News and Updates
Nov-24-2022
NANEZ FAMILY LOFT AUCTION

There will be a 15 bird auction of Nanez Family birds on Nov. 27 at the final race of the Royal Cup approximately at 12:00.

Information regarding Nanez Family Lofts many successes:

NANEZ FAMILY LOFTS 1st or 2nd Overall National One-Loft Champion for 6 years in a row! 2014-2020.  Has one of the very best records since 2013 in the Hoosier Classic.  Nanez Family Lofts has provided stock pigeons for over 500 top one-loft syndicates/participants.  Approximately $340,000 has been won in California One-Loft races with stock from Nanez Family Lofts since 2011.  Aztec Lofts-Ramiro Herrera, Los Banditos-Jorge Torrres, John Karnofel, Hugo Family Loft-Hugo Rincon and at least 11 others that we know of have scored "on the drop" on the finals of California's one-loft races since 2011.

At the auction will be direct children of "Iron Clad"(responsible for 350+top 10 positions in 1-lofts) as well as our 2022 prize winners in 1-loft races.

Nov-24-2022
300 MILE RACE

The weather looks very good for our final race on Saturday, Nov.26.  Shipping, dinner, and auctions will be at the hotel starting at 2:30.  Dinner-5:30, City of Hope Young bird auction and breeder auction of this years race to follow.  The breeder auction will auctioning off 15 birds at a time so multiple breeders will be in the same lot.  Anyone wishing to put in a max bid for this auction contact me, Steve Miner, 619-933-8188. There will be a prize list on the message board tomorrow.  Good luck to all!!!

Noteworthy information on the California Classic flown last Tuesday.  At 8:30 A.M. on Tuesday morning there was a fairly significant earthquake in Baja Mexico which could certainly affect the birds coming home from that race.

Nov-20-2022
200 MI. RACE/NANEZ FAM. LET-AUCTION

Congrats to the top 10 at our 200 mi. race.  There were actually 31 birds on the first drop and many more groups of30-50 to follow.  Good race! 

Announcing Nanez family Loft will be having a 15 bird auction on Sunday, Nov. 27 at the Royal Cup final race.  Most pigeon flyers know how succesful Rick Nanez has been in one loft races the past few years.  Unfortunately Rick's health has not been good and he is down-sizing, auctioning off some of his top notch birds.  We thank Rick for this opportunity.

Our final race will be Saturday, Nov. 26, the projected weather is excellent, in face our whole week looks very good.  Good Luck to all!!!

Nov-16-2022
200 MILE RACE

The 200 mi. race will be this Saturday, Nov. 19, planning release at 6:30.  The first 10 birds in the trap will receive $500 ea.  Right now the weather looks good.  We have 3 birds that are not paid for and are for sale if interested contact me.  Thx, Steve  619-933-8188.

Nov-14-2022
150 MILE RACE

Birds are up at 6:30, clear and calm, looks like a excellent day for a race.  We hand scanned the birds last night and we have 3 birds that had bad or no chip, we re-chipped them and they are in the race with the proper chip.  They are: BLTF 245, JEDDS 2020, AONE 153.  This is the first leg of the 3 race average speed.  Good Luck!!

Nov-11-2022
UPDATE ON SDHC

Today we had our 125 mi. activation toss.  All birds that completed today entry money is due ASAP, before the 150 Mi. race which will be this Monday, November 14.  The 150 is just for average speed purposes.  The 200 Mi. race which is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 19 is also part of average speed and the prize money for the 200 mi. race is $500/bird for the first 10 birds in the trap.

At our 300 mi. race there will be a loft auction as well as our annual City of Hope Breeder Auction.  You can enter your birds in our special races as well on shipping day.  At the 300 mi. race 1ST place will be $50,000 and prizes will be 10% of the birds that go to the 300 mi. race.  In our race all prizes and special races $10-$200 are paid by the drop.

Good luck to all, any questions contact Steve Miner 619-933-8188 or sminervangruen@aol.com.

Nov-05-2022
UPCOMING 125 MI. TOSS

Unfortunately we have rain in forecast for Monday-Wednesday morning.  We will have our 125 Mi. toss asap.  Then 3-4 days after that we will have our first race, 150 mi.  Birds are doing well, coming in big groups.  Good Luck!

Nov-02-2022
MISTAKE ON SPELLING FOR ADDRESS

It has been pointed out to me that I mis-spelled my Street name on the entry letter.  It should 3511 ROLLING Hills Ln.  NOt Tolling.  Sorry

Nov-01-2022
BIRDS DIDN'T GO 90 MILE TOSS

The last 4 birds liste on the 90 mile toss stayed home due to slight injury or 1 with respitory and we didn't send.  They will be going on next toss.  Weather looks bad until Friday.  We will start back up training then.  Please get your entry forms in by Nov.11.

Oct-28-2022
TRAINING AND ENTRY FORMS

Training is going good, birds are looking great!  I mailed out entry forms today, I need your entry money before Nov. 11.  We are planning the 150 race for Nov. 11 however that is tentative depending on how training goes the next 2 weeks.  We will be going again on Sunday, however Monday-Thursday could bring some weather concerns.  Reminder:  Entry is $300/bird due before NOv. 11.

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