Drivers! Y'all know the rules... but for you newcomers, this here's a fair race! Keep to your manners and let the faster cart pass! So now that's been said, y'all can get to runnin' each other off the road like always!

Clay Pettiford, race announcer

Liars, Cheats and Other Proud Americans is the sixteenth mission in Red Dead Redemption.

To view the mission tree, see:

Main article: Missions in Redemption/Tree


Nigel West Dickens begs John to race for him and win so he can earn some cash.


Mission Prerequisites

Before this mission becomes available, the player must complete:

Mission Objectives

To complete this mission, the player must:

  • Ride with Nigel to the race.
  • Get in the horse cart.
  • Follow the course marked by the smoke plumes.
  • Win the race.

Mission Details

Ride with Nigel West Dickens to Gaptooth Breach for a horse and cart race. Once the race begins, the best strategy is to stay on the path at all times as this gives Marston's horse the ability to travel as fast as it can. Keep a close eye on the blue endurance meter to the left of the radar to make sure John's Horse is riding as fast as it can without being over exerted. A good rule of thumb would be to keep pressing X (PS3) or A (Xbox360) every couple of gallops after initially gaining full speed to keep the horse running as fast as it can without overusing the endurance meter. Follow the smoke trackers and finish in first place. Look at your mini map in the bottom left corner at the yellow circles to see where your next destination is. You get $3 and 200 fame for winning.

Mission Dialogues

Main article: Liars, Cheats and Other Proud Americans/dialogues

Mission Failure

The mission will fail if the player:

  • Assaults or kills Nigel West Dickens.
  • Assaults the horses pulling Nigel's wagon.
  • Assaults or kills any racing opponent.
  • Kills any of the race horses (including your own).
  • Assaults or kills any spectators.
  • Does not win the race.
  • Abandons the cart.
  • Kills an animal.
  • Commits vandalism.
  • Assaults or kills townsfolk.
  • Dies.

Gold Medal Objectives

  • Fastest Time: 4:39

Mission Complete Unlockables


  • Interestingly, apart from the three racing missions given to you during the story ("Obstacles in Our Path"; "Liars, Cheats and Other Proud Americans"; "The Sport of Kings, and Liars"), the opportunity to race never presents itself again in single player. However, racing is available in the Grand Prix multiplayer game mode as part of the Liars and Cheats DLC.
  • Sometimes, there is a wagon with no one driving it. It will still race and count for one of the racers, there just won't be a driver.


Video Walkthroughs


Completing this mission contributes toward the following Trophy/Achievement:

100 gamerscoreGamerscore
Gold goldGold
Attain 100% List in the singleplayer game completion list.

Red Dead Redemption mission walkthroughs
New Austin Chapter
"Exodus in America""New Friends, Old Problems""Obstacles in Our Path""This is Armadillo, USA""Women and Cattle""Wild Horses, Tamed Passions""A Tempest Looms""The Burning"
"Political Realities in Armadillo""Justice in Pike's Basin""Spare the Rod, Spoil the Bandit""Hanging Bonnie MacFarlane""The Assault on Fort Mercer"
"Old Swindler Blues""You Shall Not Give False Testimony, Except for Profit""Liars, Cheats and Other Proud Americans""Can a Swindler Change His Spots?""The Sport of Kings, and Liars"
"Exhuming and Other Fine Hobbies""A Gentle Drive with Friends""Let the Dead Bury Their Dead"
"A Frenchman, a Welshman and an Irishman""Man is Born Unto Trouble""On Shaky's Ground""We Shall Be Together in Paradise"
New AustinNuevo ParaisoWest ElizabethMarston RanchRemember My Family
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