The FarmVille Derby! Official Guide
Ready...Get set...Go! Here comes FarmVille’s Derby and our horses are raring to race! Start training them to join the derby and compete against other farmers’ steeds. You will have the chance to earn Trophies and other great rewards!
If you are level 15 or higher, “The FarmVille Derby Is Here!” popup will appear. Click on the “Let’s go!” button to learn more about this exciting feature.
At the start of the feature, Marie will provide you with a high-spirited filly that she has trained. She will also give you the stable where you can train your horses.
Click on the stable to see the Champion Horse that you will train.
Training your horse
You will be training your horse for 3 vital stats: Strength, Speed and Stamina.
To practice your horse click on the Train button.
Increase the level of the 3 stats by feeding your horse with three special kinds of race feed.
Each type of race feed raises a specific stat.
It is important to check the yellow bar to see the amount of race feed you’re giving your horse.
A full bar will raise that specific stat by one point.
You need to feed your horse to raise its stat a little.
Feeding the horse
To feed your horse, click on the up arrows.
Take note that you can feed the horse for a total of 200 race feed each training period.
Choose wisely what combination of stats you will increase for your horse so it won’t exceed the 200 race feed limit.
How to get race feed
You can get race feed by visiting the stable daily.
You can check for the available feed by clicking on the chest icon in the stable.
You can also buy a specific type of race feed by using Favors or Fam bucks.
If you want to give your horse a combination of race feed in a single feed, you can buy Racing Treats.
You can earn more race feed by completing farm tasks. Each farm task will reward you with a race feed for a specific stat.
After feeding the horse, you can start practicing it by clicking on the “Start Training” button.
There’s a waiting time for training the horse and you could use this period to collect more race feed.
After the training is done, click on the “Race Now” button to see how your horse will fare as it competes with other horses.
You will be asked to choose an opponent for a one-on-one race.
You will also choose the racetrack that you will use. Each racetrack is suitable for a specific stat.
After making the selection, you can watch your horse in the derby.
And you can see the race the results.
After the race, your horse tires out and the stat decreases a little. So, train them gain to increase the stats again.
Adding your own horse in the stable
After you earned 5 trophies you can now add your own horse to train in the stable.
You can be able to choose from the horses in your farm.
You can now start training it in your stable.
After training, you can now challenge a friend’s horse to a race.
And after the race, you can view the results.
Stable fed horse vs Farm fed horse
There’s a difference between having fed a horse with normal feed in your farm and a horse fed with race feed in the stable.
To have a horse that can run the most number of races, it must be fed with only race feed in the stable.
While a farm horse fed with ordinary feed outside the racing stable will run fewer races before it retires.
The yellow sections around the horse will show the number of races your horse can run before retiring.
After the horse retires, it will go up 1 pedigree.
These pedigreed horses can be used to breed new racehorses that will have higher stats.
To win rewards, you must move up the derby tiers.
Win more Trophies to get higher in the Racing Tiers.
You can earn more trophies when you compete with tougher opponents.
The Trophies you earn are shown in the middle of the stable. Get Trophies when you win races. However, you can also lose Trophies when you lose races.
You will move up or down the tier when you either win or lose a race. Take note that if you are still unranked in the tier, you will not lose Trophies.
Earn Trophies while you are not in your farm
You can still earn Trophies even if you are currently not in your farm.
This is because your Champion horse can still be challenged by other farmers’ steeds.
These races will earn your horse more Trophies if it wins!
But do not worry! If your horse does lose a race, you will not lose Trophies.
And if you lost the race, you can rechallenge your horse’s opponent.
So, keep your Champion horse fit for the races!
You can check how your Champion horse did in the race.
Don’t miss out on this exciting event! Race your horses and win awesome rewards!