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They´re Off – SAP Community Race 2021 – live commented virtual horse race

Hi Community!

My name is Marco Matjes. I live in Hamburg near the Hamburg-Horn Racecourse where the famous horse race Deutsches Derby takes place since 1869.

Some years ago I started coding a virtual horse racing simulator in Microsoft Excel VBA with lots of races, tons of options, hidden features and some winks at SAP 🙂

Over the years, some public virtual charity races were organized to raise money for deprived and sick children. All races are streamed live, and since January 2020 they are commented by me in real-time.

Watch the video of the SAP Community Race 2021, live commented (in German) which is my contribution for the SAP Community 2021 Talent Show. Have fun!

I am excited about your comments. If you like this blog post, please give it a like 😉

See you soon on the virtual race track!


Update 30 October 2021:
Feel free to download a special GaloppSim SAP Community Edition with the SAP Community Race 2021 and heaps of features including Focused Run camera work, RSMon Race Speed Monitor and betting on horses 🐎

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      Author's profile photo Christof Lange
      Christof Lange

      I can only recommend every team to do a horse race in this simulator - and best with Marco as moderator!

      We had a very good feedback in the team. It is eye-opening what is possible with a tool like Excel. It inspired my team - can't be done doesn't exist!

      Author's profile photo Meike Schettler
      Meike Schettler

      Having a horse race is not only a great event, but also a good opportunity to support social projects. #SAPCommunity


      Author's profile photo Mynyna Chau
      Mynyna Chau

      Really fun to watch Marco Matjes ! Great job on the visualization (with excel!) of SAP Headquarter, naming the horses and moderation!

      Author's profile photo Marco Matjes
      Marco Matjes
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Mynyna, I'm happy that you like my artworks 🙂

      Author's profile photo Mynyna Chau
      Mynyna Chau

      I'm curious... what made you start this simulator?

      Author's profile photo Marco Matjes
      Marco Matjes
      Blog Post Author

      Once upon a time in Hamburg...

      Author's profile photo Cengiz Cengiz
      Cengiz Cengiz

      Congratulations Marco,
      what a great idea for this horse simulation!
      Really cool visualizations and moderation 🙂