News and Updates

Evening all - just re-posting the payouts for those interested!

MAIN RACE - scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 19th, 2021

1st - $6,500

2nd - $5,000

3rd - $4,000

4th - $3,500

5th - $3,000

6th - $2,500

7th - $2,000

8th - $1,500

9th - $1,250

10th - $1,000

11th - $750

12th - $500

13th - $400

14th - $300

15th - $200

16th through 20th - $150 each

21st through 30th - $100 each

Last bird to arrive home on the day of the Main Race - $500 "The 4th Annual Terry Wintle Memorial Award"


PREP RACE - scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 12th, 2021

1st - $500

2nd - $400

3rd - $300

4th and 5th - $200 each

6th and 7th - $100 each

8th through 10th - $50 each


Have a great night everyone!

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")


Good morning all

Since it was raining this morning early and rain is still in the forecast for Niagara and further to where release was, the toss has been cancelled for today.

Stay tuned for plans as soon as we figure it out!

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")


Good morning,

Rick has just let the birds go this morning at 7:40am from the same release point as the the previous 70km toss.  It's a bit cooler here 17 degrees celsius but the skies are beautiful blue and there's no wind.

He's thinking they might be faster today than on Wednesday...let's wait and see - the clock is ready and I'm home to watch!

See you all soon,

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")


Good evening all,

Nothing exciting happened today with the exception of having 298 birds for the final clocking for the training toss yesterday.

I've closed off the toss now and will create a new toss in wincompanion for tomorrow morning.  Rick is planning a toss, again weather and wind dependent.  I'll fill you in on details as soon as I have the.

FYI I've updated the missing bird list again within wincompanion tonight.

See you tomorrow for updates and likely videos!

Have a great night,

Jeame (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")


Great day in Niagara!

Besides being my first vacation day of many, we had a great return in the 70km training toss this morning.  The birds returned in a couple of larger groups - really what Rick is wanting each time the birds are released.  Check out the videos we posted on Facebook and Instagram...they're of the release and also 2 videos of the arrival home!

296 out of 299 came home and the clock is still running in case some come back in overnight or tomorrow.

The plan for tomorrow is a relax day for the birds, maybe a bath - all dependant on weather of course.

See you tomorrow!

Jeane (aka "The1st Pigeon Lady")


Holy smokes it's September already!

Up early this morning, as Rick basketed the birds and took off for a great training toss.

He released them from a place called Heritage Village (past the Hamilton Clubhouse) 70km away for the birds, at 7:20am.  The clock is ready for them today.  It's listed as a training toss in wincompanion.  Distance is 70km (station list says Bronte - but I just used it as it is listed as a 70km station for us).

I'm home watching, no distractions for me and hopefully will be able to catch their arrival on video for you.

I've closed off the toss from the 30th - we had 299 birds return from that one...check out that result under the RACES tab to see how your birds did.

There are some clouds in the sky, but I see lots of blue coming through as I sit and wait.  Stay tuned for more updates today!

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")


Good afternoon everyone,

After much discussion, Rick and I have decided to postpone both the prep race and the main race by one week.

With the extravagant heat from last week, as well as the rain that occurred the week before, we haven't trained the birds far enough and need to give them more time.

This will allow us to increase the distance on the birds, as well as keep the number of returning birds as high as possible.

We hope you understand and support us on this one.

Sorry for any inconvenience this might cause anyone, but we are solely looking out for the birds' best interest!!


Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")


Good morning everyone!

Happy morning here as most of the birds are home from their 60km Training Toss from the Hamilton Clubhouse again.  He wanted me to mention that there was a tail wind.

I've linked a picture on social media - of the clock that Rick sent me.  It's of the clock and it's listed at 272 clocked.  I have also posted the video - that go figure, misses the main group coming home...(cue rolling eyes right now).

Tune in later for the update on the results - as I'll post them asap when I get home.

Have a great day,

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")


Evening all

The inventory/basketing for a training toss tomorrow is all done!

Looks like the basketing list worked - check it out.

The birds are feeling fantastic - check out the Facebook Live post tonight for a showing of some of the birds during our basketing.

Rick is planning to take them to the same spot - the Hamilton Pigeon Racing Clubhouse tomorrow morning.  The weather looks good so he's taking advantage of the day and going!

It is another 60km training toss.  I have it listed as a RACE this time, to again trial the wincompanion system and make sure everything is working well.

Rick will video the release again and I will post as soon as I have it available for you.

Watch for the results later in the day - when I get home to post them.  Reminder - I will be home starting Wednesday this week until the 12th of September, so get ready for updated news as it happens :)

Have a great night everyone,

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")


Good afternoon all

Rick did a 60km training toss this morning from the Hamilton Pigeon Clubhouse.  I have a video of the release and some videos of their return that will post up this afternoon.

We banked on the weather (checked late last night - and once again the weather wasn't quite what it said it was going to be) and got a great toss in this morning!  He released at 7:40 and we have 296 as of 1:30pm this afternoo.  Rick wasn't thrilled about how the birds came back, as they were in smaller groups until about 4 groups latee when 100 came in. He'll likely repeat that distance to get them coming together better.

I'll keep the clock running this afternoon and we'll see if we get the straggler home.

Have a great Saturday everyone!

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")

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