Birds are doing great, another week they will be able to start exercising around the loft. The 9th and 10th are almost grown in, health is excellent.
Our hotel, Marriott Courtyard in Liberty Station is now taking reservations for our week of racing. Rates are the same as the past few years, $109/night or $99/night if staying 5 or more nights. No parking fees. Contact info: Reservations 800-321-2211 and code is "PGN" or simply tell them you are part of the Pigeon Week during Thanksgiving Week. Any questions contact Steve Miner, 619-933-8188 or email@example.com.
Obviously we are a little disappointed in the number of birds for this years race however the birds are doing great. No health problems and all have been out flying. The majority are in the loft waiting for their 9th and 10th flights growing out.
We will be doing a loft inventory tomorrow. Any questions contact Steve 619-933-8188 or John 619-586-3412.
Correction from last message. We are going to accept birds through July 31 rather than July 1. Hoping to get more birds for this year. Any questions contact Steve Miner, 619-933-8188 or John Steinbrenner 619-586-3412.
The birds have been coming quite slow this year which is understandable due to some of the problems last year. However John is doing a great job with the birds and Steve is on top of all the finances etc. We hope many of the breeders that skipped the race this year will recognize everything is running smoothly and be back next year.
This year we will not have the number of birds we are accustomed to having however we will have a smaller race and work very hard to do a good job. If you haven't sent birds yet you still have time, we have extended the deadline to July 31st. We will still be picking up birds in Yuma if we are notified birds are there to pick up.
Ship Birds To: C/O John Steinbrenner P.O. BOX 5861, Yuma, AZ. 85366
Birds are out most every day and doing great.
Update on the race and the house at Triple Crown Classic. The house has been sold to John's son and his family. They have totally remodeled the inside of the house and have let John have a room adjacent to the front room and Loft that he conducts the business for the race. The house really has had a face lift, it's very nice.
The race birds are doing well, no problems with health or any other problems. John has most of the birds out and settled. Looking forward to a great year.
Donnie Miner, brother of Steve Miner the Triple Crown coordinator, passed awqy on Sunday. Donnie was the winner of the 2018 Triple Crown, something he was very proud of. He has had emphysema for a few years and had been on oxygen the past few months. Donnie was a San Diego Club member since the 60's when he was a junior member and flew thru the early 2000's and then moved to Hayden Idaho and flew in the Spokane Club. He was a good guy that had a real big heart, willing to hepl people all the time. God Bless, Rest in Peace!
Since a ban on shipping birds to San Diego has been implemented we have opened a PO Box in Yuma Arizona for you to ship birds to. We will be going to Yuma on a daily basis on Wed, Thur, and Friday to pick up birds for the Triple Crown as well as all the other SD Races. This has been cleared thru the Postal Service and the State.
SHIP BIRDS TO: TRIPLE CROWN CLASSIC, PO BOX 5861, YUMA, AZ. 85366. ATT. JOHN OR STEVE, 619-454-7696 OR 619-933-8188. IF YOUR BIRDS ARE GONNA ARRIVE IN 1 DAY PLEASE SHIP ON TUES OR WED.
Correction on quarantined Counties. Only LA, San Bernardino, and Riverside Counties are quarantined. Ventura County is not.
Questions contact Steve Miner, 619-933-8188 or firstname.lastname@example.org
One of our long time highly revered club member, Wayne Herron, passed yesterday. He had been battling lung problems the past year or more. Wayne was one of the "key" members of our club, held many offices, and was respected by all. Wayne will be missed by all and will always be well thought of throughout the "pigeon community". Wayne was well known throughout the state, attending state conventions and representing San Diego. "A really good guy"! Condolonces to his family and his long time girl friend, Ardis. Service dates will be forthcoming.
Presently there are 4 quarantined counties in Southern Calif. for New Castle Disease for birds. They are LA County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County, and Ventura County. We wil not be accepting birds for our race from any of there 4 counties. Even though the New Castle outbreak has basically nothing to do with racing pigeons we still have to conform to state regulations concerning this matter. Any questions contact Steve Miner, 619-933-8188 or email@example.com.
We are now accepting birds for this years Triple Crown, we are dedicated to making this race the best it can be. Good luck to all!!
We would like to encourage you to enter this year's Triple Crown Race. We have a new race coordinator, Steve Miner, who has years of experience with the San Diego Holiday Classic. We are looking forward to a great year, just as Ron Steinbrenner would be proud of. Best of luck in your breeding and hope to see you in San Diego in November.
New this year are 2 new races during our "great week", John Timmerman is heading a new race, The Royal Classic to be flown on the Sunday of the first weekend. The other new race is the Dehesa Valley Classsic run by Ron Moden. You can see websites for these races for further information.