Recent Updates

Updates 6/22/2020 by sportofkings 2
6/22/2020 8:10:57 PM

Season 19 schedule will be finalized shortly.


Changes include:
Juvenile

  • Increased Juvenile Maiden purse by 25%
  • Increased Juvenile Added purse and upgraded them to gold tokens from silver [purse differential will be significant]; also removed bonus credits
  • Increased Juvenile Graduation Added purse by 70%


3yr

  • Increased 3yr Graduation Allowance purse 150%


Senior

  • Introducing Senior Graduation Allowance races -- these will have sizable purses $8 + 12


Championships

  • Qualifiers: Purse increases and specifically we are going to make the final two rounds of qualifiers worth more via bonus credits to encourage entries. [$100 in bc for each qualifier]
  • Juvenile: 125
  • 3yr: 125
  • Senior: 100


Absent:

  • We did not include the new distance in the schedule, decided to increase purses for existing races instead.


Other:

  • added a link to view race history under the dropdown on race details page.
We are regularly reviewing the championship purses as we watch participation and nominations. As a result of one of the most active series seasons in the history of the site we are able to bump the purses:

Juvenile Finals are now $1500 each
3yr Olds are: $1420
Seniors are: $1420

Thanks for playing.
Updates 5-28-20 by sportofkings 1
5/29/2020 3:36:58 AM

  • Fixed a bug that wouldn't allow users to update stripe payment on mobile.
Updates 1/29/20 by sportofkings 1
1/29/2020 4:27:11 PM

  • Now forcing horses into the default group when retiring.
Updates 1/7/20 by sportofkings 1
1/7/2020 5:50:03 PM


  • Fixed bug with mares leaderboard page
  • Added deceased indicator on both mares and sires leaderboard pages
  • Added notification if you do not have any active subscription to the alerts section

Season 17 Change Summary by sportofkings 1
12/14/2019 10:40:08 PM

Following up on this original post:

https://www.sportofkings....aspx?g=posts&t=4148


1) The schedule was compressed from 4 to 3 months.

2) Recovery time has been adjusted
-- penalty that was previously applied between 2 and 5 days has been removed so most horses merely need the 2 days off now
-- for now we will not be changing anything else but may revisit the amount of time a horse can go before becoming 'unfit' to match the new pace of the schedule.

3) "Over Racing" cutoffs have changed accordingly
-- type of penalty (number of races in 30 days)
-- Large penalty (5 > 7)
-- Modest penalty ( [3-5] > [5-7] )

4) Total purse money remains mostly unaffected.

5) The qualifier schedule starts earlier

6) Added a new week at the beginning of the schedule with better fillers

7) Maiden wins will not count for any age in the champs

8) The 3yr old group will now be incurring weight penalties as previously described
Season 17 by sportofkings 2
10/1/2019 10:57:29 PM

Season Length Change
Behind the scenes we are working on setting everything up to transition to 3 month seasons (4 seasons annually). We know this has been repeatedly requested and this should help further create engagement, increase pace of races, and number of races daily. We will post all the implications as we wrap the final steps but expect a few things:

1) Recovery time will be reduced roughly 25% to match the reduced schedule
2) The schedule will be compressed 25%
3) Purse money - obviously with more races in a single months subscription either the average purse has to decline or cost increase, we'll listen to comments on the forum regarding this.


New Season Start Dates
1/1
4/1
7/1
10/1
Updates 9/27/19 by sportofkings 1
9/27/2019 3:47:43 PM

Immediate Changes

  • Raising many juvenile Maiden purses
  • Adding Juvenile Maiden Allowances back: this will help more horses progress through and perhaps a few more lower class horses to stick around.
  • Raising juvenile graduation purses


Future Changes being put in place

  • Updating Championship Series so that beginning next season weight from a maiden win will not count for any age group


Updates 9/20/19 by sportofkings 1
9/20/2019 6:00:30 PM

In an effort to help reset, or set for new players, the expectations of breeding results we have created a summary chart that using data that we started logging a few seasons ago. This data is actual results, not evaluations, and the page will continue to be updated as data rolls in.


https://www.sportofkings...cs/breeding_results.aspx

I hope this helps people better understand what to expect.
We've added a few new bloodlines

*Elusive Quality
*Langfuhr
*Sunday Silence
*Sadlers Wells


and one rare one:
*Bayern
We've tweaked the names of a few levels and added one more upper tier.

Code:

Name - Price - Max Horses
Beginner - $14.99 - 9
Basic - $24.99 - 15
Stablehand - $34.99 - 25
Advanced - $49.99 - 40
Expert - $74.99 - 75
Professional - $99.99 - 125
Epic - $149.99 - 190
Legendary - $199.99 - 260
Ultimate - $299.99 - 390



Subscriptions will stay at the same tier they were at before (based on # of horses). We did tweak the price of what is now the 'epic' plan to bring it in line. It was slightly cheaper per horse than the higher packages which wouldn't make sense.
9/8/19 by sportofkings 2
9/8/2019 8:44:48 PM

Public Breeding Toggle added for both sires and mares
Updates 8/30/19 by sportofkings 1
8/30/2019 6:54:02 PM

  • Breeding evaluator should no longer show you horses that are not of breeding age. This was an unintended consequence of showing ineligible horses.
  • New internal tool to measure interest in races by all possible filters to help us continue to improve the schedule. Note that we won't necessarily only focus on current interest areas but this will allow us to see areas where interest is falling short of expectations.


Happy Season 16 everyone.
8/27/19 by sportofkings 1
8/28/2019 2:19:34 AM

Minor update: End of Season
At the end of the season all public breeding will be reset to false. This will prevent a rush to change the settings but it will require owners to actively reset their horses to public each season.
8/18/19 by sportofkings 1
8/19/2019 12:06:32 AM

Next seasons championship schedule has been posted, thanks to everyone for helping us continue to grow the pots. Best of luck to everyone in the upcoming season.
A provisional season 16 schedule is now visible at:
https://www.sportofkings...view_seasonschedule.aspx

Notable changes:

  • Schedule will begin officially on the first 4 day week (works out to a full week for next season)
  • Removal of Handicap Races
  • Introduction of Senior Division C (6=8 wins)
  • Introduction of 3YR Division A (2-4 wins)
  • Introduction of Overnight Stakes for Seniors (0+) - massive purses [plat token] with an earnings cap of $1000 lifetime
  • Raised Senior Divisional (A,B,C) purses from 6 added + 14 bonus to 10 a + 15 b
  • Raised few of the added races from silver tokens to gold tokens
  • Raised 3yr graduation purses to 12 a + 13 b
  • Added a new series of high stakes races for juvenile maidens to the beginning of the season [diamond] -- The request was for a more comprehensive program but we have a full series in weeks 1-3 now added.
Updates 5/22/19 by sportofkings 2
5/22/2019 8:26:02 PM

UI and Purse Updates

  • Updates the future races UI to include a visual breakdown of the purses (cash/bonus)
  • We have boosted the added money of every race, outside the championship, by 10% for the remainder of the season starting 6/1/2019.
The leaderboard and program page are now live.

https://www.sportofkings...eaderboard/breeding.aspx

The data doesn't capture this entire season up to this point but it should stay up to date as races go off from this point forward.
Updates 5/16/19 by sportofkings 1
5/17/2019 1:20:28 AM

  • Fixed an issue with over-crediting accounts with BC for user created races that were cancelled.