Gallop Racer 2006 would be more fun if its presentation weren't so overwhelmingly confusing and its races so surprisingly difficult: it's a nasty combo. Behind-the-scenes number-crunching accounts for a large part of each race's outcome, making it essential to truly master the arcane array of statistics that the game plasters onscreen. Those elite horse-racing diehards who know the terminology and can deal with the unintuitive presentation might just find themselves seriously addicted. Unfortunately, those of us doomed to check the manual every two minutes to see if it explains the latest mystery concept would probably be better off scouting out a more beginner-friendly game... maybe even one with pedals instead of reins. Once bitten, twice shy.