A quick guide with some tips on how to start making money on Rival Stars!
Money Making Guide
Don't Hire Jockeys!
Hiring jockeys is a big waste of money - just don't do it! Chances are that you actually have a higher chance of winning, rather than a bot. This takes a lot out of your wallet and it's not worth it. Odds barely increase if you hire one. Heck, they don't increase. They decrease. I have strategies that I use for my races, such as not using sprint at final stretch until a second or two after, staying in the middle of the pack to charge up my sprint the whole race until the last few meters, etc. Bots are bots. They aren't programmed with these strategies- that I know of. It's best to rely on yourself more than a bot. So try and stay away as much as possible from hiring jockeys!
Don't Breed for Colour
I know, having a bunch of grade 4 midnight-black horses may be fun, but don't fill up your stable with those. Don't breed just for a pretty coat.
Breeding for coats is almost useless, as high-grade horses will be much more sufficient in their races. If you're prestige level 15-20, stay. Away.
I doubt you'll use them for anything, other than being proud of your black horse, and them becoming a living dust-collector. There's other races that require a much higher level and grade for you to get a good ranking in them, and those grade 4 horses won't do you good.
If you already have some colour horses that are low-grade and reading this, you may be thinking about selling them..? Don't. It's very possible that you spent some good money for the breeding, training, etc. Sadly Rival Stars wont give you a great profit for selling a horse, even though you probably spent an extra 20-300k on that horse. If you sell it, you will end up losing money instead of getting money for that horse. Instead try and level it up (if it's not already) and do some races with it to get it some winnings. This was basically 2 chapters in one- don't breed for colour and don't sell horses!
Always Bet on Yourself
This is a very useful strategy in racing. Always bet on yourself, and bet max price if you're sure you'll win.
You will end up making tons of money. i.e, there's a race that'll give me 3k for a win. If I go all in on betting on myself, I make 4k, and end up getting 7k. Imagine this with bigger races that give you more money. That's a ton more weight into your wallet!