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Page last updated: January 14th, 2022

December 17th, 2021 [July Y47]
  1. Stock Races - Stock races no longer have a minimum entry requirement to earn points.
  2. Color Shows - The amount of color show entries require to earn a breeding pass has been doubled.

December 4th, 2021 [May Y47]
  1. Athleticism - Athleticism now shows on racer Exercise pages.

November 29th, 2021 [May Y47]
  1. Suggested Grade - Suggested racing grade based on PR has been updated on the Evaluating Talent Handbook page. This is still subject to further adjustment as the newly-squished PRs settle into place.

November 28th, 2021 [May Y47]
  1. Robust Roots Treats - Reroll a horse's Conformation genes.
  2. Grow Green Treats - Reroll a horse's Development genes.
  3. Hearty Harvest Treats - Reroll a horse's Health genes.

November 25th, 2021 [April Y47]
  1. Mood Mender Treats and Brilliant Berry Treats - Santa's List has been rebranded Mood Mender Treats and Graduate's Keepsakes have been rebranded Brilliant Berry Treats.
  2. Distance Dice - Now randomizes a horse's distance genes and favorite distance, guaranteeing they will have at least one Excellent distance. Price has been updated accordingly.
  3. Surf and Turf - Now randomizes a horse's surface genes, guaranteeing they will have at least one Strong distance.
  4. Faerie's Fortune - Is a new item which can be used on Goldblood fillies to change their base coat to one of the Fae colors.

November 7th, 2021 [March Y47]
  1. Stats - In addition to the primary stat pair, each running style now has 2 secondary stats. These are weighted into the overall style component of PR to a lesser degree than the primary stats. Acceleration and Versatility correlate with Frontrunner, Breaking and Late Speed with Midpack, and Early Speed and Rating with Closers.

November 6th, 2021 [March47]
  1. Performance Rating (PR) Squish - To ensure PRs do not become too inflated and that base stats (potential) remain a prominent factor in PR.
  2. Energy - Energy's influence has been adjusted.
  3. 3 Year Olds - 3 year olds running over 9 furlongs or 600 yards will see a more significant increase in Risk than they did in previous years.
  4. Juvenile Advancement - IHorses earn a bonus 5% Juvenile Advancement when winning stakes races. They'll earn an additional 5% bonus, for a 10% total bonus, when winning series races.

November 2nd, 2021 [February Y47]
  1. Yearling Shows - This year show-eligible yearlings must have entered at least 6 shows to be eligible for YA consignment.

October 31st, 2021 [February Y47]
  1. Genotype Search - You may now search for horses with Paint markings in the Genotype Search.

October 29th, 2021 [January Y47]
  1. Genetic Anomalies - Mares owned by Green, Novice and, to a lesser extent, Amateur players have a reduced chance of throwing genetic anomalies.

October 28th, 2021 [January Y47]
  1. Quick Match - Has returned, once you purchase access from the Upgrades section of the Pro Shop, you can utilize it from mare Genetic and Breeding Info pages.

October 27th, 2021 [January Y47]
  1. 2YO Races - 2 year olds of all breeds will have G2 races this year. These will begin in June.

October 26th, 2021 [January Y47]
  1. Buddy Workouts - Buddy workouts underwent major updates.
  2. Tack - A horse’s tack (equipment) needs can now change throughout their lifetime.
  3. Private Sales - Are back and functional again.
  4. Transitioning - Transitioning to Marathon or Driving Trials now has the same 90% Maturity requirement as Steeplechase.
  5. Racing Quick View - Has had a makeover to show more useful information.
  6. Buddy Workout Results - Has had a makeover to show more useful information.
  7. Gaining Stats - Chance to gain stats in regular training has slightly increased.

October 25th, 2021 [January Y47]
  1. Age Restrictions - Age restrictions have been removed from virtually all items.
  2. Items for 2YOs - Item updates to release restrictions on some for 2YOs.
  3. Carrots - Carrots may only be used once annually.
  4. Series Races - Distances for some TB/GB and QH/PH series races have changed. You can find a list of these updates on the Events page.
  5. New Series Races - Midsummer Maturity, a Midsummer race for 4yo+ QH/PH, and Hill & Dale, a series race for Driving Trial horses.

October 12th, 2021 [November Y46]
  1. Rank - Your Rank, with the exception of Diamond, is now based upon starts rather than points. Your rank will upgrade as follows: Novice - 100 starts; Amateur - 500 starts; Savvy - 1,500 starts; Master - 3,000 starts; Diamond - 50,000 points.

October 6th, 2021 [October Y46]
  1. Travel Affinity - Forever Pros can now see Travel Affinity on horse pages.

October 5th, 2021 [October Y46]
  1. Stallion Grades - You may now perform Grade inspections on retired and pensioned geldings who previously produced foals.
  2. Add Matches - You can now Add Matches for mares via the button found on colt and stallion pages. You can then visit a mare's Breeding Info page to view a list of her matches.

October 4th, 2021 [October Y46]
  1. Stallion Grades - You can have your stallions inspected by visiting the Stallion Testing Center within Stud Services. Inspection is free and must be completed annually before a stallion can be listed for stud.

October 3rd, 2021 [October Y46]
  1. Stud Packages - Stud Packages may now be purchased from the Genetics page of colts/stallions. This bundle will reveal: Stat Genes, Heritage, Peak, Prime, and Athleticism. Prices are based upon rank. If you already have stablewides, this does not concern you - it is just a way for players to invest in promising individuals without purchasing stablewides.

September 24th, 2021 [August Y46]
  1. Gelding Incentives - Gelding incentive payouts have been increased significantly.

September 23rd, 2021 [August Y46]
  1. Rest - Rest did not get added at the start of August. It has now been added to all horses.

September 16th, 2021 [July Y46]
  1. Actiity Badge - You can now earn a Radiant activity badge if you send at least 10 Sparks of Joy per week.

September 15th, 2021 [July Y46]
  1. Maintenance - A couple bugs with Maintenance stat gains have been fixed. Horses will now gain stats from Maintenance at the appropriate rate and stats improved will be listed in the successful training notification.
  2. Vacation Pasture - A feature available to Pro players which can be used any time you need to take an extended break from the game where Stable Hands aren't sufficient.

September 10th, 2021 [June Y46]
  1. Stat Gains - 3 year olds now have a chance to improve in stats when racing.

August 31st, 2021 [May Y46]
  1. 2YO Races - More 2 year old races have been added for TB/GB and QH/PH for May A. We'll also have an expanded card for May B.

August 30th, 2021 [May Y46]
  1. Stable Hand - Using the Stable Hand feature allows you to mark all of your horses fed and trained. You can hire a Stable Hand no more than 2 weeks per game year.
  2. Color Shows - Color shows now award Breeding Passes.
  3. Broodmares - Broodmares not bred will lose Fertility in July.
  4. Energy - Energy has been reset to 100% and Condition to a minimum of 80%.
  5. Travel Affinity - 2 year olds will now receive their Travel affinity advancement bonus if they ran at least 4 races. (3 year olds still require 10 total.)
  6. Rank Prizes - Prizes for reaching higher ranks have been updated. You can see the new prize lists on this page. Everyone has also been awarded any new prizes available for their current rank.
  7. Geneticist - Prices for Blood Test and Blood Range have been reduced.

August 28th, 2021 [April Y46]
  1. Color Shows - The extra fee for multiple entries in color shows has been reduced from $20,000 (per entry) to $10,000 (per entry).
  2. Feed Prices - Prices for all standard feeds, excluding Gleam, have been reduced. This includes pallet prices.

August 26th, 2021 [April Y46]
  1. Basic Wraps - Basic Wraps now have 10 uses. All existing Basic Wraps, including those equipped to horses, have been boosted to 10 uses remaining.

August 25th, 2021 [April Y46]
  1. Waystone - Waystone now improves travel affinity by one level.

August 24th, 2021 [April Y46]
  1. Savings Interest - Savings interest will be removed after April A. Please make sure to claim your last available interest this meet.
  2. Color Shows - Horses who score 98%+ in color shows will receive 2 bonus points. These points have been retroactively awarded for all Y46 shows.

August 21st, 2021 [April Y46]
  1. Yearling Training - A bug was fixed where yearlings were gaining Morale from Grooming. (Yearlings do not gain Morale from training.)
  2. Golden Apple Orchard - All broodmares are eligible for special trade-in at the Golden Apple Orchard. You will receive no rewards for using this limited-time option, so if a mare is eligible in the normal trade-in use it instead.

August 20th, 2021 [April Y46]
  1. Broodmares - Broodmares not bred will lose Fertility in July. (In foal and covered mares count as 'bred'.) Mares who cannot be bred due to injury are exempt.

August 16th, 2021 [March Y46]
  1. Color Shows - Color shows now award Breeding Passes. These are currently awarded at the same rate as Breeding Passes for race starts, but may be adjusted in the future. Breeding Passes have been retroactively awarded for all Y46 shows.

August 8th, 2021 [February Y46]
  1. Private Sales - Private Sales are no longer available.
  2. Lease Changes - Leases may only be listed for a maximum of 18 months.
  3. Suggested Stud Fee - Suggested stud fees have been updated with consideration for HT stallions.

August 5th, 2021 [February Y46]
  1. Site Skins - New skin Fireflies is now available! We have discontinued support for several outdated skins and anyone using those skins has been automatically swapped to Fireflies.

August 4th, 2021 [January Y46]
  1. CSS Changes - Code that alters the appearance and/or function of FFH pages has never been permitted with the exception of stable pages. However, this rule now extends to the entire site, meaning CSS is no longer permitted on stable pages. You may still display image banners in the banner section or create tables and/or layouts within the appropriate section of your stable profile.

August 1st, 2021 [January Y46]
  1. Golden Apple Orchard - The Golden Apple Orchard prizes have been rebalanced and include some new additions.
  2. Suggested Stud Fee - Suggested stud fees have been adjusted to reflect recent changes in Development and Heritage. This is unlikely to result in significant changes for most horses, but may be important for some.

July 31, 2021 [January Y46]
  1. Stat Caps - Yearlings may not exceed 2 in any stat, 2 year olds may not exceed 5, and 3 year olds may not exceed 8. Stat caps, like maxed stats, are indicated by blue stars and bold/underline stats on pages.
  2. Training - 2 year olds and 3 year olds always use Energy for the first training of the month with the exception of Maintenance. 3 year olds, like 2 year olds, also use extra Energy when training.
  3. Advancement - 2 and 3 year olds now have a hidden Advancement trait that helps horses perform better in races.
  4. Travel Affinity - Horses receive a boost to their Travel affinity if they've finished at least 5 races by the time they turn 3 and/or at least 10 races by the time they turn 4.
  5. DQs and Refusals - DQ chances have been greatly reduced so DQs should mostly be limited to horses with 0-1 Consistency.
  6. Apple Blossom Raffles - Apple Blossom raffles are similar to Select raffles, except they are composed only of retired mares and tickets can only be purchased with Golden Apples.
  7. Imports - Import prices have been reduced to: 2,000 PC (Master/Diamond), 1,500 (Amateur/Savvy), and 1,000 (Green/Novice). This does not include the initial browsing deposit.
  8. Breeding Pass Trade-In - Breeding Pass trade-in is now available for Amateur+ at the Breeding Passes page. You may exchange unwanted passes for Golden Apples, FFH$, or Import Vouchers.
  9. Retired Geldings - Retired geldings now gain Condition when performing Buddy Workouts.

July 28, 2021 [December Y45]
  1. Buddy Mares - Broodmares can now be transitioned to be used as buddies if they meet the required restrictions.
  2. Sparks Of Joy - Sparks of Joy horses reset at the end of each game month, meaning if you don't do Sparks for awhile you will no longer return to an outdated horse. You may now 'Reroll' your assigned Sparks of Joy horse once per meet.
  3. Sprouts and Auction Vouchers - Sprouts and horses purchased with auction vouchers cannot be sold until they have at least 10 race starts.
  4. Transitioning - Horses who are already Marathon transitioned will not gain Longevity or Prime when transitioning to Steeplechase.
  5. New Year's Resolutions - New Year's Resolutions may only be used once per game year.
  6. Series Races - Series races now award purses through 10th place. 7th through 10th place finishers receive the same percentage of purse as 6th place.
  7. Purses - Purses for WCF and ISHC have increased significantly and filly race purses have been adjusted to match colt races.
  8. Track Info - Track info pages have some new census information to help you better declide where to (re)locate your stable!
  9. Genotype Search - Genotype Search results show breed(s) accepted under the stud fee.
  10. Chameleon Badge - Stables may earn a Chameleon badge when they actively enter horses in color shows.
  11. Entry Fee Discounts - All stables receive up to a 25% discount on race entry fees based upon racing activity in the previous game month. The same discount applies to show entry fees based upon show activity in the previous game month.
  12. Snowballs/Water Balloons - Inactive accounts may no longer be hit with balloons or snowballs.
  13. Fae Horses - Fae horses may now opt in to color shows. Shows will be available for them beginning in January Y46.
  14. Hypomate - Hypomate shows Speed and Stamina genes (rather than ratings) for horses who have a Genotype purchased.

July 21, 2021 [November Y45]
  1. Genetic Anomalies - Genetic Defects has been renamed to Genetic Anomalies, which will be mainly negative anomalies, and rarely positive anomalies. Heritage no longer contributes to Anomaly chances, and Development now has the same chances as Health to contribute to Anomaly chances. All breedings now have a base chance to produce Anomalies.
  2. Pacific Region - The Pacific region will not be hosting series races next year with the exception of series that rotate regions (ZZ, ES, WCF, ISHC).
  3. Series Races - All series races now allow multiple entries.
  4. Stat Stars - Stat Stars are now automatically visible for all horses.

July 20, 2021 [November Y45]
  1. Steeplechase - Horses transitioning to Steeplechase will automatically max all of their stats if they have completed at least 10 races.
  2. Pro Players - Pro players now see Morale and Rest percentages on horse pages. To avoid confusion, the color scale has shifted slightly for both so that they follow the same pattern.

July 18, 2021 [November Y45]
  1. Neglected Horses - Horses who are not fed or trained in a given month will have increased Risk and slowed Maturity.
  2. Account Freezing - Account freezing will be unavailable for the foreseeable future.
  3. Legacy - Legacy may increase a mare's chances of throwing genetic defects. This will not impact mares who have been fed Legacy prior to this post.
  4. Robin's Nests - Robin's Nests may only be used on mares who have previously been fed Legacy.

July 1, 2021 [August Y45]
  1. Activity Badges - There are new Activity Badges on profile pages. You can earn these by actively racing 4yo+ (Tenacious Trainer), 3yo (Derby Determined), 2yo (Futurity Focused), and allowance (Allowance Ace) horses.

June 29, 2021 [August Y45]
  1. Yearling Auction - The Yearling Auction no longer has minimum bid requirements. I believe this slipped through the cracks last year, leading to some confusion.

June 22, 2021 [July Y45]
  1. Amore Charm - There is a new version of Lace! You can view it in the Custom Previewer and can apply it through Amore Charms.
  2. DAQ - DAQ has been updated as Dam Producer Quality (PQ) and the Far Above Average level was removed, shifting Above Average and Average slightly. We've also added Dam Genetic Quality (GQ) to better understand how genetics may be impacting a stallion's AFP. Finally, average Select % of foals has been added as another means of measuring the overall quality of mares a stallion has been bred to.

June 20, 2021 [July Y45]
  1. Blossom Tea - The minimum age for Blossom Tea has been reduced to 3 years.

June 15, 2021 [June Y45]
  1. Basic Wraps - Basic Wraps now have a chance to reduce Risk during training.

June 9, 2021 [May Y45]
  1. Series Races - Unfilled series races may be entered late for a tripled entry fee.
  2. Stat Genes - Thoroughbreds, Goldbloods, and Standardbreds have a chance to reveal their transition Stat Genes upon retirement. (With relevant skill.) They no longer have a chance to reveal Jump.

June 7, 2021 [May Y45]
  1. Goldblood Stallions - Goldblood stallions are temporarily eligible to test for Producer Quality if they are: 100% Goldblood, retired, and not Cloaked. Testing fees for Goldbloods during this period are reduced to $500,000 or 50 PC. Although mares can benefit from discounted fees, normal testing restrictions still apply.

June 6, 2021 [May Y45]
  1. Potential Range - Players who don't have Hidden Stats can now see a Potential range on their horse's pages. This reflects current Potential only. A new chart has been added to the Evaluating Talent page to help place these horses into appropriate grades.
  2. Suggested Grade and Style - Suggested Grade and Style have been added to all horse pages as a replacement for Peer Comparisons. Young series race prospects are marked with an icon next to their grade.
  3. Color Shows - Yearlings must compete in 10 shows to receive a Travel boost.

June 4, 2021 [April Y45]
  1. Select Stallions - The 12 Select Sale stallions age 10 and under with less than 20 foal slots have been set to 20 foal slots.
  2. AI Straws - AI Straw limits have been increased to 4 with an age limit of 20.

June 3, 2021 [Apr Y45]
  1. Favorite Horses - Favorited horses may no longer be placed 'For Claim'. If a horse is already 'For Claim' and is a Favorite, they will automatically swap to 'No Claim' when visiting their Race Preferences page.

May 30, 2021 [Mar Y45]
  1. Foal Limits - Stallions may have a maximum of 30 foal slots, with the exception of any stallion who already has more than 30 foal slots. If a stallion already has 30 or more foal slots, he will not earn more through SIP upgrades.

May 14, 2021 [Jan Y45]
  1. Regions - Racing stables have a new column for Region (R) to make it easier to see where your horses reside.
  2. Breeding Complications - Breeding Info pages for mares show a list of Breeding Complications (miscarriages and stillborns) beginning in Y45. Any stillborns from this year should already be listed.
  3. Peer Comparisons - Morale has been removed from the Peer Comparison formula.

May 12, 2021 [Jan Y45]
  1. Transitioning - Transitioning horses to Steeplechase or Driving Trial will always improve Low Athleticism to Moderate. There is also a chance to improve Low Athleticism when transitioning to Marathon.
  2. Foal Stats Bonus - Stallions and mares with any amount of racing points up to 100 now have a chance to provide bonuses to their foals' stats, with a guaranteed bonus for those who have a Performance Merit (100 points). Performance Distinctions (250 points) from either parent still provide an additional bonus to foal stats.

May 11, 2021 [Jan Y45]
  1. Racing Awards - Horses will no longer win item prizes for series sweeps. Instead, Heir's Crown, Tournaround Medallion, and Victor's Blade will have a chance to appear in Crystal Chalices.
  2. Home Tracks - Moving cooldowns have been reactivated and horses will only be allowed to move once per year. Cooldowns will always reset in January.
  3. Buddy Workout Notes - Two year olds will never have 'lackluster' Buddy Workout results, however, their Buddy Workouts now consume more Energy.
  4. Stock and Standardbred Updates - To help foster Quarter Horses, Paint Horses and Standardbreds racing at older ages, they now only suffer faster Condition deterioration if they are 10 or older. They will also only experience significant Condition loss if they are 13 or older.
  5. Zodiac Zeniths - Standardbreds are ineligible to enter Zodiac Zenith races they have previously won.

May 10, 2021 [Jan Y45]
  1. Training Assistants - Training Assistant purse fees have been adjusted as reflected on the Tracks - Each region has two new tracks, rounding out to a total of 9 flat tracks per region.
  2. Grade 1 Races - Beginning in January, there will be G1 races throughout off season. There will be no Stellars in Off Season.
  3. Race Merge - Once again Goldbloods and Thoroughbreds will race together in Open races. Although Goldbloods and Thoroughbreds will be racing together in Stellar, G1, G2, and G3, their races will remain divided for allowance. Each breed will also retain their own unique set of series races, color shows, and year end awards.
  4. Quick Match - Quick Match has been disabled for the upcoming breeding season.

April 28, 2021 [Y44]
  1. Buddy Workouts - Buddy Workouts no longer increase Experience, except when using a buddy with an Experience-boosting trait.

April 24, 2021 [Y44]
  1. Studs - Like custom GBs, Import and SS stallions may now stand at stud regardless of points.

April 23, 2021 [Y44]
  1. Foal Slots - Bred and Horse Trader mares now always start with 3 slots and can be increased to a maximum of 5. Custom and Import mares start with 5 slots and can be increased to a maximum of 7. Select Sale mares start with 7 slots and cannot increase further. These changes impact all non-retired mares and any mares created in the future.

April 20, 2021 [Y44]
  1. Feed Mill - All feeds (excluding Steady) are once again priced equally. Defend can now take Risk down to zero.

April 14, 2021 [Y44]
  1. Springo - The daily earnings limit for Springo has been changed to $100,000.

March 15, 2021 [Y44]
  1. Courage - 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.

March 14, 2021 [Y44]
  1. Travel - 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.

March 13, 2021 [Y44]
  1. 2YO Training - The first training of the month for 2 year olds no longer consumes Energy if it is Interval or Gate Training.

March 09, 2021 [Y44]
  1. 2YO Performance Ratings - Horses who raced as 2 year olds will now carry over their best 2yo PR as Trinity preparation. This PR will count toward Trinity entry pools, ensuring successful 2 year olds have a strong chance at getting into Trinity races. It will also provide a small PR boost to their PRs in Trinity races.
  2. Consistency - A minor problem within horse creation scripts was causing horses to frequently start with just 1-2 Consistency, even as 4-5 year olds. This has been fixed so that horses will start with Consistency more appropriate for their ages.
  3. Risk - Risk impacts will be gradually increasing in races throughout the rest of this game year. Horses with high Risk may suffer consequences at monthly rollover.
  4. Zenspired Jockeys - Also reduces the chances of injury in races. Buddy Workouts can also reduce Risk if you pair buddies with that goal in mind.
  5. Coat Condition - The impacts of Gleam and Grooming on Coat Condition have been reduced.

March 06, 2021 [Y44]
  1. Retired Item Update - Happyball and Slurpit have been removed from inventories. Refunds have been issued to all players who had them.
  2. Buddy Workouts - First Buddy Workouts now increase surface and distance in addition to style proficiency.

March 03, 2021 [Y44]
  1. Color Shows - Color Shows now run in both meets.

February 24, 2021 [Y44]
  1. Pacific Region - Will once again host its own set of the various series races this year.

February 23, 2021 [Y44]
  1. Prime - Prime now shows specific values in the Forever Pro Traits panel.

February 22, 2021 [Y44]
  1. Paint Horses - Beginning in Y45 solid bred Paint Horses will be ineligible for series races.

February 19, 2021 [Y44]
  1. Distinctive Broodmare - A mare can become a Distinctive Broodmare if her foals collectively earn 250 points.
  2. Extreme Mare Makeover - EMMs of any breed may be purchased at the Horse Trader and you may now choose to pay FFH$ or Pro Coins.

February 16, 2021 [Y44]
  1. MII Status - No mares are MII eligible and there are no related perks. MII will no longer be required for SIP testing when it reopens later this year.
  2. Suggested Fees - Baseline suggested stud fees have been increased for freshmen and Bronze SIP to account for the loss of MII bonuses.
  3. Buddy Workouts - BWs will now have consequences if performed too frequently. Horses may tolerate buddy workouts on varied schedules based upon their Heart gene.
  4. Buddy Workout Resets - Every horse also starts each year with a clean slate, meaning it's always safe to BW horses in January even if they had a BW in December.

February 10, 2021 [Y44]
  1. SIP Testing - SIP testing will no longer be available until July.

February 07, 2021 [Y44]
  1. Peak - Two year olds did not correctly gain Peak to start the year. They have been updated and all now have their correct Peak for January.
  2. Experience - Experience did not correctly reset at rollover as planned. It has now been updated as intended. Training has been reopened now that it's fixed; buddy workouts have not.
  3. Green to Gold Challenge - Has been removed along with the related leaderboard.
  4. b>Items Retired from the Game - The following items have been retired: Confetti Crumblycake, Thunderbolt Mints, Dust Bunnies, Time Turner, Prismatic Time Turner, Space Stories, Early Bird Special, Master Massager, Stardust, Happyball, Slurpit, and Oracle.
  5. Standardbred Updates - New tracks were added just for Standardbreds in both regions, they will host all harness races and driving trials with the exception of series races.
  6. Events Page - The Events page has been updated with series race distances for Y44. Please refer to it when preparing your horses.

February 06, 2021 [Y43]
  1. Experience Reset - Experience will be resetting in January due to several bugs allowing horses to gain too much throughout the year.

February 02, 2021 [Y43]
  1. Rest Fix - A bug which was causing some QH/PH/STB to gain Rest in races rather than losing has been fixed.

January 29, 2021 [Y43]
  1. Performance Ratings - A major bug was discovered that hyperinflated Performance Ratings, all PRs were retroactively adjusted for the year to no longer exceed the mathematical maximum of 250. This in no way impacted placings in any races which had already run this year, but will help immensely with PR balance in terms of year end awards and lifetime PR records.
  2. Training Help Guide - Has been edited with updated information.

January 28, 2021 [Y43]
  1. Stats Gains - Horses of any age may now gain random stats from Maintenance training.

January 27, 2021 [Y43]
  1. Buddy Workouts - Buddy Workouts no longer add Risk to horses with low Energy.

January 24, 2021 [Y43]
  1. Initiate’s Quest - The Initiate’s Quest series compromises of 3 G2 races - one each held in December, January and February. The dirt version is hosted in the Americas region and the turf version in Europe. The distances are 5F, 8F and 11F consecutively, and the series is for 4 y/o+ TB of any gender. Filly Power/Colt Composure do not impact horses in these races. Rest and Experience are also not a factor in this series. Players are limited to one entry per race and the entry pool does not kick any entries out. This is for Green, Novice, or Amateur level players only.

January 21, 2021 [Y43]
  1. Hype Cost - 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.

January 17, 2021 [Y43]
  1. Rollover Adjustment - FFH will now be closed for rollovers from 1:00am to 6:00am until further notice, to ensure all rollover processes are 100% complete before the site reopens.

January 16, 2021 [Y43]
  1. Monthly Declines - Monthly declines were reintroduced.
  2. Favorite Studs - You may now add colts of any age to your favorite studs list. ​

January 09, 2021 [Y43]
  1. 3YO Only Gold Cups - 3 year old (only) Gold Cup races were reintroduced on a trial basis. A 4F Dash and 8F Derby will be offered for male, female, dirt, and turf divisions in each region.
  2. Hype - Hype no longer reduces Rest.

January 02, 2021 [Y43]
  1. HT Gem Races - These will not be held this year due to ongoing bug issues. Everyone received $3,000,000 as a small token of compensation for the missed opportunity.


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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.