Race Preferences - May now be set to include ‘Any Tracks', which will show races at tracks from all regions when searching for races.
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.
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.
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.
Race Results - Race result pages have a minor update to make it easier to see placings.
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]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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]
Loot Cratess - Gold Loot Crates have been reimbursed with Crystal Chalices and Green Loot Crates have been reimbursed with Classic Surprise Boxes.
Groundwork - Groundwork for racers and Long Gallops have been improved with added benefits.
Driving Trials - Driving Trials do not factor in Colt Composure or Filly Power.
Horse Sales - All race preferences will now be reset when a horse is sold, leased, auctioned, or claimed.
March 12th, 2022 [May Y48]
Retired Stock - Retired Quarter Horses, Paint Horses and Standardbreds no longer suffer from extra Condition loss until they are 20 years or older.
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.
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]
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]
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.
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]
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.
Trophy Hall - The Trophy Hall revamp is live! You can view it from your Stable profile page.
Buddy Workouts - You may now select a jockey and track when performing buddy workouts.
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]
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.
Male Probability - Male Probability is visible on Genetics pages again.
January 18th, 2022 [December Y47]
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]
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]
Stallion Listing - Stallions may only be listed at stud from January through June.
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%.
Monday, 04:38am October (Meet A) Year 49
Series Entries Close
Gold Cup Zodiac Zenith Wednesday (12:00pm)
Alex (#165) 06/24/22 12:09 am
Some of the Goldblood mares in the Select Sale Auction were consigned incorrectly. They have now been fixed and may be bid on again!
Issa (#1) 06/12/22 9:06 pm
Per community feedback, some updates have been made to the YA. See recent news post or Consign page for more information. Yearlings may also eat Alfalfa Cubes now.
Issa (#1) 06/12/22 6:15 pm 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.
Issa (#1) 06/09/22 1:46 pm
You may now purchase up to 200partnerships in yearlings each year. This is an increase from the former limit of 60.
Issa (#1) 06/06/22 8:28 pm
Racing horses 9 and older have been returned from pasture in case you'd like to race them this year with maximum racing age changes. If you want to keep them on pasture, just click the button to pasture them again.
Issa (#1) 06/06/22 6:06 pm
If you aren't seeing updated tack art/colors, you may need to hard refresh by pressing CTRL+F5. Clearing your cache may also help.
Issa (#1) 06/03/22 1:52 pm
The Golden Apple Orchard now offers Heir's Crowns.
Issa (#1) 06/02/22 8:59 pm 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.
Issa (#1) 06/02/22 7:39 pm
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.
Issa (#1) 05/27/22 12:18 pm
The color scale for Rest and Morale has been adjusted to include a blue indicator for the most ideal range, making it easier for those who can't see exact % to manage racing and training.
Issa (#1) 05/20/22 7:28 pm
The June Board Game Arena tournament is open for registration! Information can be found on Discord and the forum.
Issa (#1) 05/02/22 11:53 am
As part of our 30 (60) Days of Flowers, I will be painting every flower onto a postcard. If you'd like a chance at receiving a postcard, provide your address through this form. Recipients will be drawn randomly for each flower and each person may only be chosen once. You do not need to be inside the US to sign up.
Issa (#1) 05/02/22 11:47 am
Calling all colorists! A new quest has appeared in #inky-adventures! Are you up for the challenge?
Issa (#1) 04/30/22 12:22 pm
Final reminder: The Spring Fling sale ends sometime tomorrow!
Issa (#1) 04/26/22 10:59 am
Registration is now open for May Board Game Arena tournaments. Registration information can be found in #tournament-info on Discord.
Issa (#1) 04/21/22 2:09 pm
As matching season draws near, the Intro to Matching page has a couple updates - including new charts for genotype searching and a revision to the KISS tutorial linked within.
Issa (#1) 04/18/22 4:58 pm
You can now 'Subscribe' to forum posts to receive notification of replies.
Issa (#1) 04/18/22 4:40 pm
You may now purchase custom Goldbloods again.
Issa (#1) 04/18/22 3:43 pm Race Preferences may now be set to include Any Tracks, which will show races at tracks from all regions.
Issa (#1) 04/18/22 10:36 am Training is now available for all horses.
Issa (#1) 04/17/22 6:14 pm Distances and home tracks may now be assigned to Goldbloods.
Issa (#1) 04/17/22 4:39 pm
The Spring Fling Pro Shop sale has started! For every 3 PC purchased, earn 1 free! There's also a variety of fun and rare items stocked in the Pro Shop.
Issa (#1) 04/17/22 3:36 pm Training Assistant and Jockey purse fees have been updated and can be viewed on their respective pages. You may also begin to hire assistants at Endurance tracks.
Flash (#2) 04/16/22 6:08 pm Training will be temporarily unavailable at the start of January. Steeplechase transition for Goldbloods will also be inaccessible.
Issa (#1) 04/10/22 2:09 pm Gelding buddies from the HT are temporarily available at reduced prices. Prices will return to normal in March Y49.
Issa (#1) 04/09/22 5:44 pm Allrace preferences will now be reset when a horse is sold, leased, auctioned, or claimed.
Issa (#1) 04/09/22 5:15 pm Driving Trials do not factor in Colt Composure or Filly Power. This applies to all current and future DT-related races.
Issa (#1) 04/09/22 3:05 pm Groundwork for racers and Long Gallops have been improved with added benefits. More details will be in an upcoming news post as these changes may impact how you start 2 year olds in January.
Issa (#1) 04/09/22 12:41 pm Gold Loot Crates have been reimbursed with Crystal Chalices and Green Loot Crates have been reimbursed with Classic Surprise Boxes. Apologies this update has been much delayed!
Waylon (#1593) 04/08/22 7:51 pm
The SS Yearling Raffle will begin at 8:30pm FFH time on Discord!
Issa (#1) 04/07/22 11:20 pm
Don't forget the Select Scholarship entries close Friday morning. Click here to participate!
Maeve (#1539) 04/07/22 9:08 pm
April Art to Heart is open! Our prompt this month is Blossom! Respond to the prompt to earn features and prizes. Check out our discord or the link HERE for more info!
Issa (#1) 03/31/22 11:07 am
Invites for the April BGA tournament must be requested by tomorrow, Friday, morning! Tournaments start Friday night.
Issa (#1) 03/19/22 11:15 am
New? Have questions? Just want to chat about FFH? Stop by Discord for Coffee with a Mod (me!) this morning.
Issa (#1) 03/13/22 12:02 pm
The Y48 Yearling Sales are open for consignment!
Issa (#1) 03/12/22 4:14 pm
Do you like Standardbreds? Get your driving horses lined up and prepaired for 3 mile races. Something unpaircedented is coming soon!
Issa (#1) 03/12/22 4:04 pm
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.
Issa (#1) 03/12/22 2:10 pm
Retired Quarter Horses, Paint Horses and Standardbreds no longer suffer from extra Condition loss until they are 20 years or older.
Maeve (#1539) 03/10/22 6:46 pm
March Art to Heart art event is now open! Respond to a provided prompt and earn prizes and features! Check out our discord or the link HERE for more information!
Issa (#1) 02/28/22 11:00 pm
Moderator applications will be closing Wednesday, March 2nd. Please indicate interest, as explained in the '2022 Outlook' post, by that date.
Issa (#1) 02/25/22 10:36 pm
March Board Game Arena tournaments are open for entering. Sign up for a chance to win prizes, including end-of-tournament raffles! Information can be found in the #board-game-arena channel on Discord.
Issa (#1) 02/19/22 12:31 pm
Roses are red, violets are blue... The lovely and talented Raz (#1016) has made a new background for you! This may be a few days late, but you can still dress your horse up for an important date! Single and infinite Heart Bouquet backgrounds are currently available in the Pro Shop.
Issa (#1) 01/29/22 1:16 pm
As a reminder, you should not be reloading other players' 2 year olds. If they aren't reloaded yet, it's probably because the owner hasn't looked at them yet - don't ruin their surprise.
Issa (#1) 01/25/22 7:43 pm 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.
Issa (#1) 01/25/22 7:41 pm Spring 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.
Issa (#1) 01/24/22 11:06 pm
The Trophy Hall revamp is live! You can view it from your Stable profile page.
Issa (#1) 01/24/22 1:45 pm
Due to a bug with Blood Type inheritance, someunretired horses may have a rerolled from their sire's BT to their dam's BT.
Issa (#1) 01/23/22 7:14 pm
The February Be My Palentine Board Game Arena tournament is open for registration! Information can be found in #board-game-arena on Discord.
Issa (#1) 01/22/22 5:16 pm Training will be temporarily unavailable after tonight's rollover into the new year.