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Be careful: The Derby is currently bugged. Some tasks, in particular help tasks, can be duplicated once you've finished them. If you complete the duplicate it won't count as a done task and won't give you any points. Support recommends you trash it.
Derby Stand

Derbies are limited events that occur in neighborhoods from experience level 18 onwards.

Every week, a derby (a horse race) starts between neighborhoods and give them the opportunity to win prizes. The derby stand unlocks as the player repairs the neighborhood house.


Duration

Derby Break

Derbies start at 8:00 a.m. UTC on Tuesdays and ends at 8:00 a.m. UTC on Mondays. A 24-hour cool down period occurs between derbies to let members opt out, opt back in or participate in the next derby with a different neighborhood.


Matching

A maximum of 15 random neighborhoods compete against each other in the same league. A neighborhood is matched only with those with the same number of players who opted in to play derby, regardless of the total number of players in the neighborhood. Matching begins at the moment the first task is selected.


Leagues

Leagues determine the number of tasks players can complete and, consequently, the number of rewards they can get. One extra task, purchased with 10 diamonds, is available in every league.

There are five leagues:

Derby Leagues

Tasks

Main article: Derby Tasks

Derby Task Board

Completing a task let players win derby points. There are 12 different types of tasks.

Five are time-limited:

The other ones are not:


Combo tasks and mystery tasks

Combo tasks (or basket tasks) are exactly the same types of tasks as mentioned above but less specific. For instance, instead of serving one type of town visitors 10 times, players will have to serve three types of visitors three times each. Depending on whether the original task is time-limited, the combo task will either be time-limited or not.

During mystery derbies, some tasks remain unknown until players pick them.


Managing tasks

Derby Task Log Personal
Derby Task Log Neighborhood

Each player can only choose one task at a time. Failing to complete a chosen task does not result in a penalty but still counts toward the player's task quota.

Neighborhood leaders, co-leaders, and elders can discard any non-selected task; a new task then replaces the discarded one 30 minutes later.

A player's list of completed or failed tasks is shown below the task board.

Neighborhood leaders can also display the neighborhood task log in the chat panel. It ranks members according to the number of tasks they have completed and the number of points they have earned. When a neighborhood competes It also displays the total number of trashed tasks for players in the Champions League.


Points and horseshoes

Derby Racetrack

Derby points are won by completing tasks. Usual tasks can give from 50 to 320 points. Players in higher leagues have more chances of getting high-value tasks on their boards (see the table below). During thematic derbies, some tasks can be worth up to 400 points.

When a neighborhood has reached a certain number of points - or flag, they win a horseshoe (see the table below).

Flags and points are displayed on the racetrack tab, which shows all neighborhood competing in the race.


Horseshoe rewards

Derby Rewards

Rewards are won by reaching horseshoes. Each horseshoe gives players the possibility to pick one reward out of three.

Rewards can be one or more supplies, products, vouchers, boosters, expansion permits, puzzle pieces, exclusive decorations or diamonds.

During some thematic derbies, players can get better rewards or additional rewards.

Players can use the reshuffle button to try and win different rewards by spending 5 diamonds.


Top 3 rewards

Derby Win Example 01

Reaching the end of the derby in first, second or third place within your league gives the neighborhood a gold, silver or bronze trophy and additional random rewards. During some thematic derbies, top 3 neighborhoods get exclusive rewards instead.


League ladder

Champions League

Neighborhoods finishing a race in the top three are promoted to a higher league for the next derby.

Neighborhoods ranking in the bottom three and neighborhoods which did not reach the first horseshoe checkpoint move down to a lower league.

Other neighborhoods stay in their current leagues.

When all neighborhood members have opted out of a derby, the neighborhood is automatically demoted to the lower league.


Champions League leaderboard

Main article: Leaderboard

Champions League Leaderboard

Top neighborhoods competing in the champions league are ranked in a global leaderboard. Scores are based on the neighborhood's average champion league points in the previous four weeks of competition. If a neighborhood is demoted to the expert league, they lose their leaderboard points.


Opting out

Players can opt out of the derby, or opt back in, during the 24-hour break by (un)checking the appropriate option in their settings.

Players who have been inactive for a while are automatically opted out.

Neighborhood leaders and co-leaders can opt out members of their neighborhood. Members can opt back in if they want to. Co-leaders cannot opt leaders out.


Achievements

Main article: Achievements

  • Achieving tasks contributes toward the Taskmaster achievement.
  • Accumulating points contributes toward the Diligent Neighbor achievement.
  • Participating in Champions League derbies contributes toward the Derby Champ achievement.

Strategy tips

  • Complete the task first, or go through the task midway, then select your event to save time.
  • Coordinate with other members so you can help each other out.
  • Neighborhoods with less than 4 members opting in cannot reach some horseshoe flags even if every member only picks 320-point tasks. This is a known limitation.
  • Neighborhoods with 3 members opting in and completing ten 320-point tasks can reach the 8th horseshoe. Note that usually the 9th horseshoe reward usually does not include anything special such as expansion permits, puzzle pieces, boosters or special decorative items.
  • It appears that horseshoe rewards currently follow this pattern. If a puzzle piece is included, it would appear at the 3rd and 6th horseshoes. Boosters are likely to appear at the 4th and 7th horseshoes. If an expansion permit is included, it would appear at the 5th and 8th horseshoes. So if you were interested in only expansion permits and puzzle pieces, you do not need to have more than 3 members opt in as the 9th horseshoe will not give you what you are looking for.
  • Depending on your neighborhood's initial size and the league you're in it might be easier to move up the league ladder with more opted-in players, or oddly enough, less of them. Opted-out players can help opt-in players with some tasks (providing items for town, truck and boat orders, setting plants to be revived, making specific vistors available for pick up, etc.).

Tutorials

Hay Day Introducing the Neighborhood Derby

Hay Day Introducing the Neighborhood Derby

Hay Day The New Derby Leagues

Hay Day The New Derby Leagues


Table of task probabilities

League Easy
(50-90)
Medium
(120-190)
Hard
(230-320)
Rookie30%30%40%
Novice20%30%50%
Professional15%25%60%
Expert10%20%70%
Champion0%0%100%

Table of derby checkpoints

This table lists the number of derby points neighborhoods must reach at each checkpoint according to their size.

No. of members Flag #1
+50 every level
Flag #2
+150 every level
Flag #3
+250 every level
Flag #4
+350 every level
Flag #5
+450 every level
Flag #6
+650 every level
Flag #7
+800 every level
Flag #8
+950 every level
Flag #9 +1,000 every level
1 350 650 1,050 1,950 3,650 4,650 5,800 6,950 8,000
2 400 800 1,300 2,300 4,100 5,300 6,600 7,900 9,000
3 450 950 1,550 2,650 4,550 5,950 7,400 8,850 10,000
4 500 1,100 1,800 3,000 5,000 6,600 8,200 9,800 11,000
5 550 1,250 2,050 3,350 5,450 7,250 9,000 10,750 12,000
6 600 1,400 2,300 3,700 5,900 7,900 9,800 11,700 13,000
7 650 1,550 2,550 4,050 6,350 8,550 10,600 12,650 14,000
8 700 1,700 2,800 4,400 6,800 9,200 11,400 13,600 15,000
9 750 1,850 3,050 4,750 7,250 9,850 12,200 14,550 16,000
10 800 2,000 3,300 5,100 7,700 10,500 13,000 15,500 17,000
11 850 2,150 3,550 5,450 8,150 11,150 13,800 16,450 18,000
12 900 2,300 3,800 5,800 8,600 11,800 14,600 17,400 19,000
13 950 2,450 4,050 6,150 9,050 12,450 15,400 18,350 20,000
14 1,000 2,600 4,300 6,500 9,500 13,100 16,200 19,300 21,000
15 1,050 2,750 4,550 6,850 9,950 13,750 17,000 20,250 22,000
16 1,100 2,900 4,800 7,200 10,400 14,400 17,800 21,200 23,000
17 1,150 3,050 5,050 7,550 10,850 15,050 18,600 22,150 24,000
18 1,200 3,200 5,300 7,900 11,300 15,700 19,400 23,100 25,000
19 1,250 3,350 5,550 8,250 11,750 16,350 20,200 24,050 26,000
20 1,300 3,500 5,800 8,600 12,200 17,000 21,000 25,000 27,000
21 1,350 3,650 6,050 8,950 12,650 17,650 21,800 25,950 28,000
22 1,400 3,800 6,300 9,300 13,100 18,300 22,600 26,900 29,000
23 1,450 3,950 6,550 9,650 13,550 18,950 23,400 27,850 30,000
24 1,500 4,100 6,800 10,000 14,000 19,600 24,200 28,800 31,000
25 1,550 4,250 7,050 10,350 14,450 20,250 25,000 29,750 32,000
26 1,600 4,400 7,300 10,700 14,900 20,900 25,800 30,700 33,000
27 1,650 4,550 7,550 11,050 15,350 21,550 26,600 31,650 34,000
28 1,700 4,700 7,800 11,400 15,800 22,200 27,400 32,600 35,000
29 1,750 4,850 8,050 11,750 16,250 22,850 28,200 33,550 36,000
30 1,800 5,000 8,300 12,100 16,700 23,500 29,000 34,500 37,000

References