News and Updates
Aug-09-2019
UPDATE ON BIRDS

The large majority of the birds remain locked up for another 8 days so the 9th and 10th flights are grown out.  The younger group are still going out and flying 4-5 days a week.  We still are having hawk problems every time they go out however they seem to be getting wise to the hawks.  Falcons is another story.  falcons show up every once in a while and scare the hell out of them.

The birds will be loft flown for 1 month before we start training.  Birds are looking great and we are expecting a super training season.  The weather in San Diego has been very nice, 75-80 degrees daily. 

The hotel is now taking reservations for our big week, just let them know you are part of the pigeon group for the Thanksgiving Week.  Our hotel is the Marrtott, Liberty Station, next to the airport.  Click on icon for hotel for info.  Any questions contact Steve Miner, 619-93-8188 or sminervangruen@aol.com.

Jul-25-2019
INVENTORY

We finally got our computer updated and was able to do a clocking inventory.  All the birds should be clocked by the end of the day today.  We did our own clocking inventory a week ago and we had 384 birds.  Of course we have had hawk problems with the younger group that we have been letting out.  The older birds are locked up with their 9th and 10th growing in.  The health has been very good this year and the birds should be ready when we start training in middle of September.  Thank you to all our breeders this year.  Many of our breeder in Southern Calif. were not able to put birds in our race because of the Newcastle quarantind counties.

We will be using the same hotel again this year, Marriott Courtyard Liberty Station, San Diego.  We will have the itinerary up in a few weeks.  Of course we have added 2 races to our big week, Leach Feed is sponsoring the Royal Cup put on by John Timmerman which will be flown on Sunday of the weekend before Thanksgiving and the Dehesa Classic will be flown on Thanksgiving Day.

Jul-10-2019
INVENTORY

We are having difficulty with Wincom on our computer so we can't do an clocking inventory.  Therefore I went thru and marked all birds missing on the breeder list and the bird list.  You should be able to determine if you have any missing birds.  Any questions call or email me.  619-933-8188 or sminervangruen@aol.com.  Birds are doing great.

Jul-03-2019
UPDATE ON BIRDS

We cut the 9th&10th flights this week and will be pulling them 7-10 days later.  This is only for the older group, we will cut and pull younger group next week.  Birds are out most every day before we cut flights and younger ones are out daily for another week or so.  Hawks have been a big problem again the past couple weeks.  We will be putting a inventory on the website in the next couple days.  Health has been very good, looks like birds will do well again this year.  

Today, Wed., July 3 is the last trip to Yuma.  Any questions, Steve Miner, 619-933-8188 or sminervangruen@aol.com.

Jun-05-2019
UPDATE ON BIRDS

We took an inventory on Monday and were very happy to find that we were only missing 3 birds and we will contact the breeders for replacements.  We installed a fairly large settling cage, 10x10x10 and the birds were able to go down to the ground and learn to fly back up to landing board and feel comfortable around the loft.  It certainly has been very beneficial for settling this year.  The large majority of the birds are out every day, flying and enjoying life.

Our deadling for receiving birds is June 15 however if you need to send a few days after that let us know and we will accomodate you.  If we have to make a couple more trips to Yuma we can do that.

May-30-2019
INVENTORY

Today had a problem setting up inventory however I'm confident we have it up and running by tomorrow.  Sorry for the incconvenience.

May-29-2019
UPDATE ON BIRDS

Birds have been coming in steadily, we now have @350 birds in the loft with 3 weeks left.  We expect to have close to 500 birds this year.  Obviously the quarantine areas have had a negative effect on all our races in San Diego however we have worked very hard to make this year another great year for San Diego.  

The health of our birds has been very good, no major problems, of course I think 7 birds have had to be replaced.  We will be doing an inventory the next couple days so check to make sure all your birds are here.  We will take replacements until July 1.   We will contact those of you that may have bird(s) missing asap.

Thank you for your continued support of all San Diego races!!!!!

Apr-26-2019
WEBSITE UPDATE

Our website technician, Shawn, is on vacation therefore website has not been updated.  We will have breeder and bird page updated in a week or so.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

Birds are coming in daily from Yuma, we now have almost 200 birds, everything is looking good.  Birds are out of loft almost daily, of course we battle the cooper's and falcons but seems so far so good.

Apr-08-2019
PASSING OF DONNIE MINER

Donnie Miner, brother to Steve, passed away Sunday.  He had a history of enphysema and had been on oxygen the past few months.  Donnie was a San Diego Club member as a junior member in the 60's and flew in San Diego til he moved to Hayden Idaho in early 2001.  He was an avid pigeon man, very knowledgeable in eye sign and pigeons in general.  He won the AU Race 6-7 years ago and recently won the San Diego Triple Crown last November.  Donnie will be remembered as a person with a heart of gold, would help anybody anytime.  God Bless!!

Apr-02-2019
UPDATE ON BIRDS

Birds are coming in without any problems with the shipping.  We are hoping the ban on shipping in and out of San Diego will be lifted soon however not sure when.  We now have @80 birds are expecting many more this week.  Health is good and all birds are out on settling cage on front of loft.  Remember you must ship birds to our Yuma PO Box to get them to us unless you are hand delivering.

SHIP TO SAN DIEGO HOLIDAY CLASSIC, PO BOX 5861, YUMA, AZ 85366.  ATT. STEVE MINER 619-933-8188.

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