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Horse Trader
Horse Trader Horses
Bob the Horse Trader will be your main man when it comes to purchasing new racers (especially if you are new to the game!) of all breeds. For 1 Trader Ticket and a sum of money (determined by rank, listed below) Bob will part with one of his racers. If you see empty stalls, don't fret! Every 15 minutes Bob will bring in new horses to fill the empty stalls. If you like one of Bob's racers but wish it were the opposite gender, any racers left at daily rollover will swap their genders.

Green: $10,000
Novice: $25,000
Amateur: $50,000
Savvy:$100,000
Master: $150,000
Diamond: $250,000

The Horse Trader sells various ages of racers. Racers of all ages bought from the Horse Trader will come with morale, distance proficiency, and surface proficiency high enough to begin racing immediately. 4 year olds and up also come fully maxed.

Need some broodmares? You can purchase Thoroughbred, Standardbred, and Stock mares of unknown quality from Bob for the same price as a racer + 1 Trader Ticket.
New Player Horse Trader Horses
As a new player you will start off with 30 Trader Tickets - use them! You can only hold up to 20 Tickets at a time after this, so seriously, use them! This will be the very first racing string you will have access to. At minimum, they will make a strong allowance racing string (which can earn you precious Golden Apples!), but they could be graded stakes runners.

If you have 25 or less horses, Horse Trader horses come with the following boosts:
• Saddle trained
• Chance for boost to potential
Condition and Peak high enough to begin racing
Extreme Mare Makeover Mares
EMM mares available for $500,000/50 PC with an unknown, randomly chosen blood range or $1,000,000/100 PC with a chosen blood range. They do not cost a Trader Ticket. However, EMM do not make good starting broodmares as they all have Poor genes and the lowest possible Producer Quality.
Retired Geldings
Need buddies? Thoroughbred and Standardbred retired geldings in a variety of stat ranges are available for purchase with cash (prices vary by rank). These geldings are intended for use as buddies for your racers when performing buddy workouts or to be used as yearling buddies.
Horse Trader Imports
While Bob sells you the regular horses on the main page, there is also an Import section. Here he will offer you horses that are of the same quality as purchasing a custom Goldblood (if you would like to learn more, please see the Stable Upgrades section about Goldbloods. What that means is the horses he offers you will be at least Average in producer quality and may come in rare markings and or colors.

Each purchase fee is determined by your current rank on FFH. The higher ranked you are the more it will cost to Import, since older or more established barns should have the means to have a good racing and breeding string. The prices below include the initial browsing fee. The initial browsing fee can be paid in either FFH$ ($5,000,000) or PC (500 PC), but the price of the horse can only be paid in PC. Import rolls will reset at the beginning of each FFH year.

Green: 2,000 PC
Novice: 2,000 PC
Amateur: 2,500 PC
Savvy: 2,500 PC
Master: 3,000 PC
Diamond: 3,000 PC
Claiming
Claiming is a great way to sell, or purchase, horses who are currently racing. By going to the Claiming Catalogue you can see a list of horses that are currently up for claim. To claim a horse, simply click the "Claim (Enter Horse Name) for (Price)". You will then be entered into a raffle to win that horse. When the races are run, a random winner is chosen from those who clicked on the claim button for that horse. The person who raced the horse will receive the claim money. Horses can be claimed for 50% of the purse in the race a horse is entered in. That means that the price of the claim will increase the higher grade a horse is raced in. Once you have clicked the claim button, it cannot be undone, so be sure you want to claim the horse before clicking the button.

Entering your horse into the claiming catalogue is simple. On the horse's race preferences page the very last option will be to allow a claim or not. Choose For Claim and your horse will be listed in the claiming catalogue every time it is raced until it is claimed, sold, or otherwise pulled from racing! A little green $ icon will show up next to the race name on the horse's main page to indicate it is listed. To remove your horse for being up for claim, scratch them from any races they're entered in and then select No Claim in the same dropdown.
Buying Horses
So you want to expand your racing string? Or purchase a broodmare? Great! To get started the easiest way to get your hands on a horse fit for you is to head over to Sales Arena. From there you will see two different sections. Public Sales & Other Sales (Private Sales, Leases, & Reserved Sales and Leases).

Public Sales are the quickest and easiest way to get the horses you want. You can browse a number of horses for sale, decide which ones you want, hit buy, and voila the horse is yours! You can immediately set a track, jockey, and all the other basics. It's an instant transition!

Private Sales can be anywhere from a quick to a slow turnaround. In private sales, the seller lists a suggested price. From there, you can send in offers. When the seller feels they have found a sufficient offer, they will accept and the horse will be transferred to the offer which they accepted. If you make an offer on a horse for private sale but change your mind, go to the Manage Sales Offers page and delete the offer.

Leases are a great way to race high quality horses. When a stable has too many horses of a certain grade or genetic makeup to use, they may offer a lease on them. This allows you to temporarily race or breed a horse before returning it to its original owner at the end of a predetermined set of time. Leases can be ended early, but will automatically end when the duration period is completed. You can also request a lease extension, which the horse's owner will approve or deny. If you make an offer to lease a horse but change your mind, go to the Manage Sales Offers page and delete the offer.
Selling Horses
Eventually, you are going to have more horses than you want and you'll decide it's time to sell some. One of the main reasons people sell horses is to get rid of duplicate horses that run in the same types of races all the time. For example, if you have multiple geldings who all are dirt sprinters, then maybe it's time to sell some!

To sell, go to your horse's manage page. There you will find a button labeled Sell under the managing header. From there, you can choose to put a horse up for private or public sales.

Public Sales allow you to sell a horse outright. The price you list is the price they can be purchased for instantly by anyone. If the horse is not bought in 7 days the listing will automatically expire and the horse would need to be relisted.

Private Sales will allow you to list a suggested price. From there you can receive offers from different stables and then decide which offer you want to accept. If the horse is not bought in 7 days the listing will automatically expire and the horse would need to be relisted.

Leases can provide you a set middle ground. You can choose a price and length of time for which you can lease your horse to another stable. While your horse is leased out, you will not have the responsibilities of caring for it, and after the lease ends (or is ended by the leaser/the leaser neglects the horse) the horse will automatically be returned to you. Leases must be for at least 6 months, and if the lease duration drops below 6 months the listing automatically expires. The duration begins counting down from the time the horse is listed for lease, not when an offer is accepted.
Reserved Sales/Leases
If you would like to reserve a horse for a player, there is an option to do so when you place a horse up for lease or sale. This could be a good option for a stable you know or trust to buy or lease your horse or to privately sell or lease a horse to a specific player.

To reserve a horse for sale or lease to a specific player, click the Sell or Lease button on the horse's manage page. Make sure you have the bubble clicked next to Reserved and the stable ID filled out in the box. You don't have to worry about putting in the # symbol; just the ID number will do. This will also notify that player they have a horse reserved for sale or lease. They can navigate to it via the link sent or going to sales arena and selecting the Reserved Sales and Leases page.
Auctions
Have you started to breed more yearlings than you can keep? Then the annual FFH Yearling Auction, hosted in the Auction House, is the place for you. Yearling Auctions take place every September in-game months. Consignments begin in August. Qualifications for consignments are listed on the Consignments page. This is where quality yearlings are auctioned off. If a horse qualifies, you can choose which section to put it in, and set a starting bid that is $250,000 or above for the open section, $100,000 for the sprout section, and 500 PC for the pro section.

There are three categories that exist in the yearling auction: the open section, the sprout section, and the PC section. Currency for the open and Sprout sections are FFH cash, but the pro section currency is PC, so be sure you have enough PC when bidding in this section.

The open and PC categories are open to all players. However, the Sprout Section is only available to players who own less than 30 total yearlings. This allows newer and smaller barns to grab some quality horses without having to worry about competing with larger stables in the open section. At the end of the consignment period breeders will receive 2 Breeding Passes for each Sprout successfully consigned. If breeders reclaim a Sprout due to neglect, their Morale and Condition will be boosted up to a level adequate to perform normal training.

These auctions end randomly so bid quick and bid often! You can bid on up to 30 horses per auction.

Please Note in auctions you cannot control the final sale price, or to whom the horse goes to. You can only set a starting bid. Although these things are out of your control, horses sold in the auction will generally sell for a much higher price than if priced in public sales. If a horse is extremely precious to you, then you should put them in the private sales so you have control over price and buyer. Once a horse is listed for consignment, it cannot be undone.
Select Sales
So you want the best of the best? A horse guaranteed to knock your socks off? Then check out Select Sales! Select Sales take place in March, June, September and sometimes December of every real life year. During this time, FFH Horses are created with at least good genes and producing quality. Some horses are guaranteed to have even better genetics and producing quality. There are two main types of auctions Live and Silent. During these auctions, horses are Sold for PC, FFH cash, or a combination of the two. Specific details or horses and rules changes with each sale, so check the news for the upcoming sale's rules!

Live Auctions take place on the Discord server. The times are decided about a week before the auction takes place and posted in the news along with the auction's rules. Here, horses are auctioned off live, meaning you are competing against other active bidders.

Silent Auction Takes place in the Auction House of FFH. Here, bidders use PC to bid on horses. You also do NOT have to have the PC in your account at the time of bidding, but you will need to have it shortly after the auction closes. These auctions also end randomly, meaning you must watch your bids closely until the auction ends.
Select Raffles
Raffles are composed of horses that meet the same minimum producer quality guarantees as Select Sales along with similar levels of genetic quality. Raffles may include any breeds and often have horses with rare colors and/or markings. Although they are usually comprised mostly of fillies, there are occasionally colts mixed in or even colt-dedicated sections. Unlike regular Select Sales, you don't know which horse you get until the tickets are drawn. The mystery is definitely part of the fun! Everyone who purchases a raffle ticket will get a horse. Often item prizes are raffled off among ticket buyers as well, but not everyone is guaranteed to get an item.

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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
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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.