Peak & Prime
Handbook Search

Peak & Prime

Peak & Prime Basics
Peak and prime are the genes responsible for horses performing their best in races. Peak can be defined as how mentally prepared a horse is to race and how well they will live up to their potential. Prime determines how long a horse will remain at peak.

These stats, and the related 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, you do not need either in order 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.
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%. At most, a horse will take about 50 months to reach their peak if they have low Peak genes. If they have strong Peak, they can reach 100% peak within 6 months. These values are examples of extreme possibilities and of course will differ from horse to horse. Without assistance from pasture, specialty jockeys, or items, High Peak can be expected to peak at 2-3 years old, Moderate Peak can be expected to peak at 3-4 years old, and Low Peak can be expected to peak at 4-5 years 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. If you can’t see peak, use peer comparison! Above Average or Far Above Average peer comparisons usually indicate the horse is peaked or close to peaked.
Horses will be born with varying amounts of Prime according to their genes (Poor to Outstanding). Each star represents five months of Prime. The maximum they can be born with is 10 stars - although they may still begin with more than 50 Prime. 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.
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. It's recommended you consider long galloping your slow peaking horses to prepare them to race sooner. You should also consider using the off season to improve Prime to keep them performing at their best.

Buddy workouts also can add Prime 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 training 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 improve your horse's Prime by around 3 stars (9 months). It will only work on horses have not already "had enough time in the spotlight" - meaning it will not work on horses who already have a high amount of Prime and/or have competed in a lot 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%. Sunkissed Tarts may not be used on 2 year olds, but there are otherwise no limitations to its use.
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.
Master Massager This item can be found in the Pro-Shop during sales. Is your horse tired, sore, and a bit cranky? Then they're sure to LOVE this weighted massaging blanket. Just throw it over their back and push the start button and they'll be in for a treat. It will increase their Prime, Condition, Rest, and Morale over a period of 4 months.

Sunday, 08:55pm
October (Meet A)
Year 43

Series Entries Close
Gold Cup
Zodiac Zenith
Wednesday (12:00pm)

Meet Ends
Thursday (1:00am)

Making Magic
Issa (#1)
Yesterday at 11:06 am
You may now add colts of any age to your favorite studs list.
Issa (#1)
01/09/21 1:24 pm
Hype no longer reduces Rest.
Issa (#1)
01/08/21 8:29 pm
Bonuses/penalties for early/late entry have been removed. You may now enter on whatever day suits your schedule without suffering consequences!
Issa (#1)
12/15/20 8:58 pm
Series race pools will not run until 10:00pm tomorrow night. Meet A will still be running as scheduled otherwise.
Issa (#1)
12/06/20 8:07 pm
Training and entering are down for maintenance.
Issa (#1)
11/29/20 4:20 pm
We're ringing in some holiday cheer with a new contest! More details can be found on the forum.
Issa (#1)
11/27/20 4:01 pm
MII qualifications have been adjusted.
Issa (#1)
11/21/20 11:54 pm
Seeing as a lot of people are still trying to finish up barns, rollover is being postponed by 1 hour and will start at 2:00am. The site will be down an extra hour, until 4:00am.
Issa (#1)
11/19/20 3:17 pm
Performance Distinction now rewards Legacy, but no longer adds an extra foal slot to males.
Issa (#1)
11/19/20 1:55 pm
Legacy now always adds 3 slots, up to a maximum of 25 foal slots for stallions. Victor's Blade now always adds 5 slots, up to a maximum of 30 foal slots.
Issa (#1)
11/19/20 1:27 pm
The durability of Happyball and Slurpit has been reduced to 3 months.
Issa (#1)
11/14/20 9:38 am
Words of wisdom: As always, I suggest not getting too far into matching until the dust settles! (Or be prepared to make a few changes if needed.)
Issa (#1)
11/13/20 9:20 pm
Horse Trader prices have been reduced. The HT also stocks 2yo Thoroughbreds again.
Issa (#1)
11/13/20 1:28 pm
Race entering will be unavailable after January rollover.
Issa (#1)
11/12/20 6:12 pm
The Exercise page will be closed for maintenance after the January rollover. We do not yet have an ETA for when it will reopen.
Issa (#1)
11/02/20 5:10 pm
Problems with WCF qualifications have been resolved. Unqualified horses which had already entered the races have been scratched.
Issa (#1)
11/01/20 12:29 pm
Mares who do not receive their second checkup will no longer miscarry at the yearly rollover. Instead, their foals will be more likely to suffer from genetic defects.
Issa (#1)
10/29/20 3:24 pm
Does your horse dream of being a unicorn? Or maybe they're prowling for their purrever pride? Either way, we've got you covered! Trot on over to check out the two newest new backgrounds: Boonicorn and Rainboo Purrade! You can buy them as singles, infinites, or in the Rainboos & Boonicorns infinite bundle!
Issa (#1)
10/27/20 8:08 pm
Hearthstones are now functional!
Issa (#1)
10/26/20 7:08 pm
Trophies have been awarded for all series races from (at least) Y40 to present. This includes: individual CC races, individual TT races, MSF, ES, ISHC, BF/IF, and IQ.
Issa (#1)
10/26/20 1:52 pm
If you had one of the Horse Trader horses that was removed due to a bug this morning, post in the Modbox with the total amount spent and number of Trader Tickets used.
Issa (#1)
10/25/20 10:08 pm
Two new spooky backgrounds are available in the Pro Shop! Boo Sheet and Once In A Boo Moon are two variations of the same background. (One with a costume for your horse; one without!) If you want both you can purchase them in the Dejaboo bundle. (Forewarning: There may also be another background coming soon.)
Issa (#1)
10/25/20 3:40 pm
Yearling buddies who are not fed and trained will not provide assigned yearlings any benefits.
Issa (#1)
10/25/20 3:40 pm
Horses who are not fed will lose Energy at rollover.
Issa (#1)
10/24/20 7:13 pm
Crystal Chalices are now functional!
Issa (#1)
10/24/20 5:01 pm
Pastured mares now have reduced miscarriage and stillborn chances in the year they return from pasture.
Issa (#1)
10/24/20 3:39 pm
You may now extend pasture from the main page of any horse who is currently on pasture.
Issa (#1)
10/24/20 1:49 pm
Stallions have a new SIP icon for 'Sophomore' stallions with less than 10 foals who haven't earned SIP.
Issa (#1)
10/24/20 12:34 pm
The item stock at the Golden Apple Orchard has been updated!
Issa (#1)
10/24/20 12:33 pm
The Golden Apple Orchard is now accepting fillies and mares as low as 20 potential (with Business skill). Additionally, trading in fillies/mares currently rewards bonus Golden Apples as well as a Breeding Pass and Vigor.
Issa (#1)
10/24/20 11:34 am
Bronze SIP requirements have been reduced to 30 AFP with less than 10 foals and 28 AFP with 10 or more foals. All non-SIP studs are now eligible to test again.
Issa (#1)
10/23/20 8:36 pm
Stallions may now be listed for Y43 stud. Beginning this breeding season, you must pay a listing fee to stand them publicly. You can find more details about listing fees in the Handbook.
Issa (#1)
10/23/20 4:13 pm
SIP upgrading has been updated. Goldbloods have the same requirements as all other breeds. Bronze now requires 2 MII mares and Silver requires 3 MII mares.
Issa (#1)
10/23/20 2:03 pm
Tournaround Medallion has a new use! It will now improve a horse's Steeplechase stat genes, making them a minimum of average quality. Each item may now only be used once.
Issa (#1)
10/23/20 12:18 pm
If you transitioned any horses to SC/DT since the news post last night, please PM Flash (#2) on FFH or Discord with the ID#s of all horses.
Alex (#165)
10/22/20 10:42 pm
Word scramble hint: 28 & 29 are thematically related but neither involves the word 'laugh'.
Issa (#1)
10/22/20 3:35 pm
4yo+ Horse Trader horses purchased by new players now automatically come with maxed Courage and Consistency.
Issa (#1)
10/22/20 12:58 pm
Since we are down to 2 regions, the top 10 Gold Cup finishers will be eligible for World Championship Festival races. Please remember they will still be subject to standard entry pool regulations if any WCF race ends up with over 20 entries.
Issa (#1)
10/22/20 11:30 am
Sugar Cubes now maintain Rest as well as Energy. Their price has been adjusted accordingly and is now 400 PC.
Issa (#1)
10/21/20 9:22 pm
Final submissions for the contest must be sent to me no later than 9:00am tomorrow morning!
Issa (#1)
10/21/20 11:44 am
There's a pop-up contest happening on Discord! Easy to enter and everyone wins!
Issa (#1)
10/19/20 12:50 pm
The Rest star has been adjusted to be a little easier to follow. The Rest race note has been updated accordingly.
Issa (#1)
10/16/20 5:46 pm
Registered names automatically lock when a horse is sold through sales or auction.
Issa (#1)
10/15/20 4:40 pm
Steeplechase and Driving Trial transitioning is unavailable until further notice.
Issa (#1)
10/11/20 8:03 pm
Several updates have been made to Partnerships. Only yearlings are eligible for partnerships. The limit of partners per horse is now 10 and the limit per year, per stable, is now 60. The payouts have also been adjusted, as listed on the Partnerships page.
Issa (#1)
10/10/20 1:18 pm
World Championship Festival races are moving to December.
Issa (#1)
10/06/20 7:06 pm
Travel outside of region now reduces Rest.
Issa (#1)
10/06/20 6:07 pm
Experience gain from races has been adjusted slightly to have a more flexible sliding scale based upon PR.
Issa (#1)
10/04/20 6:27 pm
Horses will be able to enter either region of Gold Cups this year, regardless of where their primary track is located.
Issa (#1)
10/04/20 10:27 am
Y42 Yearling Sales are open for consignment!