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Horse Breeds

Flying For Home Breeds
Intro
There are four main breeds on FFH. Thoroughbreds (TB), Goldbloods (GB), Stock (QH and PH), and Standardbreds (STB). Each of these have their own unique features, with separated races (including series), different transition options, different surfaces and distances, and other distinctions.
Thoroughbreds
Intro
FFH was originally a Thoroughbred racing game, so the majority of horses you encounter in the game are Thoroughbreds and much of the gameplay has been designed with them in mind. Purebred Thoroughbreds may also be referred to as "foundation" in the game, meaning they come from pure foundation bloodlines. They’re one of the most established breeds in the game and are often recommended for new players hoping to learn the ropes (although picking up other breeds is also encouraged!).

Condition becomes harder for them to maintain when flat racing at the age of 7 and at the age of 10 when transitioned to SC.

You can purchase Thoroughbreds through the Horse Trader. They can also be purchased as Imports.
Surface And Distance
TBs can race on both Dirt and Turf, as well as at 4 furlongs to 12 furlongs for flat races. Marathon races are held at 14f through 16f and Steeplechase races are held on turf at 20f to 24f.
Transitions
TBs can transition to Marathon (MA) racing as well as Steeplechase (SC) racing. Steeplechase racing is split into Timber and Hurdle for Thoroughbreds, and which type each individual horse is eligible for depends on their endurance gene. Steeplechase races for TBs are also only held on turf, regardless of type. Steeplechase Races are held at their own tracks in each region, except for Series Races, which are held at the same Series Tracks as other Series.
Goldbloods
Intro
Goldbloods, also known as "custom horses," are horses which you can purchase using special tokens available in the Pro Shop. Goldblood Tokens can also sometimes be earned in other events around the site. You may choose unique colors and markings for these horses and they come with some quality guarantees. (They will be at least average producers and cannot have poor Performance or Stat genes.) Goldbloods are a special breed unique to FFH, they even have their own special color 'Fae' which can be found on the Color Genes page.

Goldbloods have separate tracks from Stock, Thoroughbreds, and Standardbreds. To assign a home track to them, you must have purchased a training assistant at one or more Goldblood tracks (which can be done from the Training Assistants page).

Condition becomes harder for them to maintain when flat racing at the age of 7 and at the age of 10 when transitioned to SC.

Goldbloods are less impacted by Travel than other breeds.
When compared to other breeds racing away from home/outside their home region, they’ll (on average):

• lose less Energy
• lose less Rest
• have a lower chance of injury
• and won’t suffer as much in terms of PR.

Surface And Distance
GBs can race at 1 miles to 7 miles, with 2yos only racing at 1-2 miles, 3yos only racing at 2-3 miles, and older horses only racing at 3-7 miles. They race on sand, turf, and varied terrains.

Varied terrains contain sand and turf, making them suitable for dual horses. That said, courses with varied surfaces contain substantial segments of both sand and turf and horses must be able to tolerate both surfaces to do well there. PR in these terrains is based on their average of both surfaces - so a horse with 100% sand and 40% turf would be treated as if it has 70% suitability for the race.

However, surface notes and injury chances are determined by whichever surface has the lowest proficiency. Although that horse with 100% sand and 40% turf may still run a reasonable PR, they are ill-suited to the turf sections of the course, will receive a surface note, and are susceptible to injury.

Beyond that, each track for GBs offers only one type of surface (excluding the series tracks, which offer all 3). To keep things balanced, there are 2 sand surface tracks, 2 turf surface tracks, and 1 varied surface track in each region.
Transitions
GBs can currently only transition to Timber Steeplechase. GB steeplechase races are held on all 3 of their surfaces, but only at 5-7 miles. They must meet the same requirements to transition to Timber Steeplechase as TBs.
Impure Goldbloods
Goldbloods can only breed with other Goldbloods, but at one point crossbreeding TB x GB was allowed. This practice was ill-advised, and typically resulted in low potential foals. While it’s no longer possible to breed new impure foals, some still exist from when it was allowed. Horses with mixed lineage are referred to as "impure". Impure horses can not be bred. All impure horses are considered a Goldblood for racing purposes.
Stock
Intro
There are two breeds within the Stock Breed category - Quarter Horses and Paint Horses. In series races, Quarter Horses and Paint Horses do not race together.

Crossing a Quarter Horse with a Paint will always result in a Paint - designated by breed, not necessarily by marking. A solid Paint Horse (a Paint Horse with no paint marking), will be ineligible to enter Series Races unless they have a paint marking added to them. Solid Paint horses also lose points in Color Shows.

Condition becomes harder for them to maintain when racing at the age of 10.

Stock can be purchased in the Horse Trader and from the Import.

Surface And Distance
Stock breeds have races from 100yds to 900ydsdirt and turf.

Turf Stock horses are uncommon compared to Dirt Stock horses, as they are rarely found from the Horse Trader. Turf can be bred for in Stock similar to other breeds. This means that a lot of turf stock races are emptier than dirt races and can be a source of easy racing points and money, and many players choose to train their moderate turf horses for turf over dirt, even if they’re genetically better suited to dirt. If you have turf stock horses, or moderate turf stock horses, this might be a useful endeavor for you to practice as well!
Transitions
Stock do not currently have a transition option, but do start with much higher Longevity and Prime than other breeds to balance this out.
Appendix
Crossing a Quarter Horse or Paint Horse with a Thoroughbred will result in an Appendix. Appendix colts and mares may not enter series races until they earn either 25 racing points or 25 Color Show points, at which point they earn their full "papers" and are no longer considered Appendix. They may also be purified using a Pedigree Purifier, after which they will be considered full stock. However, Appendix geldings are exempt from the restriction, meaning they can enter series races without purifying or earning points.
Standardbreds
Intro
Standardbreds are harness racers - this means they pull a cart called a sulky rather than carrying a jockey. They can only be bred to other STBs.

Standardbreds can be purchased in the Horse Trader and from the Import.

Standardbreds are the newest breed on FFH and have their own unique challenges and rewards. Players are generally less strict on minimum genes considered stud worthy as well as breeding crosses compared to other breeds, as the stud market is still being established. Keep this in mind when matching them and remember not to become frustrated if you can’t find a perfect match as you might in other breeds.

Standardbreds have separate tracks from Stock, Thoroughbreds, and Goldbloods. To assign a home track to them, you must have purchased a training assistant at one or more Standardbred tracks (which can be done from the Training Assistants page).

Condition becomes harder for them to maintain when racing at the age of 10.

Surface And Distance
They can only race at 7F to 9F and always race on Dirt - they can be genetic Trotters or genetic Pacers.

When transitioned to Driving they’ll run at 2M (miles) to 4M.
Transitions
They may not transition to steeplechase or marathon, but they have their own transition option known as Driving Trials, which increases a horse’s Longevity, Prime, and rerolls their Potential (similar to SC for TB and GB).

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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.
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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.
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11/15/22 5:42 pm
Allowance purses have increased to 100,000 and G3 purses have increased to 150,000.
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11/12/22 3:56 pm
Pasture is no longer available for yearlings or horses in training.
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11/05/22 4:31 pm
Goldblood geldings are now available from the Horse Trader.
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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.
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10/29/22 2:11 pm
The racing auction will open tomorrow after the rollover to February. Please get your last consignments in today!
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10/27/22 11:43 pm
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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'.
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10/25/22 4:25 pm
Breeding Skills now unlock after earning 3 Training Skills.
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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.
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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.)
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10/20/22 6:02 pm
There is a new link in the Forum to view all of your Subscribed Posts at once.
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10/20/22 6:01 pm
The Stable Results page now shows the overall top PR ran among your horses each week.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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10/16/22 11:39 am
2 and 3 year olds no longer consume extra Energy when training or performing buddy workouts.
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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.
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10/15/22 7:26 pm
Horses may not breed or run as workout buddies until they have 100% Maturity.
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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!
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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.
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09/26/22 7:27 pm
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09/20/22 3:39 pm
Purses for Initiate's Quest races have been increased to $6,000,000.
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09/19/22 1:15 pm
The Events page has a small update to include reminders for a few key dates/events.
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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.
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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.
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09/05/22 2:15 pm
SIP testing is open again.
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09/03/22 1:46 pm
Crafting requirements for Blossom Tea and Frozen Nectar have been updated.
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08/30/22 11:53 am
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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.
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08/28/22 12:29 pm
Exercise and Care pages will be inaccessible for a little bit.
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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.
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08/26/22 5:29 pm
PR penalties for racing away from Favorite Distance have been significantly reduced.
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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.
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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.
Issa (#1)
08/15/22 3:06 pm
Breeding Info pages have received a little TLC. Stallions now show AFP, Grade, and SIP history at the top of the page. All horses show offspring series winners relevant to their breed.
Issa (#1)
08/14/22 10:40 pm
A bug has been corrected in PRs which may cause some horses to run a few points lower in future races. This decline will be most obvious in horses with high stats and style proficiency. Grade suggestions will be updated as needed after this fix settles in.
Issa (#1)
08/14/22 2:06 pm
You can now Hide Mare from a mare's Breeding Info page. This will hide (or unhide) her from your Mare Services page. This is helpful for mares you know you don't want to breed in the current year but also don't want to pasture or pension. Hidden mares will automatically be unhidden at the end of year.
Issa (#1)
08/11/22 2:40 pm
Stallions can now use multiple Victor's Blades so long as they don't exceed the maximum of 30 foal slots.
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08/09/22 6:45 pm
Condition and Energy now show on the Exercise page of retired horses.
Issa (#1)
08/09/22 3:41 pm
A Quick View page is now available for retired geldings.