Aptitude Genes
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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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Making Magic
Issa (#1)
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.
Issa (#1)
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.
Issa (#1)
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!)
Issa (#1)
06/21/20 3:22 pm
Morale is now displayed as colored stars rather than a sliding scale bar.
Issa (#1)
06/21/20 3:20 pm
Refusal chances for Gate Training and Interval workouts have been swapped. Horses will now refuse Interval (G-B and B-G) less often and Gate Training more often.
Issa (#1)
06/21/20 11:04 am
Yearlings who compete in 5 Color Shows will receive a boost to their Travel ability.
Issa (#1)
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.
Issa (#1)
06/16/20 8:33 pm
Hype will now slightly decrease a horse's Experience and Well Rested traits.
Issa (#1)
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.
Issa (#1)
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.
Issa (#1)
06/13/20 4:42 pm
Peak % shows for 2 year olds in the Forever Pro panel.
Issa (#1)
06/10/20 8:21 pm
Valebloom now shows an icon in Genotype and Quick Match search results as well as a checkmark on Breeding Info pages.
Issa (#1)
06/10/20 8:08 pm
Sire Condition (at the time of covering) now shows on Breeding Info pages for bred mares.
Issa (#1)
06/10/20 3:04 pm
Buddy Workouts have been corrected to only increase Risk if a horse falls below 80% Energy.
Issa (#1)
06/09/20 4:24 pm
Morale has been adjusted so that regular training provides larger increases while Buddy Workouts provide less.
Issa (#1)
06/05/20 11:13 am
Some issues with Quick Match (relating to Development, Intelligence & Temperament) were fixed. Mares should now correctly show up all studs that meet the requirements for the chosen level.
Issa (#1)
06/03/20 3:51 pm
To alleviate confusion, Driving Trials are now held as Trot races. All existing trials have been swapped to Trot and all transitioned horses have been set to 100% Trot. Make sure you update any locked training settings to maintain this for the future!
Issa (#1)
06/03/20 3:13 pm
Marathon, Steeplechase, and Driving Trials now award 6 Golden Apples for every (non-Handily) Allowance start. (Increased from 2.) Golden Apples earned in flat Allowance races have also increased from 1 to 2.
Issa (#1)
06/03/20 2:04 pm
Ultrasounds have been moved to Breeding Info. Checkups have been split into two sections on the Veterinarian page.
Issa (#1)
06/03/20 2:04 pm
Quick Match results now have a Hypomate button to directly view the hypomate between your mare and the selected stallion.
Issa (#1)
06/03/20 2:03 pm
All horses aged 6 or older will automatically max all of their stats when training. This applies to newly-transitioned horses as well.
Issa (#1)
06/03/20 2:02 pm
Updates in for Steeplechase, Marathon, and Driving Trials! All horses are now eligible to transition. Horses may receive a bonus improvement to their maximum stats based upon Endurance.
Issa (#1)
05/31/20 2:15 pm
All color genes are now shown for any horse with Genetic Ratings. Warnings for possibly LSS/LCS will now appear in Hypomate.
Issa (#1)
05/25/20 6:35 pm
Genotype Search also now allows you to filter horses by points earned.
Issa (#1)
05/25/20 6:04 pm
Producer Quality may now be revealed as Legendary. Select Sale stallions will show Legendary PQ without requiring any additional testing.
Issa (#1)
05/25/20 5:41 pm
Genotype Search now allows you to Show/Hide Cloaked and Cloaked Line horses.
Issa (#1)
05/25/20 4:37 pm
KISS Match (part of Quick Match) is now available to everyone who has any level of Pro, without requiring the Quick Match upgrade.
Issa (#1)
05/25/20 3:40 pm
Quick Match has received a few updates and fixes! More detail will be covered in a later news post, but a summary will also be posted in Discord announcements. In short: fixed distance match issues for miler mares, adjusted KISS+, added Forever and Forever KISS search options.
Issa (#1)
05/22/20 6:07 pm
Everyone who can see Consistency can now see Courage in the main Stats/Traits section of the horse page. Dirt & Turf percentages as well as the Stats bar have also been added to the Exercise page for quick reference.
Briana (#3)
04/23/20 7:07 pm
Gemstones and Midsummer Futurity races are now functioning as intended, and they are no longer erroneously displaying as full. Enter away!
Issa (#1)
04/22/20 2:48 pm
A series of improvements have been rolled out for Select Sale 2 year olds to bring them up to speed with their peers.
Issa (#1)
04/20/20 11:23 am
Long Gallops now have a chance to increase Athleticism.
Issa (#1)
04/19/20 10:25 pm
Green 2 Gold prizes have been given out for Y39 winners! They, unfortunately, do not work yet, but you can surely admire their invisible art until they do.
Issa (#1)
04/19/20 3:52 pm
Training has been reinstated! Horses going into training with low Energy may become 'exhausted' and suffer consequences as a result. This will most significantly impact 2 and 3 year olds.
Issa (#1)
04/18/20 4:15 pm
Horses will now lose varying amounts of Morale based upon race performance.
Issa (#1)
04/18/20 1:58 pm
Horses with 25% or less Select lineage will now receive bonus rewards when earning Performance Merit, Performance Distinction, and Superior Stallion/Broodmare awards. The base Performance Merit reward has also been increased to $200,000.
Issa (#1)
04/18/20 1:19 pm
Buddy Workouts now always require only 10% Energy, rather than amounts based upon Athleticism. However, working a horse with less than 100% Energy will increase Risk.
Issa (#1)
04/17/20 11:58 am
Energy requirements for training now have slightly more variation.
Issa (#1)
04/13/20 7:04 pm
Green 2 Gold leaderboards are now available within the Leaderboards page.
Issa (#1)
04/13/20 3:40 pm
The (now largely irrelevant) Custom % on horse pages and pedigrees has been changed to show Select %. You can still recognize impure Goldbloods by the "Impure" notation and greyed blood icon in their Breed section.
Issa (#1)
04/13/20 12:09 pm
Maximum Prime limits are significantly over 30 and many horses, especially Stock and Standardbred, fall into the 30+ range. To better reflect the range of possibilities, Prime stars have been adjusted. Each star now represents 4 Prime, with 10 stars representing 40+ Prime.
Issa (#1)
04/12/20 2:06 pm
Stock horses earn full papers and lose Appendix status upon earning 25 points.
Issa (#1)
04/07/20 2:32 pm
The Sire Leaderboard is complete! You can find it within the regular Leaderboard page.