News and Updates
Dec-21-2015
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

2 birds returned today. ADA 5074 returned from the 225 mile race. NANEZ 2121 returned from the 300 mile race. 

Bobby Pollock

(479) 719-3995

Dec-20-2015
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

The only bird to return today is FLY 1581.

Everyone who won less than $600 total will have their checks mailed out by the end of the week. Several people have asked to take out perch fees for the next race series. We will do this but for tax purposes this will not reduce the total amount won. It is 2 different transactions. If you want to have perch fees or even perch and race fees deducted then let me know this within the next 2 days. If you wait longer the checks for less than $600 will already be mailed out.

Everyone who won $600 or more MUST submit a W-9 form. You can easily download the form by going to IRS.gov and click on Forms & Pubs. This option is on the menu bar at the top of the page. Once this page is pulled up look for INDIVIDUALS in the upper middle of the page. The 2nd option down is Form W-9. Click on this and when it pulls up print the page. Once it is filled out you can mail it to our address: Bobby Pollock, 476404 E 1125 Rd, Muldrow OK 74948. Or you can email the filled out form to: bobbydpollock@yahoo.com.

Every bird you sent that was lost before the 1st race will receive a free perch for our next race series. This was our 2nd year and I have learned many things. Those of you who have been understanding, encouraging, patient, and complementary, thank you! It's impossible to enter into anything as envolved and complicated as this without some bumps in the road. Until you personally run a 1 loft race you can't possibly understand. Having said that, next year is going to be great! The 1 major change we will make is that we will prepare the birds and begin their training as before, but wait for the 1st days with cooler air in the mornings before tossing the birds more than about 8 miles. Just like this year we will do many short tosses up to 8 miles to educate the birds, then wait for the cooler morning air to go farther. I believe we would have had about 40 more birds to start the race series with if we had done that this year. For those of you living many miles away, you may not know how hot and humid it is here in the summer. It can be overwhelming to young molting pigeons.

Congratulations to all this years winners! 

Yours in the sport,

Bobby Pollock

(479) 719-3995

Dec-19-2015
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

The birds were released at Waco Texas into clear blue skies at 7:50 a.m. They circled 1 time and headed for home. The winds will be about 8 to 10 mph all day from the SSE, so on the birds right side. I expect them to come from the NW between 2:30 and 3:00 but a little earlier or a little later wouldn't surprise me. Our local Barbeque Restaurant is opening just for us today so we will be eating lunch from 12:30 to 2:00 free of charge. We will be giving away bags of Demoines feed and 2 nice hunting knives when we return to the lofts and are waiting for the birds. 

Good luck to all,

Bobby Pollock

(479) 719-3995

Dec-18-2015
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

Everyone that is planning to be here tomorrow for the final race, please let me know. If you want to eat lunch, be here by 12:00. We will leave for lunch and return before 2:00. If the weather reports are correct the birds will leave Waco Texas with a cross tailwind. As they pass by Windom Texas, most likely to the north, the winds will be stronger. On the last part of the flight they will have stiff side winds. It will take very determined birds to fight the winds and make it back. If they don't navigate correctly and give 100% they will be blown to the North and pass by the loft. We have fed the birds with rich high energy food and lots of it. They have the fuel to make this flight. Good luck to all!

Yours in the sport,

Bobby Pollock

(479) 719-3995

Dec-16-2015
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

We will fly the 300 mile race from Waco Texas on Saturday. The weather is bad for Sunday afternoon. Monday's weather is questionable. Tuesday is supposed to be bad again and we have Christmas after that. The birds rested in the loft on Tuesday and half of the day today. We've been having nice sunny weather and they enjoy sunning in the fly pens. We loft flew the birds for 1 and 1/2 hours today. They did all get up and fly a lot. We've been feeding the birds lots of rich food with dent corn added. Today we added Herbots Zell Oxygen and Optimix. Tomorrow we will loft fly again and when we feed we will add Herbots 4 Oils and BMT Powder. Friday we will keep the birds inside and feed them well. They will be loaded and head out in time to be watered again before dark. Saturday morning the birds will be watered again and released at 8:00 a.m. The weather report, at this time, shows the birds will have cross winds.

Good luck to all,

Bobby Pollock

(479) 719-3995

Dec-15-2015
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

We had 7 birds return today: CENL 622, HIC 5986, LYN 196, SLF 532, GHC 13000, TEX 6839, and MCLO 2236. The current points for Highpoint Bird now are available to view. Go to our website at rivervalleyroundup.com and put the pointer on the Results Tab. You will see 2 options on the drop down menu. Click on Race Results. Put the pointer on the Results Tab. You will have 4 options on the drop down menu. Click on NOMINATED POINTS.

I will notify everyone tomorrow on which day we will fly the final race from Waco Texas. 

Congratulations to everyone who did well on the 225 mile race! The next one pays the most money and many birds have a chance to be 1st or 2nd Highpoint Bird. 

Good luck to all,

Bobby Pollock

(479) 719-3995

Dec-14-2015
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

The birds were released from the SW into calm blue skies at 8:00 this morning at Hutchins Texas. The winds are blowing really hard here out of the west. The birds will experience stiff west winds for most of the race today.

Good luck to all,

Bobby Pollock

(479) 719-3995

Dec-13-2015
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

The birds are on their way to Hutchins Texas. We are expecting an 8:30 release tomorrow morning into sunny skies with a little tail wind. According to the weather report, once the birds are on their way the winds will change from SW to West for most of the race. This will be somewhat of a crosswind. We should have sunny skies for the entire race. There will be spectators here when the birds return. This is a money race as well as points for High Point Bird.

Good luck to all,

Bobby Pollock

(479) 719-3995

 

Dec-11-2015
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

We had dense fog here this morning. Dense fog here means there was fog over all the rivers and lakes to the Southwest where we fly your birds from. If we raced today or had a training toss it could have been a disaster. At 12:15 p.m. it is still hazy. We will loft fly your birds for a couple of hours when the haze leaves. when we loft fly your birds they don't just sit on the loft the entire time. Without forcing them they fly and fly for the most part. The weather report is still good for Monday. We still plan to race then.

Yours in the sport,

Bobby Pollock

(479) 719-3995

Dec-10-2015
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

The birds were tossed from Talihina Oklahoma this morning into mostly sunny skies. Most performed exceptional. We still have 3 birds out. The results are posted on our website. Click on the Results Tab and then click on Training. At this time it looks like Monday will be the day for our next race from 225 miles.

Good luck to all,

Bobby Pollock

(479) 719-3995

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