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2021

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.


FFH Time
Tuesday, 11:45pm
February
Year 56

Open Series
Zodiac Zenith
Initiate’s Quest

Series Entries Close
Next Week @ 12:00pm

Meet Rollover Begins
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Making Magic
Issa (#1)
02/15/24 5:42 pm
All horses need to be retested for Genetic Merit. There are no changes to the award, but some horses lost their GM/GD and retesting ensures they all have the awards they should.
Issa (#1)
02/11/24 2:05 pm
February will be 2 weeks, with rollover happening on Sunday, February 25h.
Issa (#1)
02/10/24 5:07 pm
Although Appendix stock horses cannot enter flat series races, they are eligible for contesting series races.
Issa (#1)
02/10/24 1:38 pm
Sparks of Joy, Grooming jobs and Sanctum of Gold all now award player experience.
Issa (#1)
02/10/24 12:54 pm
A new Yearling Quick View has been added. It shows Morale, Maturity, Risk and indicates if a horse has Genetic Ratings purchased (as required for YA). Additionally, yearlings now show Forever Pro Traits in their Trait & Stat Panel so that you can more easily manage Risk.
Issa (#1)
02/07/24 10:56 am
Stallions with tested Above Average or Legendary Producer Quality can no longer grade F. If you have one who is currently F, his grade will adjust if inspected again.
Issa (#1)
02/06/24 8:20 pm
Would like to earn a free Appaloosa stallion? Complete this form to claim your tickets for the upcoming raffle! Tickets must be claimed by Sunday, February 11th at 11:00am.
Issa (#1)
02/06/24 11:41 am
If you used a Cupid's Arrow for Y56 foals and all of your mares do not show the green 'Guaranteed' + icon in Mare Services, please contact me on FFH or Discord so that your mares can be fixed before they foal.
Issa (#1)
01/28/24 10:25 pm
Reminder: The January Pro Shop sale ends at the end of the month. Prices of several items and upgrades will be adjusted at the beginning of February, as explained in this news post.
Issa (#1)
01/28/24 10:23 pm
Horse care has been enabled again. You can resume feeding and training horses.
Issa (#1)
01/26/24 6:32 pm
Horses who have used either Family Jewels or Mythos Scepter now show a magic wand icon under Producer Quality (even if not visible) to indicate that their PQ is not what they were naturally born with.
Issa (#1)
01/26/24 6:31 pm
Mythos Scepter has been revamped and is now an item you can use to change either Colt or Filly PQ of retired horses. More information can be found in the item's description and notes.
Issa (#1)
01/26/24 1:07 pm
The Appaloosa raffle will be held at 9:00pm tonight. You do not need to be present to win. Since the raffle is happening pretty late, ticket sales will remain open through 6:00pm.
Issa (#1)
01/26/24 1:06 pm
Mare grade inspections have reopened. There is a now a fee for grade testing mares, as listed on the inspection page. Mares do not need to be tested to be eligible to breed. The only other adjustment to mare grading is the removal of surface from the grading formula.
Issa (#1)
01/23/24 11:26 am
Don't forget it's the last week to purchase yearling partnerships for Y55!
Issa (#1)
01/22/24 11:52 am
Open dispersal of racers and broodmares at the Golden Apple Orchard will close at the end of February Y56.
Issa (#1)
01/19/24 11:49 am
Ultra Wraps are now marked with a blue checkmark in Racing Quick View to easily find horses who are wearing them.
Issa (#1)
01/06/24 7:12 pm
Tournaround Medallion may be used on any breed to improve their transition genes. Additionally, it now improves a horse's Endurance/Lead Change gene by one level. Before you rush out and buy some - note that it will be part of the upcoming January Pro Shop specials!
Issa (#1)
01/04/24 5:56 pm
Stallion Grade Testing has been reopened. Surface has been removed from the grade formula since it no longer impacts foal Potential.
Issa (#1)
01/03/24 6:21 pm
Dance of the Dunes will have a new open division for all races this year, in addition to the usual colt/gelding and filly divisions.
Issa (#1)
12/30/23 3:19 pm
Kickstarter is now available in the Golden Apple Orchard.
Issa (#1)
12/27/23 4:58 pm
Initiate's Quest is no longer open to Amateur players and is now limited to only Green and Novice.
Issa (#1)
12/23/23 12:56 pm
100yd races for 4yo+ have been added to the Midsummer Revelry series.
Issa (#1)
12/18/23 4:08 pm
The bug with miscarriages having a blank complication note on mare Breeding Info pages has been fixed. Additionally, complicates are now sorted with the most recent at top, much like progeny lists, BWs, and race history.
Issa (#1)
12/17/23 9:27 am
Grade testing is closed until further notice.
Issa (#1)
12/02/23 10:25 am
Today's the last day to participate in the Pro Shop Sale! (Possibly early tomorrow morning if you're in a different time zone.) Please also make sure you've voted in the polls for Colby's Crew and Old Friends. Colby's Crew has significantly less votes than Old Friends, so looks like some of you might have missed it in the news.
Issa (#1)
12/01/23 11:49 am
The Year's End Calendar starts today! Don't forget to stop by the Vale of Runes to open the door each day in December.
Issa (#1)
11/24/23 3:31 pm
Great news! We are able to sponsor a horse at Old Friends. Please vote in this poll to pick a horse.
Issa (#1)
11/15/23 3:11 pm
If you won an Appy stallion in the raffle and do not have Stat Gene, Heritage, Peak/Prime stablewide upgrades, please PM or DM me a link to the stallion.
Issa (#1)
11/14/23 6:19 pm
Answers to the Upgrade Raffle Challenge can be found here. Again, I'd highly recommend reading this even if you didn't participate as these questions address some incredibly important keys to racing success.
Issa (#1)
11/14/23 10:40 am
Upgrade raffles will be running tonight at 5:00pm! You don't need to be present, but are welcome to hang out in Discord to celebrate with the winners.
Issa (#1)
11/11/23 4:54 pm
Deadline for the upgrade raffles has been extended to Monday at 6:00pm. There's not many entries yet so be sure to get yours in!
Issa (#1)
11/11/23 4:41 pm
Gene Reducers may now only be used on bred horses, not Horse Trader, Import, or Select Sale horses.
Issa (#1)
11/11/23 12:11 pm
Answers to the Stallion Raffle Challenge, as well as the most relevant Handbook links, can be found here. Highly recommend everyone check this out, even if you didn't participate, because this covers a lot of the most important information for successful breeding!
Issa (#1)
11/10/23 4:56 pm
An additional rule has been added for raffle stallions - they may not be Cloaked.
Issa (#1)
11/07/23 8:24 pm
Stallion raffle tickets must be claimed by Friday at 5:00pm. The raffle will be held Friday evening.
Issa (#1)
11/07/23 11:13 am
Juuuuust kidding! (About the previous post...) I just added 1 additional Liver Chestnut and 1 additional Flaxen Liver Chestnut. Enjoy!
Issa (#1)
11/06/23 9:53 pm
We've added 7 new shades of Chestnut including 2 regular Chestnut, 2 Flaxen, 1 Liver, and 2 Flaxen Liver. All new shades can be viewed in the Horse Previewer.
Issa (#1)
11/05/23 5:09 pm
If you have an Appaloosa who is heterozygous or homozygous for Mottling, you may update their image to correctly show their mottling by reloading from their Image Gallery.
Issa (#1)
11/05/23 4:39 pm
The Appaloosa Select broodmare raffle will be held tomorrow, Monday, at 9:00pm FFH time. Tickets must be purchased by 7:00pm.
Issa (#1)
11/05/23 12:31 pm
February will be 2 weeks this year with races running on November 19th. This is not a permanent change, but one we feel is best in the circumstances of Y55.
Issa (#1)
11/04/23 12:36 pm
Midsummer Revelry now includes 500yd races for 3yo ONLY and 700yd races for 4yo+.
Issa (#1)
11/04/23 12:35 pm
Trials of Olympus now includes 7F races for 3yo ONLY.
Issa (#1)
11/03/23 10:24 am
The Appaloosa Select broodmare raffle is being postponed to either Sunday or Monday. Tickets may be purchased up through 1 hour before the time the raffle begins, which will be announced on Sunday.
Issa (#1)
11/01/23 1:42 pm
Question #22 in the Stallion Raffle Challenge has been updated for clarity.
Issa (#1)
11/01/23 10:49 am
Stallion Raffle Challenge update: If you are confused about what a question is asking for, you may contact me (DM or PM) for clarification before submitting.
Issa (#1)
10/28/23 6:04 pm
2yo and 3yo stallion raffle eligibility has been updated due to an error in the script - a few more are eligible for tickets that weren't showing before. Additionally, you must have raced at least 20 2yo, 20 3yo, and 30 4yo+ to be eligible for the category.
Issa (#1)
10/28/23 3:19 pm
Appaloosa broodmares are now available in the horse trader. Each player may purchase broodmares until they have 20+ total Appaloosa broodmares.
Issa (#1)
10/28/23 2:12 pm
A new account setting has been added to show your barn names as buttons rather than text. A new option in barn naming allows you to designate a barn as the start of a new line.
Issa (#1)
10/28/23 12:25 pm
Appaloosa color shows are now published for January.
Issa (#1)
10/28/23 11:28 am
Surf and Turf has been added to the Golden Apple Orchard and is also now a possible reward when harvesting farm plots.
Issa (#1)
10/27/23 10:31 pm
The "|" dividing barn names has been removed to allow you more customization and improved aesthetics when organizing barns. Barn name character limit has been increased to 30 characters.
Issa (#1)
10/26/23 3:59 pm
The Pampered grooming buff has been renamed to Radiant.
Issa (#1)
10/26/23 3:57 pm
Grooming (the training action) has been renamed to Pamper to avoid confusion with Grooming Centers.
Issa (#1)
10/26/23 3:56 pm
Beginning in February, players will be awarded 126 Grooming Center slots per month (increased from 84).
Issa (#1)
10/26/23 2:56 pm
Broodmare dispersal at the GAO is temporarily available again.
Issa (#1)
10/26/23 12:49 pm
Surface Genes no longer impact a foal's birth stats. Distance Genes have a less significant impact on a foal's birth stats than they previously had.
Issa (#1)
10/26/23 10:29 am
Mares must now have an updated grade test to submit breeding requests to outside stallions.
Issa (#1)
10/22/23 9:35 pm
Training and feeding have reopened.
Issa (#1)
10/22/23 4:45 pm
The Y55 Training Sales are now open for consignments! Bidding will begin October 29th.
Issa (#1)
10/22/23 2:40 pm
Stock horses now maintain distance proficiency easier than other breeds.
Issa (#1)
10/22/23 2:27 pm
Goldbloods now maintain Coat Condition easier than other breeds.
Issa (#1)
10/21/23 9:00 pm
Contesting arenas can no longer have muddy weather. Contesting races held at series facilities will not be impacted by mud, even if the main track is muddy.
Issa (#1)
10/21/23 6:52 pm
Horses no longer have a chance to reveal genotype upon retirement. However, the chance to reveal transition genes is increased for horses who have a Minor, Major, or Master. (With each award offering a greater chance.)
Issa (#1)
10/21/23 6:47 pm
Prices for imports have been adjusted. Colts now cost twice as much as fillies, varying upon a player's rank.
Issa (#1)
10/21/23 6:27 pm
Preparedness is now available as a stablewide upgrade trait.
Issa (#1)
10/21/23 4:55 pm
Time Turner and Prismatic Time Turner have been restored from retirement. They now change a mare's due date to January or the current month and Prismatic also resets a mare's color show cooldown.
Issa (#1)
10/21/23 3:05 pm
Stock and STB stallions no longer earn bonus foal slots upon retirement.
Issa (#1)
10/21/23 2:04 pm
The mare grading formula has been updated. All mares may now be tested again, although most likely there will be few changes.
Issa (#1)
10/21/23 11:01 am
Horses who are Handily in races will now lose Experience.
Issa (#1)
10/15/23 6:15 pm
Horses who earn Court of Stars now receive a Producer Quality boost. Horses who have already earned Court of Stars have also received a PQ boost.
Issa (#1)
10/11/23 1:04 pm
A few minor adjustments have been made to Stallion Grades and stallions will need retested. Notably - Since SS/Import/Custom cannot be the worst level of 'Average', they may still earn B grades. Horses with tested negative mutations also cannot grade higher than C unless tested AA+ PQ. This info has been updated in the Handbook as well. Thanks for your patience!
Issa (#1)
10/10/23 11:13 pm
The Stallion Grade system has been updated and testing is open again. These updates offer more flexibility in factors that have less impact on a foal's potential while placing more weight on factors that have a stronger impact on a foal's potential. The Handbook page has also been updated, though the most notable change is that tested Average PQ cannot grade higher than C.
Issa (#1)
10/10/23 12:36 pm
The Stallion Testing Center is currently unavailable.
Issa (#1)
10/08/23 5:10 pm
Contesting horses may now enter multiple races at the same track.
Issa (#1)
10/08/23 12:44 pm
Contesting horses will have a 3 leg jackpot series through July, August, and September beginning in Y55. This will be offered for both barrels and poles with alternating regions per race.
Issa (#1)
10/07/23 3:42 pm
Performance based Suggested Grade now only looks at a horse's most recent race. This should alleviate a lot of problems where horses show a lower grade than is actually appropriate, helping avoid Handily results.
Issa (#1)
10/07/23 3:17 pm
Horses with Performance Ratings available now show their Stellar best PRs separate from non-Stellar best PRs.
Issa (#1)
10/07/23 1:46 pm
Mares who are already retired may be eligible for reduced foal slots. If so, a notice will appear at the top of their page allowing you to opt in (or opt out) of the foal slot change.
Issa (#1)
10/06/23 6:49 pm
Mare retirement is now available again. If your mare does not retire with the correct amount of foals lots, please post a bug.
Issa (#1)
09/30/23 7:26 pm
Experience now shows an exact percentage (%) for horses owned by Pro accounts.
Issa (#1)
09/30/23 2:44 pm
Distance proficiency gains have been increased for the distances above and below the distance a horse selects for training or BW.
Issa (#1)
09/17/23 3:31 pm
The Y54 Yearling Sale is open for consignments! Consignments will be accepted until bidding opens at the start of September.
Issa (#1)
09/15/23 4:50 pm
The value of Golden Apples has been updated to 200 GA = 100 PC = $1,000,000 (loosely). Prices for items in the GAO have been updated accordingly. The PC value for Sunkissed Tart, Ultra Wraps, Cream Token, Roan Token, and Dun Token have also been updated.
Issa (#1)
09/15/23 4:48 pm
Minimum pricing for public sales has increased to $100,000. Horses already listed for sale have been updated accordingly.
Issa (#1)
09/11/23 4:32 pm
A horse design contest is being held for the upcoming Select Sale. Visit #🌈pretty-pony-designs on Discord to read the rules and enter!
Issa (#1)
09/10/23 12:14 pm
Jockey fees (taken from race income) have been adjusted. The fee for 3 jockeys has been reduced, while additional cost tiers have been added for having 4 or 5+ actively contracted jockeys.
Issa (#1)
09/09/23 11:08 am
Stained Glass Cookies can now be purchased in the GAO.
Issa (#1)
09/04/23 1:09 pm
HT mares will earn 1 bonus foal slot, meaning they always retire with at least 2 slots. A bonus slot is also earned for placing top 5 in a series race, rather than top 3.
Issa (#1)
08/29/23 4:55 pm
Mares may now transition to buddies regardless of foal slots used. Mare transition fees have also been reduced.
Issa (#1)
08/27/23 2:33 pm
Registration for Birthday Bash Board Game Arena tournaments is open on Discord. Tournaments start on August 31st!
Issa (#1)
08/26/23 11:15 am
Series entry pools will not run until 6:00pm today.
Issa (#1)
08/23/23 11:10 am
Any horses you wish to enter in this year's Project 6 contest must be registered by Saturday.
Issa (#1)
08/06/23 9:44 pm
Tovero, Cream, Roan, and Silver Tokens as well as Add-On Points are now available at the Golden Apple Orchard. A new item, Rotten Apple, may also now be purchased at the GAO.
Issa (#1)
08/06/23 4:39 pm
The Training Auction is open for bidding! The auction will end at an undisclosed time no sooner than 24 hours from now.
Issa (#1)
08/06/23 1:50 pm
Breed shows now award 1 point per 4 entries and Open shows now award 1 point per 5 entries.
Issa (#1)
08/04/23 1:49 pm
'Horse', referring to an adult male horse, is being updated to 'Stallion' throughout the site. If you find a page that hasn't been updated it, please report it here.
Issa (#1)
08/03/23 5:54 pm
Anyone with Business Skill 6 may now create Stallion Spotlight ads by clicking the button in Stud Services. These ads randomly display when Genotype Search or Stud Book is loaded. Relevant SIP, Grade, and other icons will be added to spotlights at a later date.
Issa (#1)
08/03/23 5:46 pm
Genotype Search has been updated to allow searching by specific Stat Genes. The search form has also been reorganized to better flow with the order on Genetics pages and keep like genes grouped together.
Issa (#1)
08/03/23 12:53 pm
Hidden mares no longer show up in Genotype Search results.