News and Updates
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

Oct-14-2019
2ND 55 MILE TOSS 10/14

Today's 55 mile toss went fine, 349 birds clocked.  However we had a problem with clock/wincom and we didn't get birds on the website.  We are sorry and the next toss, probably Wednesday, everything should be good. 

Birds are training well, everything is good.

Oct-01-2019
TRAINING UPDATEE

Training was going along very nice until yesterday.  The birds were released in 3 groups, the first 2 groups did just fine however the 3rd group came in all busted up.  Birds were coming in all afternoon, weather was perfect so we surmized the 3rd group must have been hit by falcon or something of that nature.  We're hoping we get many more home today.

Reminder to get your rooms reserved at our hotel if you plan on coming to San Diego for our awesome week of pigeon racing.  Rates are $109/night or $99/night if staying 5 nights or more.  No parking fees, see the icons on the cover page of our website for  info.  Good luck to all, see you in November.

Sep-21-2019
TRAINING

Today is our 3rd toss, 2 miles, 3 miles and today 5 miles.   Birds are looking good and training well.

Sep-17-2019
CLOCKING INENTORY

On today's inventory clocking only 309 clocked in.  Actually I counted 71 other birds somehow clocked in before 7:00 so there are 380 birds in loft (by my count).  We will do another clocking tomorrow morning to get the actual number of birds in loft.

Sep-15-2019
TRAINING TO START.

Birds are doing great, out exercising every day.  We will start training on Sept. 19 and will put a clocking inventory on the training page tomorrow.  Make sure to make your room reservations at our hotel, Marriott Courtyard in Liberty Station.  Any questions contact Steve Miner, 619-933-8188.

Aug-09-2019
UPDATE ON BIRDS

The large majority of the birds remain locked up for another 8 days so the 9th and 10th flights are grown out.  The younger group are still going out and flying 4-5 days a week.  We still are having hawk problems every time they go out however they seem to be getting wise to the hawks.  Falcons is another story.  falcons show up every once in a while and scare the hell out of them.

The birds will be loft flown for 1 month before we start training.  Birds are looking great and we are expecting a super training season.  The weather in San Diego has been very nice, 75-80 degrees daily. 

The hotel is now taking reservations for our big week, just let them know you are part of the pigeon group for the Thanksgiving Week.  Our hotel is the Marrtott, Liberty Station, next to the airport.  Click on icon for hotel for info.  Any questions contact Steve Miner, 619-93-8188 or sminervangruen@aol.com.

Jul-25-2019
INVENTORY

We finally got our computer updated and was able to do a clocking inventory.  All the birds should be clocked by the end of the day today.  We did our own clocking inventory a week ago and we had 384 birds.  Of course we have had hawk problems with the younger group that we have been letting out.  The older birds are locked up with their 9th and 10th growing in.  The health has been very good this year and the birds should be ready when we start training in middle of September.  Thank you to all our breeders this year.  Many of our breeder in Southern Calif. were not able to put birds in our race because of the Newcastle quarantind counties.

We will be using the same hotel again this year, Marriott Courtyard Liberty Station, San Diego.  We will have the itinerary up in a few weeks.  Of course we have added 2 races to our big week, Leach Feed is sponsoring the Royal Cup put on by John Timmerman which will be flown on Sunday of the weekend before Thanksgiving and the Dehesa Classic will be flown on Thanksgiving Day.

Jul-10-2019
INVENTORY

We are having difficulty with Wincom on our computer so we can't do an clocking inventory.  Therefore I went thru and marked all birds missing on the breeder list and the bird list.  You should be able to determine if you have any missing birds.  Any questions call or email me.  619-933-8188 or sminervangruen@aol.com.  Birds are doing great.

Jul-03-2019
UPDATE ON BIRDS

We cut the 9th&10th flights this week and will be pulling them 7-10 days later.  This is only for the older group, we will cut and pull younger group next week.  Birds are out most every day before we cut flights and younger ones are out daily for another week or so.  Hawks have been a big problem again the past couple weeks.  We will be putting a inventory on the website in the next couple days.  Health has been very good, looks like birds will do well again this year.  

Today, Wed., July 3 is the last trip to Yuma.  Any questions, Steve Miner, 619-933-8188 or sminervangruen@aol.com.

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