Recent Updates

Updates 3/10/19 by sportofkings 1
3/10/2019 10:38:03 PM

  • Fixed an issue with the season / lifetime win totals - everyone has been re-calculated
  • Added a small feature that may be of great use to many -- When entering a race there is a new default group called 'suggested' that will display all eligible horses with a matching surface & distance preference. The All is still available should you want to look deeper.
  • Behind the scenes improvements

Updates 3/7/19 by sportofkings 1
3/8/2019 3:35:50 AM

  • Added handicap rating range information to the future races page description section (bottom left of each race)
  • Adjusted the win filter column to better match what will be offered for season 15
Updates 3/2/2019 by sportofkings 1
3/3/2019 2:33:19 AM

  • Updated race results form to match the news feed form for a cleaner look that still contains all the information (but no need to expand it)
  • Tweaked race result image to show the full width
Updates 2/28/19 by sportofkings 1
2/28/2019 3:31:39 PM

  • New Player Sales listings are now capped at horses that have been pastured for 14 days (listings older than 14 days fall into the general pool). This will help narrow down the options and
  • We have also adjusted the price of horses to match that of the other stable manager sales. They are now $5.
  • Note that inactive horses from the regular SM are only $3 instead of $5.

  • Updated enter race page with an optimized script for detecting matching surface and distance preferences.
Updates 1/13/19 by sportofkings 1
1/13/2019 11:40:54 PM

  • Another fix to race splitting -- graded stakes races should no longer split (overlooked) and a fix to general races to handle the races that would split 3+ times. Hard cap at 4 splits for the time being.
  • Added a couple administrative functions to track race splits and genesis.

Updates 1/7/2019 by sportofkings 1
1/7/2019 4:05:11 PM

  • Added the deposit bonus credits to the transaction log rather than just the general log. Also changed the naming convention to be 'deposit bonus <processor>' so they are easier to find.

Updates 1/4/19 by sportofkings 1
1/5/2019 1:41:19 AM

  • Updated rating logic -- see https://www.sportofkings...ts&m=26060#post26060
  • Found a bug in the scheduler that set some of the 0-75 handicaps to gold tokens rather the silver
  • February and Finals scheduled
  • February sees us split the 0-75 rating group up to 55-65 and 65-75. Lower division will be dropped to bronze tokens and the 65-75 will stay as silver.
  • Updated the race entry page to filter training times and race times by horses eligible for the handicap level (if there is one)
Significant Milestones by sportofkings 1
12/31/2018 10:37:05 PM

Season 13 saw the site eclipse some big milestones

Lifetime Purses: $500,000

Races: 20,000

Horses: 40,000

Congratulations to everyone and a thanks for continuing to make this game a success.
Stamina by sportofkings 3
12/19/2018 3:53:19 PM

There is a feature in place that you may not know about.

If you look the race history, for a horse you own, you can load the 'pp chart'. Doing so will open up a page that displays some information that can be useful when evaluating a horse's result.


The last number on this page indicates the remaining stamina for the horse when it completed the race. This is available elsewhere but this provides a nice quick overview for you.
Price increases will be effective the evening of 12/28/18 and the morning of 12/29/2018.

Horses from:
Sales ring total price will be raised to $10.
$7.50 --> $10.00
This is an increase of $3.25 in cash per horse or a total of $2.50
cash $3.75 --> $7
bonus $3.75 --> $3
We will reduce the max % of bonus contribution to 30% bringing the minimum cash price to $7 and leveling the playing field a bit between older stables with large bonus balances and those that are just starting out or have spent theirs down.

Breeding will also rise to a total of $8.50 with the bonus contribution being adjusted in line with the sales ring.
$6.00 --> $8.50
This is an increase of $2.95 in cash per horse or a total of $2.50
cash $3.00 --> $5.95
bonus $3.00 --> $2.55
Deposit Bonus by sportofkings 1
12/14/2018 9:06:05 PM

We have added a short term deposit bonus as we prepare to roll out another new feature. We are offering a token good for one rare sire breeding right for any deposit equal to or greater than $500. We will expand this program in the future to count cumulative deposits but for now this is only on single deposits.

The UI to redeem the tokens is expected to be completed by the beginning of season 14.
Updates 12/12/18 by sportofkings 1
12/13/2018 1:31:54 AM

  • Changing from the H symbol to the scales for handicaps (They will now be located before the race name like the graded badges are)
  • Adding the handicap information to all pages
  • Added the rating range to the tooltip! Try hovering over the scales
  • Changed the way the private horse listing works. Also added a secondary safety net to prevent any cross stable issues.
  • Returned recently purchased SM horses from rest
Live Auction by sportofkings 1
12/9/2018 1:12:54 AM

We are putting the finishing touches on a brand new feature. A genuine live auction that will run one horse at a time, feature a chat room, our smart bidding logic, and flexible end times that will extend upon bidding activity.

We expect to run a pilot auction at some point in the next week or two. We will evaluate the response and interest and determine how horses will be queued for these special auctions.
Updates (2) 12/4/2018 by sportofkings 1
12/5/2018 2:50:16 AM

Fixed the formatting for the championship standings. Your horses should now be highlighted and bolded and horses past the cut off line should have a colored background.
Updates 12/4/2018 by sportofkings 1
12/4/2018 7:45:18 PM

Added the ability to create handicap races to the card a race page . Note that they will not be available for every race/type and are limited to 0+ win classifications.
Updates 12/2/18 by sportofkings 1
12/2/2018 11:06:47 PM

  • Fixed an issue with the overall stable rankings by distance. It should now generate those and populate the ranking pages. https://www.sportofkings...eaderboard/rankings.aspx
  • Updated the major wins section on the stable profile. Added season information and horse information and changed it to sort by the largest to smallest win.

Auction Page by sportofkings 1
12/1/2018 4:23:17 PM

  • Made a small update to the stable manager auction page flow: After confirming a bid it will now not force the page to reload and made the response box a bit larger.
  • We also streamlined the 'bid history' box.
  • Improved the logic to catch the scenario when a bidder maintains winning status but doesn't have a bid large enough to cover the jump to the next minimum bid. It will now set the current bid equal to whichever is less (next minimum bid or highest remaining bid amount).

We have implemented a number of changes that will occur for season 14

Handicap Races:
Mid + Low divisions will have an entire series of token races (plus bonus money) that will run the length of the season.

$15 + $25 claimers will also be run along side the handicap races with similar purses.

We expect some horses may move in and out of the claiming and handicap divisions. Depending on interest and success we may look to combine these two options for season 15 where the handicaps are also claiming races.
Updates 11/26/18 by sportofkings 1
11/27/2018 1:21:35 AM

  • You can no longer rest yearlings. It was never intended for people to do so but now you will not see them, even on the 'all' age setting.
  • Horses sold in auction will be immediately returned from rest upon arrival to a new stable.
  • Horses sold in private sales will be immediately returned from rest upon arrival to a new stable.
  • Horses sold via private offers will be immediately returned from rest upon arrival to a new stable.

These are all changes moving forward, it will not impact sales that have already occurred.
Season 13 Finals are posted. We are going to see a massive boost in overall purse money this year, each final will carry a total purse of $1300. An additional cash element has been included along with a large amount of bonus money to create the big jump. The reason is that we are finally seeing players use up most of their bonus money and we can begin to ramp up the amount being offered again.