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Peak & Prime

Peak & Prime Basics
Peak and prime are two important genes that work in tandem. In order to achieve success, a player should understand how both genes work as well as how they correlate to each other. Peak can be defined as a horse’s capacity to perform at their best. Prime determines how long a horse will remain at 100% Peak.

These stats and their genes show up on a horse's page depending on a couple of factors. Prime stars and Peak percentage show up in the Forever Pro Traits panel if you have a Forever Pro upgrade. The Peak and Prime genes are visible on a horse's Genetics page if you have purchased the Peak and Prime stablewide from the Pro Shop.

However, neither of those are necessary to gauge your horse's readiness for racing. If you do not have these traits or genes available (or just need a little extra help), refer to the Evaluating Talent page.
Peak
All horses have a predetermined age at which they will reach their peak. They will gain and lose Peak according to their genes (Low, Moderate, Strong).

The least amount of peak a horse will gain per month is about 2%. A horse with Low Peak may take up to about 50 game months, from when they turn 2, to reach 100% Peak. If they have Strong Peak, they may gain 10% or more per month and can reach 100% peak within their 2 year old season. These values are examples of extreme possibilities and of course will differ from horse to horse. Without assistance from certain trainings, specialty jockeys, or items, the table below lists approximate Peak ages for bred horses.

Estimated Peak Age
Strong Mid 2 year old to early 3 year old.
Moderate Mid 3 year old to late 4 year old.
Low 5 year old to mid 6 year old.

Once horses are at 100% Peak, they will begin to use up their Prime. If you have Forever Pro, you can see Peak increasing or decreasing on horses two years and older.
Prime
Horses will be born with varying amounts of Prime according to their genes (Poor to Outstanding). Each star represents four months of Prime. The maximum they can be born with is 10 stars - although they may still begin with more than 40 Prime. You can see the exact amount of prime horses 2 years old or older have left if you have Forever Pro. As noted above, once horses hit 100% peak, they will start using Prime. Prime will decrease by 1 (not 1 star) each month while a horse is at 100% Peak.

When a horse runs out of Prime, they will begin losing Peak. If you have a Forever Pro, this will be indicated by red arrows facing to the left showing that the bar is going down. A horse will continue losing Peak until it reaches 0% unless they gain more Prime. At any point when a horse gains Prime, their Peak will begin filling up again as long as they continue to have Prime. To sum it up, horses with no Prime actively decline in Peak and horses with Prime either maintain 100% Peak or gain Peak if below 100%.
Improving Peak & Prime
Besides using items to influence Peak and Prime, you can use training exercises. Long gallops will increase Peak. During the off season long gallops, trail rides, and track rides all also have a chance to increase Prime.

Buddy workouts also can add Prime year round along with their many other benefits. For more information on training and buddy workouts, visit your horse's exercise page and use the guides linked there.
Special Feeds and Items
Nurturing Jockey Nurturing jockeys are one type of custom jockey you can hire. While not always the most competitive jockey, they work best with green horses. Each time they race, they'll give a small boost to Peak and sometimes Prime. They will also raise a horse's Peak during Buddy Workouts if a horse's Peak is 75% or lower.
Bundle of TLC Bundle of TLC is an item which can be crafted in the Workshop. It will raise Peak, along with Condition, Morale, Energy, Maturity, and Experience. The benefits from Bundle of TLC happen each monthly rollover, so it is a long-term rather than instant solution.
Radiant Truffles Radiant Truffles are an item you can craft in the Workshop. They come with 3 uses and each use will instantly add 1-2 stars of Prime to the desired horse. It will only work on horses that have not already "had enough time in the spotlight" - meaning it will not work on horses who have already competed in a large number of races.
Sunkissed Tart You can craft a Sunkissed Tart in the Workshop. This sweet treat will instantly increase a horse's Peak by around 25%.
Mistweaver's Cloak Mistweaver's Cloak is an item that can be obtained in Rumpled Packages from the Rusty Recycler. It randomizes a horse's bloodline and cloaks (hides) it for that horse and its offspring. It also improves Peak and Prime genes as well as Heritage genes and producer quality. It can only be used on horses who do not yet have offspring on the ground.
New Year's Resoultion New Year's Resolution is an item that occasionally rotates into the Pro Shop. This restores all of your horses age 3 and older to safe levels of Peak and Prime in addition to Condition, Energy, Morale, and pregnancy risk. It's the best way to get your entire stable back on track after a period of inactivity.

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