News and Updates

Congrats to the 1st drop today with PENA Loft 1st in the clock and APC Loft - no strangers to the winning circle and adding another win to their winning 2020-21 portfolio ~! These birds flew into challenging heat conditions today from 88-92 degrees which proved to be the dominant factor over the 10-15 mph SE tailwinds. 19 athletes made it on the day - we expect to see many more in the morning due to their conditioning.

Congrats to Fanway Family Loft for a super series and taking 1st Champion Bird. Fanway Loft was also 1st in the clock on the opening race - beautiful trophies will be engraved with the specifics and sent to all our 1st in the clock winners this season.

It was a very long day on multiple fronts- more updates tomorrow - will have all the videos archived on our youtube channel~!

Super congrats to all the winners this season ~!


FInal Race is Friday - which seems to be the best day of getting birds in race time.

Friday - 96 degrees and light SSE winds

Saturday > 100 degrees and 10-15 SW winds

Sunday - 99 degrees and  SSW 20 mph winds

Monday - 89 and W 18 mph winds.


Avg Speed

1. 4000

2. 3000

3. 2000

4. 1000

5. 500


ACD Final (1st drop and then clocking order)

1. 8000

2. 5000

3. 4000

4. 2500

5. 2000

6. 1000

7. 800

8. 700

9. 600

10. 600

11. 500

12. 500

13. 300

14. 300


ACD 250

1. 300

2. 300

3. 300

4 - 7. Free Perch


Due to sending out most our 2021 youngsters for races. We have limited spaces open on our local racing team.

For a $75 perch fee, we will fly your birds in our local Arizona Federation 2021 youngbird season as part of our team- birds must arrive by May 28 as the Federation starts in October and training starts in September. You can also enter the small money races that are available. Breeder owns bird at end of aeason~!

The birds will fly on our tough northwest course against a projected 56 flyers from 125 to 358 miles. Send tougher birds. - we have won 3 Federation races this season, lost the tough 500 mile race by 28 seconds last week,  won 1 Average Speed and 2 Champion Loft, 3 Champion Bird.... the birds will be trained as we always do 3 times per week between races, and a weekly Saturday 100 mile toss for the birds that dont go to the race.


Rained out today - will loft fly once the rains clear ~! Birds locked out today until lunch time to putter around for the last time...

Two more final tosses for the season and that will close the series on training ~!

Closely Monitoring the heat and winds this weekend.......

Payouts posted by Wedesday  - top 10% of birds going to the Final will pay 14 positiions and 5 positions Average Speed.


Right at sunrise, 46 degrees and fairly calm - birds took off immediately. About halfway thru, they picked up on those tailwinds. The birds came in high like dots (video uploading shortly on youtube channel). On arrival winds were steady at 10-15 SE with the flags straight out and 80 to 85 degrees. At 1 pm we have hit 88 degrees degree mark but still periods of gusts and winds.

Congrats to the first drop with many birds on the same millisecond - 1st bird on the sheet gets a nice trophy with all the engraved specifics - congrats to Pegasus Loft. Any one of those 40+ birds could have rushed in first as you will see on the video.

An easier challenge than we initially thought when we saw the 91 degree forecast high - but this will prepare them for the always gruelling final at 348 miles on a day like today with possibly >90 degrees for a high. It's not over until that final race - things usually turn upside down on the Final - the leaderboard has been shifting every week ~! We will pick the best day - Saturday forecast 100, Sunday 89, Monday 83 - at this point its most likely Sunday ~!



For tomorrow schedule race, we are Monitoring the heat factor for Saturday's 90 degree weather but with light tailwinds.

Monday 79 for a high and Tuesday 74 for a high but the tradeoff is crosswinds... will decide this evening.

basketing list will be up after dark if we decide to proceed ~~!

4 birds not accounted for yet; 1 bird MIA for the ACD230; 1 bird removed for injury

Payout posted for Final and Average Speed as soon as bank says checks are all good ~!
1st 3 birds in clock for ACD250 - $300 each; Birds 4-7 Free Perch


Very windy last days - just loft flying ! 

Gives the birds ample time to recuperate before the next hurdle.

All is good ~!!


Congrats to the winners and to 1st place Mark Mourton - a beautiful troohy will be engraved with all the specifics.

The first bird at 7:10am was lost a few tosses ago and not in the basketing list last night. It will be removed later - Sorry ~! I have been in touch with the breeder the last few days when it went missing.

Birds let up early with 44 degree temps and tailwinds 8 mph SE. Along the course they flew with 12-14 mph ESE winds.

Arrival temperatures at 74 degrees and light SE tailwinds.

Aside - waiting on the remaining checks in the mail before I check the "paid" button on Wincompanion - thank you to all for doing uour part.



Keep those entry fees coming in - thank you to all for contacting via email, voicemail, text and phone call to let me know the fess have been sent. Just a few left - will update later this evening.

Well looks like we will not make tomorrow's Race #3 - possibly pushing out to Monday. The temperatures are perfect for Sunday/Monday - We caught some cooler temperatures - lucky break ~!


Race 3 - Monday April 19

Race 4 - Saturday April 24

Race 5 - Sunday May 2nd



Zelle: 480-215-4255

Arizona Classic Derby

965 E Desert Lane

Gilbert AZ 8523

Stay tuned ~!

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