Races are a feature in Star Stable Online that refers to any competition or task within the game that can be replayed each day for players to train their horses.
Race leaders offer their races as a daily quest; competing the races gives rewards of JS, reputation and XP for the player's horse. Players can also compete in the races through a high score board, where they can attempt to improve their time without receiving any rewards. If the player gets the fastest time of the day, week or month in a race, they receive a reward of JS.
During the race, players will have to run through certain checkpoints to complete the race. These checkpoints are indicated by a floating green arrow in the open world, or, on occasion, the player's mini map. These arrows can indicate a jump or simply the direction the player must take to reach the end goal.
The Green Arrows will turn red if a player is entering a checkpoint in the wrong direction. If a player goes through a checkpoint backwards, the race is immediately ended and players must start the race all over again.
Players are required to reach each checkpoint within the allotted time given. The time given for a player to make it from one checkpoint to the next varies and can affect the difficulty of a race. If a player does not reach a checkpoint before the time runs out, the race ends.
The difficulty of a race is subjective and can vary depending on a player's skill. However, a race's technical difficulty can be determined by dividing the number of checkpoints by the recovery time in each race. Those calculations are as follows:
|0 - 0.9||Very Easy||★☆☆☆☆|
|1 - 2.9||Easy||★★☆☆☆|
|2 - 3.9||Average||★★★☆☆|
|4 - 5.9||Hard||★★★★☆|