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General Tips
Join our discord channel! There is so much to learn on Flying For Home and you can get 24/7 support on discord which you can either use via your web browser or download the app. Our admin team are spread across the globe to ensure someone is almost always on hand for whatever you need, as well as many veteran members who hang out here and will be more than willing to help. In addition to support, our community is friendly and loves welcoming new members with open arms!
Play Springo! Who doesn't like a fun mini game that earns you some cash for playing? Head on over to the Vale Of Runes which is found under the Community tab and you can earn up to $200,000 FFH dollars per day as well as a chance to be entered into the weekly raffle for a random item.
Replying to news posts is a great way to earn a little extra income! Just make sure you're following the listed rules. You can also earn money (significantly less) by participating in forum posts.
See that little green icon to the right? Rusty The Recycler rewards you for feeding him your rubbish!
Visit the Item Database in the Handbook whenever you need to know more about an item. Not only does this show descriptions and prices, but additional tips that may help you decide when and where to use some items.
Don't use special feeds more than needed. Though they aren't necessarily going to break the bank, the cost and side effects can add up over time. For example, if your horse doesn't really need Hype, consider giving them a meet off of racing instead!
Racing Tips
Entering races when you're new can sometimes be a little confusing. Always click the button to double check your entry to avoid less than ideal entering. It's okay if a couple things are yellow, but aim for having everything green. Also avoid putting fillies in open races!
Always, always, always put Basic Wraps on your horses before racing. Doing so significantly reduces their chances of injury in races.
Check your race notes! Visiting your "Stable Results" from your barn profile will show you how your horses performed in the most recent meet and will also give you indicators for race notes. Any horse with a yellow exclamation mark has race notes to view, and if you click on this - you can get valuable information to potentially enhance how your horse performs in their races.
Look for leases! Head on over to the Sales Arena and check out the leases available on a regular basis - this is an ideal way to get quality, graded stakes racers at a low price without having to worry about what to do with them when they are ready to retire.
Breeding Tips
Make use of the breeding tutorials posted in discord! They are pinned in the #remembrall channel and will greatly improve your chances of producing good foals.
The most common frustrations from breeding all revolve around matching too early. If you match too early you're making your life more difficult in a couple ways. Most importantly, you're probably missing out on 50% or more of the stallions that will be listed this breeding season. You're also far more likely to be denied if you're matching early. Save yourself some stress and wait to match until January or even February and your matching experience is more likely to be a positive one.
Include a note about your mares bloodtype on the request! A lot of breeders won't look at a request unless this has been done, so take the extra time to note this so that your request isn't automatically denied on this basis. If you need any help with bloodtypes on specific mares, hop on over to the discord channel!
Fancy color does not equal quality. Breeding for color alone will hurt your stable - take the time to look into pedigrees rather than choosing the first sparkly stud you find for your mare.

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Making Magic
Issa (#1)
01/19/20 5:02 pm
Due to some issues with scripts timing out after rollovers, FFH will remain in maintenance until 5:00am on rollover days to allow plenty of time for rollover to finish. Feed All and Train All will also be unavailable until 12:00pm (noon) on rollover days.
Issa (#1)
01/15/20 1:04 pm
I'm starting up a little art stream over on Twitch. You can join me here.
Issa (#1)
01/14/20 1:31 pm
Those who erroneously selected Select Sale horses for their Green 2 Gold teams may select new horses to fill in those slots. This option to refill your slots will remain open through the end of this meet and will close down again on Thursday. As G2G selections should be locked down at this point due to the fact that 2yos have started racing, making any changes other than replacing lost SS selections is considered an exploit. Please act with integrity as we'd rather not issue consequences.
Flash (#2)
01/12/20 5:36 pm
The Subtlety skin has now been fixed.
Issa (#1)
12/15/19 11:35 am
Due to a small bug, some STB were showing ineligible for DT transition when they should actually be eligible. You might want to double check any that you looked at yesterday!
Katie (#494)
12/11/19 1:29 am
The AFP requirement for Platinum has been reduced from 45 to 40.
Issa (#1)
12/10/19 3:17 pm
Update: Mares will no longer show AFP.
Issa (#1)
12/09/19 4:16 pm
Unmaxed offspring no longer count into a mare's AFP, which means she will need at least 3 maxed foals to show AFP.
Issa (#1)
12/07/19 4:18 pm
Don't forget to visit the Vale of Runes to grab a surprise from the Year's End Calendar each day this month!
Issa (#1)
12/03/19 11:05 pm
The bug with Peak inheritance has been squashed. All 2 year olds have had their Peak gene and corresponding gain rate adjusted accordingly.
Issa (#1)
12/01/19 11:45 am
Crusader's Challenge is making a return as another option within the 'Trinity' season. The series will now be 3 races, offered on both surfaces, at 14, 16, and 18 furlongs.
Issa (#1)
11/29/19 9:55 pm
We've been tweaking some economy balance things the past couple of weeks. These changes include adjustments to: tack prices, ultrasound & mare check-up fees, breeding pass suggested values & raffle cost, partnership payback, blood range costs (for Savvy & up), and suggested stud fees. There might be a few other little things here and there. All relevant pages (excluding Handbook) should reflect current updated costs/values.
Issa (#1)
11/25/19 9:27 pm
Friendly reminder: This is the last week to grab those yearling partnerships to participate in the Green to Gold challenge!
Issa (#1)
11/17/19 7:10 pm
Duplicate entries will be allowed in WCFs tomorrow for stables who had horses qualify in multiple regions. If that applies to you, hold off on retiring any second or third entries you may have!
Issa (#1)
11/17/19 10:13 am
Don't forget to get your yearling partnerships done! Only 2 weeks left in Y38!
Issa (#1)
11/15/19 1:57 pm
Barrel of Champagne can now be used from your inventory.
Issa (#1)
11/13/19 10:56 pm
Experience and Well Rested no longer show on horse pages. This is not vital information to know and over-complicates racing for the majority of players. While similar 'personality' traits will still impact races to some degree, this is not something you need to worry about when entering races.
Flash (#2)
10/29/19 10:01 pm
All types of training are now lockable and can be completed through the Auto Train feature.
Issa (#1)
10/18/19 11:02 am
If anyone has met the Copper Cog purchase requirement to access the special Discord channel and has not yet been given access to the channel, please message me on Discord to have your 'Cogsworn' status updated. I may have missed a few of you in the flurry of the past few weeks.
Issa (#1)
09/22/19 9:49 am
I'll be hanging out in Ask Issa again this morning!