News and Updates
Apr-16-2018
APRIL 15TH UPDATE

As of today we have right around 1700 birds and or pre-paid perches.  There is still time to ship your birds and compete for the biggest payout in North America.  Remember we guarantee our prizes of $1,017,000.  Don't Be Left Out!
We are happy to report that after a very long weekend of changing almost 1500 chip rings we now have our Benzing Clocking System back.  We have just a few more hours of work left in the morning and we should be able to post an inventory by Monday evening.  A Big Thank you to the Benzing Team and Ed Minvielle for all their help this week.  

Overall the birds are looking good.  We all could use some good consistent weather so we can get them out more often.  As far as Old Birds we did train one day at 5 miles and 10 miles Friday only to bring them back.  The wind was about 30 mph so we came back and released them on the property.  This weather will most definitely cause us to start the Old Bird Races a week or 2 later.

Watch tomorrow for an inventory to be posted.  Replacements are accepted until June 15th so if you have a bird missing make sure you replace it.  Remember when shipping your entries to us that payments are required to accompany the birds.  We have several fanciers who have sent birds without payments.  We will be contacting all breeders this week that owe money to discuss getting payments.  

We have an itinerary that will be posted on the website this week for the final race.  It will have information regarding the final race and other activities going on that weekend along with hotel and banquet information. 
Remember if you don't have or can't get birds to us Frank McLaughlin has a special group of young birds ready to compete for you. 

Buyers Choice

Option 1 - Fancier buys the youngster or youngsters from Frank McLaughlin for $200 each.  Buyer owns these pigeons.  Buyer receives ALL winnings and money that the pigeons bring in from the auction.  Buyer has complete ownership.

Option 2 - For 20% of the winnings & auction money there is no charge for the pigeon.  Frank would still own the pigeon after the races.  Frank would also ship the pigeon(s) for free to the Hoosier Classic Million Dollar Race.
Either option buyer is responsible for all race fees. 
If interested contact Frank McLaughlin directly
Phone: 781-820-8327
International Phone: 001-781-820-8327
Email: frank@mclaughlinlofts.com

Have a great week everyone,

Jim
Mar-26-2018
MARCH 26TH UPDATE

We are currently over 3500 perches reserved with about 930 pigeons here as of today.  Health is holding very well although two youngsters have been pulled and placed back into a separate quarantine loft.  It has been very cold here and we are hopeful to see some warmer temperatures soon.  This week we will be sending droppings off for analysis to Dr. Kevin Zollars.  We will post results on our next update. 
The way the phone was ringing today we expect a very busy week with birds shipments.  Please remember when shipping birds to the Hoosier Classic to include your name and loft name.  This helps speed up the paperwork process.  Also remember to ship the fees with the birds.  

Shipping for the final race is set for October 14th and the race October 15th weather permitting.  The banquet will be held October 14th at 7:00 pm (after shipping) at Blue Chip Hotel & Casino for all participants of the Hoosier Classic.  If you would like to book hotel information for the weekend you may do so using the following link www.bluechipcasino.com/groups. Special rates have been acquired through the hotel by using the Reservation Code: SHC1011.  Room rates are only guaranteed when using the code and booking prior to September 20th, 2018. 

We had the pleasure of meeting Thomas Gyselbrect of the world renowned Pipa Auction Service over the weekend.  Thomas, it was great meeting you and Thank you for showing a video about the Hoosier Classic Million Dollar Pigeon Race on the Pipa Facebook page.  Thomas is very knowledgeable about famous pigeons, past and present and he shared some great ideas with us, so look forward to some new opportunities for breeders in the Hoosier Classic Race!

It was a very busy week last week and we expect this week to be just as busy.  Much to do with the birds!  Can't wait for my sons to be on Spring Break starting Friday.  Just having them around makes life better!

Have a Great Week,

Jim

Mar-04-2018
WEEK 1 OF ACCEPTING BIRDS

This past week we received 231 birds.  Not bad for week one!  It's early but so far the birds are looking great!  This group will stay in the quarantine loft until March 9th before moving to the main loft.
Remember now is the time to enter the Biggest Race with the Biggest Payout in North America.
This is the race you can ship birds to now..No Waiting and Yes we Guarantee a $1,000,000.00 Payout!

-5 Race Series
-Weekly Updates
-Video Updates
-6,880 sq ft of loft space
-GPS Tracking For All Races
-Monthly Veterinarian Testing
-Independent 3rd Party Licensed & Bonded Security
to oversee basekting & liberation of final race
-Drug Testing of nay birds on the first drop of final race
-Best Products Used For Your Birds
Including Vita King - RopaB - Jovati

Remember the Hoosier Classic Race has grown on a yearly basis because we have shown everyone nothing but Honesty and have proven we put the hard work in daily for you!

OLD BIRD UPDATE:
This week brought better weather to our area, because of this we were able to start exercising the old bird team.  They did fly but very little.  We will treat them for Canker this week and follow that with a respiratory treatment.  This is just to clean them up before we increase their exercising time.  Road training will start early April.  Sexes are separated and will be trained separately.  There are still some old birds available for sale.  You can see this list on the last inventory posted on wincompanion.

We had the pleasure of meeting Ali of Lucky Loft and his son Ahmad who is a Jr. Flyer, and flies under Aladdin Loft.  After registering their team for the Hoosier Classic, Ahmad (12 yrs old) pulled out a list of supplies he needed from Vita King.  This young man was on a mission.  Its always a pleasure to see someone so young be so interested in this great sport of ours! 

Have a great week everyone,

Jim
Feb-04-2018
2900 PERCHES RESERVED

We are very excited to see that as of today we have 2900 perches reserved.  With only 25 days left until we start accepting birds our new team is very busy preparing the new loft as well as the 12 x 48 quarantine loft.  We hope to provide a stress free transition for your pigeons when they arrive.

Upon arrival all birds will be allowed to eat and drink before they are given:
Chip Ring
ID Band Cover
Vaccinated for PMV
Dewormed
Treated for Canker using Canker Max provided by Vita King
On day 3 they will be vaccinated for Paratyphoid
All birds will be quarantined for 7 days
4 weeks after arrival all birds are vaccinated a 2nd time for PMV

We will also be using the veterinarian services of Dr. Kevin Zollars for monthly analysis of droppings and be posting results.  I am sure I drive Dr. Zollars crazy with all my questions.

Remember there will be 150 paid positions on the final race.  This is the race that pays!  With over One Million Dollars Guaranteed this will be the biggest race in history!  Be a part of History and Sign up today!  Fly against the best and show the world what your birds can do!

The Hoosier Classic will be in Las Vegas this upcoming week for the annual iPigeon Gala.  Its always great to see everyone!  Hope to see you there.

As a reminder if you have birds in the "Old Bird Series" please get the perch fees in for those if you haven't already.  They are $150 per bird and can be mailed to the address below.  

Have a Great Week,

Jim

Mail Payments to:
Hoosier Classic
10258 S 1150 W
Wanatah, IN 46390

Jan-15-2018
OVER 2600 PERCHES RESERVED

Very exciting to see that we have over 2600 perches reserved!  With over $1,000,000.00 Guaranteed in prizes this is the race to enter.  Don't be left out of the Biggest Race Payout in North America!  This is the Race That Pays!!
Please check out our old bird inventory.  It currently shows 259 entries with 1 bird showing a bad chip ring.  If you entered the old bird series please make sure your birds show up on the list and we didn't miss anyone.  We will post another list of about 40 yearlings for sale if anyone wishes to enter them into the old bird series.  Perch fees are now due for those who haven't paid them yet.  Please get them in as soon as possible. 

We had a visit from Richard & Ryan Zonnekeyn of Feathers Elite Quarantine Services on Saturday.  Feathers Elite is the import service that the Hoosier Classic Million Dollar Race will be suing to bring in European entires.  Thank you fellas for stopping in and checking out the new loft.  Below are some pictures of the new loft.  These photos will give you a look inside our new building and the aviaries. 

Enjoy a look into the new loft and have a great week,

Jim

 

(Photos only available for viewing if you are signed up on our emailing list)

Jan-03-2018
OVER 2300 PERCHES RESERVED

We hope everyone had a great Christmas and we wish you all a Happy & Healthy New Year!
 2018 will be a very exciting year for the Hoosier Classic International Race now in our 6th Season.  We have raised the bar again by Guaranteeing over $1,000,000.00 in Prizes.  Yes....Guaranteed!!  Check out our website at www.hcrace.com to view our rules and exciting payouts for 2018.  We will pay out all the way to 150th place on the final race!

When considering a race, consider one with a proven track record.  Check out The Loft Reports statistics on one loft races.  Statistics don't lie!!  Our Record Measures Up!

One loft racing is one of the greatest ways to prove your breeding program.  Look at the list of champion breeders who have already signed up.  Test your champions against the best and win the best prizes in North America!  Sign up today to reserve your perches and your chance to win $250,000 for 1st Place.  

Hoosier Classic is Happy to share the news of our new agents for Mexico:
Javier Castaneda 
Phone: 1-333-954-6850 
Email: fjiniguez@slaracks.com
Raul Castaneda
Phone: 1-331-862-3791
Email: rcastaneda@slaracks.com
Raul & Javier will make arrangements for all fanciers in Mexico who wish to enter the Hoosier Classic International. 

For Canadian Fanciers you can contact:
Ryan Zonnekeyn (Feathers Elite)
Phone: 1-416-990-0187
Email: lia-gta@rogers.com

Thank you to all our agents working on behalf of the Hoosier Classic.

Again...Happy New Year Everyone!  2018 is going to be exciting for all involved!

Jim

Dec-11-2017
DECEMBER 10TH UPDATE

We now have over 1700 perches reserved as of today for the 2018 Series, with just over 400 reserved this past week.  Please take time to review our rules page and prize payout for 2018.  We hope you consider flying a Proven One Loft Race with the Hoosier Classic.  Feel free to call us with any questions.
As far as signing up for the race most are able to navigate through the website and wincompanion.  For those who may encounter an issue with signing up please call us and we can complete the sign up for you. 

Remember this is a race that pays out a Guaranteed $1,000,000.  150 Prize Positions on the final race.  One loft racing is a level playing field for all entries.  You will be competing against the Best Breeders in the World!
*Live Clocking on all trainers/races
*Weekly Updates
*Video Updates
* Monthly veterinarian testing
*Live GPS Tracking on all Races
*Top Quality Products Formulated for pigeons including: Vita King Products, Ropa B
*Most Importantly a FULL TIME STAFF  - 7 days a week to care for your champions.

Have a Great week,

Jim

Dec-06-2017
2018 RACE INFORMATION

We are already at 1500 perches reserved for the 2018 Series.  We would like to thank everyone for their support in helping the race grow. 
for 2018 the Hoosier Classic Race will be ran as a business and will GUARANTEE ALL THE PRIZE MONEY that is being advertised, which is over One Million Dollars.  After all prizes are paid out in full, the balance of money will be used for expenses.
Hoosier Classic will be run just like the South Africa Million Dollar Race, Golden Algarve Portugal Race, Black Sea Romania Race, Belgium Master Race, As Golden Pigeon Race (Greece), & Derby Arona One Loft Race.
Animals to Fly, Frank Nebig is our agent in charge of all European agents and entries for the Hoosier Classic Race.  Jurie Erwee from South Africa is our agent for South Africa, Angola, Zimbabwe, and Nimibia. 
With the Hoosier Classic Loft being 280 ft long and 16 ft wide we have 7600 perches and will limit our bird count to 6000.  With much interest for our race world wide we will hold 4000 perches for the US Fanciers and 2000 perches for International entries.  After we reach 4000 entries we will start a waiting list.  We will know international entries around Mid-March, and then open if there is room for the fanciers on the waiting list.
AMERICA WILL FINALLY HAVE THIER OWN MILLION DOLLAR PIGEON RACE!!
Thank you to everyone promoting this exciting race.  Don't be left out- Sign -Up today!!  Remember with 6000 Entries 1st PLACE WILL BE $500,000.

Have a Good Week,

Jim

Dec-04-2017
DECEMBER 3RD UPDATE

Remember to those who haven't received prize money as of yet it is most likely because we haven't received a W9 or we haven't heard what you wanted done with your birds.  Tuesday is the absolute last day of shipping birds back.  We have had a few lofts call this week asking to have birds sent back.  There have been several weeks to make these requests.  After Tuesday we are officially closing the books on birds going back.  Invoices will go out this week to those who owe perch fees for the old bird series.

We had a few calls about fanciers not finding the sign up tab on the website.  A call to Dan Milner has resolved that problem.  Now you can't miss the sign up tab on our homepage.  Thanks Dan for all of your help!  We are currently just over 1300 perches reserved for the 2018 series.  A great start and a long way to go.  The loft is coming along really well.  All of the dowel rods will be delivered tomorrow.  I say it every year...I'm not adding on anymore and its always the complete opposite. 

Take some time to check out the website, look at the Guaranteed Payouts and Sign Up for North America's Million Dollar Race!!  Don't forget to tell your friends to check it out too!

Have a great week everyone!

Jim

Nov-17-2017
LAST SHIPMENT OF BIRDS TO GO HOME


Just a reminder if you haven't decided to claim your birds or nominate them for the Old Bird Series now is the time to do so.  Monday will be our last shipment of birds to go home.  It's not to late to enter the 2018 Old Bird Series.  The series will consist of a 5 race series 100 - 200 - 300 - 400 - 500 Mile Races starting in May.

Our rules are now posted on our current website for the 2018 Million Dollar Race!  Hoosier Classic Million Dollar Race Guarantees $1,000,000 payout.  Please take time to look at the rules and consider flying the Biggest Race & Payout in US History.  Now is the time to Sign-up!!
We are working everyday on the new loft as well with many people internationally to bring you an exciting 2018 Race Series.  We will update again Sunday evening with more details.

Call Kelly at 219-733-0011 to make arrangements for you birds to stay for the Old Bird Series or be sent home.

Take Care,

Jim

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