News and Updates
Dec-20-2018
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

We flagged the birds on Monday and all the birds exercised really well. 

We tossed the birds from 55 miles on Tuesday and the results are now posted. 

We plan to toss one more time from 55 miles on Friday, the winds are predicted to be too strong on Thursday, and from 75 miles on Sunday.

One of our birds has an injured wing and will not be able to continue. However the owner is planning to pay the "B" Race fee for his other bird.

 

Dec-17-2018
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

For those interested in the "B" Race. We plan to pay prizes for the top 10%. The prizes will be paid on the last race of 325 miles. The entry fee for the "B" Race is $200 per bird.

Dec-13-2018
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

The weather was too poor to train today. It's supposed to rain for the next 2 days but the weekend is looking good.

 

Dec-10-2018
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

We ended up losing 1 bird on our last toss. 1 late bird from that toss we kept home today to rest. He will go on the next toss. 

Yesterday we flagged the birds. They all exercised really well.

Today we tossed from 55 miles. All but just a few performed really well. We still have a couple birds out but hopefully they will return tomorrow.

If the weather allows we will toss again on Wednesday. We are getting close to flying the activation toss.

For anyone interested, we will have an optional "B" race this year. The race fee will be $200 per bird. This will not affect the regular race series in any way. For those interested, you simply choose the birds you wish to activate and pay the "B" race fee. Any birds in the "B" race must also participate in the regular race series. Only birds that have been activated for the "B" race will compete for these prizes. Example: if the 1st "B" race bird clocks in 20th place, he would win the 1st prize for the "B" race.

Bobby

(479) 719-3995

Dec-05-2018
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

We tossed your birds from 55 miles today. The later birds appeared to have missed the loft and returned from the north. We still have 3 birds missing. Hopefully they will return tomorrow.

Dec-03-2018
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

We tossed your birds from 35 miles today in 1 group. With 9 mph headwinds they can't fly home any faster than they did today. They immediately headed for home when released. This is the last 35 mile toss. Now we begin the 55 mile tosses. We will move 5 miles west of our last 55 mile toss to help keep the birds on the east of the Winding Stair Mountains.

We were able to work Fly 1837 back into the race series. This cock bird performed very well today.

Our Mystery Bird, SOI 8545, continues to perform well.

Good luck to all,

Bobby

(479) 719-3995

Dec-01-2018
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

We had tornadoes in our area last night. We are okay here, but people to the west were hit hard. I understand a F5 tornado went through Vian and Gore Oklahoma and there is much damage. There may have been a few other tornadoes in surrounding areas. There were power poles snapped off near here and we have no power at this time. We are hopeful we will have power soon.

Training would not have been possible today due to really strong west winds.

 

Nov-28-2018
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

We tossed in 3 groups again today from 35 miles. TEX 3279 and APC 18214 were held back to rest because they returned Tuesday morning from our Monday toss. They will be going on our next toss.

Nov-26-2018
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

We tossed from 35 miles today in 3 groups. We waited until each group left for home then drove 5 miles between each release. The 1st group came together but we had a hawk attack as they were trapping. The hawk pulled a few feathers but was unsuccessful. There were still a few out when the 2nd group arrived. 

Nov-25-2018
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

Today we have winds of 25 mph with gusts over 30 mph. Training is not possible.

An interesting story you might enjoy. Jim Robinson has birds in our race again this year. One of his birds, GTO 918, had been training pretty well. This bird came home from 35 miles 2 times. On the 3rd 35 mile toss he did not return. He ended up in San Antonio Texas, about 570 air miles, a couple of blocks from a pigeon racer. The pigeon racer was told of the bird and rescued him. Within a couple of weeks he had the bird fully restored and looking fantastic judging from the picture he sent. As it turns out this guy's club has a futurity race this year and unbelievably Jim has birds in their race. In fact, they just had the final race, a really tough one, and Jim won prize money in it! Wouldn't it be great to know how this bird ended up in San Antonio Texas?

The flyer asked to receive info on our Race series and was interested in participating next year.

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