News and Updates
Jan-29-2017
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

Today was so much fun. Check out the pics posted on our website under the "RVR News" Tab. We ate lunch at our local Mexican restaurant then came back to watch for birds. While we waited we drew names for bags of Des Moines feed and 1 pack of nest felts. We had everyone put down their name and time they predicted the 1st birds would arrive. Ron Gustafson won and received a free bag of feed. There were 7 birds on the 1st drop and they were about 6 minutes ahead of the next bird. These birds arrived only slightly off the line of flight. They started with left cross winds at 10 mph. They had left cross winds all along the course. When they arrived we had 15 to 20 mph winds. Congratulations to these birds! They did a great job. 

Everyone winning $600 or more must submit a W-9. Upon receiving it we will immediately mail out your check. All other winners will have their checks mailed out the 1st of the week.

Anyone wanting their birds returned needs to contact me a.s.a.p. the charge is $55 for 1 bird and $10 for each additional bird. If we don't hear from you within 10 days the birds become our property.

We are making a few changes next year. I will send out this info soon. We will have a full page ad in the February, March and April issues of Racing Pigeon Digest.

Thank you to everyone who sent birds this year.

Bobby

(479) 719-3995

 

Jan-29-2017
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

The birds were released at 8:15. We will be using live clocking. 38 mph would put the birds here a few minutes after 4:00.

Good luck!

Bobby

(479) 719-3995

Jan-28-2017
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

The race birds should arrive at McClane Stadium in Waco Texas by 7:30 a.m. We crated at dusk to allow the birds to get a good drink. They will be watered again upon arrival at the release site. We plan to release the birds at 8:00 a.m. Anyone that wishes to watch the release will be welcome. Everyone wanted a working race so all should be happy. We never know if there is a different wind direction at a higher altitude but the ground wind forecast calls for a stiff left cross wind all the way. If that is the case I don't expect the birds to fly faster than 38 mph. If that is the case the 1st birds would arrive here a little before 4:00 p.m.

Everyone planning to be here should bring a chair. If you are going to the lunch we are providing at our Mexican Restaurant be here before 12:00 or meet us there.

Good luck to all,

Bobby

(479) 719-3995

Jan-25-2017
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

The birds performed much better today on the 55 mile toss. They had strong left cross winds like they are supposed to have on Sunday. I feel conmfortable sending them to the 300 now. We will flag them tomorrow and Friday. The Jerry Cantere bird that is the last bird on the list is a late bird from the 55 mile toss on Monday. This bird came in after we had left for today's training toss. Wayne Lowes bird 5978 shows up 1st on the last 2 tosses. Good job Wayne!

If you are coming to the race on Sunday, bring a chair. If you want to go to the lunch we are providing for everyone be here before 12:00. We are meeting at our local Mexican Restaurant and the food is awesome. The weather forecast calls for sunny skies, temps in the mid to upper 40's, and 15 mph left cross winds.

Good luck to all,

Bobby

(479) 719-3995

Jan-24-2017
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

Nice weather has finally returned! We tossed the birds from 55 miles today. We will toss from 55 miles again on Wednesday. The final race will be on Sunday. Right now the weather forecast for Sunday is sunny, temps in the 50's, and mild left cross wind. 

Good luck,

Bobby

(479) 719-3995

Jan-19-2017
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

As usual the weather changed for the worse. We had light fog and misty conditions the 1st half of the day today. The winds along the race course are strong tail winds Friday and Saturday and rain here on Sunday with predicted 30 mph cross winds between Waco and here. The weather is predicted to turn nice next week.

Bobby

(479) 719-3995

Jan-18-2017
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

Saturday and Sunday it rained all day. Yesterday we flagged the birds for 1 hour. Today we tossed the birds from 55 miles. The weather was cloudy and no sun with left cross winds 7-10 mph. It wasn't great results but good for training. The weather calls for heavy clouds tomorrow. We plan to toss the birds from 55 miles again on Thursday. We are supposed to have some sun so I expect the birds to perform much better. The weather in Waco Texas is not looking good but we hope that will change so we can fly the last race as soon as possible.

Bobby

(479) 719-3995

Jan-13-2017
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

We had strong winds with 36 mph gusts all day on Wednesday. We were able to flag the birds Thursday and Friday but the weather was not suitable for a training toss. We will continue to flag the birds each day, if possible, and toss the birds from 55 miles after the weekend. We will post the results. Right now it is raining hard and the forecast is rain on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Bobby

(479) 719-3995

Jan-10-2017
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

The weather continues to be too bad to fly 300 miles. We had 35 mph winds all day today. The forecast is rain on Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun and Mon. The 1st day possible we will toss the birds from 55 miles and post the results. We will fly the 300 mile race as soon as possible.

Bobby 

(479) 719-3995

Jan-06-2017
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

As promised we are cancelling the race on Sunday due to the potential of it being a fast race. We will hope for better weather next week. 

Bobby

(479) 719-3995

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