Starhorse is a Segahorse racingarcade game which allows players to gamble for tokens. The first in the Starhorse series appeared in 2000; it was followed by Starhorse 2001, Starhorse 2002, Starhorse Progress (2003), and Starhorse2 New Generation (2005). Starhorse2 Second Fusion (2006) has the ability to simulate actual Japan Racing Association events. It was followed by StarHorse3 (2011).
In 2009, at least 10,657 machines of Starhorse2 Fifth Expansion (2009) alone had been sold to arcade operators, and by March 2011, the same game had grossed ¥4.8 billion from machine sales, equivalent to nearly $60 million.[n 1] In 2011, StarHorse3 Season I: A New Legend Begins (2011) grossed ¥3.3 billion from arcade machine sales, equivalent to more than $40 million.[n 2]