Congratulations to all the winners today. We will be mailing birds out on Tuesday. Please let me know if you want your birds back. I am leaving for South Africa on Thursday so if I dont hear from you I will mail back after April 10.
Thanks again for sending me your birds!!
Birds were released at 07.35. It is much cooler along the course than the previous days we have had here. Winds are out of the S and are going to get up to 5-10mph. Hopefully they will be close to home or nearly home before it starts blowing.
Thank you to all participants. It has been a great thrill looking after these birds this year. Hopefully we see you all next year!
All unassigned marked birds are going to the station but are not eligible for prizes.
Only change from the previous prize money is that the 1st prize now is $8500.00 and not $9000.00
Thanks and good luck!!
Birds have been scanned and are ready to go!
Please see below for the prize structure. We have some birds that have not been paid for and I am waiting for the breeders to let me know what they want to do. We also have some interested people that might buy the remaining birds.
1st = 9000.00
2 = 3500.00
3 = 3000.00
4 = 2500.00
5 = 1500.00
6 = 1000.00
7 = 1000.00
8 = 1000.00
9 = 1000.00
10 = 1000.00
11 = 500.00
12 = 500.00
13 = 500.00
14 = 500.00
15 = 500.00
Race day is fast approaching. Friday March 17 will be shipping at 5.00pm. Race day is Saturday March 18.
If you have not done so yet, please send your entry fees in. I need them in hand by Friday at 5.00pm. All unpaid birds will be sold off and that bird will then belong to the breeder who pays the birds entry fee. If no one buys the bird they will still be going to the race but will not receive any prizes and will belong to Wine Country Pigeon.
We will do some light training this week.
Thanks to everyone who came out today and congrats to all the winners. I will be mailing out checks on Sunday to all the winners. If you still owe money for the 300 get it in. Winners over $600.00 please send me your W9 ASAP so I can mail out checks. 200 mile winners, if you want me to apply your winnings to your entry fees( if I have not received them yet), let me know and I will do that.
Please send in the entry fee for the 300 mile race before Friday March 17 2017 before 5.00pm.
Birds have been released at 06.50am. WSW winds At 4mph.
Birds are resting before the race tomorrow. Birds are looking good and the weather has finally been good for a stretch and it looks like it is going to continue forward.
Here is a breakdown of the prizes for tomorrow: There will be one drop chip used for the first drop. After that we pay in clocking order.
1 = $3000.00
2 = $1500.00
3 = $1000.00
4 = $500.00
5 = $400.00
6 = $300.00
7 = $300.00
8 = $300.00
9 = $200.00
10 = $200.00
11 = $100.00
12 = $100.00
13 = $100.00
14 = $100.00
15 = $100.00
16 = $100.00
17 = $100.00
The following birds are not eligble for the race. They will still go to the station.
Martha and Darwin = 9 birds
Bill Blankenship = 1 bird (band no 3S 0037)
Julio Lopez = 1 bird
Doug Aldridge = 1 Bird
Kevin Lenning = 2 Birds
Mercardo loft = 3 birds (unassigned birds)
Randal Mypee = 3 Birds ( unassigned birds )
Doan Nguyen = 3 birds
Any payouts over $600.00 we need a W9 form for tax purposes. All money will be withheld until we have the W9. You can download the form from my website. www.winepigeonrace.com
Good luck to all
We loft flew the birds this morning for 45 minutes. The weather has turned again and it is raining right now. The forecast looks good for the coming week so it looks like we are a go for Friday.
We have received 88 paid birds for the 200 mile race so far.
Remember, that I have to have the entry fee for the 200 mile race in my hands on March 09,2017 at 5.00pm for your bird to be eligible for prizes for the 200. No exceptions
I will post a list of all the birds that Idid not receive payments for on Thursday night. Like I said those birds will not be eligible for prizes but they will go to the race.