Racing Abilities by Neco

All Thoroughbred racehorses should have TWO positive abilities and ONE negative ability.

Positive

  • Front Runner: Races well when leading the pack by a large margin. Only for front running horses.
  • Closer: Races well when overtaking horses around the final corner.
  • Free: Races well even when out of position.
  • Spurt: Excels when spurting from the back of the pack to the front in the stretch.
  • Last Corner Leader: Performs well after taking lead around the last corner.
  • Stretch Burst: Shows a tremendous burst of speed to the finish line when happy throughout the race.
  • Likes Pack: Comfortable running in a pack.
  • Tough: Unfazed by bumping.
  • Grit: Excels going head-to-head with another horse to the finish line.
  • Slow OK: Races better in slower races.
  • Fast Pace OK: Races better in faster paced races.
  • Start Dash: Starts well at the beginning of the race.
  • Close Race OK: Excels in close races.
  • From Outside: Gives an impressive burst on the outside after staying towards the back during the race.
  • Best Course: Horse runs better up the rail/on the inside.
  • Whip: Accelerates faster than usual when whipped at the start of the race.
  • Solo Runner: Performs well when more than two lengths in the lead.
  • Second Wind: When leading the pack all race long, further separates the pack in the final stretch.
  • Last to First: Explodes in the stretch when trialing through the race.
  • Strong Heart: Whip gauge falls slower than other horses in the stretch if the horse still has stamina.
  • Pack Split: Horse does well spurting between horses.
  • Pace Down: Pace slower is okay.
  • Persistency: Keeps going.
  • Instant Response: Reacts quickly to the jockey.
  • Rough Track OK: Performs well even in rough track conditions.

Negative

  • Inflexible: Cannot race out of position.
  • Loses Will: Easily distracted after taking lead around the last corner.
  • Hates Pack: Upset when caught in a crowd.
  • Delicate: Easily upset by bumping.
  • Slow Pace Not OK: Races poorly in slower races.
  • Fast Pace Not OK: Races worse the faster the pace.
  • Close Race Not OK: Performs poorly in close races.
  • Bears: Bears right and left when stamina runs out.
  • Dust Not OK: Doesn't do well with dust.
  • Slow Start: Slow at the beginning of the race.
  • Rough Track Not OK: Races poorly in rough track conditions.
  • Stubborn: Sprints uncontrollably when spooked.