Perfect Stride, by Jeff Timothy and Kay Darby of sggc Funleague, is another horse-related card game for girls. This one is about horses jumping, where skills you bring to the event must overcome the challenges and random occurrences that may thwart you.

Why do I say it is for girls? Is it the girl jockey prominently featured on the game box, the tender sentences used to describe the horses as flavor text on the cards, or the apparently lightly-competitive nature of play? Or just the lack of any obvious mention about money, unlike so many other horse racing games?

What makes a game about horses or horse racing (of which there have been plenty) for girls rather than for boys, or for everyone?