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2018

Page last updated: February 9th, 2019

December 15th, 2018 [November Y34]
  1. Timber Tournament - A steeplechase tournament running through the year was created.

November 21th, 2018 [August Y34]
  1. Transitioning - Transitioning now reset grades and experience.
  2. Springo - Maximum daily earnings were increased to 100K.
  3. Handbook Search - A search function was added to the Handbook.
  4. Handbook Item Database - An item database was added to the Handbook.
  5. Favorite Horses - A horse can now be marked as a favorite; toggling this function on will remove them from GAO, sales and the auction. Also makes Stallions ineligible for gelding.

November 17th, 2018 [August Y34]
  1. Defend Change - Defend can now lower risk to 30% instead of 40%.

November 15th, 2018 [July Y34]
  1. Pro Coin Change - Pro Coins are now sold at a rate of $1.00 = 100 PC.
  2. Horse Breeds - Foundation horses are now called Thoroughbreds and Customs called Goldbloods.
  3. Horse Breeds - Any horse with more tha 0% Goldblood are now considered Goldbloods.
  4. Pro Discounts - Pro Accounts now get 5% discount and Forever Pro gets 10% discount in the Pro Shop.

November 12th, 2018 [July Y34]
  1. Trait Stars For Pro Accounts - Pro Accounts no longer need to purchage trait stars.
  2. Racing Applitude - Evaluations from the Training Advisor now come with a racing aptitude.
  3. Advisor Price Changes - The price of the Training- and Gelding Advisor now depends on your status.
  4. Marathon Transition - 3 year olds can now transition to marathon in November.
  5. Cosmetic Change To Injured Horses - Injured horses now show a grey X under Buddy Workout and the Entered column in Quickview.

November 11th, 2018 [July Y34]
  1. Claiming Races Removed - Claiming races were changed into Maiden races to avoid confusion with the new claiming system.
  2. PR & Experience Changes - Horses now gain experience when running 175+ PR and a bonus at 200+ PR.
  3. Change To Stained Glass Cookie - The Stained Glass Cookie now raises experience by 20-25%.
  4. New Pro Perk - Pro Accounts now have a better relationship with Rusty causing the meter to fill faster.
  5. Stablewide Jump & Peak/Prime Genes - Stablewide Jump and Peak & Prime genes were added.

November 9th, 2018 [June Y34]
  1. Updated Tutorial - The tutorial was updated.
  2. Scratching Refund - Scratching a horse from a race will refund part of the entry fee.
  3. Mini Profiles - Mini Profiles were added.
  4. HT Morale - HT horses for new players start with 100% morale.
  5. HT Training - Surface and distance training starts at 100% for Green members.
  6. HT Buddies - Buddies can now be obtained through the horse trader.
  7. Blood Range - Blood Ranges were added.

November 7th, 2018 [June Y34]
  1. Training Skills - Morale/Consistency became skill 1, extra TT skill 2, and Longevity skill 3.
  2. HT Tickets - New players start with 20 HT tickets.

November 6th, 2018 [June Y34]
  1. Newbie HT Boosts - Newbies will get a small boost when buying Horse Trader horses.
  2. Sparks of Joy - Sparks of Joy will reward FFH$ to Green/Novice/Amateurs.
  3. Entry Checklist - An Entry Checklist pop-up added to horse entries.
  4. Multiple Entry Warning - Horses will show a warning if they are entered in multiple races.
  5. Quick Enter - Quick Enter feature opened to all members.
  6. Change Log - This fancy change log was created!

November 5th, 2018 [June Y34]
  1. Sparks of Joy - A new feature in the Community tab to send fan mail to random horses.
  2. Grooms - A new role of members that can participate in FFH development.
  3. Peak - The rate at which horses gain Peak increased.
  4. 2yo Buddy Workouts - Two year olds gain more Experience from Buddy Workouts.


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Making Magic
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 200 partnerships 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 10:44 am
Have you checked the forum lately? A spiffy new contest for Standardbreds is kicking off this year!
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
All race 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, some unretired 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.