Rest - The Rest star has been adjusted to be a little easier to follow. The Rest race note has been updated accordingly.
Sugar Cubes - Sugar cubes keep Rest at consistent levels like energy, but do not reset Rest to 100%.
World Championship Festivals - Horses who finish 10th or better in Gold Cups are now eligible for World Championship Races, except for 2 year old races. Races with more than 20 entrants will still utilize the entry pool system, as will all 2 year old races.
Tournaround Medallion - Tournaround Medallions now improve a horse's Steeplechase stat genes to at least average. Each Tournaround Medallion has 1 use.
Listing Fees - Listing fees must now be paid to stand a stallion publicly. More information can be found on the Standing a Stud page in the Handbook.
Stallion Incentive Program - Adjustments have been made to the Stallion Incentive Program requirements. A new icon to denote Sophomore stallions has been added for studs with less than 10 foals.
Golden Apple Orchard - Now accepting fillies/mares 20+ potential (with Business skill) with increased bonus apples. Also receive Vigor and a Breeding Pass for each filly/mare given up (possibly for a limited time).
Pasture Extension - Pasture can now be extended from a horse's page. Horses must have pasture extended to receive extra benefits. Yearlings not eligible for pasture extension.
Penalty for not feeding/training - Horses not fed during a month now lose energy at monthly rollover. Yearling buddies not fed and trained will not provide benefits to assigned yearlings.
Trophies awarded - Trophies awarded for the following series from Y40 to present: individual CC race winners, individual TT race winners, MSF, ES (individual and series), ISHC, BF/IF, and IQ. All listed races now count towards Superior awards.
Partnerships - Have been updated so that only yearlings are eligible to partner with. Each horse may now only have 10 partners, and stables are limited to 60 per year. Payouts have also been adjusted and are listed on the Partnerships page.
Diamond Level Consistency - A bug was discovered and corrected that caused Diamond players to not gain consistency through normal training. Horses 2YO-4YO who were affected were awarded appropriate amounts of consistency.
September 20th, 2020 [June Y42]
Energy Race Notes - Adjustment made so that it will now trigger a note when a horse enters a race with 70% or less Energy, while the severe note will continue to trigger at 30% or below.
Energy Fluctuation - Horses will now lose less energy in races, but also recover energy slower. This will be easier to enter back to back meets with a lower chance of injury.
Series Awards - Awards missing from series like the Timber Tournament and Crusader's Challenge was awarded for years Y38-Y41.
September 13th, 2020 [May Y42]
Awards - Y41 Year End Award winners awarded, with new awards including Tenacious Trainers for players that are the most actively entering races throughout the year and Rockstar Rookie to Green or Novice players with at least 50 starts who have the highest average points per start of the year.
September 5th, 2020 [April Y42]
Fairs - Standardbreds now have 2 yo series races at 7F and 8F.
September 3rd, 2020 [April Y42]
Pastures - Pastures have been introduced. They have a lot of cool perks depending on whether the horse is a yearling, a racer or a broodmare!
August 31st, 2020 [March Y42]
Item limitations - Blazing Horseshoes, Frozen Horseshoes, Goggles, Happyballs, Slurpits, Jump Standards and Grandma’s Samplers are the only items (besides marking items) that can be used on horses aged 3 and under. Alfalfa Cubes and Mineral Blocks can only be fed to horses aged 4 yo+.
PR adjustments - PRs has been adjusted and horses will likely run lower PRs than before. Style scores affect PR less.
Exhaustion - The first tier of exhaustion no longer reduces soundness.
August 19th, 2020 [January Y42]
Track Familiarity - Horses can only have one home track. However, your horse will now be able to gain familiarity with multiple tracks.
Tearms of Service - Tearms of Service 3.1 was added pertaining to no FFH regulations or support of trades such as items, currence and breeding.
June 19th, 2020 [May Y41]
Color Shows - Color shows, coat condition, Gleam and Grooming were added!
April 19th, 2020 [August Y40]
Training Changes - Training a horse with low Energy may result in exhaustion, which can cause a horse to suffer a variety of consequences. Stats and traits negatively impacted are: Morale, Condition, Soundness, Prime, and Athleticism. Chance of refusal has been reduced.
Group Training - A new feature has been added to Auto Train for racers. Known as Group Training, this will allow you to select a Group for your horses when locking in their Auto Train preferences. As of now, the options you can choose from are A or B.
April 18th, 2020 [July Y40]
Buddy Workouts - Buddy Workouts now always require only 10% Energy, rather than amounts based upon Athleticism. However, working a horse with less than 100% Energy will increase Risk.
Race performance Horses will now lose varying amounts of Morale based upon race performance.
April 13th, 2020 [July Y40]
Prime Stars - Each prime Star now represents 4 months of prime.
Select % - Custom % has been removed and replaced with Select %.
April 12th, 2020 [July Y40]
Appendix Changes - Appendix now earn their papers (become full stock) at 25 points.
April 7th, 2020 [June Y40]
Point Changes - Minimum entry requirements for full points have been reduced to 3 for all races. Training skill 9 has been removed.
March 31st, 2020 [May Y40]
Import Changes - Import prices have been increased. The up front "browsing" fee is 500 PC. The total fee 2000 PC for Green/Novice, 2500 PC for Savvy/Amateur, and (unchanged) 3000 PC for Master/Diamond. Limits will also now reset yearly rather than monthly.
March 19th, 2020 [March Y40]
Entry Limit - Stables may enter up to 3 horses in any non-AQ/series race.
March 13th, 2020 [February Y40]
MA and SC Golden Apples - Marathon and Steeplechase will award 2 golden apples per G3/G2 start.
March 7th, 2020 [January Y40]
Breeding Passes - The amount of starts required to earn breeding passes was reduced for all ranks.
March 2nd, 2020 [January Y40]
Point Changes - Races will now only award points if there are at least 5 entries with the exception of Standardbred, 2yo ONLY, and 3yo ONLY races which must have at least 3 entries. In cases where races do not have enough entries to qualify for normal points, the winner will still receive 1 point.
March 1st, 2020 [January Y40]
Buddy Workouts - Horses performing buddy workouts will now have a higher chance of improving their unmaxed stats.
Maintenance Training - When performing Maintenance training, 2 and 3 year olds may occasionally improve a random (unmaxed) stat. The chance of gaining stats through Maintenance is based on Development and Peak genes.
February 28, 2020 [December Y39]
Green 2 Gold Changes - Green 2 Gold will be split by breed rather than gender from Y40 on. Standardbred don’t currently have a team, but Stock, Thoroughbred, and Goldblood have their own teams.
February 16, 2020 [November Y39]
Race Changes - TB and GB races will be completely split, down to allowance. Trinity preps will go from December through March B. A limited card for STBs will be offered in meet A.
Driving Trial - Driving Trial Eligibility shows correctly on the main page for Standardbreds. Driving genes were adjusted so more HT/SS/Import would be eligible for transition.
Issa (#1) 11/29/20 4:20 pm
We're ringing in some holiday cheer with a new contest! More details can be found on the forum.
Issa (#1) 11/27/20 4:01 pm MII qualifications have been adjusted.
Issa (#1) 11/21/20 11:54 pm
Seeing as a lot of people are still trying to finish up barns, rollover is being postponed by 1 hour and will start at 2:00am. The site will be down an extra hour, until 4:00am.
Issa (#1) 11/19/20 3:17 pm Performance Distinction now rewards Legacy, but no longer adds an extra foal slot to males.
Issa (#1) 11/19/20 1:55 pm Legacy now always adds 3 slots, up to a maximum of 25 foal slots for stallions. Victor's Blade now always adds 5 slots, up to a maximum of 30 foal slots.
Issa (#1) 11/19/20 1:27 pm
The durability of Happyball and Slurpit has been reduced to 3 months.
Issa (#1) 11/14/20 9:38 am
Words of wisdom: As always, I suggest not getting too far into matching until the dust settles! (Or be prepared to make a few changes if needed.)
Issa (#1) 11/13/20 9:20 pm Horse Trader prices have been reduced. The HT also stocks 2yo Thoroughbreds again.
Issa (#1) 11/13/20 1:28 pm Race entering will be unavailable after January rollover.
Issa (#1) 11/12/20 6:12 pm
The Exercise page will be closed for maintenance after the January rollover. We do not yet have an ETA for when it will reopen.
Issa (#1) 11/02/20 5:10 pm
Problems with WCF qualifications have been resolved. Unqualified horses which had already entered the races have been scratched.
Issa (#1) 11/01/20 12:29 pm
Mares who do not receive their second checkup will no longer miscarry at the yearly rollover. Instead, their foals will be more likely to suffer from genetic defects.
Issa (#1) 10/29/20 3:24 pm
Does your horse dream of being a unicorn? Or maybe they're prowling for their purrever pride? Either way, we've got you covered! Trot on over to check out the two newest new backgrounds: Boonicorn and Rainboo Purrade! You can buy them as singles, infinites, or in the Rainboos & Boonicorns infinite bundle!
Issa (#1) 10/27/20 8:08 pm Hearthstones are now functional!
Issa (#1) 10/26/20 7:08 pm Trophies have been awarded for all series races from (at least) Y40 to present. This includes: individual CC races, individual TT races, MSF, ES, ISHC, BF/IF, and IQ.
Issa (#1) 10/26/20 1:52 pm
If you had one of the Horse Trader horses that was removed due to a bug this morning, post in the Modbox with the total amount spent and number of Trader Tickets used.
Issa (#1) 10/25/20 10:08 pm
Two new spookybackgrounds are available in the Pro Shop! Boo Sheet and Once In A Boo Moon are two variations of the same background. (One with a costume for your horse; one without!) If you want both you can purchase them in the Dejaboo bundle. (Forewarning: There may also be another background coming soon.)
Issa (#1) 10/25/20 3:40 pm Yearling buddies who are not fed and trained will not provide assigned yearlings any benefits.
Issa (#1) 10/25/20 3:40 pm
Horses who are not fed will lose Energy at rollover.
Issa (#1) 10/24/20 7:13 pm Crystal Chalices are now functional!
Issa (#1) 10/24/20 5:01 pm Pastured mares now have reduced miscarriage and stillborn chances in the year they return from pasture.
Issa (#1) 10/24/20 3:39 pm
You may now extend pasture from the main page of any horse who is currently on pasture.
Issa (#1) 10/24/20 1:49 pm
Stallions have a new SIP icon for 'Sophomore' stallions with less than 10 foals who haven't earned SIP.
Issa (#1) 10/24/20 12:34 pm
The item stock at the Golden Apple Orchard has been updated!
Issa (#1) 10/24/20 12:33 pm
The Golden Apple Orchard is now accepting fillies and mares as low as 20 potential (with Business skill). Additionally, trading in fillies/mares currently rewards bonus Golden Apples as well as a Breeding Pass and Vigor.
Issa (#1) 10/24/20 11:34 am Bronze SIP requirements have been reduced to 30 AFP with less than 10 foals and 28 AFP with 10 or more foals. All non-SIP studs are now eligible to test again.
Issa (#1) 10/23/20 8:36 pm Stallions may now be listed for Y43 stud. Beginning this breeding season, you must pay a listing fee to stand them publicly. You can find more details about listing fees in the Handbook.
Issa (#1) 10/23/20 4:13 pm SIP upgrading has been updated. Goldbloods have the same requirements as all other breeds. Bronze now requires 2 MII mares and Silver requires 3 MII mares.
Issa (#1) 10/23/20 2:03 pm Tournaround Medallion has a new use! It will now improve a horse's Steeplechase stat genes, making them a minimum of average quality. Each item may now only be used once.
Issa (#1) 10/23/20 12:18 pm
If you transitioned any horses to SC/DT since the news post last night, please PM Flash (#2) on FFH or Discord with the ID#s of all horses.
Alex (#165) 10/22/20 10:42 pm
Word scramble hint: 28 & 29 are thematically related but neither involves the word 'laugh'.
Issa (#1) 10/22/20 3:35 pm
4yo+ Horse Trader horses purchased by new players now automatically come with maxed Courage and Consistency.
Issa (#1) 10/22/20 12:58 pm
Since we are down to 2 regions, the top 10 Gold Cup finishers will be eligible for World Championship Festival races. Please remember they will still be subject to standard entry pool regulations if any WCF race ends up with over 20 entries.
Issa (#1) 10/22/20 11:30 am Sugar Cubes now maintain Rest as well as Energy. Their price has been adjusted accordingly and is now 400 PC.
Issa (#1) 10/21/20 9:22 pm
Final submissions for the contest must be sent to me no later than 9:00am tomorrow morning!
Issa (#1) 10/21/20 11:44 am
There's a pop-up contest happening on Discord! Easy to enter and everyone wins!
Issa (#1) 10/19/20 12:50 pm
The Rest star has been adjusted to be a little easier to follow. The Rest race note has been updated accordingly.
Issa (#1) 10/16/20 5:46 pm Registered names automatically lock when a horse is sold through sales or auction.
Issa (#1) 10/15/20 4:40 pm Steeplechase and Driving Trial transitioning is unavailable until further notice.
Issa (#1) 10/11/20 8:03 pm
Several updates have been made to Partnerships. Only yearlings are eligible for partnerships. The limit of partners per horse is now 10 and the limit per year, per stable, is now 60. The payouts have also been adjusted, as listed on the Partnerships page.
Issa (#1) 10/10/20 1:18 pm World Championship Festival races are moving to December.
Issa (#1) 10/06/20 7:06 pm Travel outside of region now reduces Rest.
Issa (#1) 10/06/20 6:07 pm Experience gain from races has been adjusted slightly to have a more flexible sliding scale based upon PR.
Issa (#1) 10/04/20 6:27 pm
Horses will be able to enter either region of Gold Cups this year, regardless of where their primary track is located.
Issa (#1) 10/04/20 10:27 am Y42 Yearling Sales are open for consignment!
Issa (#1) 10/03/20 10:42 am Auto Qualifier has been changed to Stellar. Icons and text references to this will be updated throughout the site.
Issa (#1) 10/01/20 7:39 pm Color Merits are officially coded in! They assign just like Performance Merits.
Issa (#1) 10/01/20 5:43 pm Heritage has been condensed into a simplified rating. It still contains 4 genes and is still rated as Poor through Outstanding. More info can be found here.
Issa (#1) 10/01/20 5:29 pm Oracle has been updated. It will now only raise stats to a maximum of 6 (down from 8), will not raise Courage or Consistency, and can be used no more than 3 times on a single horse.
Issa (#1) 10/01/20 4:15 pm Victor's Blade now has a once-per-lifetime limit.