News and Updates
Aug-21-2018
PAYOUT FOR 2018 EMPIRE CLASSIC TRIPLE CROWN

Ace Pigeon Awards

First...................................................$ 4,500.00

Second...............................................$ 2,500.00

Third..................................................$ 1,500.00

 

The Empire Classic 180M

First to Fifth.........................................Benzing Clocking Systems

 

The Empire Classic 240 M

First...................................................$ 4,200.00

Second...............................................$ 3,400.00

Third..................................................$ 2,500.00

Fourth................................................$ 1,700.00

Fifth to Tenth......................................$    800.00

 

The Empire Classic 340 M

First...................................................$ 41,000.00

Second...............................................$ 17,000.00

Third.................................................. $  8,500.00

Fourth.............................................. . $  4,200.00

Fifth............................................... .. $   3,400.00

Six to Nine......................................... $   2,500.00

Ten to Thirteen................................... $   1,700.00

Fourteen to Nineteen............................$   1,200.00

Twenty to Thirty.................................. $     600.00

Thirty-one to Forty...............................$     500.00

 

Total Prizes to be paid out is $ 139,600.00 plus 5 clocking systems.

 

Rick

Aug-20-2018
CONGRATULATIONS !

     Empire Classic Triple Crown 180 M.

     Congratulations to all those that won prizes.

     First to Rick Nanez's 8198 who management to be 21.55 minutes ahead of the pack.

     Well done Nanez-Bator.

     Second was won by Denella Loft, winning by a hair, sorry, beak.

     Third , Baracuda-Menier, fast in the air, too slow on the board.

     Fourth to Oscar and Lucas. Well done boys.

     Fifth to Chickcady. Next time she won't let the boys go first.

     Congratulations to all of you that came close, but no cigar. Next chance is soon.

Rick

Aug-20-2018
DAY AFTER

    Yesterdays flight was tough. The weather turned hotter and the winds much stronger than predicted. No excuses though. Four hundred and fifty birds made it on the day. They are coming in this morning at a good clip. We'll leave the clock on. This is a two day race for average speed.

Rick

Aug-19-2018
RACE DAY !

     Good Morning. I am approximately 14 KM north of North Bay. The sky is clear, the weather map shows very little happening all the way home. A bit of cloud around Peterborough, that is all. There is no ground fog for as far as I can see. No wind, but they predict a slight head wind on the way home. It is daylight now but I m waiting for the sun to rise over the tree tops. The birds will be on their way at 7 AM. Good Luck Everyone.

Rick

PS   Here is the sun now!

Aug-18-2018
180 RACE

  Sorry for the confusion. The race will be held on Sunday, August 19, released at 7 AM , depending on weather of course.

Rick

Aug-17-2018
FRIDAY 08- 07, 2018

   The basket list is up. Look under races on wincompanion, check Empire 2018 180M and click complete race report. I could not put the total shipped in but hope it will be changed tonight. There are 754 birds on the basket list. Good luck to all.

Rick

Aug-16-2018
PRIZES FOR THE EMPIRE 180 M

      The Empire 180 M, , 1st of Triple Crown races, prizes are;

 

1st    Complete Benzing M1 clocking system

2nd   Complete Benzing M1 clocking system

 3rd   Complete Benzing M1 clocking system   

4th   Complete Benzing Express G2 clocking system

5th  Complete Benzing  Express G2 clocking system

Aug-16-2018
THURSDAY AUGUST 16

   Congratulations to Griffen Pigeons for winning the race through the traps on Wednesday. It's not that I forgot about you, it's just that I didn't remember.

   I watched the last dozen or so birds come home last night. All came on the same path from the south east. The strong wind pushed them east and a few KM from the farm, Prince Edward County juts out and gives them 30 or so more KM of land before they hit water. I am sure they get to the lake and sit down and ponder whether or not to turn around and go back to the guy who feeds and waters and herds them up and down the hallway with his stick or to just thrown it all to the wind and live off the land. I found myself at that same spot when I was 16.

   Today we picked up our new trailer. It's a work of art, Thank you Bill Weima.

   Tomorrow, the basket list.

   Rick

Aug-15-2018
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 15

   The birds were released today at 12:00 noon, 46 KM from the loft. The skies north were dark, south slightly overcast. The temperature at the release and at home was 26 degrees. The wind at release was from the west and somewhat strong. At home, the wind changed and blew north off the lake. By 2 oclock, the wind had shifted to blow east and was quite strong. The last home will have to work hard. Thuderstorm clouds rolled in but they did not produce rain or the expected storm.

Friday is the day we make our basket list for the first race on Sunday. That will be the tally for the activated birds. At present, about $ 23,000 has been collected to add to the prize pot.

Rick

Aug-14-2018
TUESDAY AUGUST 14

   The birds are having fun. I am not. The weather is enough to make you scream in frustration. To hot, to cloudy or it's going to storm soon except we can't tell you when. On Wednesday we will take the birds for a toss, not a race.

   Each day they spend hours flying around the loft. They are travelling for miles. They are ready to go any where, any time. I am not about to waste them on an iffy day. At present, Sunday is when they'll go. Hope for the best.

   I am still receiving activation money and will post a tally as soon as possible. It looks like 24,000 extra in the pot at present.

   Rick

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