Breeding plays a pivotal role in ZED RUN. It is possible that you can strategically breed winning racehorses even if you do not own a Genesis racehorse. However, let’s recap on the importance of a Genesis racehorse or you can read more about a racehorse’s DNA here.

The video below gives an overview of how exactly to breed in ZED RUN.

Importance of Genesis Racehorses

Genesis racehorses exist across the Z1 to Z10 genotypes, where only 38,000 are available. To reiterate, Genesis racehorses cannot be reproduced and the only way to purchase these rare assets is through ZED RUN’s marketplace.

By owning a Genesis racehorse, you have a natural edge against other non-Genesis racehorses. 

However, ZED RUN was built to be accessible not only by our early adopters, but also. by new users.

Even if your racehorse is not a Genesis racehorse, it can inherit the ability from its parents to be a top performer regardless of its breed type. 

Therefore, it is highly probable that you can create and breed a champion racehorse by identifying superior racehorses in the Stud Marketplace. Even if you own a non-Genesis racehorse, it can inherit the ability from its parents to be a top performer regardless of its breed type.

In essence, those that take the time to study the racehorses in the Stud Fram, will be rewarded with potential race winners.

Racehorse Ability Generation

The ability of a racehorse has two separate calculations; one calculation is for Genesis racehorses and the other calculation is for non-Genesis racehorses. The reason for this is because Genesis racehorses do not have ‘parents’, where a non-Genesis racehorse’s ability is derived from its parents. However, the underlying spirit of the formula for both calculations is inherently the same.

Genesis Racehorse Ability Calculation

A Genesis racehorse’s ability is made up of its bloodline, breed type and genotype (DNA). The ability given to a Genesis racehorse is calculated by placing a weighted factor on the combination of its DNA.

On average, a Z1 Nakamoto Genesis racehorse will perform better on the race track than a Z2 Nakamoto Genesis racehorse. However, based on ability alone, this does not mean that a Z1 Nakamoto Genesis will always outrun a Z2 Nakamoto Genesis racehorse.

The updated algorithm is designed in a way that allows for a racehorse’s ability to overlap with other bloodlines, breed types and genotypes causing for dynamic and exciting racing.

To give more context, please note the above explanation is only taking into account a racehorse’s raw ability and not their distance preference.

Non-Genesis Racehorse Ability Calculation

A non-Genesis racehorse is heavily weighted towards the ability of its parents in addition to its DNA combination. As a stable owner, you have a high degree of influence and control of the offspring that is created.

Racehorse Ability Deviation

A racehorse’s ability will deviate from race to race, as they do in the real world. Some racehorses will deviate more so than others, with those that deviate the most from their average racing ability can perform exceedingly well and at the same time perform very poorly. The amount of deviation from a racehorse’s average ability is given randomly at birth and cannot be influenced by a stable owner.

The aim is to breed with those racehorses that will yield you the best possible racing ability for your offspring. For example, the greater the ability that your racehorse encompasses, the lesser the impact a ‘bad day’ will have on its race result(s). 

Racehorse Characteristics

Every racehorse is born with a set of characteristics that includes:

  • Distance Preference
  • Gate Preference
  • Handicap
  • Fatigue Factor

These characteristics are generated at birth and are fixed. At the time of writing, distance preference is the only characteristic implemented in this update, with gate preference, handicap and fatigue factor to be introduced in due course.

To be clear, your racehorses’s distance preference does influence how your racehorse will perform in any given race. We strongly suggest that you determine what your racehorse(s) optimal running distance is by competing in a variety of race distances.