W. Eric Martin
Three of us played a game today and were unclear on a very basic rules question: when it is your turn to move, do you roll the die and see the result before choosing which horse to move, or do you choose a horse and then roll the die?
Unless the rules changed since I edited them, here's the relevant section under the subhead "Running the Race":
To begin the race, the player who placed the first betting chip rolls the die, compares the symbol rolled with the horse cards, and moves any horse the number of spaces shown on its card next to that symbol.
Later that same paragraph, we have the following:
Moving clockwise around the table, players roll the die, choose one of the face-up horse cards, and move the appropriate horse.
So roll the die, then move a horse of your choice that hasn't moved yet that round. Have fun with the game!