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Aptitude Genes

Surface
[Dd] [Tt] Surface: There are two surface genes - Dirt and Turf. Foundation horses (horses with unknown parents) always have at least one green (XX) surface gene. However, it is entirely possible to get horses with semi-dual preferences (XX Xx) or even fully dual (XX XX) preferences.

These genes determine how easily your horse trains on each surface. Horses with Xx or xx genes can still run as well on a surface as a horse with XX so long as they are trained properly.
Distance
[Sp Sp] [St St] Distance: There are two pairs of distance genes - Speed and Stamina. These determine how much speed and endurance your horse has, which determines what distance they like to race. Horses who tend to have shorter bursts of speed and less endurance will have stronger sprint genes and horses who have less speed but more endurance will have route genes.

A horse's stats (such as Early Speed or Late Speed) do NOT determine what distance they race. A horse who has a high Early Speed stat may still be a very good router. These genes are simply evaluating a horse's capabilities to define an ideal distance range. Stats look at their abilities when racing at the appropriate distance. Horses who have a mixture of speed and stamina genes will end up preferring something in the middle, making them Milers.
Milers
If you want to breed Sprinters or Routers, your best bet is to cross horses who have similar genes, otherwise you will end up with a barn full of Milers.

Milers are undesirable because they may only be able to train for 1-2 distances, will gain distance familiarity slower, and will often have lower stats than a horse than a horse who is Excellent+ for either Speed or Stamina. Milers are also undesirable in colts, as they are not regarded as being stud quality.

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09/13/20 11:56 am
Gem and Trinity Prospect icons have been removed.
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09/07/20 5:33 pm
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09/07/20 2:47 pm
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09/07/20 2:46 pm
A bug with Bundle of TLC has been fixed. If you had TLC active on any horses, it has been returned to your inventory.
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09/07/20 1:46 pm
Out slot mares will no longer earn Golden Apples while on pasture.
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09/07/20 1:10 pm
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09/05/20 5:14 pm
Peer Comparison are no longer available for horses that have been transitioned to marathon, steeplechase, or driving trials.
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09/02/20 3:10 pm
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08/19/20 10:38 pm
2 year old races will be offered for Standardbreds beginning this year!
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08/17/20 9:27 pm
Sending Sparks of Joy rewards Pro Coins!
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08/17/20 9:26 pm
Horses may now transition to Steeplechase if they have at least 90% Maturity and are 3 years of age. Steeplechase races have been changed to 4yo+. Courage will play a greater role in Steeplechase races.
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08/17/20 8:21 pm
Appendix horses have updated icons to make them easier to find.
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Favorite stallions are sorted into their own section of Genotype and Quick Match results.
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08/16/20 9:14 pm
Select Sale horses can no longer be sold.
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08/16/20 1:22 pm
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08/15/20 8:17 pm
Don't forget your yearling partnerships! The clock's ticking!
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08/14/20 10:25 am
Maturity was updated for yearlings to be a little more in line with the new standard (with a lot of grace!). We've decided not to adjust horses 2yo+ as it's too difficult to account for variables that may have impacted their Maturity. You'll start experiencing the new system properly with yearlings incoming in Y42.
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08/10/20 3:06 pm
Maximum age of eligibility for Gelding Advancement has temporarily been increased to 12. This will be available through the end of February.
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08/10/20 10:42 am
Bedazzling Shampoo may now be used from your Inventory.
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08/08/20 10:23 pm
Every 3rd freshman stallion a stable breeds to will not require a Breeding Pass. (In other words: 1 out of every 3 freshman breedings will not use a pass.)
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08/08/20 10:22 pm
Horse Trader colts will improve to the maximum possible Geldability gene upon retirement.
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07/14/20 10:19 pm
Experience and Rested are now reflected with stars which vary in color similar to Morale.
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07/12/20 7:58 pm
Yearling auctions are open for consignment through the end of August!
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07/12/20 1:55 pm
The maximum cap for color show points has been increased from 10 to 15.
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07/12/20 1:51 pm
Color show purses have been adjusted. The purse will now be a 'jackpot' combined from the base $10,000 entry fee of every entry, scaling based on number of entries. A $100,000 minimum purse remains in place in the case of shows with less than 10 entries.
Issa (#1)
07/09/20 9:45 am
Horses now show a note when they do not have wraps equipped during a race. This does not trigger an icon and can only be seen by viewing the results.
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07/05/20 11:36 am
Auction vouchers will no longer be awarded for auctions.
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06/27/20 10:13 am
We've added a new community feature: Horse Hunt! Check in daily(ish) for a new mystery horse to find.
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06/26/20 6:50 pm
Stablewide Show Results can now be accessed from your Stable Results page.
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06/23/20 1:03 pm
The cost of stallion Spotlight Ads have been reduced to $200,000.
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06/23/20 11:14 am
Grey yearlings may now participate in Color Shows if they are otherwise eligible.
Issa (#1)
06/21/20 9:59 pm
Show results from last week had some hiccups with points and earnings. They'll be fixed later this week. In the meantime, you can go ahead and enter new shows!
Issa (#1)
06/21/20 9:16 pm
Shows will award a maximum of 10 points for the time being. (Y'all tossed waaaaay more ponies into them than we imagined!)
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06/21/20 3:22 pm
Morale is now displayed as colored stars rather than a sliding scale bar.
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06/21/20 3:20 pm
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06/21/20 11:04 am
Yearlings who compete in 5 Color Shows will receive a boost to their Travel ability.
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06/17/20 6:59 pm
Horses have heights now which are rolled within a breed-appropriate range for foundation horses and genetically inherited from parents of bred horses. Ominous, if I say so myself.
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06/16/20 8:33 pm
Hype will now slightly decrease a horse's Experience and Well Rested traits.
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06/14/20 6:06 pm
Horse Trader stallions will receive a 200 PC bonus if they are accepted into SIP. This has been retroactively awarded for active (not pensioned) HT stallions.
Issa (#1)
06/14/20 5:49 pm
Peerless has been corrected to only assign to horses who are Peerless by birth. This may have removed Peerless awards from some horses who had attained it by other methods previously.
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06/14/20 5:46 pm
Horses sired by Horse Trader stallions or who are from the Horse Trader themselves will earn doubled rewards when they earn Performance Merit and Performance Distinction.
Issa (#1)
06/14/20 10:30 am
Horses may now be fed again! Feeding any type of grain will slightly boost Morale and Condition.
Issa (#1)
06/14/20 10:18 am
Feeding is temporarily unavailable.
Issa (#1)
06/13/20 7:43 pm
Buddy Workouts will be temporarily unavailable after tonight's rollover.