News and Updates
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.

Nov-10-2019
150 MI. RACE

Today's 75 mi. toss the birds were released in small groups.  Our first race, 150 mi., will be this Wed.  We will hand scan all birds on Tuesday night to make sure all chips etc. are correct.  The $100/bird should be paid prior to this race, if you are having a problem getting $$ to me on time please contact me so we can make sure all is well.  Steve  619-933-8188

Nov-07-2019
ENTRY FORMS DUE

All entry forms have been mailed out and should have already been received.  This is a reminder that $100/bird is due by this Saturday, November 9.  The $100 covers the entry, $50 for the 200 mi. race and $50 for the average speed of the 150, 200, & 300 mi. races.

If you haven't made reservations at our hotel, Marriott Courtyard at Liberty Station you should immediately before our special rate expires.  Any questions-Steve Miner 619-933-8188 or sminervangruen@aol.com.

Oct-30-2019
TRAINING UPDATEE

We are not training until Friday due to very strong winds in the mountains the next 2 days.  Friday looks like a good day. 

Deadline to get our special rate at our hotel is Nov. 1, there are still a few rooms available.  Our hotel is the Marriott Courtyard at Liberty Station, next to the airport.  Go to our website and the icon "contact us" will give you all the info necessary.

Oct-25-2019
90 MILE TOSS

Our last toss from 90 miles turned out to be a tough toss.  The weather has been very warm the past few days and Wed. was supposed to be a little cooler which it was early in the morning.  We released the birds at 7:00 and it was cool, @65, however it got warmer after 10:00 that morning.  The heat and winds are always a big concern on this course and we didn't think it would get that hot on Wed.  It has been very warm this whole week, high of 95-100, however the temps are supposed to be back down in the 70's by Sunday.  We plan on trainng again on Sunday. 

You should have received your entry form for our race in the mail this week.  If there are aany questions give ma a call, 619-933-8188.   Steve

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