The players begin at 20 and move in an anti-clockwise direction. There are nineteen hurdles to jump. Each player has to throw at least one dart out of three in the numbers (in the order of the board e.g. 20, 5, 12, 9 and so on), to clear that hurdle. When a player fails to do this his horse “falls” and is no longer in the race. The winner is the last horse standing.
Some players like to see the last horse complete the course correctly before becoming the winner. If this game proves to be too easy for the players, it can be played by having to get two out of three darts in the number to clear that hurdle or play the game on doubles or trebles!