Ok here what I do, at the start of the race try to get directly in front of him, that'll slow him down (I think), as for carrots, try to save at least 2 each time so they regenerate faster then use them all at the very end. Also try to stay close to the fence so you move around the track faster but not so close as to slow you down.
I usualy use three carrots, not all at the same time, and wait until they
recharge. then use whats left after the final corner.
Also, if you stay just infront of him, making sure he doesn't get past
you can beat him easily.
You have to beat him twice I think.
"And the LORD was with Judah; and he drave out the inhabitants of the mountain; but could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron - Judges 1:19
Yeah you do, first time he can't believe it and asks for a re-match, second time if you win you get epona and then he won't let you out the ranch so you'll have to jump over one of the many fences surrounding Lon Lon Ranch.
I loved it when i first won the race against ingo, (i had a mate round to give me a hand on Ocarina of Time, it was my birthday then). I cheered quietly when i won the race only to realise that i had to race again, that cheezed me off, but i won the race again and took epona as my prize.
I had a hard time winning too. Persistance is what it takes. Save a few carrots for a final burst of speed. I can't remember exactly how I won...just that it took me many tries. The more I lost though...the more I wanted to win! LOL! Hers a hint for you though....Make sure you have the largest wallet. That way if you lose and Ingo takes 50 of your rupes, you talk to him again right away and he doesn't charge you another 10 to race again.
Well done Epona04! Congratulations, now you can run over all the cuccos with Epona! Mwa ha ha ha! Or not, either way.
hey, hey, now... don't TRY to encourage the whole animal abuse thing this game tempts you to do... (gawd i hated it when they swarmed me the first time, and i had no clue they would just start attacking me... funny and scary at the same time)
anyways, i always found the race easy if you just kept as close as you could to the fence without running into it actually... you squeeze in just in front of Ingo every time...
but now that you have the race finished, you can go back and talk to Malon (singing as usual in front of the horse pen) and if you talk to her like twice, you can do the obstacle course!!! if you do it under 50 secs, you get a prize...
tyvm Yami for the siggy and avy!!!! if you want one like it, go to Darkened Productions, and have your pics ready! And my gaurdian is the sweet and wonderful Lioness *huggles*
You can see epona jump the fence several times over, when I'm in the Lon Lon ranch and am too lazy to go out the rugular way I just ran at the fence thinking nothing would happen and then I see the cut-scene again. I could ride Epona around Hyrule feild all day (and one time I did spend a few hours just riding around)