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What do a horse’s attributes and preferences do?

Each horse in Photo Finish Live has 6 attributes:

  • Start
  • Speed
  • Stamina
  • Finish
  • Heart
  • Temper

Each horse in Photo Finish Live has 3 Preferences:

  • Surface (Dirt / Grass)
  • Direction (Left / Right)
  • Condition (Firm / Soft)

Every horse has a grade or star count in each of traits which determines their strength for that trait.


Start: Start is the speed at which the horse leaves the gate. It’s the most powerful stat at 4 furlongs, but quickly drops off in longer races.

Speed: Speed is the pace of the horse once it gets into its stride. It’s strong at short and middle distances, but drops off when races get too long.

Stamina: Stamina is the horse’s ability to keep running as its gets tired. The longer the race the more important it is. It starts to become valuable in middle and long races.

Finish: Finish is the horse’s ability to push for the finish line after a hard effort. It is the strongest stat at 12 furlongs, but doesn’t become important until the longest distances.

Heart: Heart is a horse’s competitive spirit. The closer a horse is running to a competitor, the more powerful it’s heart stat is. Heart is best in larger fields and in fields where other competitors are a similar strength.

Temper: Temper is a horse’s ability to focus and put effort into the race. Horses always have better and worse days, but a well tempered horse rarely gets shaken and doesn’t drop off as much when it does.


Surface: There are two types of surface in Photo Finish Live, Dirt and Turf. Horses that aren’t suited to the surface of the race course receive a penalty.

Direction: There are two race directions in Photo Finish Live, Right and Left. Horses that aren’t suited to the direction of the race course receive a penalty.

Condition: There are two track conditions in Photo Finish Live, Firm and Soft. Horses that aren’t suited to the condition of the race course receive a penalty.

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