We are 10 days away from accepting youngsters for the upcoming year. For all breeders, we ask that you review the rules. As the race has grown ,we have made a few adjustments towards our projected prize format. Our clocking procedure will remain the same.
The protocol for sending youngsters to the 2018 California Classic:
-All Breeders need to submit perch form along with perch fee
***Recommendation proir to sending your youngsters
1-2 days canker pill.
Youngsters eating on their own.
1-2 days ideal pill.
Vaccinate for PMV
We thank all of you that wish to be part of this race.
Please note.. come April 15 we will be adding names to the Breeders list from the waiting list and adding accordingly. If you are a Breeder and will be running late with sending please let me know. Accepting birds March 1st- June 1st
Optional 25: GHC 1245, Lin 1139, Gene 352, Flyn 100, Magalnes 20
Optional 100: GHC 1245, Lin 1139
Optional 200: GHC 1245
Congratulations to Johnny Lin, Bill Traw, and Gordon Meng. They are today's big winners in the Second Wind. Coming in close behind was Juan Sepulveda. The winds were strong along the course but yet these birds were able to keep a straight line to come home and make San Diego record speeds. Outstanding!!! Something of more interest is the fact that some of these birds were at the top throughout all the races. (To view click the birds band number)
We thank all of you that participated in this years racing in the California Classic. There was a lot of excitement throughout the races. We wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
**We will mail birds out 1/3/18.
**Reservation page will be updated later this month.
Forecast for Saturday: Partly cloudy skies with slight tail/crosswind for the first 300 miles. The last 50 miles shows strong winds 20mph again with tail/crosswinds. ,,,Temperature is expected to be warm and dry.
For those planning on coming to the race chairs are limited so please bring your own lawn chair.
This race is usually a 7-8 hours. With the current Santa Ana conditions . The race maybe be faster.
Good luck to all!!
1st Drop 50,000
**In the event that 5 or more are on the first Drop, The first 5 prizes ( including 1st drop) will be added together and divided equally.
**Note if 4 or less on first drop it's an equal split. There after clocking order.
Option 25...5 prizes at 250
Option 100..2 prizes at 1000
0ption 200..1 prze at 1000
We cancelled today's trainer. High winds 25-40mph in our local mountains the next few days. Birds will be loft flown today. Birds not entered for will be removed later this afternoon.
The Second Wind is scheduled for this Saturday. It will be a mass release including Triple Crown and San Diego Classic. The race station is Miami, Arizona. The air miles is 350 miles to the Califonia Classic.
The prize distribution will be posted tomorrow.
Please call with any questions or concerns.
The Second Wind is scheduled in less than 2 weeks. We hope to fly it 12/9/17. For those that plan on entering we need entry sheets in by 12/2/17. Entry sheets can be found on home page of website.
We will start road training with a few short tosses starting mid week. Please let me know ASAP if we need to put your bird aside.
We had some very challenging racing this past week here in San Diego. Weather was a possible factor with the record breaking warm temperatures. What we all can agree on is that we had alot of sun.
All of us here in San Diego thank you!!
The 2017 California Classic is in the books. Our winners for today Mike Ganus from Indiana and Jerry Stone from California. Each win 75,000. Our race today was tough. Warm temperatures and stong cross winds on the desert were not favorable conditions. The Average speed winner of 15,000 is Joe Nemelka from Utah. Joe was just seconds out from being on the first drop as well. Congratulations to all of you. We will continue to clock birds for the next few days.
Race Birds released at 7:00. Partly Cloudy skies with a slight tailwind. Birds will encounter strong crosswinds 1/2 way home. 10 mph tailwind last 50 miles. Temperatures expected to be warm 87 degrees last 100 miles. Driver(s) said birds had one cirlce and gone.
Good Luck to all!!
1st drop 150,000 (equal split)
80 prizes @ 1000 (clocking order)
Training is complete. I had a few calls asking if there was any problems with today's toss. The answer is no. The last few tosses the birds have been released in small groups. The last few days I released birds for 3 hours from start to finish. The reason was to make sure no injuries. And so far.. no injuries for this week.
This is the last reminder for those wishing to handle their birds come Monday. We will be doing a hand inventory tomorrow morning. If you were one of those breeders who failed to mail in your card and want to see your bird Monday, please call before 7:00 am tomorrow.
Best of luck to all of you on Tuesday.