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|What are Racing Points?|
|Racing points, usually just referred to as points, are what horses earn when they place well in graded stakes races (G1/G2/G3) and/or run high Performance Ratings (PRs). The higher the grade of race and the higher the PR, the more points a horse has a chance to earn. Series races (such as Trinities, Gems, and Gold Cups) reward the highest amount of points of any race.|
|New Player Milestones|
Earning your first few points from racing can be exciting! It's a sign your horses are racing well and is something to celebrate. New players also receive FFH$ rewards as they reach point milestones along the way to their first 100 points.
|Benefits of Points|
All colts (who are not created Goldbloods, Imports, or Select Sale) must earn at least 50 points to be eligible to stand at stud (including breeding to your own mares). For this reason, it's especially critical that you focus on entering colts in races where they can earn points.
Furthermore, stallions earn 5 foal slots once they reach 50 racing points. If stallions retire before earning 50 points, even if they're eligible to stand publicly, they will not start with any slots and items will have to be used. Stallions earn additional foal slots if they retire with at least 100 points, which also earns them a Performance Merit.
Stallions and mares who have earned points have a chance to pass small boosts to the stats of their offspring. Foals have a chance to receive a boost to their stats if either or both parents earned any points, based on amount of points earned. This boost is guaranteed if either or both parents earned at least 100 points. Foals will receive a larger boost if either or both parents earned 250 or more points.
Additionally, horses that earn a Steeplechase or Driving Minor (50 points) or Major (100 points) will give a small boost to their foals' transitioned stats. These points must be earned in either Steeplechase or Driving to count towards a Major or Minor award, and all their points throughout their career will count towards Performance Merit or Performance Distinction.
|Appendix horses become full stock (Paint or Quarter Horses) once they have reached 25 points. In doing so, they lose their 'Appendix' designation. This is the only way, other than using a Pedigree Purifier, to ensure their foals are not also registered as Appendix.|
|Points Earned By PR|
The bulk of a horse's points are earned based upon the PR they run in races. The higher the PR, the more points they can earn. The score required to earn points varies based upon age according to the chart below.
|Points Earned Per Grade|
Horses earn variable points depending upon the grade of race they enter and how they place in the race. Those points are listed in the table below. Note that these points are earned in addition to points earned for their PR.
|Awards From Points|
|Any horse who earns 100 points will receive a Performance Merit.
A horse who earns a Performance Merit will be awarded a base prize of $100,000 and a trophy. If the horse is under 25% Select, an additional $100,000 is awarded. Further, a bonus of $100,000 is awarded to horses from the Horse Trader who reach PM.
A 50% bonus is also added to Performance Merit awards if you have the 3* Business Skill.
Colts will receive 15 foal slots upon retirement when they have earned a Performance Merit.
|Any horse who earns 250 points will receive a Performance Distinction.
A horse who earns a Performance Distinction will be awarded a base prize of 100 Pro Coins, a trophy and Legacy. If the horse is under 25% Select, an additional 50 Pro Coins is awarded. Also, a 100 Pro Coin bonus is awarded to horses from the Horse Trader who reach PD.
|Court of Stars|
|Any horse that earns 500 points is awarded the highly coveted Court of Stars. The prize of one Heir's Crown comes with the milestone, as well as a trophy. Also, CoS earners have their own leaderboard!|
|Any horse who earns 50 points in Steeplechase, Driving Trial, or Contesting races will receive a Minor award within their respective division.
A horse who earns a Minor will be awarded a base prize of $50,000 and a trophy. A bonus of $50,000 is awarded to Horse Trader horses who earn a Minor.
|Any horse who earns 100 points in Steeplechase, Driving Trial, or Contesting races will receive a Major award within their respective division.
A horse who earns a Major will be awarded a base prize of $100,000 and a trophy. A bonus of $100,000 is awarded to Horse Trader horses who earn a Major.
|Any horse who earns 250 points in Steeplechase, Driving Trial, or Contesting races will receive a Mater award within their respective division.
A horse who earns a Major will be awarded a base prize of $250,000 and a trophy. A bonus of $250,000 is awarded to Horse Trader horses who earn a Master.