News and Updates
Jun-30-2022

The following birds have died: cause of death possibly scorpion bite with legs straight out behind; and one other had excessive water in the crop which is typical during these months of heat). You can send replacements throug Sep 30 (and you are welcome to send an extra bird in the box at no charge)

S+S 243

Dallas 783

AONE 908

FCON 256, 267

Birds are coming in with no problems, they  arrive at an air conditioned distribution center, we get called and go pick them up. They are immediately watered and put in holding area for observation.

Send those llate hatch races - for races in Feb/March.

Jun-19-2022
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY

Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there - counting myself lucky to be with my own Dad today as he pulls through some health issues at 82 years old.

All is good at Arizona Classic Derby - the birds are coming in ~

Accepting birds through September 30 - this is a late hatch series in the  March timeframe.

All God's blessings today ~!

Jun-06-2022
NOW ACCEPTING LATE HATCHES ~~!

Accepting through September - time to get those champions in ~~! Flying from the West course again - Wenden, Salome, Bouse, Vidal and Daggett, California.

All checks have cleared our bank - means all the winners have been paid ~!

Trophies will go out this week for all the 1st place winners in the clock- the engraving plates are on schedule to be completed this week.

 

Best regards ~

May-15-2022
ACCEPTING BIRDS ~~!

Birds are starting to come in ~! New entries will be posted up starting this week - we have archived the old races and updated information on Wincompanion.

Also - all checks mailed out - so you should be seeing those in your mbox this week.

All requested birds have been mailed back - the remainder will be raced in Old Birds in the Arizona Federation and you can have those back after the races by request.

Best regards

May-04-2022
We are running behind on everything due to our helpers being out of town the last week and also we are headed out of country today to visit my Mom for Mother's Day.
But did manage to get 23 boxes of birds sent out Tuesday - the cream of the crop returned - tailwinds, headwinds, heavy winds, dust, k-factor, heat, cold - these birds came through ~~!!! A good test with some challenges to make it through the Summer, then the consistent training, and variable working races to get feedback on a range of sprint/tough races.
Send your late hatches again Now thru Sep 30 - Entry Fees are due before the Final race - get to see your birds perform at 100-120-140-200 before sending any entry fees for the Final 320.
Perch $90 each (or $80 for 8 or more).
 
Trophies are here - just have to get the engravings done and should be another week or so for shipping.
Checks are late too - will get them in the mail next week as we did not want to mix up with the 23 boxes of birds going out.
If you do not get your birds this week and we did miss your shipping return request - please ping us again and we can ship out.
 
Best regards
Apr-28-2022

Bird return shipping will start on Monday - ran out of time on Wednesday and several breeders have asked me to delay until Monday.

For those that communicated, deduct return shipping from winnings or sent via Paypal - all good ~!

Checks will also be in the box, and all other checks mailed out this week - Quick payout ~!

Noted also - those that asked me to fly their birds in 2023 Old Birds in January.

Best regards

Apr-25-2022
ACCEPTING 2022 ENTRIES FOR MARCH 2023 RACES

Our website is updated with the simplified rules for March 2023 race. BIRDS are already incoming as of yesterday....

100-120-140-200-320 (Five races from the West again)

Perch fees $90 each ($80 for 8 or more) - Accepting NOW through September 30th.

Entry fees dues immediately after the 200 mile race.

These 4 races will adequately prepare the birds for the 320 mile Final. The first 3 races will be relatively easy as you saw. The 4th race could be a challenge across the Colorado River, and the Final should be right in line with what you saw this year.

Also for the breeders that paid their entry fees on time and lost birds in our 240 mile race - You will be allowed a free perch for each paid entry lost in the 240. However, you cannot just redeem the free perch only- you have to send a regular paid perch in addition. Any questions or clarifications, reach out to me. Checks will start going out this week.

Bird return shipping will start on Wednesday - thank you for all your participation and those who have sent return shipping money (or asked me to deduct from their winnings) $70 for up to 2 birds; $100 for up to 4 birds.

We can also fly your birds for free in our Arizona Federation for 2023 January Old Birds season on our North West course - just pay return shipping then for the ones you want back then. We won 1st Champion Loft in the recently concluded 2022 Old Bird season from 175 miles to 535 miles)

 

Best regards

 

Apr-23-2022

Perfect race day today ~! After the little hiccup last week on the 240 ~!

46 degrees with Light Tailwinds, the birds had some 10mph North winds to contend with on the way but did not seem to phase them coming in right on line - 16 birds arriving into 75 degree weather and light tail winds. Congrats are in order to all 16 that will share the 1st drop payout.  All 16 trapped in 11 seconds, and flew really hard as evidenced by some wings drooping on arrival. 

Congrats to Fanway Family with 1st in the clock (CRPU 10068) sharing same second with All-In Loft Oliver Ignacio (BON 7775). Fanway also had 1st in clock on the 240 with another bird CRPU 10081. Fanway and Oliver will also receive trophies for their 1st positions.

Congrats to Brad Santos for winning 1st Average Speed (and a really nice trophy) with his really consistent entry GSC 1085 winning $ on the 240, 320 and Average Speed. Bradley also won 1st ACD 120 with GSC 1077 winning a second really nice trophy. And with another entry GSC 1074 which was 7th on the ACD 180 - Congrats on a super loft performance.

Congrats to Oakland Loft - with his super entry "Romo 0077" that was repeat 1st on the 180 and a 1st on the 140 - Truly a phenomenal performance. This bird will receive two beautiful trophies for those 2 performances.

That's all for now - we would like to start shipping birds back this week. The shipping seems to be at $70 for a 2-bird shipping, $100 for 3-4 birds.

More updates later ....... Thank you for your participation ~!

Apr-23-2022
ACD Final  
1 10000
2 8000
3 6000
4 4000
5 2000
6 1000
7 800
8 700
9 600
10 500
11 400
12 325
13 325
14 325
15 325
16 325

 

  Average Speed
1 3500
2 3000
3 2000
4 1000
5 500

 

  ACD240
1 300
2 300
3 300
4 300
5 300

 

Trophies for all the 1st place winners (1st in clock) ACD 120, 140, 180, 240, FInal and Average Speed.

Apr-21-2022

As of right now, the Final is scheduled for Saturday. Payout posted Friday evening - still waiting on a few Express Mail checks - will not have time to clear the bank - but at this point we are going with what we have - No further complaints and negative energy around activations.

Birds have been loft flying daily, yesterday open loft with bath, today flagging and then open loft until 10am, minerals/reload/carbo supplements to build back up after the tough last race. The majority of them look great - I let a few of the later arrivals rest up and rebound separately. Some of them got a lot more wing time than others and hopefully should help them in the Final. 

 

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