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2019

Page last updated: October 10th, 2019

September 5th, 2019 [January Y38]
  1. Quick Match - Information regarding the new automatic quick match feature.

September 3rd, 2019 [January Y38]
  1. Lethal Champagne Syndrome - Crossing two champagne horses will now result in very high chances of stillborns and mare injuries or death.
  2. Stat Stars - now show as greyed out when they are unmaxed and turn blue when they are maxed.

August 13th, 2019 [November Y37]
  1. Star Me Up - New award system for being a kind player.
  2. Pacific Region Available - Information on switching to the new region.
  3. Trader Tickets - All players now earn 2 Trader Tickets per meet and new players start with 30 TT.
  4. Stained Glass Cookies - 2 Year Olds are no longer eligible, and a 2 per year limit on 3 year olds and older.
  5. Auto Qualifier Icon - Horses who have won Auto Qualifier races now show the AQ icon on the Stable page.

July 31st, 2019 [September Y37]
  1. Fundraising Festival - Fundraising for new art is open!
  2. Genetics Page Overhaul - Genotypes remodeled. You can now purchase most gene-related features directly from Genetics pages.
  3. Racing Points - 1 point now awarded to Allowance winners. G3 awards points through 3rd place.
  4. Pro Coins - Credit immediately to your account again!
  5. Set Preferences - Now have an option to set track condition (mud) preferences.
  6. Incognito - New minimalist skin.
  7. Imports - Reduced discounts for Standardbred and Stock Imports.
  8. Bulletin Board - Fancy mini news on the right bar.

July 28th, 2019 [September Y37]
  1. Community Discussion Forum - This weekend's discussions wrap up - you can still review/participate in Discord. Fundraising is being planned to implement new breed art and other anticipated features.

July 24th, 2019 [August Y37]
  1. Mare Improvement Incentive - Mares can now 'earn' MII status after 2 foals with a qualifying AFP.
  2. Stallion Incentive Program - The number of MII mares required to reach SIP has been increased.
  3. Stud Fee Bonus - Stallions covering MII mares will receive a $250,000 bonus from FFH.
  4. Morale - Buddy workouts provide less morale, while training and racing provides more.
  5. Experience - Buddy workouts provide less experience, while racing provides more.
  6. Upcoming Changes - A list of some upcoming changes was announced.
  7. Community Discussion Forums - New community discussion forums will begin this weekend! This is a chance for all members to participate in discussions about FFH development.

July 13th, 2019 [June Y37]
  1. Blood Types - An important, informative, news post regarding Blood Types.

July 5th, 2019 [May Y37]
  1. Arcane Fields - Arcane fields, a place to grow arcane trees, has been added to the Vale of Runes.

July 2nd, 2019 [May Y37]
  1. Stallions - All stallions now start with 5 additional foal slots up to a maximum of 40. 5 slots have been added to all existing stallions and those who were no longer at their limit and under the age of 24 have been unpensioned.

June 19th, 2019 [March Y37]
  1. Standardbred Races - Due to low populations and empty fields, Standardbred races will now only be held in B meets during the main racing season.

June 1st, 2019 [December Y36]
  1. Nonessential pages - Several nonessential, slow-loading, pages around FFH have been removed with aims to improve overall load times.
  2. Imports - Import prices have increased to appropriately reflect their quality. They can also no longer be sold or leased.
  3. Achievements - Achievement rewards have been adjusted.
  4. Stud Roster - The stud roster has been removed. Stud ads will now display on the Genotype Search page instead.
  5. Early Entry Incentives - Entering early will now reward you with Pro Coins!

May 27th, 2019 [?]
  1. Stud Fees - Suggested stud fees now take cloaking into consideration and will be appropriately increased for Cloaked horses.

May 25th, 2019 [?]
  1. Stay Logged In - A new checkbox has been added which will allow you to stay logged in.
  2. Barn Sorting - Barns and pastures are now sortable by breed.
  3. Automatic Pension - Horses will automatically be pensioned upon turning 25.
  4. Neglect Reclaim - You can now reclaim neglected horses (with a contract) through the page on your left Stable sidebar.
  5. Partnerships - A page has been added to view all partnerships invested in a horse.
  6. Aptitude Genes - The training advisor has been removed and replaced with the option to purchase Aptitude Genes at the Geneticist.
  7. Blazing Horseshoes - Blazing Horsehoes may now only be used 2 times per yer, per horse.
  8. PR Restrictions - PR restrictions have been increased for most grades/divisions across the board.

May 20th, 2019 [?]
  1. Auctions - Semi-annual training and bloodstock auctions have returned.
  2. Stock Horses - Longevity and Prime have increased for all stock horses.
  3. Horse Trader - Horses 4 years and older purchased from the Horse Trader now start fully maxed.
  4. Peak - Horses no longer lose Peak before the age of 3.
  5. Training Refusals - Some helpful tips for avoiding training refusals!

May 13th, 2019 [?]
  1. Standardbreds - Standardbreds have made their way into FFH!

April 19th, 2019 [?]
  1. New Items - New items have been added/improved: Bundle of TLC, Distance Dice, Cozy Cocoa, Thunderbolt Mints, Valebloom, Dust Bunnies.

April 17th, 2019 [?]
  1. Horse Images - Horse images have been updated to a new system. An Image Gallery has also been created, allowing you to upload your own art.
  2. Jockey Images - Jockey images have also been updated to a new system.

March 23rd, 2019 [?]
  1. Entering - All race entering must now be done through Quick Enter.

March 20th, 2019 [February Y36]
  1. Jockey Changes - Trailblazer, Last to First, and Adaptable jockeys now reduce the chances of your horse refusing to train.
  2. Tournaround Medallion - All Timber Tournament victors now receive a Tournaround Medallion that can make a horse SC eligible and also increasing their Longevity and Prime.
  3. Stock Horses Series Races - Two series races for stock horses were added in July A and December.
  4. Stallion Incentive Program Changes - A stallion must now have 10 foals on the ground to test for silver, 15 for gold and 20 for platinum.
  5. Serie Races Qualifying System - Entries into series races are now drawn through a pool system.
  6. Bronze SIP Stallions - Stallions reaching bronze SIP level will now be eligible for public studding if they weren't already.

March 8th, 2019 [December Y35]
  1. Off Season Training 2 - During off season Track or Trail Ride and long gallop may also increase prime.
  2. Stallion Incentive Program - It's now possible to test a stallion for SIP through his breeding page.

March 7th, 2019 [December Y35]
  1. Selling Retired Horses - Retired horses no longer gain stats when bought or sold.
  2. Golden Apple Orchard - New items were added to the Golden Apple Orchard.
  3. Outbid Notifications - It's now possible to disable outbid notifications.
  4. Search Page - It's now possible to search by breed and by ID in the main search.
  5. Rusty - Feeding Rusty the Recycler now gains EXP.
  6. Condition Decline - A horse who hasn't been fed/trained now suffers a larger decline in condition.
  7. Off Season Training - During off season Track or Trail Ride may improve a horse's maximum Courage or Consistency and Long Gallop may improve their Colt Composure or Filly Power.
  8. Well Rested - A horse who is well rested will earn a 'rested bonus'.

March 6th, 2019 [November Y35]
  1. Favorited Horses - Favorited horses can no longer be gelded.

March 4th, 2019 [November Y35]
  1. Evaluating Potential - Issa wrote a great tutorial on evaluating why a horse may have turned out with lower potential than expected. It can be found here.

March 1st, 2019 [October Y35]
  1. Current Entries Page - The current entries page was remodeled.
  2. Breeding Tutorial - Issa wrote a great breeding tutorial which can be found here.

February 28th, 2019 [October Y35]
  1. Jockey Fees - Jockey fees have been reduced.
  2. Assistant Fees - Assistant fees have been reduced.
  3. Race Purses - GII and allowances races have had their purses increased.
  4. Race Purse Distribution - The race purse distribution has gotten an update.
  5. Partnership Payback - Partnership paybacks have been increased.
  6. Genetic Rating For Yearlings - The price for buying the genetic ratings for a yearling has been reduced.
  7. Farm Plots - Farm plots have a smaller chance of triggering events and the fee has been reduced.
  8. Feed Prices - Feed prices have been reduced.
  9. Breeder Earnings - Breeder earnings were increased from 5% to 8%.
  10. Tack and Feed Discount - The 2* business skill discount on tack and feed were increased from 25% to 30%.
  11. Import Prices - The price of importing a horse were increased to a total of 500 PC.
  12. Saving Accounts - Saving Accounts were added.

February 24th, 2019 [October Y35]
  1. Horse-Trader Chaanges - HT horses now swap gender at midnight.
  2. Distance & Surface Training - The rate at which horses train distance and surface has been increased.
  3. Injury Odds - Injury odds have been reduced.

February 17th, 2019 [September Y35]
  1. Image Gallery - It's now possible to upload personalized images of horses.
  2. Pro-Coin Trades - PC trades through the banks were added.

February 12th, 2019 [August Y35]
  1. Gem & Trinity prospect Icons - Gem and Trinity prospect icons were added.
  2. Cap On Entry Fees - There's now a cap on entry fees depending on member status.
  3. Outbid Notices - Outbid notices were added.

February 7th, 2019 [July Y35]
  1. Breeding Info - 'Miscarried' will now show on a stud's breeding page if the mare miscarried.
  2. Mare Service - Mares are now divided by breeds on the mare service page, stallion names now link to the stallion, prefixes have been added to both stallions and mares, and hovering over the hearts will show due date and filly/colt if the mare has been ultrasounded or Dusted.
  3. Foaling Complications - Foaling complications show up in a mare's injury history.
  4. Sale Arena - The sale arena was split into breeds.
  5. Race Preferences - Your primary jockey will now be automatically be used if no jockey is set in race preferences.
  6. BB Code - BB code was added to messages and the forum.
  7. Favorite Bias Trait - A favorite bias trait was added, determining how much your horse benefits from racing at/near their favorite distance.
  8. Travel Preference Trait - A travel preference trait was added, determining how well a horse travels.

February 1st, 2019 [June Y35]
  1. New Breeds - Quarter horses and Paint horses were added.

January 17th, 2019 [April Y35]
  1. Stardust - Stardust has been nulled for series race tracks.
  2. Jump Standard - Jump Standard now improves a horse's jump gene.
  3. Blood Range - Paying one add-on point while creating a Goldblood allows you to chose a blood range.
  4. Imports - Imports were added to the game.


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Making Magic
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!
Issa (#1)
09/21/19 7:23 pm
Frozen Nectar is now limited to horses 4 years and older.
Issa (#1)
09/21/19 11:01 am
You can find me in Ask Issa (on Discord) for the next hour or so!
Issa (#1)
09/18/19 10:37 am
Rusty Recycler can now be fed every 15 minutes! For now, this change comes with no changes to how fast your meter fills or how often you receive Rumpled Packages. We hope this makes it easier for less active players to earn shiny rewards from Rusty. <3
Issa (#1)
09/16/19 2:42 pm
'Stay Logged In' is working again!
Issa (#1)
09/15/19 10:57 pm
Gelding now has an additional incentive! You will receive a monetary reward any time you geld a horse, provided he is not pensioned and, if retired, has at least 5 foal slots remaining, although their bonus will be reduced if they have less than 10 slots remaining. Gelding also rewards an additional $2,000,000 bonus to their base reward for each Select Sale parent.