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Kunigal
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« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2006, 12:15:31 AM »

Scary!! So I should retire this horse right?? no sense in trying to let him heal for a year...
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« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2006, 12:39:05 AM »

Well, if you give him a year off, he will likely heal.  However, if you don't want to wait a year (or pay taxes on him for a year when he's doing nothing), then go ahead and retire him.
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« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2006, 12:41:27 AM »

OK so I'm not so stupid then..well I'm gonna give it a try then..

have any horses-in RL on in FF- recovered from a broken leg and successfully raced again??
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« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2006, 12:44:21 AM »

have any horses-in RL on in FF- recovered from a broken leg and successfully raced again??

Real Life: Tons, including Mariah's Storm (thus the basis of the movie Dreamer)
FF: Fleeting Dreams broke her leg in June of 08 and raced (badly) in October of 08.  I believe every other horse that has broken its leg has been retired or is still healing.
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« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2006, 03:16:54 AM »

if a jockey comments that the horse refused to rate what does that mean?
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« Reply #20 on: July 06, 2006, 03:18:03 AM »

That they're potentially not very ratable.  (i.e. if their natural inclination is to run like a sprinter, and in a race a jockey wants them to run from behind, they won't be happy.)
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« Reply #21 on: July 06, 2006, 03:19:22 AM »

ok thanks
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« Reply #22 on: July 06, 2006, 06:20:25 PM »

Are horses more likely to break a leg in training than in a race because I got one too...could the code be being harsh?
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« Reply #23 on: July 06, 2006, 06:31:42 PM »

No, if anything, it's more lenient for injuries than in races.
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Sorceress Edea
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« Reply #24 on: July 06, 2006, 06:34:19 PM »

I ended up with a bunch of inuries too, but nothing more than swelling thanks the gods.  Maybe the horses, being fatigued from training, are becoming more prone to injuries?
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« Reply #25 on: July 06, 2006, 10:04:22 PM »

Horses are more prone to injury if:
- the track is bad
- they are jumping
- they are carrying too much weight (almost guaranteed not to happen, since the jockeys currently max out at 118lbs and horses can carry 115-140lbs)
- they are immature/past their prime
- they are low on energy and/or fitness

Beyond all that, it checks for what they're doing.  So if all the horse is doing is walking for 3f, they're much less likely to get injured than if they're galloping for 5 miles.
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Sorceress Edea
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« Reply #26 on: July 06, 2006, 11:38:14 PM »

Aah ok, so if your horse has F or D energy, you should limit exercise to a short walk or nothing at all.  That's helpful
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« Reply #27 on: July 10, 2006, 11:05:25 PM »

The workouts popup will now show (in red) if your horse has been injured.
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Sorceress Edea
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« Reply #28 on: July 11, 2006, 01:02:33 AM »

Yet again, thanks for these cool new features!
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« Reply #29 on: July 11, 2006, 01:46:10 AM »

So cool, great for us forgetful ones. ;)
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