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General Questions
How much does it cost to play FFH?
FFH is completely free to play for as long as you would like. However, there are some items and perks on FFH that are only available for purchase with Pro Coins, a currency purchased with USD. Pro Coins and other paid perks are never necessary to play and are only meant to enhance your gameplay - not give unfair advantages. Pro Coins are very easy to earn for free, so even if you cannot spend real money, a little patience will eventually reward you with most of the perks anyway! Most special items can also be obtained for free if you actively participate in events on the game.
How many accounts can I have?
As outlined in the Terms of Service, each user is strictly limited to one account. Running multiple accounts is the #1 reason people are banned (usually without warning) from FFH, so it is in your best interest to avoid any suspicion that you are doing so.

If your spouse, sibling, or roommate (or anyone who may be on the same IP address or in the same household) would also like to play FFH, you must obtain permission before or immediately after they register. If you plan to have two (or more) people playing from one IP address, simply send a private message to Issa (#1) from one of the accounts. Be sure to include the ID# for the other person's account as well as a brief explanation of who they are. Ex: "My sister has joined FFH and her account is #111111."

Obtaining permission allows us to place a special flag on your accounts to note that they may sometimes be playing from the same IP address. This will ensure that you are not automatically banned during periodic IP address checks. However, this does not give you an excuse to break the rules and ToS. If there is evidence that one person is using multiple accounts, even with permission, solely for the benefit of one primary account, all accounts involved will be banned. This means you should keep suspicious transfers of money, items, and horses to a minimum.
How does time work on FFH?
One year on FFH is approximately 12 weeks in real life. The main racing season runs between March and October (in-game months) and has 2 meets per month ('A' meet and 'B' meet). One month in-game is equivalent to 1 week in real-life. Off season runs between November and February (in-game months). During the off season, tracks host less races than normal and do not host any G1 races. Off season months only have 1 meet, however off season months are still a week long which gives you more time to focus on retirement, breeding, and getting 2-year-olds started in training.
When do races run?
Races run twice each RL week - Thursdays and Sundays at 1:00am FFH time. If races will be running on alternate days, a warning will be posted in the news. Series races, such as Trinities, Gems, Gold Cups, and World Championships can sometimes run early of the normal schedule since live broadcasts for them may span several days.
How do I get help with something I don't understand?
Have you checked through the rest of wiki/handbook, help guides on any relevant pages, and ToS? If you have exhausted all of these resources and still can't find a clear answer, your next best bet is to go look in the recent news. If that doesn't answer your question, you have a few options. First, you can post on the forum - most likely in the Help section. You can also PM a staff member directly with your question. However, Flying for Home's Discord server is usually the fastest way to get help! Staff and other experienced players are available virtually 24/7 and can provide as much help as you need.
How much time do I need to devote to FFH?
FFH is a game that can ultimately be adapted to your own preferences. You can manage a stable of 5-10 horses in as little as 10-20 minutes a week. If you want to become a mega-stable with 500+ horses, it's going to take quite a bit more time. You can be just as successful with a small barn as with a large one, though we've found owning approximately 50-100 racers is a 'sweet spot'.

In terms of difficulty, you can opt to try to learn every detail of the game to develop the best strategies for winning races and breeding legends. Or, you can play just for fun and not worry too much about all the finer points of the game. In any case, there is a certain learning curve to the site and people rarely join and instantly become successful. You'll need to take some time to acclimate yourself with the game and learn at least the basic concepts of gameplay.
Horse Care Questions
Will I lose my horses if I take a break from the game?
In short, no. You will never lose your horses no matter how long you step away from the game. The only exceptions to this rule are leased horses, which will be eligible for their owner to reclaim once you've missed 2 months of feeding/training or 3 months of racing, or if you own a horse bred by someone else and the breeder has purchased a neglect contract on the horse (more information on that can be found on the Level & Skills page.)

Though you will not lose your horses, they will suffer from neglect. Condition, morale, peak, and prime will all decline while you are absent from your account. This can also lead to many of your mares becoming barren. The longer you are gone, the more difficult it will be to get your horses back in racing/breeding shape once you return. If you know in advance that you will be gone, the best option is to freeze your account which will put all of your horses into a sort of stasis. More information on freezing can be found under Account Settings.
Why do my horses keep getting hurt?
The Injuries section details everything that contributes toward injuries. In brief, there are two main reasons a horse may be injured frequently. One - you are racing the horse with notes, which usually means you are entering with low energy, low condition, on untrained surfaces, at untrained distances, etc. Two - the horse has high risk, and is simply prone to injury. Random injuries can always happen, but if your horses are repeatedly facing injuries one of those two reasons is the culprit.
How do I breed my horses?
Horses can only be bred if they are retired from racing. Breeding on FFH is complex and not something you want to rush into - getting a firm grasp on racing will greatly improve your breeding experience. You may only breed if you've 1) unlocked Breeding skill 1 and 2) have Breeding Passes. If you meet both of these requirements, you'll want to take some time to study up on the Breeding and Genetics sections of the wiki to help match each mare to suitable stallions. It is not in your best interest to simply breed whatever mare(s) you have to a random stallion you've acquired as you would most likely end up with very disappointing foals.
Do I really have to train all of my horses every month?
Yes! Horses benefit in many ways from training including: increased Condition, chances to improve Courage and Consistency, increased Morale, and increased Experience (from Buddy Workouts). If you skip training, even if your horse's base stats are maxed, your horse will not perform as well in races and could be more apt to get hurt. Missing training on mares in foal will also make them more likely to have high Pregnancy Risk and can contribute to becoming barren.
Why aren’t my horses showing the correct color/markings?
All horses need to have images reloaded at 2 years old to show their adult coat and markings. Greys need to have their images reloaded YEARLY. You can click the reload button from a horse's page and then refresh their page to see the updated image. You may need to hard refresh (CTRL+F5) if a regular refresh does not work for you.
Racing Questions
How many races can my horse enter?
Technically, there is no limit to the number of races your horse can enter in a meet. On a practical level, however, horses should not race more than once per meet unless they have been given Sugar Cubes. Most horses lose too much energy after a single race to be able to safely enter a second race in a single meet. In fact, most horses perform at their best when only raced once per month - sometimes less.
Why is my horse unable to enter a race?
Yearlings, retired, and pensioned horses cannot race. In addition, horses who are injured (whether on stall rest or not) cannot race. If none of these are the case, your horse may not have a home track set and/or may not be saddle broke yet. To move a horse to a track, visit their Manage page, find the section on tracks, and assign them a primary track. To tell if your horse is saddle broke or not, simply look at their image - if they are not wearing a saddle, they have not yet completed their basic training.
Can I just enter my horse in any available race?
In short - no! There are many factors that determine what type of race a horse can enter, which are explained in more detail in the Racing section of this wiki. If a horse has never raced before, it has no restrictions on what grade it can enter, but you are still better off figuring out what grade suits them. In addition, it is always in your best interest to actually find a race your horse will like, which you can determine by following the steps outlined in the tutorial and this wiki. This includes checking distance and surface (most importantly) as well as track/region and gender restrictions.
Where can I find out if my horse won their race?
You can see how your horse performed in races from a few different places. Firstly, navigate to your Stable and view your Stable Results. This will show you a list of all of your horses that raced in the past meet along with information about how they placed. This is a great place to check for race notes. You can also view a horse's results from the Race History tab of their page. Grade 1 races are also highlighted on the Events page, which is the icon that looks like a calendar on your right sidebar. In addition, you can view results for an entire track by going to Racing and then clicking the Results link.
Help! Why is my horse not winning and/or running poorly?
There is not a simple answer for this - every horse is different, though in many cases poor performance is due to a combination of race notes, low Morale, or low Peak. You should have carefully read the wiki (especially Racing) to better understand the mechanics of the game and help isolate your horse's problem(s). You can also join Discord, post on the forums, or contact a staff member privately to ask for advice about a particular horse.

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Making Magic
Issa (#1)
11/21/20 11:54 pm
Seeing as a lot of people are still trying to finish up barns, rollover is being postponed by 1 hour and will start at 2:00am. The site will be down an extra hour, until 4:00am.
Issa (#1)
11/19/20 3:17 pm
Performance Distinction now rewards Legacy, but no longer adds an extra foal slot to males.
Issa (#1)
11/19/20 1:55 pm
Legacy now always adds 3 slots, up to a maximum of 25 foal slots for stallions. Victor's Blade now always adds 5 slots, up to a maximum of 30 foal slots.
Issa (#1)
11/19/20 1:27 pm
The durability of Happyball and Slurpit has been reduced to 3 months.
Issa (#1)
11/14/20 9:38 am
Words of wisdom: As always, I suggest not getting too far into matching until the dust settles! (Or be prepared to make a few changes if needed.)
Issa (#1)
11/13/20 9:20 pm
Horse Trader prices have been reduced. The HT also stocks 2yo Thoroughbreds again.
Issa (#1)
11/13/20 1:28 pm
Race entering will be unavailable after January rollover.
Issa (#1)
11/12/20 6:12 pm
The Exercise page will be closed for maintenance after the January rollover. We do not yet have an ETA for when it will reopen.
Issa (#1)
11/02/20 5:10 pm
Problems with WCF qualifications have been resolved. Unqualified horses which had already entered the races have been scratched.
Issa (#1)
11/01/20 12:29 pm
Mares who do not receive their second checkup will no longer miscarry at the yearly rollover. Instead, their foals will be more likely to suffer from genetic defects.
Issa (#1)
10/29/20 3:24 pm
Does your horse dream of being a unicorn? Or maybe they're prowling for their purrever pride? Either way, we've got you covered! Trot on over to check out the two newest new backgrounds: Boonicorn and Rainboo Purrade! You can buy them as singles, infinites, or in the Rainboos & Boonicorns infinite bundle!
Issa (#1)
10/27/20 8:08 pm
Hearthstones are now functional!
Issa (#1)
10/26/20 7:08 pm
Trophies have been awarded for all series races from (at least) Y40 to present. This includes: individual CC races, individual TT races, MSF, ES, ISHC, BF/IF, and IQ.
Issa (#1)
10/26/20 1:52 pm
If you had one of the Horse Trader horses that was removed due to a bug this morning, post in the Modbox with the total amount spent and number of Trader Tickets used.
Issa (#1)
10/25/20 10:08 pm
Two new spooky backgrounds are available in the Pro Shop! Boo Sheet and Once In A Boo Moon are two variations of the same background. (One with a costume for your horse; one without!) If you want both you can purchase them in the Dejaboo bundle. (Forewarning: There may also be another background coming soon.)
Issa (#1)
10/25/20 3:40 pm
Yearling buddies who are not fed and trained will not provide assigned yearlings any benefits.
Issa (#1)
10/25/20 3:40 pm
Horses who are not fed will lose Energy at rollover.
Issa (#1)
10/24/20 7:13 pm
Crystal Chalices are now functional!
Issa (#1)
10/24/20 5:01 pm
Pastured mares now have reduced miscarriage and stillborn chances in the year they return from pasture.
Issa (#1)
10/24/20 3:39 pm
You may now extend pasture from the main page of any horse who is currently on pasture.
Issa (#1)
10/24/20 1:49 pm
Stallions have a new SIP icon for 'Sophomore' stallions with less than 10 foals who haven't earned SIP.
Issa (#1)
10/24/20 12:34 pm
The item stock at the Golden Apple Orchard has been updated!
Issa (#1)
10/24/20 12:33 pm
The Golden Apple Orchard is now accepting fillies and mares as low as 20 potential (with Business skill). Additionally, trading in fillies/mares currently rewards bonus Golden Apples as well as a Breeding Pass and Vigor.
Issa (#1)
10/24/20 11:34 am
Bronze SIP requirements have been reduced to 30 AFP with less than 10 foals and 28 AFP with 10 or more foals. All non-SIP studs are now eligible to test again.
Issa (#1)
10/23/20 8:36 pm
Stallions may now be listed for Y43 stud. Beginning this breeding season, you must pay a listing fee to stand them publicly. You can find more details about listing fees in the Handbook.
Issa (#1)
10/23/20 4:13 pm
SIP upgrading has been updated. Goldbloods have the same requirements as all other breeds. Bronze now requires 2 MII mares and Silver requires 3 MII mares.
Issa (#1)
10/23/20 2:03 pm
Tournaround Medallion has a new use! It will now improve a horse's Steeplechase stat genes, making them a minimum of average quality. Each item may now only be used once.
Issa (#1)
10/23/20 12:18 pm
If you transitioned any horses to SC/DT since the news post last night, please PM Flash (#2) on FFH or Discord with the ID#s of all horses.
Alex (#165)
10/22/20 10:42 pm
Word scramble hint: 28 & 29 are thematically related but neither involves the word 'laugh'.
Issa (#1)
10/22/20 3:35 pm
4yo+ Horse Trader horses purchased by new players now automatically come with maxed Courage and Consistency.
Issa (#1)
10/22/20 12:58 pm
Since we are down to 2 regions, the top 10 Gold Cup finishers will be eligible for World Championship Festival races. Please remember they will still be subject to standard entry pool regulations if any WCF race ends up with over 20 entries.
Issa (#1)
10/22/20 11:30 am
Sugar Cubes now maintain Rest as well as Energy. Their price has been adjusted accordingly and is now 400 PC.
Issa (#1)
10/21/20 9:22 pm
Final submissions for the contest must be sent to me no later than 9:00am tomorrow morning!
Issa (#1)
10/21/20 11:44 am
There's a pop-up contest happening on Discord! Easy to enter and everyone wins!
Issa (#1)
10/19/20 12:50 pm
The Rest star has been adjusted to be a little easier to follow. The Rest race note has been updated accordingly.
Issa (#1)
10/16/20 5:46 pm
Registered names automatically lock when a horse is sold through sales or auction.
Issa (#1)
10/15/20 4:40 pm
Steeplechase and Driving Trial transitioning is unavailable until further notice.
Issa (#1)
10/11/20 8:03 pm
Several updates have been made to Partnerships. Only yearlings are eligible for partnerships. The limit of partners per horse is now 10 and the limit per year, per stable, is now 60. The payouts have also been adjusted, as listed on the Partnerships page.
Issa (#1)
10/10/20 1:18 pm
World Championship Festival races are moving to December.
Issa (#1)
10/06/20 7:06 pm
Travel outside of region now reduces Rest.
Issa (#1)
10/06/20 6:07 pm
Experience gain from races has been adjusted slightly to have a more flexible sliding scale based upon PR.
Issa (#1)
10/04/20 6:27 pm
Horses will be able to enter either region of Gold Cups this year, regardless of where their primary track is located.
Issa (#1)
10/04/20 10:27 am
Y42 Yearling Sales are open for consignment!
Issa (#1)
10/03/20 10:42 am
Auto Qualifier has been changed to Stellar. Icons and text references to this will be updated throughout the site.
Issa (#1)
10/01/20 7:39 pm
Color Merits are officially coded in! They assign just like Performance Merits.
Issa (#1)
10/01/20 5:43 pm
Heritage has been condensed into a simplified rating. It still contains 4 genes and is still rated as Poor through Outstanding. More info can be found here.
Issa (#1)
10/01/20 5:29 pm
Oracle has been updated. It will now only raise stats to a maximum of 6 (down from 8), will not raise Courage or Consistency, and can be used no more than 3 times on a single horse.
Issa (#1)
10/01/20 4:15 pm
Victor's Blade now has a once-per-lifetime limit.
Issa (#1)
10/01/20 4:14 pm
Race note icons will no longer show for the Delicately note.
Issa (#1)
10/01/20 4:03 pm
Goggles no longer raise Mud above Moderate.