News and Updates
Feb-28-2020
ACCEPTING BIRDS

We are accepting birds starting March 1 thru June 15.  We are once again picking up birds in Yuma on Wed, Thur, Fri.  Therefore we would like for everybody ship your birds on Monday or Tuesday.  We would like you to get your birds in early, the temperature in Arizona reaches into the 100's in May as a rule.

When we receive them they will be vaccinated for PMV and isolated for 4-5 days to make sure their health is good before we put them in the loft.  The shipping address is PO Box 2702, Yuma, AZ. 85366.  Good Luck to All!!

Jan-13-2020
SD HOLIDAY CLASSIC 2020

This wwill be the 40th anniversary of our race, the longest running one loft race in the country.  We hope to have extra festivities etc. this year.  Unfortunately it looks like the quarantine will not be lifted until middle of May at best case scenario.  Therefore we will once again be picking up birds in Yuma as they are mailed in.  The PO Box # and other info will be forthcoming.  We start accepting birds on March 1.  I would say it would be beneficial to get birds in earlier in the year, by end of April if possible.  The weather in Yuma starts getting 100+ degrees in May as a rule.  We will be accepting birds until June 15.  Any further questions contact Steve Miner, 619-933-8188 or smiinervangruen@aol.com.

Jan-08-2020
RETURN OF BIRDS

We are mailing out all birds tomorrow, Wed., Jan. 8.  Any questions call Steve Miner, 619-933-8188.

Dec-14-2019
SUPERBIRD RACE

The clocking inventory from this morning is the shipping list.  The total prize fund is $26,925, less 15% $4,040, prize fund for the race is $22,885.  The split is 40-30-20-10.  So 1)  $9,154  2)  $6,865   3)  $4,577   4)  $2,288.  Prizes are paid by the drop.  Good Luck to All !!!!!  Any questions contact Steve Miner, 619-933-8188.

Dec-05-2019
300 MILE RACE AND SUPERBIRD RACE

Congrats to winners in this year's Holiday Classic, Team Phoenix having 2 of the 3 on first drop and Mesopotamia Loft having the other.  Birds came really good, 33 in the money in 6 minutes.  193 out of 267 home from race which is much better than the norm for our 300 mi. race.  

Our second race from 360 miles, Superbird Race, will be flown on Saturday Dec. 14.  You can activate your bird(s) for this race for $100/bird.  There will be over $20,000 in the prize fund and the prizes will be split 40-30-20-10 by the drop.  Any questions contact Steve Miner 619-933-8188 or sminervangruen@aol.com.

Nov-22-2019
200 MILE RACE

Congrats to 7 winners today in the first drop from our 200 mi. race.  Each of the 7 birds gets $1,800 priae money.  Today's race turned out to be very fast, tail winds basically the whole way.  Birds hit some very cloudy condition only at the top of the mountains.  Hopefully we get really good returns and they will be ready for the 300.

Nov-22-2019
SHIPPING LIST FOR 200 MI. RACE

The clocking inventory will be used as our shipping list.  The birds were clocked in today and they will not be out of loft until they are basketed tonite.  We are planning on releasing birds at 6:30.  Good luck to all!!

Nov-17-2019
TODAY'S 50 MILE TOSS

We had a 50 mile toss today however we didn't get the clock set prperly therefore we were not able to clock birds in.  We will have another toss on Tue. and then the 200 mi. race on Friday.  See previous update for info on the 200 mi. race.

Nov-17-2019
200 MILE RACE

We had the 200 mi. race scheduled for this Wed. however rain is predicted for Wed. and Thu. so we are scheduling the 200 mi. race for Friday, Nov. 22.  We will be training 50 mi. at least 2 days prior to Wed. and then get birds ready for the 200.  The prize fund for the 200 mi. race will be $12,580.  The prize fund will be split evenly with first drop unless there are less than 4 birds in first drop in which case it will be split 40-30-20-10 paid by the drop.  Good Luck!

Nov-13-2019
150 MI. RACE

Birds are released today at 6:30 for our 150 mi. race, first race of our 3 race average speed.  Station is Yuma AZ., 150 mi.  The weather at release was clear with 4-5 mi. north wind.  Weather report shows clear with slight wind for the entire race.  Good Luck to all.

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