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Entry Pools

What are entry pools?
Unlike normal races, series races are open to unlimited entries. Entry pools run to narrow down the field to the best 20 entries. Any horse who does not make the cut in a series race will be scratched and can be entered in an alternate race if you wish.

This system ensures that series races are never 'first come first serve', no matter how many players wish to enter horses into them. Instead, it rewards those who enter on time and have horses that have been successful throughout the year.
When do entry pools run?
Entry pools always run at 12:00 noon (FFH time) the day before rollover. In a normal week, entry pools close at 12:00 noon on Wednesday and Saturday. Any deviation from this schedule will be noted in news posts.

Although you should make every effort to enter horses before the pools run, you may still enter unfilled (less than 20 entry) series races up to the normal rollover time. Entering after pools have ran charges you a penalty of 3 times the normal entry fee. There is no way to enter filled races after pools have ran.
How do horses secure entry?
The first criteria entry pools consider is Stellar wins. Horses with the most Stellar wins earn entry first, followed by horses with less or no Stellar wins.

If there are still slots available in the race after considering Stellar winners (or if there is a tie between number of Stellar wins), the pool will give preference to highest yearly PR. Horses will be admitted entry from best to worst PR until 20 entries are found.

If there are still slots available in the race after all horses with recorded PRs for the year have been entered, horses with no starts (thus no PR), will be chosen randomly until the race is filled.

There are a couple of exceptions to the above system. Horses who place top 3 in any Trinity, Timber Tournament, Crusader's Challenge, or Elemental Seniority race will be guaranteed entry into the 2nd/3rd legs of the series that year. You may also use an All Access Pass (rarely available) shoot your horse to the top of the pool list and guarantee their entry.
What happens if my horse doesn't make the cut?
If a series race had more than 20 entries and your horse doesn't make it in, you'll receive a private message (PM). Your horse will be scratched and your entry fee will be refunded. As noted above, you can then choose to enter your horse in a different race for the meet or do something else with them entirely. If any other series races didn't fill, you could even swap them to a different division or region.

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Issa (#1)
05/14/23 10:21 am
Today's the last day for the Pro Shop Sale! It will end early Monday morning.
Issa (#1)
05/03/23 2:22 pm
February will be extended to 2 weeks this year, with rollover on May 13th.
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05/02/23 12:48 am
The Spring Fling Sale has started! Enjoy your discounts!
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05/01/23 11:57 pm
The Y53 Training Auction is now open for bidding, good luck!
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04/16/23 10:12 pm
The Y53 Training Auction is now open for consignments!
Issa (#1)
04/16/23 7:28 pm
Training is reopen. However, you may want to hold off on training QH and PH that you would consider transitioning.
Issa (#1)
04/16/23 5:30 pm
Stallions may now be listed for FFH$ and/or PC stud fees. If you set either option to 0, that payment type won't be accepted. When requesting a stallion who offers both options, you may pick which way you want to pay.
Issa (#1)
04/15/23 10:36 pm
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Issa (#1)
04/15/23 10:20 pm
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04/15/23 12:27 am
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04/11/23 8:34 pm
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04/10/23 12:47 pm
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04/09/23 1:32 pm
Solid Paint Horse (no paint marking) geldings are now eligible for series races.
Issa (#1)
04/09/23 1:08 pm
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Issa (#1)
04/08/23 5:29 pm
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Issa (#1)
04/07/23 10:01 pm
Raffles will be held in Discord at 2:00pm tomorrow (Saturday). You do not need to be present! However, if you're around during the anniversary raffle you can choose which prize you want - otherwise you'll automatically be given the most valuable remaining prize.
Issa (#1)
04/07/23 6:33 pm
Yearling raffle ticket sales and all anniversary contest entries close in less than 3 hours at 9:00pm.
Issa (#1)
04/02/23 12:28 pm
Stallion grades no longer evaluate Quarter Horses, Paint Horses, or Standardbred differently than other breeds. An error in Goldblood testing has also been resolved. Stallions will all need to be retested.
Issa (#1)
03/31/23 3:30 pm
A new round of Board Game Arena tournaments start April 2nd. To sign up, head to #šŸ†tournaments-and-invites in Discord. These games are just for fun and everyone is welcome to join.
Issa (#1)
03/30/23 12:06 pm
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03/29/23 11:26 pm
Skyscope has been expanded to include 3 additional eye color options!
Issa (#1)
03/29/23 8:42 pm
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Issa (#1)
03/29/23 8:37 pm
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03/29/23 8:25 pm
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Issa (#1)
03/29/23 4:07 pm
The art for Masque 3 has been updated. You may need to hard refresh or clear your cache to see updates.
Issa (#1)
03/29/23 1:01 pm
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Issa (#1)
03/26/23 10:07 pm
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03/25/23 6:42 pm
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03/25/23 6:16 pm
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03/23/23 4:15 pm
The horse previewer has had a tiny makeover!
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03/21/23 12:05 pm
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Issa (#1)
03/19/23 7:48 pm
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03/19/23 3:19 pm
The yearling auctions are open for bidding! Good luck!
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03/18/23 3:55 pm
Early retirement fees have been adjusted to include further reductions for older horses.
Issa (#1)
03/02/23 10:16 am
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Issa (#1)
02/18/23 1:11 pm
If you have a horse who has reverted back to Appendix that you are certain previously had a Pedigree Purifier (for non-geldings you can check for series entries) please report the horse to the ModBox. You may list multiple horses per ticket, but be sure to clearly state how many total horses are included in each ticket.
Issa (#1)
02/18/23 12:08 pm
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Issa (#1)
02/18/23 11:38 am
April B rollover has been pushed back to Monday due to server speed issues in the past 24 hours.
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02/13/23 4:23 pm
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02/13/23 12:58 pm
Costs to craft items in the Smelter have been adjusted.
Issa (#1)
02/12/23 4:33 pm
The Horse Trader no longer requires tickets to purchase horses. However, you are ineligible to purchase HT horses if you have 10+ 2 year olds, 10+ 3 year olds, or 20+ 4 year olds+ of a given breed. HT horses cannot be sold or leased within 6 months of purchase.
Issa (#1)
02/12/23 1:06 pm
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Issa (#1)
02/10/23 3:31 pm
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02/09/23 6:42 pm
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02/09/23 3:35 pm
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02/07/23 1:33 pm
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Issa (#1)
01/31/23 9:05 pm
Import and Custom Goldblood mares are now ineligible for Robin's Nest and Legacy.
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01/29/23 5:23 pm
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01/29/23 4:56 pm
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01/29/23 1:39 pm
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01/29/23 1:38 pm
The Y52 Training Sale is open for bidding in the Auction House.
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01/28/23 11:52 am
Recent Buddy Workouts now always show a horse's most recent 4 results rather than results from the current year.
Issa (#1)
01/21/23 6:28 pm
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Issa (#1)
01/20/23 11:42 am
January will be 2 weeks this year which places rollover on Sunday, January 28th. As this has been working well for everyone in recent years, this will always be the case for January going forward unless otherwise announced.
Issa (#1)
01/18/23 11:19 am
Entry Suggestions no longer show for players who have purchased Hidden Stats, as stats and Potential are a more accurate way to choose grade and style.
Issa (#1)
01/15/23 11:34 am
Consignments are open for the Y52 Training Sales. Bidding will begin in early February.
Issa (#1)
01/01/23 2:48 pm
Select Sale horses now come with a minimum of Moderate Travel.
Issa (#1)
12/14/22 1:05 pm
The Y51 Yearling Sales are open for consignments! Consignments will close in early September, at which time bidding begins.
Issa (#1)
11/27/22 11:44 pm
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Issa (#1)
11/25/22 10:45 pm
Backgrounds can now be assigned with Tack Sets in your Settings.
Issa (#1)
11/25/22 2:58 pm
A dusting of gold has been sighted swirling around FFH... Head over to #šŸ¦„behind-the-scenes on Discord to cast your vote!
Issa (#1)
11/15/22 10:47 pm
The grade 'cap' (PR at which horses earn Handily) for G2 has been increased to 150 and G3 to 120.
Issa (#1)
11/15/22 10:45 pm
All horses now earn 5 Golden Apples per Allowance start. Horses 4 years and older also earn 2 Golden Apples per G3 start. Golden Apple rewards do not vary by breed or race type.
Issa (#1)
11/15/22 5:42 pm
Allowance purses have increased to 100,000 and G3 purses have increased to 150,000.
Issa (#1)
11/12/22 3:56 pm
Pasture is no longer available for yearlings or horses in training.
Issa (#1)
11/05/22 4:31 pm
Goldblood geldings are now available from the Horse Trader.
Issa (#1)
11/04/22 4:55 pm
February rollover will begin at 3:00am on Sunday, rather than 1:00am, due to the daylight savings time change.
Issa (#1)
10/29/22 2:11 pm
The racing auction will open tomorrow after the rollover to February. Please get your last consignments in today!
Issa (#1)
10/27/22 11:43 pm
November Board Game Arena tournaments are open for registration! Info can be found in #šŸ†tournament-info on Discord.
Issa (#1)
10/27/22 7:53 pm
A breeding workshop will be held at 6:00pm tomorrow (Friday) in Discord. If you can't make it, you're welcome to PM or DM me a questions in advance. If sending a PM, please use the subject 'Breeding Workshop'.
Issa (#1)
10/25/22 4:25 pm
Breeding Skills now unlock after earning 3 Training Skills.
Issa (#1)
10/20/22 11:22 pm
The Y50 Celebration Raffle will be held on Saturday, probably in the early afternoon. A ping will be sent on Discord before it begins. You don't need to be present to win.
Issa (#1)
10/20/22 6:05 pm
There is a new option to mark Leases as Newbie Friendly. This designation places a 'Sprout' icon next to the price in the Sales Arena and on the horse's page, indicating that a seller is interested in leasing to an inexperienced player. (This does not prevent experienced players from offering on the lease.)
Issa (#1)
10/20/22 6:02 pm
There is a new link in the Forum to view all of your Subscribed Posts at once.
Issa (#1)
10/20/22 6:01 pm
The Stable Results page now shows the overall top PR ran among your horses each week.
Issa (#1)
10/20/22 5:59 pm
There is a new Best PR icon which will appear on a horse's page (next to Race History) and Stable Results whenever a horse runs a new personal best. You can toggle this off in your Settings.
Bucky (#2464)
10/19/22 10:15 pm
All consignments have been removed from the Y51 Training Sale due to some bugs. It is now fixed and previously consigned will need to be re-consigned.
Issa (#1)
10/19/22 1:51 pm
The Y51 Training Sale is open for consignments. As with the yearling sales, there is a regular section (FFH$) and Pro section (PC). Eligibility information can be found on the Consignment page.
Issa (#1)
10/19/22 11:50 am
Genotype Search now includes an option to filter stallions by Grade. Full and Cloaked Line studs are automatically hidden by default to help reduce clicks needed when searching.
Issa (#1)
10/18/22 6:24 pm
All of the new Stable Upgrade options are now available! This includes the replacement version of retired New Year's Resolution and Cupid's Arrow.
Issa (#1)
10/17/22 5:51 pm
Tracks can be unassigned as often as needed in January and February to prevent a horse getting 'stuck' when accidentally assigning the wrong track.
Issa (#1)
10/17/22 5:24 pm
Imports now have a minimum Potential of 30, though most should end up mid-30s or higher depending on Stat Genes.
Issa (#1)
10/16/22 11:39 am
2 and 3 year olds no longer consume extra Energy when training or performing buddy workouts.
Issa (#1)
10/15/22 7:26 pm
Horses may not transition to steeplechase or driving trials until they have at least 10 racing starts or are at least 6 years old.
Issa (#1)
10/15/22 7:26 pm
Horses may not breed or run as workout buddies until they have 100% Maturity.
Issa (#1)
10/15/22 7:24 pm
Quick Match has been removed from the game. New Year's Resolution has been retired, but replaced with the New Leaf upgrade. (If you have NYR, you can still use it.) There are some other exciting new upgrades making their way into the Pro Shop!
Issa (#1)
10/15/22 12:14 pm
The exchange rate for trading Breeding Passes for an Import Voucher has been changed to 50 Passes = 1 Voucher.
Issa (#1)
09/26/22 7:27 pm
Registration is open for October's trick or treat BGA tournament! Join to win cool (or is it ghoul?) prizes! For more info or to sign up, check out the #šŸ†tournament-info channel.
Issa (#1)
09/20/22 3:39 pm
Purses for Initiate's Quest races have been increased to $6,000,000.
Issa (#1)
09/19/22 1:15 pm
The Events page has a small update to include reminders for a few key dates/events.
Issa (#1)
09/19/22 11:28 am
Looking to cut back on racers? Mark your calendars now! We'll be hosting a trial run of an Training Auction in February Y51. Consignments will be open in January and all racing horses who meet the requirements (which will be more relaxed than YA) will be eligible for consignment.
Issa (#1)
09/11/22 1:24 pm
Consignments for the Y50 Yearling Sale are open! The requirements page has been updated and includes a few changes to eligibility and fees.
Issa (#1)
09/05/22 2:15 pm
SIP testing is open again.
Issa (#1)
09/03/22 1:46 pm
Crafting requirements for Blossom Tea and Frozen Nectar have been updated.
Issa (#1)
08/30/22 11:53 am
Cake It Easy tournaments begin Thursday! Make sure you've signed up if you want to participate, received all the invites you needed, and have accepted all your invites.
Issa (#1)
08/28/22 1:28 pm
Training and feeding are reopen! You can now train and feed from a single Care page. All other options (selling, gelding, pasturing, etc.) can be found on the Manage page.
Issa (#1)
08/28/22 12:29 pm
Exercise and Care pages will be inaccessible for a little bit.
Issa (#1)
08/26/22 5:52 pm
Experience gain/loss has been rebalanced, which should make it easier for young horses and others that have been struggling to gain Experience.
Issa (#1)
08/26/22 5:29 pm
PR penalties for racing away from Favorite Distance have been significantly reduced.
Issa (#1)
08/25/22 1:53 pm
Registrations are open for September's Board Game Arena tournaments! No prior experience needed - sign up and join the fun! Details are posted in #šŸ†tournament-info on Discord.