Borrowing and Lending highlights: Community tales
Daily Tournaments: New scoring formats and bloodline conditionals
Budweiser Breeding Barn: Custom races held exclusively for Budverse Can NFT holders
Maiden Stakes Recap: A recap of the latest Maiden tournament
NASCAR Challenge #4 Recap: A recap of the finals winners
Community Achievements: DecoDiva celebrates 2000 wins on ZED RUN
Coming up next week: Ladies of Valor Stable
Borrowing and Lending Highlights
“I couldn’t believe I was able to borrow a Z1 Nakamoto Genesis so easily, with a few steps.” - Tommyn, Motor City Horsepower
As the Borrowing Market opened last week, there was a frenzy of excitement while players new and old tried to get their hands on something spectacular to race for a few days.
“To be able to "borrow" Billions was one of the most exciting moments I've had in ZED RUN.” - Cadetrh, Cadet Racing
Many stable owners and spectators have long dreamed about what it would be like to race a household name in ZED RUN, or the creme de la creme, a Z1 Nakamoto, and some lucky owners got to enjoy those very experiences in the first few days of Borrowing.
“I'm finding lending a very good gauge for quickly identifying racing talent.” - PK, Alhambren Bloodstock and ART
On the flip side, lenders got to enjoy others racing their racehorses and qualifying for tournaments, without grinding themselves. We spoke to some lucky borrowers and a major lender to reflect on the first week of Borrowing.
Read the full story on the blog.
Updates to Daily Tournaments
Two new daily tournament formats were ushered in this week, including “Variance Scoring” to reward your prized ‘U-shape’ racehorses, as well as “Formula Z” (inspired by LuckyJack’s “Lucky Maiden”).
In addition, bloodline tournaments are here! The first Finney conditional takes place on Saturday and next week Buterins will hit the racetrack. More details about these formats and the upcoming schedule can be found here.
Budweiser Breeding Barn
It’s been an exciting week for Budverse Can NFT holders, at 11PM UTC on September 8, stable owners sent their newly airdropped racehorses down the track to compete for their share of a $2,660 prize pool. Congratulations to XXX for taking out the top spot and welcome to all the Clydesdales!
Visit their website or jump in the Discord to learn more about the Budweiser NFT collection.
Maiden Stakes Recap
This Monday, we ran our biweekly Maiden tournament, where strategic breeding took centre stage. Over 2,000 racehorses hit the track for the first time, looking to gain glory, and a piece of the $13,500 prize pool! The final champions in each bracket and distance funnel were as follows:
Sprinters A: Blushing Tide | Digital Chimp Racing
Sprinters B: Gefilte Fish Blues | Senpei Stables
Midrunners A: Jordans Venture | Wrentham Racing Group
Midrunners B: Banana Buzz | Westie Racing
Marathoners A: Fancy B!tch | Renowned Racing
Marathoners B: Boombe Alaska | Iceberg Garage
Congratulations to all winners, and better luck next time to those who missed the mark!
NASCAR Challenge #4 Stakes Recap
The qualifying 108 racehorses faced off on Tuesday in the finals for a $18,900 prize pool. With the top six payout structure, half of all qualifiers earned prizes, and the following 12 racehorses and stables took out first place:
1000: Monkey Tack | Catch Me Ridin’ Derby
1200: The Very Best There Is | Iceberg Racing
1400: Sk8ter Boi | Archibald Royal Family
1600: Fluffy For Minutes | The Taco Truck Jr.
1800: Phantom Pacer | HEROin Racing
2000: What You Say | Old Bloke Racing
2200: It Just Happened | Bloodstock Cartel
2400: Tomahawk for Two | Thor’s Pony Palace
2600: Hallelujah | Crazy Horse
Congratulations to DecoDiva of Diva’s Diamond Racing on reaching 2000 wins!