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5 Race Series
Two 300+ mile races with optional 400 mile race.
New Optional 5 Race Sprint Series 80-125 miles before series starts.
2022 Race Returns
Race 1 93%Race 2 93%Race 3 86%Race 4 96%Race 5 65% 300 miles 1239 ypm
Final Race 76% 350 miles 1207 ypm
We continue to have wind and snow and haven't had a great day to continue training. We will be having Final Race this Saturday from Birch Creek, Montana. We will be hauling the birds ourself so please let us know if you plan on being there when birds arrive so we can get some food. I don't think we will be home until 2:30 or so and hope to see birds after 3-4:00. We will see if anytime during the day on Thursday we can sneak in a toss or maybe a short one Friday.
We will not be having the final race this weekend because we have been hit with snow. We are looking toward next weekend before we can have the final because of wind and snow. I hope to get a training toss in tomorrow. Birds have been let out to loft fly everyday and are looking good. We will work and keeping them that way so we can have a good final race. Hoping for a 1300 ypm day.
I would like to congratulate our winners from Race 5.
1-Sam Haslem $1,000
2-Hal Peery $500+$100
3-Lone Peak (Alan Taylor) $400
4-Sherwood Loft (Jeff Sherwwod) $300
5-Jones Boys- PJ Loft $200
6-Larry Mitchell/Larry Christensen $100
The birds encountered slight headwinds all the way home and we had 3 birds on the 1st drop. This course I believe is one of the greatest test for pigeons. We don't usually get much tail winds and birds need to choose the correct path home or they can get pushed off track. I said before we started that races would be 1200-1400 ypm races and it has been the case this year again. I am proud of these birds that have made it to the final race. We are looking for a Saturday Final but that could dosnt look great right now but we will continue to watch and keep you updated.
The weather here has been crazy and we probably missed a window earlier to train. I thought we were going to have rain when I woke up but we didn't and i tried to take them on a 35 mile toss and by noon I didn't dare so I ended up bringing them back. I am loft flying them and will probably get a 35 mile toss in the morning. Looks like Race 5 will happen Friday and Race 6 (Final Race) will be the follow Saturday. I keep watching the weather but I would count on Friday as of now for Race 5 to happen.
Race 4 I believe went well! It was good speeds and good returns. We are still missing 2 birds but on Wednesday we had 2 birds return from previous races. The storms are on the way so I am not really sure what day we will have the first 300 mile race but as of now I would say it is going to be a week from today with the final race the followimg Saturday. We will keep an eye on the weather and get them trained when weather permits. Today they had a good headwind on the 35 mile toss and they powered through it great!
Congrats to our money winners!
1-$300 Larry Mitchell/Larry Christensen
2-$300 + $100 ped challenge Perry Loft
3-$200 Lone Peak (Alan Taylor)
4-$200 Evolution One Loft Team
5-$100 Jose Rangel
Again thanks to all the participants!
First we would like to congratulate our winners of free perch fees:
3- Ahy Ya Eso
Each won a perch fee for next year.
We will be having our next race from Roberts,Idaho (240 miles) tomorrow October 18th. Birds feel great and are ready to go! Good luck to everyone we actually have some money on the line. Also if you don't have your pedigrees turned in you need to email or text them to me or you can't win the money which is $100 this race. I forgot to add to the payout the final pedigree challenge money is:
Well to tell you this is going to be an interesting race would be an understatement. We arrived at fort hall watered the birds and waited for release. We released the birds and as soon as they made a loop right at that moment some guy further south pulled off the road at opened his doors to release birds. All the birds then got mixed with his birds and kept circling and circling which they never do. The guy never even noticed what he had don't and just jumped back in his car and headed north In a hurry. Probably one of the most unlucky things I have ever seen in all my years doing pigeons. We sat and watched them circle fighting on which way to go and eventualy we couldn't see them but the we're headed southwest instead of south Still in one group. So if anyone knows an Idaho flyer (car had Idaho plates) that drives one of the White Hyundai little trucks let him know he is a genious! All we can do is hope for the best. Good Luck!
Tomorrow we will have our 3rd race from Fort Hall, Idaho. 1st,2nd, and 3rd place birds will recieve a free perch for next season.
Payout for 2022 Race Series
Race 4 Roberts, Idaho
*Paid by trapping order
1st Pedigree challenge $100
Race 5 Lima, Montana
1st pedigree challenge $100
Final Race 6 Birch Creek, Montana **Paid by 1st Drop and then clocking order**
1-$6,000 7-$200 Avg Speed Top Breeder(Top 2 avg speed pigeons by average)
2-$3,000 1-$2,000 $500
First off I would like to congratulate Alan Taylor for being 1st in the trap on Race 2 and winning the free perch fee. Next race is from Fort Hall and first 3 birds will get a free perch fee. I hope to have the payout up by today so keep your eye out.
Todays trainer from Lagoon is not uploading to Wincompanion because I think I didn't upload a basket list but it is on TOPigeon. Sorry for the issue.