cards. All cards are shuffled and distributed equally to each player. On each turn every player is allowed to play one card which allows their horse to move from 1-5 spaces or apply a penalty to another horse. Plays very similar to the more recent game of Win, Place & Show by 3M. Comes with 6 painted metal horses.