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The traits expert will unlock the stars you see on horses' pages. These colored stars will tell you some information about your horse's Base Stats: Acceleration, Breaking, Early Speed, Late Speed, Versatility, and Rating. These stars can help you decide what types of training will most benefit your horse and, in some cases, what running style they may prefer.
Each stat will show either a grey or a blue star. Grey stars indicate that a stat is not yet maxed, meaning it has room to improve. Blue stars indicate that a stat is fully maxed, meaning it cannot currently improve.
Base stats are the 6 main stats a horse has. These display on horse pages in the Stats table if you buy either Trait Stars (the colored stars mentioned above) and/or Hidden Stats (exact numbers) . Even if you have Hidden Stats, unless you are Pro, you still must buy Trait stars for each horse you own for the numbers to show. If you have a Pro account, it will not be necessary, since they will automatically be shown for each horse you own. Each of these stats can range from 1-10 points, making a total possible "Potential" of 60 and the lowest possible potential 6. A 60 potential is also referred to as a Peerless horse.
Together with style proficiency and the points the two together contribute to PR, these can make up a very large portion of your horse's PR. However, especially in horses with lower potential, other factors will actually have equal or more bearing into the PR than these do. The maximum possible PR is 250, so potential is certainly not the only important factor. In fact, in younger horses especially, it is not uncommon to see lower potential horses outperform higher potential horses for one reason or another.
Breaking: A stat that determines how quickly your horse moves out of the starting gate.
Early Speed: A stat that determines how much speed your horse shows early in the race.
Rating: A stat that determines the ability of a horse to control their speed at the jockey's request.
Versatility: A stat that determines the ability of a horse to adapt to changing situations in races.
Acceleration: A stat that determines how quickly your horse can gain speed.
Late Speed: A stat that determines how much speed your horse shows late in the race.
|Maximum Stats And Potential|
A horse's maximum stats are determined at birth. Through training, they will improve their current stats and potential until they eventually max all of their stats. However, horses aged 6 years old or older will automatically max upon training and horses from the horse trader aged 4yo+ come with automatically maxed stats. |
For bred horses, this maximum is based upon several factors, including Stat Genes, parent producer quality, and Bloodline. As a yearling, groundwork will improve any stat up to a maximum of three, so 2yos will not necessary start as 6 potentials in January. For horses who are purchased from the Horse Trader or Pro Shop (Created Goldbloods), stats are based directly on stat genes. Select Sale horses have stats that are mostly based directly on stat genes as well.
You can improve your horse's max stats through using Oracle (to a maximum of 6 for each stat), buddy working, gelding, and occasionally by buying a horse from the sales. Retired horses do not gain stats from being bought/sold.
Transitioning to Steeplechase or Driving Trials will give a horse an entirely new set of max stats, meaning that a horse can potentially have a vastly different (either higher or lower) max potential than the one they were born with if they’ve been transitioned.