News and Updates
Sep-13-2021
UPDATE ON BIRDS AND TRAINING

Thhe birds are out every morning @6:30 and are starting to fly very good, routing etc.  We plan on starting training @ Sept 20.  It has been very hot 90-100 the last week however the temperatures are dropping this week back to mid 70's, typical San Diego weather this time of year.  Once we start training we will be going every day for at least a week or so.  We will be putting the results on wincompanion 2-3 times per week.  Everything looks good for another great year for the "Best Week of Pigeon Racing in the country".  We will be sending out entry forms in another 3-4 weeks as we get out further with the training.  Any questions contact Steve Miner, 619-933-8188 or sminervangruen@aol.com.

Aug-16-2021
UPDATE ON BIRDS

Started letting birds out yesterday, 9th and 10th pretty much grown all the way in.  We will be flying birds around loft for 1 month and start training on Sepl. 20 is our usual start date.  They are very healthy and ready for "boot camp".  You should be receiving a letter from me in the next few days giving you info on the race and the hotel.  Our itinerary is on our website, looking forward to another great year.  We are celebrating our 40th anniversary this year!!!  

Aug-07-2021

Itinerary

Jul-26-2021
CURRENT INVENTORY

All the birds are now in loft waiting for the 9th and 10th to grow out.  Therefore the inventory is what is currently.  The few birds we received are trap training and will be let out this week.  Their flights will not be pulled.  Will be doing weekly or biweekly trapping when we start letting birds out when their flights grow in.

Jul-16-2021
INVENTORY

We're trpapping the birds in today to show our final inventory minus 10-12 birds we received this last week.  The trapping will take most of the day and even possibly tomorrow.  All the birds have had their 9th and 10th cut and pulled this past week.  Birds are looking good of course we have had some hawk problems but not any worse than normal.  All birds are poxed as well.  Looking forwared to another great year.  Last year was our 40th anniversary however because of covid we weren't able to celebrate.  This year we plan on having some special events to honor our 40th anniversary.  

Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, we are having a golf tournament.  If you are interested in participating contact me to reserve a spot.  Steve Miner, 619-933-8188 or sminervangruen@aol.com.

Jun-16-2021
JUST ABOUT DONE-UPDATE

We now have @620 birds, our deadline was June 15 however we will accept birds for a week or so.  Will stop accepting birds at 650 or June 25 which ever comes first.  Replacements til July 1.  Will have a clocking inventory by the end of the week. 

Our hotel, Courtyard Marriott by the airport, 619-221-1900, is taking reservations for our week.  Just identify yourself as part of the San Diego Pigeon Races and you will get our special rates.  $99/night if 5 or more nights or $109/night otherwise.

Birds are looking good, out every day, no health problems.

Questions call Steve Miner 619-933-8188.

May-21-2021
UPDATE AND HOTEL INFO

We now have 480 birds in the loft, we will be taking birds thru June 15.  We hope to have @650 birds.  The health is good.  We took an inventory this week and contacted those who had birds missing off the loft.  As usual we have hawk problems and birds go everywhere.  

if and when you make reservations at our hotel, Courtyard Marriott at Liberty Station, say you are with the San Diego Pigeon Races and you will get our special rates.  5 or more nights, $99/night, or $109/night for all others.

John Timmerman will be picking up birds this weekend at Coco's.  Contact John for arrangements.

May-07-2021
BIRD PICK-UP SATURDAY, MAY 8./PASSING OF JOHN STEINBRENNER

John Timmerman will be picking up birds in LA tomorrow for his races as well as our San Diego Holiday Classic.  Contact John, 619-454-7696 for time and place of pick-up.

I am very sorry to inform everybody that John Steinbrenner (Ron's son) passed away after a bout with Pancreatic Cancer.  I will have annuncement of his celebration of life on this website.  John took over the Triple Crown when his father (Ron) passed a couple years ago.  John was his dad's right hand man for many years and was a very good pigeon man in hhis own right.  RIP JOHN!!

May-06-2021
UPDATE AND HOTEL INFO

We now have over 400 birds in the loft, health is very good.  Birds are vaccinated and chipped before we put them in the loft.  The first 200 birds or so have been out around the loft occassionaly take off for a short spin around the loft.  We also have a big settling cage they go into for a couple weeks before they are let out.  700 will be the maximum number of birds we will take in.

You can now make reervations at our hotel, Courtyard Marriott near the airport.  The room rates are the same, $99/night for 5 or more lnights or $109/night otherwise.  Free parking.  Just say you are part of the San Diego Pigeon Races as your password.

Hope to see you in November for the "Best Week of Pigeon Racing in the Country".

Apr-04-2021
UPDATE ON BIRDS

We now have @150 birds in the loft, 500 perches spoken for, and hoping to get 600-650.  Birds are doing great, most are out in our settling cage we attach to the landing board, works great.  Weather has been really nice, all is well.  Keep em coming.  Any questions-Steve Miner 619-933-8188 or sminervangruen@aol.com.

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