The basic idea is win races to earn cards. Earn cards to build the best poker hand you can. Build the best poker hand you can to earn credits. Earn credits to.........well, you get the idea.
Each player will determine one barn that will participate. That barn will earn one card for every Saturday win it gets during an 8 week period. Using these cards, you will build the best 5-card hand you can make. The better the hand, the bigger your reward. All players will be using the same deck so it's possible someone may take a card you want just to make you cry a little bit. The game is over when either a) someone hits a royal flush or b) the 8 weeks is up or c) we run out of cards, whichever occurs first. When the game is final, all players will be paid for their best 5-card hand. Only one hand per player will be paid. The payouts are as follows:
Cards will be selected in race order from smallest track and race number up. So it's possible someone will get to draw multiple cards in a row if they happen to have wins at smaller track numbers than the other players. You can win multiple cards in a week, just remember only your best 5-card hand will count. If you don't select your card in a timely manner as described in whatever schedule the rodent determines, you will be skipped and earn no cards that week.