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Stats & Potential

Stats Expert
The Stats Expert (found on the Racing tab) is where a player can purchase the stat stars found on the bottom of a horse's page. These colored stars will tell you some information about your horse's Base Stats (listed below). These stars can help you decide what types of training will most benefit your horse and, in some cases, what running style they may prefer.

Each stat will show either a grey or a blue star. Grey stars indicate that a stat is not yet maxed, meaning it has room to improve. Blue stars indicate that a stat is fully maxed, meaning it cannot currently improve.
Base Stats
Base stats are the six main stats a horse has: Breaking, Early Speed, Rating, Versatility, Acceleration, and Late Speed. These display on horse pages if you buy either Stat Stars (the colored stars mentioned above) and/or Hidden Stats (exact numbers).

Even if you have Hidden Stats, unless you are Pro, you still must buy Trait stars for each horse you own for the numbers to show. If you have a Pro account, it will not be necessary, since they will automatically be shown for each horse you own. Each of these stats can range from 1-10 points, making a total possible "Potential" of 60 and the lowest possible potential 6. A 60 potential is also referred to as a Peerless horse.

Also, located on the same row as the Stat Stars, players without Hidden Stats can view a Potential Range - this will give a range of Potentials which the horse currently falls into. For example, if the range on the horse's page is 6-20, that means your horse's current Potential is somewhere from 6-20.

Potential and style proficiency contribute to the PR score your horse achieves in a race. However, other factors will actually have equal or more bearing into the PR than these do. The maximum possible PR is 250, so potential is certainly not the only important factor. In fact, in younger horses especially, it is not uncommon to see lower potential horses outperform higher potential horses for one reason or another.
Maximum Stats And Potential
A horse's maximum stats are determined at birth. Their original maximum potential is commonly referred to as their birth max. Through training, they will improve their current potential until they eventually max all of their stats. Intelligence determines how quickly a horse will learn stats from training.

There are some cases where a horse will automatically max. Horses aged 6 years old or older will automatically max upon any training, horses from the Horse Trader aged 4yo+ come with all maxed stats, and horses transitioned to SC who have run at least 10 races will automatically max as well. Additionally, Standardbreds who have run 10 races before transitioning to Driving will automatically max their stats upon transitioning.

For bred horses, you can read more on what affects birth max on Foal Potential. For horses who are purchased from the Horse Trader, Pro Shop (Created Goldbloods), and Select Sales, stats are based directly on stat genes. As a yearling, groundwork will improve any stat up to a maximum of three, so 2yos will not necessary start as 6 potentials in January.

You can improve your horse's max stats via buddy working, gelding, and occasionally by buying a horse from the sales. Retired horses do not gain stats from being bought/sold.

Transitioning to Steeplechase or Driving Trials will give a horse an entirely new set of max stats, meaning that a horse can potentially have a vastly different (either higher or lower) max potential than the one they were born with if they’ve been transitioned. This means that in some cases a newly transitioned horse will have to spend time maxing their stats all over again - unless they met the previously mentioned requirements for auto maxing of stats. Steeplechase and Driving have their own set of hidden Stat Genes that will help determine their new Potential.

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Making Magic
Issa (#1)
01/21/23 6:28 pm
A new annual mini-contest for EMM mares begins this year! The first awards will be handed out in Y53. More info can be found here.
Issa (#1)
01/20/23 11:42 am
January will be 2 weeks this year which places rollover on Sunday, January 28th. As this has been working well for everyone in recent years, this will always be the case for January going forward unless otherwise announced.
Issa (#1)
01/18/23 11:19 am
Entry Suggestions no longer show for players who have purchased Hidden Stats, as stats and Potential are a more accurate way to choose grade and style.
Issa (#1)
01/15/23 11:34 am
Consignments are open for the Y52 Training Sales. Bidding will begin in early February.
Issa (#1)
01/01/23 2:48 pm
Select Sale horses now come with a minimum of Moderate Travel.
Issa (#1)
12/14/22 1:05 pm
The Y51 Yearling Sales are open for consignments! Consignments will close in early September, at which time bidding begins.
Issa (#1)
11/27/22 11:44 pm
Registration is open for Up to Snow Good (December-January) Board Game Arena tournaments. Check out #🏆tournament-info for more details!
Issa (#1)
11/25/22 10:45 pm
Backgrounds can now be assigned with Tack Sets in your Settings.
Issa (#1)
11/25/22 2:58 pm
A dusting of gold has been sighted swirling around FFH... Head over to #🦄behind-the-scenes on Discord to cast your vote!
Issa (#1)
11/15/22 10:47 pm
The grade 'cap' (PR at which horses earn Handily) for G2 has been increased to 150 and G3 to 120.
Issa (#1)
11/15/22 10:45 pm
All horses now earn 5 Golden Apples per Allowance start. Horses 4 years and older also earn 2 Golden Apples per G3 start. Golden Apple rewards do not vary by breed or race type.
Issa (#1)
11/15/22 5:42 pm
Allowance purses have increased to 100,000 and G3 purses have increased to 150,000.
Issa (#1)
11/12/22 3:56 pm
Pasture is no longer available for yearlings or horses in training.
Issa (#1)
11/05/22 4:31 pm
Goldblood geldings are now available from the Horse Trader.
Issa (#1)
11/04/22 4:55 pm
February rollover will begin at 3:00am on Sunday, rather than 1:00am, due to the daylight savings time change.
Issa (#1)
10/29/22 2:11 pm
The racing auction will open tomorrow after the rollover to February. Please get your last consignments in today!
Issa (#1)
10/27/22 11:43 pm
November Board Game Arena tournaments are open for registration! Info can be found in #🏆tournament-info on Discord.
Issa (#1)
10/27/22 7:53 pm
A breeding workshop will be held at 6:00pm tomorrow (Friday) in Discord. If you can't make it, you're welcome to PM or DM me a questions in advance. If sending a PM, please use the subject 'Breeding Workshop'.
Issa (#1)
10/25/22 4:25 pm
Breeding Skills now unlock after earning 3 Training Skills.
Issa (#1)
10/20/22 11:22 pm
The Y50 Celebration Raffle will be held on Saturday, probably in the early afternoon. A ping will be sent on Discord before it begins. You don't need to be present to win.
Issa (#1)
10/20/22 6:05 pm
There is a new option to mark Leases as Newbie Friendly. This designation places a 'Sprout' icon next to the price in the Sales Arena and on the horse's page, indicating that a seller is interested in leasing to an inexperienced player. (This does not prevent experienced players from offering on the lease.)
Issa (#1)
10/20/22 6:02 pm
There is a new link in the Forum to view all of your Subscribed Posts at once.
Issa (#1)
10/20/22 6:01 pm
The Stable Results page now shows the overall top PR ran among your horses each week.
Issa (#1)
10/20/22 5:59 pm
There is a new Best PR icon which will appear on a horse's page (next to Race History) and Stable Results whenever a horse runs a new personal best. You can toggle this off in your Settings.
Bucky (#2464)
10/19/22 10:15 pm
All consignments have been removed from the Y51 Training Sale due to some bugs. It is now fixed and previously consigned will need to be re-consigned.
Issa (#1)
10/19/22 1:51 pm
The Y51 Training Sale is open for consignments. As with the yearling sales, there is a regular section (FFH$) and Pro section (PC). Eligibility information can be found on the Consignment page.
Issa (#1)
10/19/22 11:50 am
Genotype Search now includes an option to filter stallions by Grade. Full and Cloaked Line studs are automatically hidden by default to help reduce clicks needed when searching.
Issa (#1)
10/18/22 6:24 pm
All of the new Stable Upgrade options are now available! This includes the replacement version of retired New Year's Resolution and Cupid's Arrow.
Issa (#1)
10/17/22 5:51 pm
Tracks can be unassigned as often as needed in January and February to prevent a horse getting 'stuck' when accidentally assigning the wrong track.
Issa (#1)
10/17/22 5:24 pm
Imports now have a minimum Potential of 30, though most should end up mid-30s or higher depending on Stat Genes.
Issa (#1)
10/16/22 11:39 am
2 and 3 year olds no longer consume extra Energy when training or performing buddy workouts.
Issa (#1)
10/15/22 7:26 pm
Horses may not transition to steeplechase or driving trials until they have at least 10 racing starts or are at least 6 years old.
Issa (#1)
10/15/22 7:26 pm
Horses may not breed or run as workout buddies until they have 100% Maturity.
Issa (#1)
10/15/22 7:24 pm
Quick Match has been removed from the game. New Year's Resolution has been retired, but replaced with the New Leaf upgrade. (If you have NYR, you can still use it.) There are some other exciting new upgrades making their way into the Pro Shop!
Issa (#1)
10/15/22 12:14 pm
The exchange rate for trading Breeding Passes for an Import Voucher has been changed to 50 Passes = 1 Voucher.
Issa (#1)
09/26/22 7:27 pm
Registration is open for October's trick or treat BGA tournament! Join to win cool (or is it ghoul?) prizes! For more info or to sign up, check out the #🏆tournament-info channel.
Issa (#1)
09/20/22 3:39 pm
Purses for Initiate's Quest races have been increased to $6,000,000.
Issa (#1)
09/19/22 1:15 pm
The Events page has a small update to include reminders for a few key dates/events.
Issa (#1)
09/19/22 11:28 am
Looking to cut back on racers? Mark your calendars now! We'll be hosting a trial run of an Training Auction in February Y51. Consignments will be open in January and all racing horses who meet the requirements (which will be more relaxed than YA) will be eligible for consignment.
Issa (#1)
09/11/22 1:24 pm
Consignments for the Y50 Yearling Sale are open! The requirements page has been updated and includes a few changes to eligibility and fees.
Issa (#1)
09/05/22 2:15 pm
SIP testing is open again.
Issa (#1)
09/03/22 1:46 pm
Crafting requirements for Blossom Tea and Frozen Nectar have been updated.
Issa (#1)
08/30/22 11:53 am
Cake It Easy tournaments begin Thursday! Make sure you've signed up if you want to participate, received all the invites you needed, and have accepted all your invites.
Issa (#1)
08/28/22 1:28 pm
Training and feeding are reopen! You can now train and feed from a single Care page. All other options (selling, gelding, pasturing, etc.) can be found on the Manage page.
Issa (#1)
08/28/22 12:29 pm
Exercise and Care pages will be inaccessible for a little bit.
Issa (#1)
08/26/22 5:52 pm
Experience gain/loss has been rebalanced, which should make it easier for young horses and others that have been struggling to gain Experience.
Issa (#1)
08/26/22 5:29 pm
PR penalties for racing away from Favorite Distance have been significantly reduced.
Issa (#1)
08/25/22 1:53 pm
Registrations are open for September's Board Game Arena tournaments! No prior experience needed - sign up and join the fun! Details are posted in #🏆tournament-info on Discord.
Issa (#1)
08/18/22 6:02 pm
Frosting markings have been updated and now include a 3rd option. You may need to CTRL+F5 to see the updates.
Issa (#1)
08/16/22 1:09 pm
We've dropped in some backend efficiency improvements for the GB breed. This change has no impacts on gameplay and simply makes scripts run smoother. If you notice anything amiss, such as a GB breed icon not showing up somewhere, please post a bug.