Sign up for 2018 and breed some good ones early - it will be a great series of 5 races - 150, 200, 250, 300 and 350 miles.
Our 2017 has been at the top of the OLR races this year in terms of percentages. You can look at the OLR race statistics out there on the various sites. We believe we are one of the best OLR handlers out there - Many of the top OLRs did not have these numbers ~~!
275 paid perches.
200 went to the 1st race (200 miles) - 72%
189 went to the Final race (348 miles - winning speed 1372 ypm) - 68%
Final race 119/189 returned in race time - 63%
Our training regime will be the same as last year - training schedule will be published shortly. Birds are properly trained out to 125 miles (we had one of the best training regimen last year in all the OLRs - that's not a random statement but based on us actually flying this course over several years of experience winning all the Championship accolades along this course in our club). We believe in conditioning the birds, so after our typical 10 orientation tosses from 5-40 miles, you will see at least 5 tosses at 50-60 miles, and 5 tosses at 80-90 miles.
-We do NOT let birds sit idle for 7-10 days between races. They go on 40-75 mile tosses between races.
-We do NOT have your birds lightly trained with 5-7 tosses and then a blowhome 100 mile activation race.
-We do NOT have birds trained/raced in inclement or extreme weather.