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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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|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.|