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Page last updated: September 21st, 2022

September 20th, 2022 [September A Y50]
  1. Initiate's Quest - Purses for Initiate's Quest races have been increased to $6,000,000.

September 19th, 2022 [September A Y50]
  1. Training Auction - Held 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.
  2. Events Page - The Events page has a small update to include reminders for a few key dates/events.

September 3rd, 2022 [June B Y50]
  1. SIP Updates - AFP requirements for each level have been adjusted, SIP is also now dynamic and can fluctuate over time based on AFP each year a stallion is tested.
  2. Bonus Foal Slots - Freshmen stallions (those who have no foals born yet) will receive foal slots based upon the number of outside mares they covered. They earn 1 foal slot per outside mare covered, up to a maximum of 5 bonus slots.
  3. Hide Mares - An option has been added to mare Breeding Info pages which will 'Hide' or 'Unhide' mares. When hidden, mares will not show up on Mare Services.
  4. Racing / PR Updates - The significance of favorite distance has been decreased, which will result in less penalties (or less PR fluctuation overall) when racing away from favorite distance. The rate at which horses gain and lose Experience has been rebalanced. Horses can no longer suffer random injuries in races. Risk no longer contributes toward chances for major injuries unless it is high enough to trigger a racing note.
  5. Gilt - Gilt hooves have a little extra propulsion and don't seem to be impacted by track bias, Gilt eyes keep a keen gaze on their competitors and can easily adapt to any pace in a race.
  6. Crafting Updates - Crafting requirements for Blossom Tea and Frozen Nectar have been updated.

August 28th, 2022 [June A Y50]
  1. Care Page - 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.

August 26th, 2022 [May B Y50]
  1. PR Penalties - PR penalties for racing away from Favorite Distance have been significantly reduced.
  2. Experience - Experience gain/loss has been rebalanced, which should make it easier for young horses and others that have been struggling to gain Experience.

August 18th, 2022 [April B Y50]
  1. Frosting - Frosting markings have been updated and now include a 3rd option. You may need to CTRL+F5 to see the updates.

August 15th, 2022 [April A Y50]
  1. Breeding Info Page - Stallions now show AFP, Grade, and SIP history at the top of the page. All horses show offspring series winners relevant to their breed.

August 14th, 2022 [April A Y50]
  1. Hide Mare - 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.
  2. PR Bug - 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.

August 11th, 2022 [March B Y50]
  1. Victor's Blades - Stallions can now use multiple Victor's Blades so long as they don't exceed the maximum of 30 foal slots.

August 9th, 2022 [March A Y50]
  1. Hypomate - A Hypomate button has been added to pedigrees for all horses to quickly reference how their parents matched.
  2. Mare Services - Hypomate buttons have been added to the 'Mares Due' lists in Mare Services.
  3. Custom Jockey - You may now rename custom jockeys from the Jockey page.
  4. Quick View - A Quick View page is now available for retired geldings.
  5. Exercise - Condition and Energy now show on the Exercise page of retired horses.

August 8th, 2022 [March A Y50]
  1. Stud Services Update - Stud Services shows a warning icon when stallions have low Condition.
  2. Injuries - Horses can no longer suffer random injuries in races. Injuries only occur when caused by a controllable factor.
  3. Risk - Risk can only contribute to chances for a major injury if it is high enough to trigger a race note. Any level of Risk still contributes to minor injury chances.

August 5th, 2022 [February Y50]
  1. Hypomate Update - Male Probability and Athleticism have been added to Hypomate.

August 1st, 2022 [February Y50]
  1. Birth Max Bug Fix - The bug causing discrepancies between Birth Max and maxed stats has been fixed. If you have horses impacted by this, you will need to train their stats up to their correct max. (6yo+ will auto max from any training.)

July 29th, 2022 [January Y50]
  1. Cream Update - Homozygous Cream horses that carry Sooty may need their images reloaded from their Image Gallery.

July 26th, 2022 [January Y50]
  1. New Background - New background Origins is now available! You can buy the infinite version in the Pro Shop and the regular version can be acquired in super secret places.

July 22nd, 2022 [January Y50]
  1. Color Bases Update - Black and Smoky Black each have 2 new variant bases. A Glow Up button has been activated for horses who have one of the new bases.

July 21st, 2022 [January Y50]
  1. New Feed Type - Tone can be fed to horses to increase their condition at the expense of rest.
  2. New Training Type - In Company is available to perform as regular training. Benefits are shown in Training Help.
  3. Partnership Updates - Partnerships are now sold at a flat rate of $250,000.

July 20th, 2022 [January Y50]
  1. Gelding Updates - Geldings are now eligible to retire upon reaching 100% Gelding Advancement.
  2. Color Updates - Horses with Color Merit or Color Distinction now have a higher chance of passing that respective color to their foals.

July 17th, 2022 [January Y50]
  1. Import Updates - Imports can no longer have Fair Performance Genes or Low Athleticism, Peak, or Travel.

June 12th, 2022 [August Y49]
  1. Suggested Grade - Suggested Grade has been updated to reflect recent PRs when a horse has finished races within the current year. This will make it a more accurate representation of what grade a horse should perform best in.

June 9th, 2022 [July Y49]
  1. Partnerships - You may now purchase up to 200 partnerships in yearlings each year. This is an increase from the former limit of 60.

June 6th, 2022 [July Y49]
  1. Tack Color Update - The Pro/Ultra color range has been expanded from 18 to 40 colors. Taupe has also been added to the natural (basic) wrap color options. The new colors are all available in both Tack Management settings and individual Equipment pages.

June 4th, 2022 [June Y49]
  1. New Tack Set - A gorgeous new set of Pride saddle blankets has been added. These are free for everyone and can be used on any racing horses after you enable them in your Settings.

June 3rd, 2022 [June Y49]
  1. Golden Apple Orchard - The Golden Apple Orchard now offers Heir's Crowns.

June 2nd, 2022 [June Y49]
  1. Retired Mares - Retired mares are now eligible to pension for free. This is being offered on a trial basis through at least the end of the Y50 breeding season.
  2. Retirement Age - Beginning in Y50, the maximum racing age will be reduced to 10. Horses 11 years and older will be ineligible to enter races and automatically retired from racing.

June 1st, 2022 [June Y49]
  1. 3YO Races - 3 year old only races for stock and Standardbreds have been added. These include G3 and G2 races of distances appropriate for 3yos.

April 18th, 2022 [January Y48]
  1. Goldblood Updates - The majority of updates pertaining to Goldbloods are in and functioning - the entire outline of updates and changes on the breed is available in this news post.
  2. Training Assistants and Jockey Purses - Updated with assistants becoming substantially cheaper. Charts with a breakdown of these fees can be viewed on their respective pages.
  3. Race Preferences - May now be set to include ‘Any Tracks', which will show races at tracks from all regions when searching for races.
  4. Forums - You can now 'Subscribe' to forum posts to receive notification of replies. Authors of original posts will automatically receive notifications for replies to their posts.
  5. Boosted Horses - Players only receive boosted HT horses for their first 25 horses. If they sell these horses, they will not receive more boosted horses.
  6. Distance Bugs - Bugs impacting 2-3 year old favorite distances for Thoroughbreds, Quarter Horses, and Paint Horses last year have been fixed for this year. 3 year olds should never have a favorite distance over 9F or 600yds.
  7. Race Results - Race result pages have a minor update to make it easier to see placings.
  8. Partnership Fees - Partnership purchase fees will be refunded if a horse is sent to the GAO and had not yet earned over $750,000.

April 10th, 2022 [December Y48]
  1. Groundwork - Groundwork can gain Maturity, Prime, and Consistency and also reduce Risk. Groundwork already provides a chance to gain Courage, which could be another boon for developing young horses.
  2. Long Gallops - Long Gallops now improve Peak and Maturity, making it a natural progression from Groundwork for horses who aren’t mentally or physically ready to race.
  3. Goldbloods - Goldbloods will have their own unique races not combined with Thoroughbreds. These races will be held at entirely new tracks, with a new distance range, and will also offer slightly different surface options.
  4. Buddy Works - Because each of our breeds has become so unique, each breed will only be able to perform buddy workouts with buddies of the same breed.
  5. Stellar Races - Stellar races will also be deactivated beginning in Y49, although it’s possible they’ll return if/when breeds fill out competitive G1 fields.

April 9th, 2022 [November Y48]
  1. Loot Cratess - Gold Loot Crates have been reimbursed with Crystal Chalices and Green Loot Crates have been reimbursed with Classic Surprise Boxes.
  2. Groundwork - Groundwork for racers and Long Gallops have been improved with added benefits.
  3. Driving Trials - Driving Trials do not factor in Colt Composure or Filly Power.
  4. Horse Sales - All race preferences will now be reset when a horse is sold, leased, auctioned, or claimed.

March 12th, 2022 [May Y48]
  1. Retired Stock - Retired Quarter Horses, Paint Horses and Standardbreds no longer suffer from extra Condition loss until they are 20 years or older.
  2. Goldbloods - Beginning in Y49, Goldbloods will no longer be sharing races with Thoroughbreds. More details on what's coming for the breed will be announced closer to that time.
  3. Standardbreds - Do you like Standardbreds? Get your driving horses lined up and prepaired for 3 mile races. Something unpaircedented is coming soon!

February 19th, 2022 [May Y48]
  1. Entry Requirements - The 3 entry requirement to earn points has been removed from all races. All races will award full points, as appropriate, according to the chart in the Handbook.

January 25th, 2022 [January Y48]
  1. Springo - Springo now has a daily limit of 10 plays for monetary rewards (rather than $100,000). You may continue to play additional games to earn blackout raffle tickets.
  2. Stud Services - Stud Services now has a breakdown of mares due in the current year and mares already covered for the upcoming year to make it easier to keep track of foal slots. Players can no longer accept breeding requests if total foals + mares in foal would exceed a stallion's foal limit.

January 24th, 2022 [January Y48]
  1. Blood Type - Due to a bug with Blood Type inheritance, some unretired horses may have a rerolled from their sire's BT to their dam's BT.
  2. Trophy Hall - The Trophy Hall revamp is live! You can view it from your Stable profile page.

January 23rd, 2022 [January Y48]
  1. Basic Wraps - Basic Wraps now have 25 uses.
  2. Buddy Workouts - You may now select a jockey and track when performing buddy workouts.
  3. Scratching - If you decide to scratch a horse from their race (at a non-home track) after performing a BW at that track your horse will lose Energy.

January 22nd, 2022 [December Y47]
  1. Hill & Dale - The Y48 Hill & Dale will feature races at both 2M and 4M. A new series for Standardbreds will be added to the December lineup featuring races for 2 and 3 year olds as well as a Driving Trial. More info can be found on the Events calendar.
  2. Male Probability - Male Probability is visible on Genetics pages again.

January 18th, 2022 [December Y47]
  1. Court of Stars - Court of Stars now rewards Heir's Crown instead of Pixie Powder and Stardust (which is retired).

January 13th, 2022 [November Y47]
  1. Meet Energy - Beginning in Y48, horses will only regain Energy at end-of-month rollovers. Like in off season, Energy gained will be approximately double of what has normally been gained at each meet rollover.

January 9th, 2022 [November Y47]
  1. Stallion Listing - Stallions may only be listed at stud from January through June.
  2. Acreage - You can now sell unwanted acreage from the Manage Farm page. Pro members receive 60% of the current purchase rate and non-Pro receive 40%.




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Making Magic
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.
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.
Issa (#1)
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.
Issa (#1)
08/09/22 3:05 pm
You may now rename custom jockeys from the Jockey page.
Issa (#1)
08/09/22 2:19 pm
Hypomate buttons have been added to the 'Mares Due' lists in Mare Services.
Issa (#1)
08/09/22 2:11 pm
A Hypomate button has been added to pedigrees for all horses to quickly reference how their parents matched.
Issa (#1)
08/08/22 5:30 pm
The Breeding Pass Raffle seems to be in a generous mood!
Issa (#1)
08/08/22 2:04 pm
Risk can only contribute to chances for a major injury if it is high enough to trigger a race note. Any level of Risk still contributes to minor injury chances.
Issa (#1)
08/08/22 2:04 pm
Horses can no longer suffer random injuries in races. Injuries only occur when caused by a controllable factor.
Issa (#1)
08/08/22 2:04 pm
Stud Services shows a warning icon when stallions have low Condition.
Issa (#1)
08/05/22 11:50 am
Male Probability and Athleticism have been added to Hypomate.
Issa (#1)
08/02/22 9:50 pm
Seems like a great night to spread a little extra Joy!
Issa (#1)
08/01/22 5:49 pm
The Performance Ratings page of the Handbook is finished! Click here to view.
Issa (#1)
08/01/22 2:26 pm
The bug causing discrepancies between Birth Max and maxed stats has been fixed. If you have horses impacted by this, you will need to train their stats up to their correct max. (6yo+ will auto max from any training.)
Issa (#1)
07/30/22 1:09 pm
Reminder: Registrations for the August Board Game Arena tournament are open through this weekend. Try to sign up as soon as possible if you need invitations!
Issa (#1)
07/29/22 9:16 pm
Homozygous Cream horses that carry Sooty may need their images reloaded from their Image Gallery.
Issa (#1)
07/28/22 10:07 pm
We're kicking off another long-awaited Project Six contest this year. Details can be found in the Contests forum.
Issa (#1)
07/28/22 5:40 pm
A recap of last night's breeding workshop has been posted on the forum!
Issa (#1)
07/26/22 7:09 pm
New background Origins is now available! You can buy the infinite version in the Pro Shop and the regular version can be acquired in super secret places.
Issa (#1)
07/26/22 3:47 pm
Smelt away, all ye hoarders o' gold!
Issa (#1)
07/25/22 2:14 pm
Registrations are open for August's Ausome Anniverary Board Game Arena tournament. More information can be found on Discord!
Light Shock (#2785)
07/25/22 12:46 am
If you're interested in more Y50 shenanigans, there's a forum post waiting for you! Go check it out.
Issa (#1)
07/23/22 12:13 am
Ready for adventure? Head on over to the Year 50 Celebration! (Thanks Maeve for the gorgeous banner!)
Issa (#1)
07/22/22 7:33 pm
Black and Smoky Black each have 2 new variant bases. A Glow Up button has been activated for horses who have one of the new bases.
Issa (#1)
07/22/22 4:31 pm
Color Shows are open for entering.
Issa (#1)
07/21/22 2:46 pm
Partnerships are now sold at a flat rate of $250,000.
Issa (#1)
07/21/22 2:19 pm
New training option alert! In Company is available to perform as regular training. Benefits are shown in Training Help.
Maeve (#1539)
07/21/22 10:32 am
A new feed has been dropped! Tone can be fed to horses to increase their condition at the expense of rest.
Maeve (#1539)
07/20/22 10:18 pm
Horses with Color Merit or Color Distinction now have a higher chance of passing that respective color to their foals.
Maeve (#1539)
07/20/22 12:25 pm
Geldings are now eligible to retire upon reaching 100% Gelding Advancement.
Maeve (#1539)
07/17/22 4:25 pm
Imports can no longer have Fair Performance Genes or Low Athleticism, Peak, or Travel.
Light Shock (#2785)
07/04/22 6:25 pm
A lovely Goldblood lady from the recent Select Sale was not picked up. She has been relisted in an auction that will end no sooner than 24 hours from now. All bids are done in PC and must be paid for in PC.