I am a new player to Ponybox. I played this server in 2005 and am now back.
I am looking for advice and tips on how best to succeed, because it is clear things have changed since I left!
A little about me, I am a 15 year-old boy named Colin. I am a huge fan of Horse Racing and have a lot of good friends in the industry. I have been riding since I was six. My favorite racehorses are Mylute, Silky Sullivan, and Comma to the Top. And I desire to become a breeder, trainer and owner of Thoroughbred horses.
Advice is encouraged!
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As for game tips, it would probably be easier if you asked exactly what you want to know :P there's a lot to cover in gameplay. If you ever have any questions feel free to post them in the forums, or if need be PM myself or another moderator. Be sure to read the forum rules. They haven't changed, though.
I'm also a big horse racing fan. Although I mostly follow New Zealand racing, and to some extent Australian.
Harrington Stud II, I was Tiocfaidh Ar La, and I bred Suffolk Punches.
Storm Surge, I do not think I was playing then, sorry.
Valkyrie, what is this new genetic boost thing, and how has the feed changed?
Kiwi Racing is okay, I will admit that I do not keep too up to date outside of America and Dubai. Really loved Sunline and of course I was rooting for Black Caviar at Royal Ascot. Love Red Cadeaux too, really thought he would get the Melbourne Cup finally, but he never draws well!
Nocte Silenti, working for Churchill Downs sounds interesting. I have friends who ran a horse in the Derby last year and though I have never been to live racing at Churchill, they did not seem to think highly of the management. Personally, I am more antiStronach. I have toured Adena Springs and it is a wonderful farm, but I cannot stand how hard he plows his tracks, not to mention his running Gulfstream whilst Calder is running.
Welcome back! I've been here since '10 but take quite a few breaks periodically, especially during the summers when I compete.
Feel free to message me if you ever want to chat! I love people! And I (rarely) bite!
The genetic MODS are something you give your horses, or which they are born with if their parents have them. You can find them like regular items, or donate to get them. They're supposed to give your horse a jumping boost (PEG DNA) or increase their likelihood of producing twins (High Fertility DNA). The feed you now need to purchase, and you can use various items to change them to better feed.
Personally I prefer Dunaden over Red Cadeaux XD but Red Cadeaux is still a nice horse. I backed him one year in the Cup. And Sunline was the horse that got me into racing in the first place haha. She was a great horse.
Valkyrie, thanks for the help.
I like Dunaden because of his bloodlines (right now the only group/grade winner who traces to the Byerley Turk through his sire line), but Red Cadeaux is my man. Love that sprinter that shuttles up here, More Than Ready, too. Very nice horse, and his horses like a few more furlongs than a sprint too, oddly enough. Got to see Americain in person, he ran pretty well in the Melbourne Cup, and they always say American horses can't go the distance. Of course huge respect for Fastnet Rock and Zabeel and all those sires down there. Especially love how my favorite guy Cape Blanco and then not so talented Bernardini are spreading their bloodlines down there as well. Cape Blanco was a very nice horse. Saw him win the Joe Hirsch in person on Super Saturday.
Secretariat was a good sire, better as a broodmare sire. Makes sense of course, everyone thought he was a speed sire but he was a stamina sire. Can't expect a stamina sire to start throwing champions. Once you obeyed the traditional format and put his daughters up with a good speed horse, they started coming like no one's business!
Hey i'm Mooshy!
You won't know me as i am from the Paint server and don't come over here that often, but it's nice to see new/returning players :D.
I'm afraid i'm no horse racing fan in the slightest, even though i know more about it then i care to admit simply because my RL best friend just talks about it none stop and wants to become a jockey lol!
But anyway Welcome back xD