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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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Katie (#494)
12/11/19 1:29 am
The AFP requirement for Platinum has been reduced from 45 to 40.
Issa (#1)
12/10/19 3:17 pm
Update: Mares will no longer show AFP.
Issa (#1)
12/09/19 4:16 pm
Unmaxed offspring no longer count into a mare's AFP, which means she will need at least 3 maxed foals to show AFP.
Issa (#1)
12/07/19 4:18 pm
Don't forget to visit the Vale of Runes to grab a surprise from the Year's End Calendar each day this month!
Issa (#1)
12/03/19 11:05 pm
The bug with Peak inheritance has been squashed. All 2 year olds have had their Peak gene and corresponding gain rate adjusted accordingly.
Issa (#1)
12/01/19 11:45 am
Crusader's Challenge is making a return as another option within the 'Trinity' season. The series will now be 3 races, offered on both surfaces, at 14, 16, and 18 furlongs.
Issa (#1)
11/29/19 9:55 pm
We've been tweaking some economy balance things the past couple of weeks. These changes include adjustments to: tack prices, ultrasound & mare check-up fees, breeding pass suggested values & raffle cost, partnership payback, blood range costs (for Savvy & up), and suggested stud fees. There might be a few other little things here and there. All relevant pages (excluding Handbook) should reflect current updated costs/values.
Issa (#1)
11/25/19 9:27 pm
Friendly reminder: This is the last week to grab those yearling partnerships to participate in the Green to Gold challenge!
Issa (#1)
11/17/19 7:10 pm
Duplicate entries will be allowed in WCFs tomorrow for stables who had horses qualify in multiple regions. If that applies to you, hold off on retiring any second or third entries you may have!
Issa (#1)
11/17/19 10:13 am
Don't forget to get your yearling partnerships done! Only 2 weeks left in Y38!
Issa (#1)
11/15/19 1:57 pm
Barrel of Champagne can now be used from your inventory.
Issa (#1)
11/13/19 10:56 pm
Experience and Well Rested no longer show on horse pages. This is not vital information to know and over-complicates racing for the majority of players. While similar 'personality' traits will still impact races to some degree, this is not something you need to worry about when entering races.
Flash (#2)
10/29/19 10:01 pm
All types of training are now lockable and can be completed through the Auto Train feature.
Issa (#1)
10/18/19 11:02 am
If anyone has met the Copper Cog purchase requirement to access the special Discord channel and has not yet been given access to the channel, please message me on Discord to have your 'Cogsworn' status updated. I may have missed a few of you in the flurry of the past few weeks.
Issa (#1)
09/22/19 9:49 am
I'll be hanging out in Ask Issa again this morning!
Issa (#1)
09/21/19 7:23 pm
Frozen Nectar is now limited to horses 4 years and older.
Issa (#1)
09/21/19 11:01 am
You can find me in Ask Issa (on Discord) for the next hour or so!
Issa (#1)
09/18/19 10:37 am
Rusty Recycler can now be fed every 15 minutes! For now, this change comes with no changes to how fast your meter fills or how often you receive Rumpled Packages. We hope this makes it easier for less active players to earn shiny rewards from Rusty. <3
Issa (#1)
09/16/19 2:42 pm
'Stay Logged In' is working again!
Issa (#1)
09/15/19 10:57 pm
Gelding now has an additional incentive! You will receive a monetary reward any time you geld a horse, provided he is not pensioned and, if retired, has at least 5 foal slots remaining, although their bonus will be reduced if they have less than 10 slots remaining. Gelding also rewards an additional $2,000,000 bonus to their base reward for each Select Sale parent.