A mare and stud with similar distance aptitude will
increase the chance of their foal having similar distance aptitude.
An inbreed of 3x4 (or 4x3) is the optimal breeding combination.
This means the same ancestor horse existed in the stud's pedigree
three generations back (or vice versa).
The following trainers have high experience levels
or strong connections with talented jockeys.
The Farm Event occurs when you become friends with
a daughter or son of a Farm Manager. The chances of a horse becoming
a super horse increase with horses purchased from farms. Also,
when the farm manager's child reaches the age of 16, he or she
will go to Jockey Training School. Your Friendship level with
that jockey will be high if the child becomes a jockey in your
Your Experience level must be higher than 1500.
You must own a foal from that farm.
The son or daughter must be at a Trade Farm other than Hiyakita and Shizunai.
You are not friends with any other Farm Manager's child.
Follow the steps below to make the Farm Event occur.
Raise your Experience level to 1500.
Find a Trade Farm (other than Hayakita and Shizunai). When the Farm Manager has a child under 16 years old select the INFO command at the Trade Farm. Select the command a couple of times before giving up, because the Farm Manager may not tell you about his child immediately.
Purchase a foal from this Farm at the Auction held in August.
Visit the Farm after the auction.
Obtaining talented horses at an auction
Ask a Trainer to accompany you to the auction. Listen
to the Trainer's advice and try to purchase the horses that he
recommends. Trainers that you can trust are Tophi Sudo (East),
Koichi Today (East), and Kaoru Hoshi (West).
Pedigrees and breeding
A horse's pedigree is important in determining it's
distance aptitude. Refer to the following when viewing a horse's
Sprinter: Both mare and stud have excellent speed and agility. Stamina is not as important.
Miler/Router: The stud must possess a good balance of stamina, agility, and speed.
Stayer: The stud has great stamina.
Trainers schedule a horse's racing schedule around
Grade 1 races, regardless of the horse's distance aptitude. Thus,
sometimes a trainer may want to enter a Sprinter in the Spring
Emperor's Cup which is a grueling 2 mile race. Keep this in mind
when scheduling your horse's races. Even if you don't have enough
Experience to Register your horses in races using the STABLE-REGISTER
command, you can still answer NO when the Trainer asks if he can
enter your horse in a race and thus be selective.
Raising your experience level
Select "Watch" for your horses' races under
the Options-Races command, and go to the racetrack for the races.
Rival owners may talk to you at the race. Your Experience level
will increase if your horse wins against a rival owner's horse
while finishing in third place or better. The amount of experience
you gain will vary according to a rival owner's Experience level.
Selecting a jockey for a race
It is advantageous to have a talented jockey for a
race. The following jockeys are recommended.
East: Yukio Okaji, Masa Okao, Jun Nakada, Noriio Odaira, Yuta Shiba, Koji Kato.
West: Ryo Taka, Taro Seda, Shoji Minami, Taku Udo
Match the same jockey and horse as much as possible. Your Friendship
level with a jockey will rise and he will give your horses priority
over other competitor's requests. Your horse will also have the
opportunity to get used to the jockey's riding style improving
his race standing.