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Genetics Overview

Genetics Basics
Types Of Genetics and Purchasing
Basic genes for horses can be bought and viewed in various ways. Aptitude Genes can be purchased at the Geneticist under the Breeding table and will only show Surface and Distance gene ratings. This is an excellent starting point for a newer stable as they are the most affordable and give you the basic information you need for distance and surface.

Genetic Ratings will give you the rating of each Aptitude and Performance Gene, but not the phenotype of the gene. Finally, you can purchase the full Genotype which will show the ratings and phenotype for Aptitude and Performance Genes. (The Fertility trait will also be revealed when purchasing Genetic Ratings or Genotypes, but Fertility is not hereditary.) All of these ways of gene purchasing can also be accessed via the horse’s Genetics page.

Stat Genes, Heritage and the various Supplementary Genes can be purchased via the Stable Upgrades section of the Pro Shop.

There are some genes that are permanently hidden and cannot be purchased - such as Experience.

For information on Color and Marking genes, please visit their pages: Color Genes and Marking Genes.
Format Of Genes
Genes exist in different formats depending on the gene in question.

Single genes exist as xx, Xx or XX. XX is referred to as Strong, Xx is referred to as Moderate and xx is referred to as Recessive. An example of a gene in this format is Surface genes.

Double genes exist as: Outstanding (XX XX), Excellent (XX Xx), Good (Xx Xx OR XX xx), Fair (Xx xx) or Poor (xx xx). For example, Performance genes exist in this manner.

Quad genes exist as: Outstanding (No recessive alleles - XXXX XXXX), Excellent (1-2 recessive alleles), Good (3-4 recessive alleles), Fair (5-6 recessive alleles), Poor (7-8 recessive alleles). Heritage is the only gene that currently exists in this manner.
Aptitude Genes
Surface
There are two surface genes - Dirt and Turf (For Thoroughbred and Stock horses), Sand and Turf (for Goldbloods), and Trot and Pace (for Standardbreds). Foundation horses (horses with unknown parents) always have at least one green (XX) surface gene. However, it is entirely possible to acquire Horse Trader, Created Goldbloods, and Imports with semi-dual preferences (XX Xx) or even fully dual (XX XX) preferences.

These genes determine how easily your horse trains on each surface and how well they maintain surface proficiency. Horses with Xx or xx genes can still run as well on a surface as a horse with XX so long as they are trained properly.
Distance
There are two pairs of distance genes - Speed [Sp Sp] and Stamina [St St]. These determine how much speed and endurance your horse has, which determines what distance they like to race.

A horse's stats (such as Early Speed or Late Speed) do NOT determine what distance they race. A horse who has a high Early Speed stat may still have high Stamina. These genes are simply evaluating a horse's capabilities to define an ideal distance range. Stats look at their abilities when racing at the appropriate distance. Horses who have a mixture of speed and stamina genes will end up preferring something in the middle, making them Intermediates.

More Information can be found at Distance & Surface.
Performance Genes
Conformation
This is a double gene pair that determines how well-built your horse is. A horse with low conformation genes is considered to have heavy conformational faults. Conformation determines the risk the horse is born with. Horses with good conformation sometimes develop high risk, and horses with bad conformation sometimes have virtually no risk at all. This also affects your horse's maximum potential. Excellent and Outstanding conformation will give potential a boost while Fair and Poor will lower it.
Development
This is a double gene pair that determines a horse's Maturity. A horse with higher development will physically mature faster, making it safer to race them at a young age. Horses who develop very slowly will not be suitable to racing at young ages, because their bodies are not physically ready to handle that much work. Recessive hh pairs contribute to Genetic Anomalies chances in breeding.
Health
This is a double gene pair that determines how long a horse can handle racing. Racing puts some wear and tear on a horse's body, but some can withstand that more than others. Horses with higher health will likely be able to have long racing careers, racing several years. Horses with lower health may only be able to have short careers before their soundness starts to decline. Health corresponds directly to Longevity, which is represented by number of races remaining on your horse's page. Recessive hh pairs contribute to Genetic Anomalies chances in breeding.
Intelligence
This is a double gene pair that determines how quickly a horse learns. This influences how likely a horse will gain stats through training and how well a horse travels away from home. A horse with low intelligence will have a much harder time gaining stats than a horse with higher intelligence. Ultimately, this can also impact at what age a horse will be ready to run (at their best).
Temperament
This is a double gene pair that determines the attitude of a horse. It influences Maximum Consistency and impacts how easily horses keep Morale. Horses with lower Temperament will be more inconsistent in races and training.
Stat Genes
Each horse has a set of 6 stat gene pairs. One pair corresponds to each of the horse's stats and bears the same name. For example, the Breaking stat gene correlates to the Breaking stat. These genes can be viewed if you have the Stablewide Hidden Genes purchased, which can be found in the Pro Shop in the Stable Upgrades tab.
Relation to Potential
Stat genes are very important! Stat genes can be very useful for a couple of purposes. First, you can look at stat genes on a young horse and estimate what you would expect their maximum stats and potential to be. A foals parents' producer quality can positively or negatively impact their stats.
In normal situations, where producer quality and/or bloodline have a neutral or slightly positive impact, you should expect stats to max roughly as follows:

Estimated Maxed Stats
Poor 1 - 2
Fair 2 - 3
Good 4 - 5
Excellent 6 - 7
Outstanding 8 - 9

A horse with entirely Excellent/Outstanding should max at 40+ potential under "normal" (neutral) circumstances. A horse with mostly Good genes will usually max somewhere around 30 potential. A horse with mostly poor/fair will typically max under 20 potential.
Importance in Breeding
Second, you can compare a horse's actual stats, once maxed, to their stat genes to get an idea of their parent's producing quality. If a horse has much lower stats than you'd expect based on genes, one or both of their parents are likely bad producers. If a horse has much higher stats than you'd expect based on genes, one or both of their parents are likely good producers.

These are arguably the most important genes your horse has because they determine the largest part of racing talent. However, not all horses will have stats that actually match up with what you'd expect from their genes. Though these genes provide a base, the final outcomes are impacted by other factors such as producer quality and bloodline.
Stat Increase Upon Sale
Horses have a chance to improve their stats (overall potential, not the genes themselves) when being sold or purchased by another player. Although the stats increase, it does not impact the stat genes. This means a horse can improve upon its birth potential alongside gelding, oracle and buddyworks. Retired horses no longer gain stat improvements upon being sold or purchased.
Stat Genes and Steeplechase/Driving
Stat genes have absolutely no impact on the stats a horse earns when they are transitioned to Steeplechase (Thoroughbreds & Goldbloods) or Driving (Standardbreds). Their stats are zeroed out and rerolled solely based on a gene known as Jump or Driving. High or low stats on a SC/DT horse are also NOT indicative of flat producer quality.
Breeding Genes
Fertility
This gene determines how easily a horse gets in foal, as well as how likely a mare is to carry a foal to term. Both parents' fertility factors in when breeding!

If a horse has low fertility, you may opt to feed one parent Vigor to guarantee the mare will get in foal. You can also give Bucket Of Love to guarantee that a mare's fertility never drops below Low. Broodmares lose fertility in July if they are not bred, with the exception of mares who are injured.

Fertility is not genetic, in other words does not pass on to foals.
Heritage
This is a quad-gene that influences how a horse passes their genes to their offspring. This is expressed as a simplified rating for horses on their genetics page, much like the rest of their genes. A horse with high Heritage is more likely to pass on dominant genes (X), while a horse with bad heritage is more likely to pass on recessive genes (x). When determining the rate of passing genes, the parents' Heritage is evaluated, not the foal's.

Heritage will not allow a horse to pass anything that they are not genetically capable of - a horse with XX cannot throw an x and a horse with xx cannot throw an X.

Although Heritage uses the standard rating system, the ratings have slightly different meanings, as listed below.

Heritage Ratings
Outstanding No recessive alleles
Excellent 1-2 recessive alleles.
Good 3-4 recessive alleles.
Fair 5-6 recessive alleles.
Poor 7-8 recessive alleles.

Mistweaver's Cloak also will improve Heritage genes to at least 4 heterozygous, but will not raise Heritage beyond that.
Male Probability
This gene determines the likelihood of having male offspring. The gender of a foal is determined by the MP gene of that foal, not its parents. A foal born with Homozygous MP is more likely to be a colt, and a foal born with recessive MP is more likely to be a filly. This is not 100% guaranteed, so it's possible to have males with recessive MP or females with Homozygous MP.
Female Influence
This hidden gene determines how influential a female's bloodline is on her offspring. If this is homozygous in the foal, the foal will usually follow their dam's bloodline. If it is recessive in the foal, they will usually follow their sire's bloodline.

This is never 100% guaranteed, so you cannot depend on FI to determine bloodline definitively.
Producer Quality
This hidden gene determines a horse's likelihood of producing high potential foals. You can test for Producer Quality on a horse’s Genetics page as long as they meet these requirements: pensioned, at least 20 years old, and owned by you. Producer quality applies to both mares and studs, but carries a far greater weight for studs.

Although potential could indicate a better producer, this does not always correlate with producer quality. Any horse can be a legendary producer and any horse can be a terrible producer, whether 6 or 60 potential. Potential just gives you a glimpse into the producing ability of the parents. Researching the pedigree and parents' producing information is going to be more accurate than solely looking at potential.

Select Sale horses who are Legendary producers will have their Producer Quality automatically revealed.

Heir's Crown does give you the ability to see this hidden gene.

Family Jewels also gives you the ability to see and improve this hidden gene.

Mistweaver’s Cloak will cloak and randomize a bloodtype for a horse, but also improves Producer Quality by one level.
Supplementary Genes
Peak
This gene determines how much a horse will gain peak every month. Yearlings with low peak are ineligible for the annual Yearling Auction.

Estimated Peak Age
Strong Mid 2 year old to early 3 year old.
Moderate Mid 3 year old to late 4 year old.
Low 5 year old to mid 6 year old.
Prime
This gene determines how many months of Prime a horse is born with. Prime is how many months a horse will stay at 100% peak once that level is reached.
Athleticism
Athleticism is a gene that can only be viewed on accounts with the Forever Pro upgrade. However, you can estimate a horse's athleticism by keeping track of how much energy they use when racing and/or training. Athleticism is rated by three levels: Strong, Average and Low - a horse's Athleticism is the largest factor in determining energy loss from racing and the only factor in determining energy loss from training. It also determines, alongside some other factors, energy regeneration. To learn more about determining your horse's Athleticism without an account upgrade, please refer to the energy loss chart found on the Training Help pop up page - which can also be accessed on the top of a horse's Exercise page.

Low Athleticism is undesirable as it causes a horse to use a large amount of energy for a horse to train and/or race. It can be improved to Moderate by using a pair of Blazing Horseshoes, gelding colts, or doing long gallops (which have a chance to improve Athleticism). Since Athleticism is a gene, it's also worthwhile to improve it in any horses you plan to breed who may have Low Athleticism.
Jump & Driving
Jump is a gene which helps determine your horse's Steeplechase stats. It works in tandem with their hidden Steeplechase Stat Genes, and can be Above Average, Average or Below Average.

Driving is similar to Jump genes - they are just for Standardbreds (STB) and correlate to Driving Trials. It also can be Above Average, Average or Below Average.

As mentioned previously, there are hidden Stat Genes for Steeplechase and also for Driving. These genes are completely hidden, but sets a baseline for stats and work alongside the Jump or Driving gene to influence how well your horse transitions.

Purchasing Stablewide Jump Genes will reveal the Jump Gene and/or Driving Gene for all horses in your barn and all horses in the future. A Jump Standard is an item that reveals a horse's Jump/Driving Gene. It also improves it.
Endurance
This is a hidden gene that determines a horse's eligibility for Timber Steeplechase races.

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Issa (#1)
04/07/24 8:40 pm
A racing workshop is starting now in Discord!
Issa (#1)
03/31/24 10:47 am
The Y56 Yearling Sales are now open for consignment. Yearlings may be consigned through the beginning of September when the auctions open for bidding.
Issa (#1)
03/22/24 2:21 pm
Alfalfa Cubes will no longer raise Maturity of 2yos who are already at least 60% or 3yos who are already at least 80% mature.
Issa (#1)
03/22/24 12:41 pm
Bundle of TLC can no longer be used on horses under age 3. Alfalfa Cubes can no longer be fed to yearlings.
Issa (#1)
03/22/24 11:28 am
The amount of Risk gained when feeding Hype now varies based upon a horse's current Energy. Horses with higher Energy gain less Risk.
Issa (#1)
03/02/24 9:11 pm
Spring season Board Game Arena tournaments begin March 5th! Visit #🎲board-game-arena in Discord for more information.
Issa (#1)
02/24/24 10:46 am
Reminder: It's the last day for open dispersal at the GAO!
Issa (#1)
02/15/24 5:42 pm
All horses need to be retested for Genetic Merit. There are no changes to the award, but some horses lost their GM/GD and retesting ensures they all have the awards they should.
Issa (#1)
02/11/24 2:05 pm
February will be 2 weeks, with rollover happening on Sunday, February 25h.
Issa (#1)
02/10/24 5:07 pm
Although Appendix stock horses cannot enter flat series races, they are eligible for contesting series races.
Issa (#1)
02/10/24 1:38 pm
Sparks of Joy, Grooming jobs and Sanctum of Gold all now award player experience.
Issa (#1)
02/10/24 12:54 pm
A new Yearling Quick View has been added. It shows Morale, Maturity, Risk and indicates if a horse has Genetic Ratings purchased (as required for YA). Additionally, yearlings now show Forever Pro Traits in their Trait & Stat Panel so that you can more easily manage Risk.
Issa (#1)
02/07/24 10:56 am
Stallions with tested Above Average or Legendary Producer Quality can no longer grade F. If you have one who is currently F, his grade will adjust if inspected again.
Issa (#1)
02/06/24 8:20 pm
Would like to earn a free Appaloosa stallion? Complete this form to claim your tickets for the upcoming raffle! Tickets must be claimed by Sunday, February 11th at 11:00am.
Issa (#1)
02/06/24 11:41 am
If you used a Cupid's Arrow for Y56 foals and all of your mares do not show the green 'Guaranteed' + icon in Mare Services, please contact me on FFH or Discord so that your mares can be fixed before they foal.
Issa (#1)
01/28/24 10:25 pm
Reminder: The January Pro Shop sale ends at the end of the month. Prices of several items and upgrades will be adjusted at the beginning of February, as explained in this news post.
Issa (#1)
01/28/24 10:23 pm
Horse care has been enabled again. You can resume feeding and training horses.
Issa (#1)
01/26/24 6:32 pm
Horses who have used either Family Jewels or Mythos Scepter now show a magic wand icon under Producer Quality (even if not visible) to indicate that their PQ is not what they were naturally born with.
Issa (#1)
01/26/24 6:31 pm
Mythos Scepter has been revamped and is now an item you can use to change either Colt or Filly PQ of retired horses. More information can be found in the item's description and notes.
Issa (#1)
01/26/24 1:07 pm
The Appaloosa raffle will be held at 9:00pm tonight. You do not need to be present to win. Since the raffle is happening pretty late, ticket sales will remain open through 6:00pm.
Issa (#1)
01/26/24 1:06 pm
Mare grade inspections have reopened. There is a now a fee for grade testing mares, as listed on the inspection page. Mares do not need to be tested to be eligible to breed. The only other adjustment to mare grading is the removal of surface from the grading formula.
Issa (#1)
01/23/24 11:26 am
Don't forget it's the last week to purchase yearling partnerships for Y55!
Issa (#1)
01/22/24 11:52 am
Open dispersal of racers and broodmares at the Golden Apple Orchard will close at the end of February Y56.
Issa (#1)
01/19/24 11:49 am
Ultra Wraps are now marked with a blue checkmark in Racing Quick View to easily find horses who are wearing them.
Issa (#1)
01/06/24 7:12 pm
Tournaround Medallion may be used on any breed to improve their transition genes. Additionally, it now improves a horse's Endurance/Lead Change gene by one level. Before you rush out and buy some - note that it will be part of the upcoming January Pro Shop specials!
Issa (#1)
01/04/24 5:56 pm
Stallion Grade Testing has been reopened. Surface has been removed from the grade formula since it no longer impacts foal Potential.
Issa (#1)
01/03/24 6:21 pm
Dance of the Dunes will have a new open division for all races this year, in addition to the usual colt/gelding and filly divisions.
Issa (#1)
12/30/23 3:19 pm
Kickstarter is now available in the Golden Apple Orchard.
Issa (#1)
12/27/23 4:58 pm
Initiate's Quest is no longer open to Amateur players and is now limited to only Green and Novice.
Issa (#1)
12/23/23 12:56 pm
100yd races for 4yo+ have been added to the Midsummer Revelry series.
Issa (#1)
12/18/23 4:08 pm
The bug with miscarriages having a blank complication note on mare Breeding Info pages has been fixed. Additionally, complicates are now sorted with the most recent at top, much like progeny lists, BWs, and race history.
Issa (#1)
12/17/23 9:27 am
Grade testing is closed until further notice.
Issa (#1)
12/02/23 10:25 am
Today's the last day to participate in the Pro Shop Sale! (Possibly early tomorrow morning if you're in a different time zone.) Please also make sure you've voted in the polls for Colby's Crew and Old Friends. Colby's Crew has significantly less votes than Old Friends, so looks like some of you might have missed it in the news.
Issa (#1)
12/01/23 11:49 am
The Year's End Calendar starts today! Don't forget to stop by the Vale of Runes to open the door each day in December.
Issa (#1)
11/24/23 3:31 pm
Great news! We are able to sponsor a horse at Old Friends. Please vote in this poll to pick a horse.
Issa (#1)
11/15/23 3:11 pm
If you won an Appy stallion in the raffle and do not have Stat Gene, Heritage, Peak/Prime stablewide upgrades, please PM or DM me a link to the stallion.
Issa (#1)
11/14/23 6:19 pm
Answers to the Upgrade Raffle Challenge can be found here. Again, I'd highly recommend reading this even if you didn't participate as these questions address some incredibly important keys to racing success.
Issa (#1)
11/14/23 10:40 am
Upgrade raffles will be running tonight at 5:00pm! You don't need to be present, but are welcome to hang out in Discord to celebrate with the winners.
Issa (#1)
11/11/23 4:54 pm
Deadline for the upgrade raffles has been extended to Monday at 6:00pm. There's not many entries yet so be sure to get yours in!
Issa (#1)
11/11/23 4:41 pm
Gene Reducers may now only be used on bred horses, not Horse Trader, Import, or Select Sale horses.
Issa (#1)
11/11/23 12:11 pm
Answers to the Stallion Raffle Challenge, as well as the most relevant Handbook links, can be found here. Highly recommend everyone check this out, even if you didn't participate, because this covers a lot of the most important information for successful breeding!
Issa (#1)
11/10/23 4:56 pm
An additional rule has been added for raffle stallions - they may not be Cloaked.
Issa (#1)
11/07/23 8:24 pm
Stallion raffle tickets must be claimed by Friday at 5:00pm. The raffle will be held Friday evening.
Issa (#1)
11/07/23 11:13 am
Juuuuust kidding! (About the previous post...) I just added 1 additional Liver Chestnut and 1 additional Flaxen Liver Chestnut. Enjoy!
Issa (#1)
11/06/23 9:53 pm
We've added 7 new shades of Chestnut including 2 regular Chestnut, 2 Flaxen, 1 Liver, and 2 Flaxen Liver. All new shades can be viewed in the Horse Previewer.
Issa (#1)
11/05/23 5:09 pm
If you have an Appaloosa who is heterozygous or homozygous for Mottling, you may update their image to correctly show their mottling by reloading from their Image Gallery.
Issa (#1)
11/05/23 4:39 pm
The Appaloosa Select broodmare raffle will be held tomorrow, Monday, at 9:00pm FFH time. Tickets must be purchased by 7:00pm.
Issa (#1)
11/05/23 12:31 pm
February will be 2 weeks this year with races running on November 19th. This is not a permanent change, but one we feel is best in the circumstances of Y55.
Issa (#1)
11/04/23 12:36 pm
Midsummer Revelry now includes 500yd races for 3yo ONLY and 700yd races for 4yo+.
Issa (#1)
11/04/23 12:35 pm
Trials of Olympus now includes 7F races for 3yo ONLY.
Issa (#1)
11/03/23 10:24 am
The Appaloosa Select broodmare raffle is being postponed to either Sunday or Monday. Tickets may be purchased up through 1 hour before the time the raffle begins, which will be announced on Sunday.
Issa (#1)
11/01/23 1:42 pm
Question #22 in the Stallion Raffle Challenge has been updated for clarity.
Issa (#1)
11/01/23 10:49 am
Stallion Raffle Challenge update: If you are confused about what a question is asking for, you may contact me (DM or PM) for clarification before submitting.
Issa (#1)
10/28/23 6:04 pm
2yo and 3yo stallion raffle eligibility has been updated due to an error in the script - a few more are eligible for tickets that weren't showing before. Additionally, you must have raced at least 20 2yo, 20 3yo, and 30 4yo+ to be eligible for the category.
Issa (#1)
10/28/23 3:19 pm
Appaloosa broodmares are now available in the horse trader. Each player may purchase broodmares until they have 20+ total Appaloosa broodmares.
Issa (#1)
10/28/23 2:12 pm
A new account setting has been added to show your barn names as buttons rather than text. A new option in barn naming allows you to designate a barn as the start of a new line.
Issa (#1)
10/28/23 12:25 pm
Appaloosa color shows are now published for January.
Issa (#1)
10/28/23 11:28 am
Surf and Turf has been added to the Golden Apple Orchard and is also now a possible reward when harvesting farm plots.
Issa (#1)
10/27/23 10:31 pm
The "|" dividing barn names has been removed to allow you more customization and improved aesthetics when organizing barns. Barn name character limit has been increased to 30 characters.
Issa (#1)
10/26/23 3:59 pm
The Pampered grooming buff has been renamed to Radiant.
Issa (#1)
10/26/23 3:57 pm
Grooming (the training action) has been renamed to Pamper to avoid confusion with Grooming Centers.
Issa (#1)
10/26/23 3:56 pm
Beginning in February, players will be awarded 126 Grooming Center slots per month (increased from 84).
Issa (#1)
10/26/23 2:56 pm
Broodmare dispersal at the GAO is temporarily available again.
Issa (#1)
10/26/23 12:49 pm
Surface Genes no longer impact a foal's birth stats. Distance Genes have a less significant impact on a foal's birth stats than they previously had.
Issa (#1)
10/26/23 10:29 am
Mares must now have an updated grade test to submit breeding requests to outside stallions.
Issa (#1)
10/22/23 9:35 pm
Training and feeding have reopened.
Issa (#1)
10/22/23 4:45 pm
The Y55 Training Sales are now open for consignments! Bidding will begin October 29th.
Issa (#1)
10/22/23 2:40 pm
Stock horses now maintain distance proficiency easier than other breeds.
Issa (#1)
10/22/23 2:27 pm
Goldbloods now maintain Coat Condition easier than other breeds.
Issa (#1)
10/21/23 9:00 pm
Contesting arenas can no longer have muddy weather. Contesting races held at series facilities will not be impacted by mud, even if the main track is muddy.
Issa (#1)
10/21/23 6:52 pm
Horses no longer have a chance to reveal genotype upon retirement. However, the chance to reveal transition genes is increased for horses who have a Minor, Major, or Master. (With each award offering a greater chance.)
Issa (#1)
10/21/23 6:47 pm
Prices for imports have been adjusted. Colts now cost twice as much as fillies, varying upon a player's rank.
Issa (#1)
10/21/23 6:27 pm
Preparedness is now available as a stablewide upgrade trait.
Issa (#1)
10/21/23 4:55 pm
Time Turner and Prismatic Time Turner have been restored from retirement. They now change a mare's due date to January or the current month and Prismatic also resets a mare's color show cooldown.
Issa (#1)
10/21/23 3:05 pm
Stock and STB stallions no longer earn bonus foal slots upon retirement.
Issa (#1)
10/21/23 2:04 pm
The mare grading formula has been updated. All mares may now be tested again, although most likely there will be few changes.
Issa (#1)
10/21/23 11:01 am
Horses who are Handily in races will now lose Experience.
Issa (#1)
10/15/23 6:15 pm
Horses who earn Court of Stars now receive a Producer Quality boost. Horses who have already earned Court of Stars have also received a PQ boost.
Issa (#1)
10/11/23 1:04 pm
A few minor adjustments have been made to Stallion Grades and stallions will need retested. Notably - Since SS/Import/Custom cannot be the worst level of 'Average', they may still earn B grades. Horses with tested negative mutations also cannot grade higher than C unless tested AA+ PQ. This info has been updated in the Handbook as well. Thanks for your patience!
Issa (#1)
10/10/23 11:13 pm
The Stallion Grade system has been updated and testing is open again. These updates offer more flexibility in factors that have less impact on a foal's potential while placing more weight on factors that have a stronger impact on a foal's potential. The Handbook page has also been updated, though the most notable change is that tested Average PQ cannot grade higher than C.
Issa (#1)
10/10/23 12:36 pm
The Stallion Testing Center is currently unavailable.
Issa (#1)
10/08/23 5:10 pm
Contesting horses may now enter multiple races at the same track.
Issa (#1)
10/08/23 12:44 pm
Contesting horses will have a 3 leg jackpot series through July, August, and September beginning in Y55. This will be offered for both barrels and poles with alternating regions per race.
Issa (#1)
10/07/23 3:42 pm
Performance based Suggested Grade now only looks at a horse's most recent race. This should alleviate a lot of problems where horses show a lower grade than is actually appropriate, helping avoid Handily results.
Issa (#1)
10/07/23 3:17 pm
Horses with Performance Ratings available now show their Stellar best PRs separate from non-Stellar best PRs.
Issa (#1)
10/07/23 1:46 pm
Mares who are already retired may be eligible for reduced foal slots. If so, a notice will appear at the top of their page allowing you to opt in (or opt out) of the foal slot change.
Issa (#1)
10/06/23 6:49 pm
Mare retirement is now available again. If your mare does not retire with the correct amount of foals lots, please post a bug.
Issa (#1)
09/30/23 7:26 pm
Experience now shows an exact percentage (%) for horses owned by Pro accounts.
Issa (#1)
09/30/23 2:44 pm
Distance proficiency gains have been increased for the distances above and below the distance a horse selects for training or BW.
Issa (#1)
09/17/23 3:31 pm
The Y54 Yearling Sale is open for consignments! Consignments will be accepted until bidding opens at the start of September.
Issa (#1)
09/15/23 4:50 pm
The value of Golden Apples has been updated to 200 GA = 100 PC = $1,000,000 (loosely). Prices for items in the GAO have been updated accordingly. The PC value for Sunkissed Tart, Ultra Wraps, Cream Token, Roan Token, and Dun Token have also been updated.
Issa (#1)
09/15/23 4:48 pm
Minimum pricing for public sales has increased to $100,000. Horses already listed for sale have been updated accordingly.
Issa (#1)
09/11/23 4:32 pm
A horse design contest is being held for the upcoming Select Sale. Visit #🌈pretty-pony-designs on Discord to read the rules and enter!
Issa (#1)
09/10/23 12:14 pm
Jockey fees (taken from race income) have been adjusted. The fee for 3 jockeys has been reduced, while additional cost tiers have been added for having 4 or 5+ actively contracted jockeys.
Issa (#1)
09/09/23 11:08 am
Stained Glass Cookies can now be purchased in the GAO.
Issa (#1)
09/04/23 1:09 pm
HT mares will earn 1 bonus foal slot, meaning they always retire with at least 2 slots. A bonus slot is also earned for placing top 5 in a series race, rather than top 3.
Issa (#1)
08/29/23 4:55 pm
Mares may now transition to buddies regardless of foal slots used. Mare transition fees have also been reduced.
Issa (#1)
08/27/23 2:33 pm
Registration for Birthday Bash Board Game Arena tournaments is open on Discord. Tournaments start on August 31st!
Issa (#1)
08/26/23 11:15 am
Series entry pools will not run until 6:00pm today.
Issa (#1)
08/23/23 11:10 am
Any horses you wish to enter in this year's Project 6 contest must be registered by Saturday.