News and Updates
Apr-17-2018
NOW AT 80% !

We are now at 80% with more to come. If you want to be part of this new format of low number of birds and HIGH value return, then sign up today!

Thanks again to all who have signed up thus far. 

And if you're one of those fliers who signs up and then changes your mind - not a problem; we've all been there - then contact Mike Garrett and we'll also remove your name. We know you can change the number of birds to zero, but if you'd like your name removed, we can do that.

Apr-12-2018
...AND THE ENTRIES JUST KEEP ON COM'N !

We are nearly at 80%!

Mike Garrett has received a few questions on the first place prize and prize distribution. Rule 16 of Top Breeders Challenge says:

16. Prize money will be computed depending on how many birds are shipped to the “A” and “B” Races. There will be a $5,000 “TOP BREEDER” Bonus for the breeder with the best average speed bird. This means the breeder must have a bird entered in both races and both birds must clock to be eligible for the $5,000 Bonus.
*If 100 birds are shipped to the “A” race: 1st place $40,000. 2nd $10,000. 3rd $5,000. 4th $5,000. 5th $5,000. 6th through 10th $2500. 11th through 30th $1,000. If the 1st drop is more than 1 bird the prizes will be split equally between the number of birds, based on the cumulative value of the prizes on the drop e.g., 5 birds in the first drop will be awarded equal shares of the value of 1st through 5th place. After the 1st drop, the prizes will be awarded in clocking order.
*If 50 birds are shipped to the “B” Race: 1st Bird $10,000. 2nd Bird $2500. 3rd Bird $2,000. 4th through 12th $1,000. The same “drop rule” applies as noted for the “A” race.

Please note - just as in most OLR's - 1st place has a set award; ours is $40,000 - see the prize distribution on soc.com. As rule 16 states - if there are multiple birds in the first drop, we will add up the total value of all the positions that first drop is comprised of, e.g., 5 birds in the drop will receive equal shares of the total of 1st through 5th place divided by 5 birds - in this example AND 100 paid "A" birds in the race - the total of the 5 bird drop would be $65,000 divided by 5 - let's see.... if my division is correct, that would be $13,000 EACH! 

After the first drop, prizes are awarded in clocking order.

If anyone has ANY questions, please call Mike Garrett. We like to address all questions, in the open, right here in plain sight!

Apr-11-2018
NOW AT 75% CAPACITY !!

Well.... we're at 75% capacity now! Thanks to all of you who have signed up. We have over 25% of the birds sent in so far and they're looking good. We will keep you advised if something should happen to one of your entries - that way you will have plenty of time for a replacement bird.

Again, thank you to the 75 who have signed up thus far - the first 100 fliers will have priority next year. This race will never have more than 100 fliers, so if you sign up as number 101 or greater, you will go on the waiting list for the following year - Don't delay in entering !

Thank you!

Mar-29-2018
OVER 70% - BIRDS DOING WELL

We have already gone over the 70% mark and thank you all for your trust and confidence in this new OLR. I was visiting the loft the other day and the birds looked great. Like many of the OLR management styles, the birds are quarantined for the first 10 days or so in one loft and then moved to the race loft. The facilities were very clean and like I said, the birds look to be in excellent health. 

 

Thanks again for your support!

Mar-18-2018
NEARING 70% CAPACITY

Again - thanks to all who have signed up and are participating in the Top Breeders Challenge. We are currently at 69% and greatly appreciate those who have entered already. This race is expected to generated far more interest next year after the inaugural event.

The breeders who enter this year will have priority next year

There is no intention of having more than 100 breeders next year. This race will remain in this format; 100 breeders 200 birds (100A race - 100B race)  - 2 bird limit. So, if you're thinking about entering get your reservations in now to ensure your participation next year.

I don't think you'll find another race with a 2 bird limit and a maximum of 100 birds per race that is offering such a high return. We know the entry fee is high - but our goal is to minimize the numbers of birds so that your entries get the very best care and still provide a race with a high return with lots of prizes.

Mar-06-2018
SHIPPING WARNING

 

PLEASE DO NOT TRY TO SEND BIRDS ON SATURDAY - HIGHLY RECOMMEND BREEDERS SEND BIRDS ON MONDAY, TUESDAY, AND RISKY ON WEDNESDAY IF YOU'RE OUT OF STATE. WE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR ENTRIES GETTING THE BEST CARE AND FOUR DAYS IN A SHIPPING BOX IS NOT A GOOD START FOR YOUR VALUABLE ENTRIES. MAKE SURE YOU PUT MIKE CAMBRA AND MIKE GARRETTS PHONE NUMBER ON THE OUTSIDE OF YOUR SHIPPING BOX.

Mar-01-2018
NOW ACCEPTING BIRDS !

WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING BIRDS!

Accepting birds from 1 March 2018 to 15 June 2018.

Don't forget to include your RULES & INFORMATION ACKNOWLEDGEMENT form along with your perch fee check

payable to:

TOP BREEDERS CHALLENGE

 

If you haven't signed up yet, please do! We still have room for 34 more fliers with more fliers having already telephonically obligated but not yet signed up.

 

Thanks to all who have entered thus far! 

We look forward to receiving your entries 

Feb-28-2018
SHIPPING BIRDS

Well, the date is almost here. We will start accepting birds 01 March 2018! We are currently at 65% capacity with more fliers still obligating to this new race.

Make sure you include your perch fees AND enclose your signed RULES & INFORMATION ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FORM with your shipment. Please make sure you send your birds ONLY to Mike Cambra's address; but include Mike Garrett's phone number on your shipping container along with Mike Cambra's phone number:

 

Mike Cambra

3415 Kastania Road

Petaluma, CA 94952

707.291.7217

e-mail: cambramikespainting512@gmail.com

 

Mike Garrett

707.332.8545

e-mail: garrett904@sbcglobal.net

Feb-17-2018
E-MAIL TEST

If you received e-mail from me (mark hernandez) it's legitimate. I'm just testing the e-mail list I made. I made it so everyone received it as BCC - Blind Copy - meaning you SHOULDN'T see anyone else's address. It may tell you there were more addressees - but you shouldn't see other addresses.

Thanks again for your participation in this new OLR.

Feb-15-2018
AT 60% CAPACITY

ALL

As of this date, we are at 60% capacity!

Please tell your friends about this new small race with the BIG RETURN. Thank you to everyone who has entered thus far. We will start accepting birds on 1 March - so that's just a few weeks away.

PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO INCLUDE YOUR PERCH FEES (IF NOT ALREADY PAID) AND RULES & INFORMATION ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FORM WITH YOUR SHIPMENT. YOU CAN ONLY SEND BIRDS TO MIKE CAMBRA'S ADDRESS. BUT PLEASE WRITE MIKE CAMBRA'S AND MIKE GARRETT'S PHONE NUMBER ON THE SHIPPING FORM/BOX.

Mike Cambra
3415 Kastania Road
Petaluma, CA 94952
707.291.7217

cambramikespainting512@gmail.com 

 

Mike Garrett
707.322.8545

garrett904@sbcglobal.net 

 

We will be accepting birds from 1 March 2018 to 15 June 2018

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