A Day at the Races is a video game developed and published by Blast! Entertainment Ltd. for the PlayStation 2 with its EyeToy Camera support in 2006 and 2007 in Europe and Australia.
Join Thomas and his friends in ten all-new, fun, and exciting mini-games. Use the Eye Toy USB camera to put yourself in the game and control the action. Enjoy a brand new story, featuring Thomas, James, the Fat Controller, and all your other favourite Thomas the Tank Engine characters.
- Donald and Douglas
- Bill and Ben
- Annie and Clarabel
- Sir Topham Hatt
- Match the Face
- Engine Painting
- Loading Coal
- Train Destination
- Sodor Engine Races
- Pressure Gauge
- Runaway Train
- Memory Match
- Clean the Engine
- Lock Up
- Stock footage from Thomas and the Guard, Thomas Comes to Breakfast, Thomas and the Special Letter, James Gets a New Coat, Middle Engine, Percy's Chocolate Crunch, The World's Strongest Engine, Gordon Takes a Tumble, Thomas the Jet Engine, Gordon and the Famous Visitor, Percy Runs Away, The Trouble with Mud, Woolly Bear and Percy's Promise are used.
- Instrumental tracks of Engine Roll Call, Surprises, Emily, A World Around You and Ode to Gordon are used.
- In the end credits, a different version of Engine Roll Call is heard; "James is vain but never bad; Thomas, he's the cheeky lad."
- Michael Angelis is not the narrator of the game.
- The title of the game is a reference to the 1937 MGM film with the same name starring the Marx Brothers.
- In Runaway Train, when Thomas approaches a set of points, his front wheels derail briefly before they go back on the rails. This is because Thomas acts like a sprite throughout the minigame, and the camera angle in front of him changes each time he changes track sections.
- In Sodor Engine Races, Toby has another face on his rear end.
- In Engine Painting, when the engines are being painted, the pixels seem to appear and disappear on the engine's paintwork.
- In Loading Coal, the Troublesome Trucks are referred to as "carriages".