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.
It's Race Day on the Island of Sodor and Thomas and his friends are preparing to roll down the tracks in his most exciting adventure yet! Everybody wants to be crowned the fastest engine on Sodor, but there can only be one champion and Thomas is determined that this year it will be him! Using the EyeToy USB Camera to play you must help Thomas and his friends get ready to race, sprint for the finish line and arrive safely back at the engine shed at the end of the day. So hop onboard, stoke the engine and get set to steam your way to success!
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."
- The narrator is David Holt.
- The title of the game is a reference to the American 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".