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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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.
Issa (#1)
09/13/19 4:38 pm
Blood Types can now be verified via progeny if they have a tested foal who is a different type from their other (tested) parent. If this is possible for your horse, you'll see a 'Verify' button on their Genetics page. As it is now possible to 'test' (verify) nearly infinite numbers of horses based on one or two purchased tests, the price for exact type testing has increased.
Issa (#1)
09/11/19 11:45 am
The Gelding Advisor has been booed out of town. Genotype Search and Quick Match results now show MII acceptance status icons.
Issa (#1)
09/10/19 4:39 pm
Male Probability and Female Influence are now permanently hidden genes. As far as you're concerned, it's probably easiest to pretend they don't exist.
Issa (#1)
09/06/19 10:42 am
One lonely mare was not picked up from the Select Sale. She has been placed back up for auction in hopes of finding a forever home. Bidding will be open for at least 24 hours. You are welcome to bid even if you purchased your limit from the sale already.
Issa (#1)
09/05/19 10:22 am
Peer Comparisons now assess each horse only against other horses of their respective breed group. You'll need to click the 'Update' button to see any changes in your horses' ratings.
Issa (#1)
09/05/19 12:19 am
Item gifting has moved to user profiles.
Issa (#1)
09/03/19 7:24 pm
Extreme Mare Makeover broodmares can now be purchased from the Horse Trader. These will be part of an ongoing 'contest' (reward info to come) as well as offering an opportunity to buy guaranteed MII mares.
Issa (#1)
09/01/19 5:25 pm
Stallions who earned less than 50 racing points before retiring may not breed. Goldbloods may only breed with other Goldbloods. Impure horses may no longer be bred.
Issa (#1)
08/31/19 9:55 am
Don't forget it's the last day to sign up for yearling partnerships if you want to participate in Green to Gold next year!
Issa (#1)
08/26/19 7:20 pm
The Genotype Search revamp is complete and it is now reopen to the public! Give it a whirl and let us know if you spot any errors.
Issa (#1)
08/26/19 11:59 am
The end of December has been extended to Sunday. Unfortunately there is just not enough time to get the coding done that needs to be done this week and we also want to be sure it rolls over on a day Flash is off work just in case. Because yearly rollover is always 100% angelic and never, ever throws a fit.
Issa (#1)
08/25/19 2:53 pm
The Stallion Select Sale will begin in less than 10 minutes in Discord!
Issa (#1)
08/21/19 2:05 pm
PSA: When looking for those sweet yearling partnerships don't be afraid to search outside the box. You will benefit more if you forge your own path and don't partner with the same horses others are already partnering with.