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2019

Page last updated: June 12th, 2020

December 14th, 2019 [ ? Y39]
  1. Driving Trials added in - Information on driving trials, option to transition Standardbreds available.

December 1st, 2019 [ January Y39 ]
  1. Marathon change - Marathons now run on 14-18f rather than 12-16f.
  2. Artificial Insemination - You can now draw straws from studs.
  3. Driving Trial Announced - An early announcement for a transition option for Standardbreds.

November 30th, 2019 [ December Y38 ]
  1. Minimum morale to consign yearlings. - Announcement that yearlings sold in the yearling auction will have a minimum morale requirement.

November 2nd, 2019 [ September Y38 ]
  1. Pro section of the Yearling Auction - Information on the new pro section of the yearling auction.

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
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.