For those planning on coming to San Diego, here are few things to expect the begining of the week.
-Royal Cup will start the week off on Saturday 11/23 shipping at Loft with Lunch. We will then go back to Hotel Liberty Station meet 5:30-8:00 for Hotel Casino night with prizes. All are invited for this event.
-Royal Cup race will be Sunday 11/24.. 325 miles.
-California Classic will ship Monday 11/25 at Loft with Lunch. We will then go back to Hotel Liberty Station meet 5:30-8:00 for a Panel of Guest speakers 1. Armando De La o, Champion Breeder De La O-Siino, winners of Snowbird, Triple Crown Classic, California Classic..etc.., 2. Mike Kelly Vet. our go to for the latest info on issues concerning Southern Cal pigeon sport, and from Pipa from Belgium, 3. Thomas Gyselbrecht. He will be sharing his thoughts on top pigeons now in Europe. All are welcome.
-California Classic race is Tuesday 11/26.
This is just a little info.. more details on times coming soon.
Please call with any questions.
The last few tosses have been tough. We have been dealing with some tropical storms on our course. High humidity and thundershowers are not making it any easier. Tuesday we where out 15 prior to the storm actualy coming in. Today we went back to same location..12 miles. The weather was clear, but still warm. The clock will continue to run.
Hello Everyone, The Royal cup is now on Facebook!! Along with updates on wincompanion, we will now be updating you on Facebook.
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ENJOY YOUR LABOR DAY WEEKEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Training is moving along nicely. The birds experienced their first mountain pass to clear to get home today. We have nothing but valleys and mountains for th next 50 miles. Birds can get turned around very easy through the valleys. Current temps have been nice. Cool mornings, with warmer temperatures mid afternnon.
We have started tossing the birds. We will start posting live trainers once birds are trained out further. Currently, birds come home and a large group of them just want to fly. We will continue with loft inventory weekly for your record keeping.
For those planning on coming to San Diego, please see home page accomoditions. When booking rooms, please mention San Diego Pigeon Races for special pricing. It's 109.00 a night and 99.00 if staying 5 or more nights.
We are working on the Itenary for the week. We should have it completed soon.
Please call with any questions, or concerns.
The Royal Cup birds are doing very well. We will start road training next Monday. Our training program is simple ...We train 5-6 days a week weather permitting. The first 50 miles are mountains. Once out 65 miles the birds are in the desert. Winds are always to be expected on the course. Currently, the temperature is 100+ out in the desert. It will be like that until October. With all the hills and valleys for the first 50 miles, we do a lot of short tosses. For the next few weeks, it's all about the learning curve.
Please call with any questions or concerns.
We started brooming birds up this week. There are still many in the moult. Health has been ok. We hope to start with road work in a few weeks, weather permitting.
Currently the temperature has been very hot and humid. Hopefully, we get a cool front soon.
The birds are doing very well. They have been exercising daily. Once flights are fully in we will start pushing them. We plan on road training starting mid August.
We are working on our itenerary for November. We will keep you posted.
Enjoy your summer.
As mentioned, Young birds are unpredictable. The last few weeks the birds have been doing great health wise and settling. We did a loft inventory for ourselves Tuesday. We clocked in 422. Yesterday, loft flew again. 20-30 of the youngest babies decided to get real high in the sky. With the breeze, they got further into the mountains. As of this afternoon, 21 are still MIA, none have come back. We will do another live clocking at the end of the week.
The Royal Cup is no longer taking entires for this year. It has been a rough start with heavy rainfall, construction permits,and to boot New Castle disease. However, with all the issues, we survived. We are thankfull to have those breeders participating in this years Royal Cup. Birds that have arrived in the last month are going out 3-4 weekly. The earlier group are almost 1/2 way in with their flights. Once their flights are in, all birds will be exercising together. Health has been fair. Some birds did not make it out of quaratine. Those breeders have been notified. The overall health is great.
Have a safe and great July 4th.