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What Does My Horse’s Status Mean?

Every horse in Photo Finish™ LIVE has a status that lets you know how it feels and what actions it can perform.

Ready to Race: A horse that’s Ready to Race can register for races or be sold to other players. It has no outstanding debts, increased injury risk, or negative conditions. Note: All horses have a small chance of becoming injured during a race. Horses that are recovering from a recent race have a much higher probability.

Exhausted: After a horse races, it will be “Exhausted” for 20 hours during which it cannot race. However, you can register it for races if the race starts outside that 20 hour window. It can retire or be sold to other players.

Recovering: After the 20 hour “Exhausted” period, a horse is “Recovering” for an additional four hours. It can register and race during this time but if the race is during the four hour window, its chance of injury is increased. After the four hour Recovering window, the horse is once again “Ready to Race”.

Injured: If a horse is injured and you want it to race again, you must pay a vet bill and then rest it for 48 hours. Alternatively, injuries do not prevent retirement or breeding. Some players choose this option if continuing to race is not worth the vet cost.

Retired: A Retired horse cannot register for races but can breed or be sold on the market. Male horses can also be put on the Stud Market, where players can use them as breeding partners by paying you a fee.

Pregnant: A Pregnant horse is a mare that is carrying a foal. It cannot breed or register for races but can be sold (with the pregnancy) on the market. Foals will arrive at the beginning of the season after the pregnancy.

Foal: A foal is a 0 or 1-year-old horse. They cannot race, breed, or retire but can be sold. Once they turn age 2, they will be “Ready to Race”.

Registered: Your horse is registered for a race. You can see the race it is registered for by clicking the link next to the status.

Studding: Your male horse is in the breeding barn. Owners of mares can pay you to breed with that horse.

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