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|Evaluating Surface & Distance|
Once you have purchased Aptitude Genes for your horse, you will be able to see distance and surface genes on the horse's main page, Exercise page, and Genetics page. Aptitude Genes will give you key information to determine what surface and distance to train and race your horse on.
The types of runners and the distance related terms you will see other players using in the game are Stamina-dominant, Intermediate, and Speed-dominant. It is also possible to have a Versatile runner who does not have a range preference and can run at any distance. To gauge what distance your horse likes to run, you'll want to look at the Speed and Stamina genes. These genes range from Poor to Outstanding. Good is typically middle range, i.e. Intermediate, whereas Excellent or Outstanding mean that the horse leans towards Sprint distances (E/O Speed gene), or Router distances (E/O Stamina gene).
Surfaces are either Dirt or Turf (STB: Dirt = Trot & Turf = Pace). Your horse will show one of three terms under these genes - Recessive, Moderate, or Strong. It is entirely possible to show any possible mix of these indicators - a horse could be strong on one surface, on both, or even not strong on either!
To sum up these genes - If I have a horse who has a Good Speed gene, an Excellent Stamina gene, a Recessive Dirt gene, and a Strong Turf gene, this means my horse will prefer and be more easily trained at Router distances on a Turf surface, which in turn allows them to perform better in races. This horse is a Stamina-dominant, Turf runner.
|The traits expert will unlock the stars you see on most horses pages. These colored stars (or also numbers if you have purchased hidden stats) will tell you some information about your horse's stats in Acceleration, Breaking, Early Speed, Late Speed, Versatility, and Rating. Each stat will show either a grey or a blue star. Grey stars indicate that a stat is not yet maxed - meaning it has room to improve. Blue stars indicate that a stat is fully maxed - meaning it (currently) cannot improve. These stars can help you decide what types of training will most benefit your horse and, in some cases, what running style they may prefer.|