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What happens when horses age?

In Photo Finish Live, horses age as real time passes. Every season in the game is a year of a horses life.

As horses age, two major things occur:

  • Different actions become available.
  • Race performance changes.

Age Based Actions

Only horses of certain ages may Race or Breed…

  • Age 0 & Age 1: Horses are too young to do anything.
  • Age 2: Horses may run Juvenile tier races.
  • Age 3 – 8: Horses may run any tier of race except Juvenile.
  • Age 3: Horses may retire.
  • Age 3 – 16: Horses that are retired may breed.

Race Performance Changes

Every horse in Photo Finish Live has a peak age. During this time, the horse will run it’s absolute best. At other times, it’s performance will be closer to standard. The peak is a curve that can last months or years. All of the factors that determine the strength and length of a horse’s peak are genetic. However, a horse’s peak information is not visible. Instead players may deduce it by watching the horse’s race performance.

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