Time is flying! We are
already 8 days into the New Year. The
first birds will begin to arrive for the 2017 season in just over three weeks.
will be breaking ground on the Loft expansion as soon as the rain stops. There
are existing lofts to move and this process has begun. As the loft progresses, I will post updates
To date 487 perches have
been reserved and paid out of the 650 that will be available in 2017. If you haven’t
pre-paid your perches yet there are only
163 perches still available. As a reminder, the new loft addition will
accommodate a total of 650 birds. Don’t
miss out on this opportunity.
With retirement from my
home remodeling business, I now have the opportunity to dedicate even more time
to the SFBATC. I have the ability and relentless
focus to strive for and ensure a standard above all other races. Of utmost importance is bird health, successful
race returns and consistent communication to and with breeders.
Stay tuned for more
updates and always feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
Good Afternoon Breeders,
Race #2 is in the books, it turned out to be a very
difficult race. We released 316 birds and after two days we only clocked 218
birds. I don’t know what happen. The wind was calm most the way accept for the
final 30 miles they encountered a 25 mph side wind that may have blown them a
little off course. When the birds did start to arrive birds came from every
direction high and low.
Congratulations to the first drop that included 8 birds:
(first in clock winning the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Classes)
Jb & D
Juanich (2 Birds)
Huan Qiu Zhang
Tonight is shipping for Race #3 of our 4 race series, 240 miles,
just north of Weed CA. There is a prize of $4,000 to the first drop.
This week we wanted to do a 40 training toss on both Monday
and Wednesday but there was weather issues on Monday so we took the birds 50
miles on Wednesday only. The toss should have been a easy toss with no issues
but that was not the case. The birds came scattered.
Good luck to all
Today the birds
went on a 57 mile toss and will go again on Wednesday. The birds are looking
This Friday, (September
9th) is the 100 mile qualifier. All birds that return will need their $300 per
bird entry fee paid and is due before the release of the First race on Friday September
You may also
enter your birds in theTriple Crown Classes
and Gold classes.
1. The classes are not required.
2. You may enter one or all classes.
3. One time entry fee due before first race(September 23rd).
4. You can enter one bird or all or any combo.
5. The classes are a winner take all and paid by the clock.
6. The total of each class entries will be divided by 4 and paid 1/4 at each of
the four races (4 chances to win).
7. Triple Crown Classes are separate from entry fees
Example: 100 birds enter Gold
100 x $100 = $10,000
$10,000 / 4 = $2,500
First bird in the clock that has entered the Gold Class wins $2,500
There will be a $2,500 winner at each of the 4 races.
You can pay
online with credit card or send a check.
Mail checks to:
Well we have started training and the one thing we are all
afraid of happened on Sunday, it was our 6th toss, 24 miles,
released 516 birds and now we are down to 366 birds. I am at a loss. The only
thing I think could have happen is they got caught up with other birds. We have
birds going all kinds of directions around here.
On Wednesday we will go to the same spot and see how they
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