Birds that have been sent are doing very well. The weather has been been very nice which has made it great for good health. We will start posting weekly inventory next week.
Our San Diego Club will be having a celebration of life for Ron Steinbreener in Mid May. All are welcome. Date and time soon to be announced.
For those Breeders that are here in San Diego for the San Diego week of pigeon races, there will be a new race coming on board on Thanksgiving day 2019. It is the" Dehesea Valley Classic". Loft manager/owner is Ron Modem. Details of race soon to follow. Ron has been preparing for this race for the last couple of years. Again for this year he will be having training races so as to gain more experience with the course and handeling of many birds. There will be a cap on the number of birds he will take in. Those that participate now will be grandfathered for 2019. Ron's cell number is 619-994-1065.
Things have been pretty rough here in Southern California. We lost 2 true great pigeon fanciers the last few days. Bill Barger and Ron Steinbrenner.
Bill was our Souther California AU Rep. He traveled to all the local conventions trying to help promote the sport and keep things in order. Not to mention help run one of the most competitive racing clubs "Compton".
Ron is the main pioneer of One Loft Racing. He had a saying years before..The Triple Crown week, "Where the world of Racing Pigeons comes together". For those that have been here in San Diego that's what is. Friendships have started for more than 30 years because of the dream one person dedicatd his life too.
**Please note this marks the 30th year for the Triple Crown. The race will move forward with his son John and family fullfilling the dream of their father.
Both Gentlemen will be deeply missed. Thank you for all that you have done for us.
The youngsters that have been sent are doing well. At this point, birds are exercised 2-3 days a week. Health has been fine.
Starting next week we will start adding from the waiting list accordingly. Breeders that are running late with sending, please let me know.
We accept new entries until June 1st. Replacements are accepted until June 15.
Please call with any questions or concerns.
Just a reminder.....For those sending birds to California Classic, please ship birds no later than Wednesday. Monday or Tuesday are the best days to mail. Shipping is 1-2 days normally. When mailing close to the weekend birds have been 4-5 days in the box.
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.