Quick Match - There are now checkboxes on mares Genetics pages that are the foundation of Quick Match, giving you the ability to tailor your searches to whatever genes you want to prioritize for each individual mare. Any gene not checked will not be included in your search. Any checked gene will be included within the parameters of search type.
KISS - Will remain relaxed crosses, including distance and surface genes. If a Performance gene is selected, all stallions with Good or better will be included. All other core functions of KISS and Forever KISS remain the same as in previous years in regards to Performance Merits, Peak, and so on.
Standard and Forever - Will provide more ideal results, only including stallions who are Excellent or better in all selected Performance genes. This also applies to distance and surface genes. (If you want to include intermediate distance or semi-surface studs, untick distance and/or surface boxes.) All other core functions of Standard and Forever searches remain unchanged.
Horse Trader - Any horse purchased from the HT will now come with Morale, Distance Proficiency, and Surface Proficiency high enough to begin training and racing immediately.
November 21st, 2020 [February Y43]
Grooming - Grooming is now a training option for racing horses who are not yet saddle trained. This will allow you to groom and attempt saddle training within the same month.
Yearling Groundwork - t now has a chance to raise any stat and can improve different stats each month. However, the maximum a stat can improve to from Groundwork is 3 - and yearlings may not reach 3 on any/all stats by the time they age up.
Producer Quality - Producer Quality can now be tested from the Genetics page of pensioned horses. Horses are only eligible for this method of testing if they are: pensioned, at least 20 years old, and owned by their breeder. Horses without a breeder are never eligible. This Producer Quality test costs $2,000,000 or 200 PC for males and $1,000,000 or 100 PC for females.
Bloodline Mutations - Bloodline Mutations can now be tested from from their Genetics page. Horses are eligible to test if they are pensioned or have at least 10 foals on the ground. The ‘Mutation Test’ costs $1,000,000 or 100 PC for males and $500,000 or 50 PC for females.
November 19th, 2020 [February Y43]
Foal Slots - Stallions are no longer born with foal slots unless they are Stock or Standardbred (which are born with 5). When a colt retires, he will have either 5 or 15 slots awarded based upon points. If he earned 50 racing points he receives 5 slots; if he earned 100 racing points (Performance Merit) he receives 15 slots. These are in addition to the 5 slots STB and stock start with. Considering baseline slots, SIP bonuses, and item bonuses, and possible CoS reward, the maximum possible slots for Thoroughbred and Goldblood stallions is now 38 and the maximum for Standardbred and Stock is 43. This does not include AI straws, which can be drawn regardless of a stallion's limit.
Legacy and Victor's Blades - now award a set number of slots rather than a random amount that can sometimes feel unfair. Legacy now adds 3 slots up to a maximum of 25 slots. Victor's Blade now adds 5 slots up to a maximum of 30 slots. Legacy is also now awarded free to any horse who earns Performance Distinction (250 points), rather than giving them 1 extra foal slot.
Happy Ball - The durability of Happyball and Slurpit has been reduced to 3 months.
November 17th, 2020 [February Y43]
Surface Aptitude - Surface proficiency will now decline at each month's rollover, just like distance proficiency. Surface also now mirrors distances in breeding in terms of impact on stats. Horses with no Strong aptitude will suffer small penalties to their stats, while horses with no aptitude at all (dd tt) will be impacted more severely.
November 14th, 2020 [January Y43]
Distance Training - Horses will now gain proficiency at the distance you train as well as neighboring distances. At each month’s rollover, all horses will lose proficiency at different rates depending upon their distance genes.
Proficiency Bar - The proficiency bar (on Horse page) and star (on Exercise page) colors. With the inclusion of a new grey color, there are now 4 categories of training a horse can fall into: grey - 0-24% (Poor), red - 25-49% (Fair), yellow - 50-74% (Average), green - 75-100% (Excellent). Although green is most ideal and will reward your horse with the best PR in races and no chance of injury, yellow-range proficiency is acceptable with insignificant chance of injury. Entering races at distances where a horse has red or grey proficiency should generally be avoided.
Distance Aptitude - There has been a small tweak to how horses inherit their favorite distances.
Style Proficiency - There is a new bar for horses Style Proficiency, for each style: Frontrunner, Midpack, and Closer. Horses improve their proficiency in a style when performing buddy workouts or entering races. It will determine how much style bonus they receive in races. Unmaxed horses have a chance to gain bonus stats when training based upon their style proficiency. Style proficiency never contributes to injury risk. There is nothing wrong with entering a horse who has 0% (or otherwise low) proficiency. Although their PR may suffer.
2YOs - All exhaustion penalities have been removed however 2YOs now require more energy to train, including first intervals or gate training. The only training options that remain ‘free’ for the first training of the month are Maintenance and Saddle Training.
Weather Forecasts - Weather icons at tracks now represent a forecast of anticipated weather. As with real forecasts, the actual weather may vary. This will never be an extreme variation, but a slight change in once direction or another.
November 14th, 2020 [January Y43]
Glow Up - A new box and button now will appear on every horse when they turn two. They will also appear on grey horses annually.
Horse Trader - Prices have been reduced for high ranked players and 2YO Thoroughbreds are back in stock.
Horse Trader Breeding Incentives - Stallions now receive a bonus $250,000 for covering a Horse Trader or MII mare. Mares bred to Horse Trader stallions also receive a $250,000 stipend. These only apply when breeding to horses owned by other players.
Horse Trader Series - Horses who have been purchased directly from the HT as well as horses who are HT x HT bred (both parents were HT horses) will be eligible for these races. The new HT series race divisions will be kicking off in Thoroughbred Gems and Trinities this year for both sexes, on both surfaces, in both America and Europe.
Grade Restrictions - Grade restrictions have been removed. However downgrading a horse will still have PR penalities, earn Handily notes, and abuse is subject to warning.
Stock Breed Distances - Stock breeds now have added 100 and 900 yard races. Distances will change for some series races to account for the new distances.
Stock Series Races - Midsummer Futurity and International Stock Horse Championships will be split by breed beginning this year. Both will offer a Quarter Horse and a Paint Horse division and the ISHC will officially become IQHC and IPHC, respectively.
Appendix Geldings - Will be exempt from normal Appendix restrictions, meaning they will be able to enter series races without purifying or earning points.
Stock and Standardbred Races - Race cards for both breeds will be expanded. Both breeds will also consume less Energy and Rest in races, allowing them to race at a more realistic frequency.
Fillies - Fillies are no longer eligible to retire just for having low potential. The minimum Longevity requirement for all horses has been reduced from 10 races to 6 races. However, 2 year olds of all breeds will now consume more Longevity with each start.
October 28th, 2020 [November Y42]
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) 03/20/21 6:29 pm
Ahem... Now the Select Sale is properly open for bids!
Issa (#1) 03/16/21 1:36 pm Mosaic is now in the Custom Previewer and might also be making an appearance on some of the Select Sale horses starting to sneak into my barns.
Issa (#1) 03/15/21 4:26 pm
Horses now have a chance to gain Courage in races. The chance is based on age, with 2 year olds having the highest chance followed by 3 year olds and then older horses.
Issa (#1) 03/14/21 4:30 pm
A bug has been fixed which was causing a substantial number of horses under age 10 to completely bypass the impacts of Travel on Rest, Energy, and PR. All horses will now be affected by Travel as intended.
Issa (#1) 03/13/21 1:05 pm
The first training of the month for 2 year olds no longer consumes Energy if it is Interval or Gate Training.
Issa (#1) 03/08/21 9:26 pm
If your horse fancies making a splash, they might like the new options in Spilled Paint!
Issa (#1) 03/08/21 1:01 pm
A little bird told me a new Badger is on the loose...
Issa (#1) 03/07/21 2:11 pm
The impacts of Gleam and Grooming on Coat Condition have been reduced.
Issa (#1) 03/07/21 10:11 am
March B color shows did not run with rollover and will be manually ran Monday.
Issa (#1) 03/06/21 4:49 pm FirstBuddy Workouts now increase surface and distance in addition to style proficiency.
Issa (#1) 03/06/21 12:14 pm Happyball and Slurpit have been removed from inventories. Refunds have been issued to all players who had them.
Issa (#1) 03/05/21 2:29 pm
There's a new contest in #dream_horses on Discord. Rules are pinned in that channel.
Issa (#1) 03/05/21 2:28 pm Color Shows are now open for entries!
Issa (#1) 03/04/21 7:19 pm
Have questions? Need help? Head over to Discord and participate in Ask A Mod!
Issa (#1) 03/03/21 12:55 pm Color Shows will now run each meet.
Issa (#1) 03/01/21 11:54 am
The Breeding Center is temporarily unavailable.
Briana (#3) 02/24/21 8:15 pm
The Pacific region will once again host its own set of the various series races this year.
Issa (#1) 02/23/21 8:56 pm Prime now shows specific values in the Forever Pro Traits panel.
Issa (#1) 02/22/21 4:30 pm
Beginning in Y45 solid bred Paint Horses will be ineligible for series races.
Issa (#1) 02/21/21 10:01 am Surface proficiency has been impacted by a bug again. You may fix it as directed in the red boxes at the top of horse pages.
Briana (#3) 02/19/21 8:18 pm
Prep races for CC and TT will be occurring in February!
Issa (#1) 02/18/21 7:01 pm Surface drops will be back in place for this month's rollover. If you notice any surface proficiency issues after the site reopens, please immediately notify a moderator and refrain from training horses.
Issa (#1) 02/17/21 10:51 am
I will be hosting Ask A Mod in Discord for the next couple of hours. Drop by if you have questions!
Issa (#1) 02/17/21 10:46 am
If you edited stud fees in the last 12 hours your fees may have accidentally been set as PC. Please double check and update your fees if you experienced this problem.
Briana (#3) 02/13/21 12:06 pm Rollover will be changed to Sunday, February 21st.
Issa (#1) 02/11/21 10:36 am Rollover has been extended to Wednesday.
Issa (#1) 02/10/21 8:17 pm SIP testing will no longer be available until July.
Issa (#1) 02/07/21 4:18 pm
The Events page has been updated with series race distances for Y44. Please refer to it when preparing your horses.
Briana (#3) 02/06/21 7:37 pm Experience will be resetting in January due to several bugs allowing horses to gain too much throughout the year.
Issa (#1) 02/06/21 5:58 pm Buddy workouts will be unavailable after rollover.
Issa (#1) 02/02/21 3:45 pm
We have fixed a bug which was causing some QH/PH/STB to gainRest in races rather than losing. This will not impact any horse's current Rest levels, but you may see different Rest fluctuation in future months for the horses involved.
Issa (#1) 01/29/21 12:42 am
The Training Help pop-out guide has a fresh coat of paint!
Issa (#1) 01/28/21 1:17 pm
Horses of any age may now gain random stats from Maintenance training.
Issa (#1) 01/27/21 3:29 pm Buddy Workouts no longer add Risk to horses with low Energy.
Issa (#1) 01/25/21 10:16 pm
Have a moment to spare? If you have any experience with our buddy workout feature we'd love to see you participate in a quick survey here.
Issa (#1) 01/23/21 8:54 pm Buddy Workouts will be unavailable in November and December to any horse that performed a buddy workout in September, October, or November. Fear not - BWs from any of those months still count for WCF and ISHC!
Issa (#1) 01/21/21 12:59 pm
The cost of Hype has been updated to match Focus. It also now always increases Risk and has a more significant impact on Risk when fed to 2 year olds.
Issa (#1) 01/16/21 11:06 am
You may now add colts of any age to your favorite studs list.
Issa (#1) 01/09/21 1:24 pm Hype no longer reduces Rest.
Issa (#1) 01/08/21 8:29 pm
Bonuses/penalties for early/late entry have been removed. You may now enter on whatever day suits your schedule without suffering consequences!