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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 three breeds within the Stock Breed category - Quarter Horses, Paint Horses, and Appaloosa Horses. In series races, these breeds do not race together outside of the Elemental Seniorities.

Crossing a Quarter Horse with a Paint will always result in a Paint - designated by breed, not necessarily by marking. Crossing a Quarter Horse with an Appaloosa will always result in an Appaloosa - designated by breed, not necessarily by marking. A solid bred Paint or Appaloosa (horse with no appropriate marking), will be ineligible to enter Series Races unless they are geldings, have a Pedigree Purifier used on them, or have an appropriate marking added to them. Solid bred horses also score lower in Color Shows.

Stock horses have higher Longevity and Prime than most other breeds and consume less Energy and Rest when racing. Thus, they often have long careers and/or race frequently. Condition does not become harder for them to maintain (as racers) until 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 900yds, and race on dirt and turf.

Turf and stamina-dominant horses are uncommon compared to dirt and speed-dominant horses, as they are rarely found from the Horse Trader and even uncommon among Imports. This means that a lot of turf and stamina stock races are emptier than dirt and sprint 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
Stocks have a transition option called Contesting. Transitioning adds Prime and Longevity in addition to rerolling your horse’s potential. They can compete in both Pole Bending and Barrel Races when transitioned to Contesting. Transitioned stock use less energy when competing.
Appendix
Crossing a Quarter Horse, Paint Horse, or Appaloosa 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.

STB lose less Rest and Energy than TBs in races.

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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Issa (#1)
07/12/24 10:55 pm
Yearling Auctions are open for consignments. Consignments will close no sooner than Thursday after the September A rollover.
Issa (#1)
07/09/24 11:41 am
A bug which was allowing horses to eat supplements more than once per month has been fixed.
Issa (#1)
06/28/24 11:22 am
July's Board Game Arena tournaments are open for registration! Links are posted in Discord.
Issa (#1)
06/12/24 10:54 am
The Appaloosa yearling raffle will be held sometime Friday afternoon or evening. Tickets are available to purchase through 2:00pm Friday. For more information, see the recent news post.
Issa (#1)
06/05/24 9:22 am
Reminder: Tickets for the broodmare raffle must be purchased by tomorrow at approximately 1:30-2:00pm. If you need a last minute ticket tomorrow, contact me to be sure it gets in. (If I'm not around I'll still see your message before finalizing horses for the raffle.) For more info, see the recent news post about the raffles.
Issa (#1)
06/04/24 5:29 pm
The limit on Horse Trader Appaloosa broodmares has been (temporarily) increased to 20.
Issa (#1)
06/01/24 1:20 pm
Reminder: Today is the last day for the GAO dispersal!
Issa (#1)
05/29/24 12:59 pm
June Board Game Arena tournaments are open for registration! Links can be found in Discord. Please reach out if you have any questions.
Issa (#1)
05/28/24 1:06 pm
Radiant Truffles are no longer limited by a horse's race starts or remaining Prime.
Issa (#1)
05/20/24 7:28 pm
A Breeding Workshop is beginning now in Discord! Head over to ask any and all questions related to breeding and matching.
Issa (#1)
05/19/24 9:54 pm
Springo now gives rewards for up to 20 games per day in January and February.
Issa (#1)
05/19/24 8:09 pm
February will again be 2 weeks with rollover running on Sunday, June 2nd.
Issa (#1)
05/19/24 10:38 am
Racing dispersal is available at the Golden Apple Orchard through the end of February.
Issa (#1)
05/13/24 1:18 pm
Beginning with the Y57 Year End Awards, contesting horses must have 15 races within their division to qualify for awards.
Issa (#1)
05/11/24 2:43 pm
Contesting horses who would have earned points in a race no longer drop below earning 1 point in their race. This means horses who would typically earn 1-2 points in a race earn 1, while horses who would have earned 3 or more points still earn 2 points less than normal.
Issa (#1)
05/10/24 9:02 pm
Gelding now offers a higher compensation for retired stallions. However, gelding compensation is decreased for any horse that is already graded before gelding. Details can be found on the Gelding page.
Issa (#1)
05/10/24 1:08 pm
Genotype Search now includes an option to search for horses who have earned a Minor, Major, or Master from a transition discipline.
Issa (#1)
05/08/24 1:39 pm
Experience decline when feeding Focus, Hype, and Gleam has been reduced.
Issa (#1)
05/07/24 1:24 pm
All Paint marking genes are now weighted by breed. Paint Horses have a higher chance of passing Paint markings to their foals, while all other breeds have a lower chance of passing Paint markings to their foals. This makes the classification of Paint markings Common for Paint Horses and Rare for all other breeds.
Issa (#1)
05/05/24 5:21 pm
Prime has been broken and has not been declining at all for several game years. As a result, most horses have substantially more Prime than should be appropriate. (Ex: A 6yo who hit 100% Peak by the time they turned 4 should have lost 24+ Prime but has actually lost none.) Rather than setting all horses to what they should have, horses 5 and older will temporarily lose Prime twice as fast to accommodate.
Issa (#1)
05/04/24 4:51 pm
Sunkissed Tarts may only be used on horses 3 years or older.
Issa (#1)
05/03/24 2:14 pm
Penalties for neglecting care of horses have been reduced.
Issa (#1)
04/26/24 6:19 pm
Reminder: The Pro Shop Sale ends Sunday!
Issa (#1)
04/26/24 6:19 pm
Reminder: The Pro Shop Sale ends Sunday!
Issa (#1)
04/26/24 11:53 am
May Board Game Arena tournaments are now open for registration through Discord. Tournaments begin May 1st.
Issa (#1)
04/16/24 1:14 pm
Forever Pro Traits are now publicly visible on horses whose owners have Forever Pro. This should be helpful when troubleshooting race performance.
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.