News and Updates
Dec-29-2018
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

Here is the info on our optional "B" Race:

After the 3rd race (225 miles) you will nominate all birds you would like to have participate in the "B" Race.                                                                                                                            

The "B" Race is the final race of our race series (325 miles).

The entry fee for the "B" Race is $200 per bird. Send entry fees immediately after the 3rd race (225 miles) so as not to hold up our final 325 mile race.

The "B" Race birds are only competing against the other "B" Race birds for the "B" Race prizes. They are still participating for all the prizes in our regular race series.

The "B" race will be paid by trapping order.

The prizes for the "B" Race will be paid to the top 10% of the birds in the "B" Race. Example: if there are 50 birds the first 5 birds will win prizes. The percentages paid would be: 30%, 25%, 20%, 15% and 10%. If there are 50 birds participating the payout amounts would be: $3000, $2500, $2000, $1500, and $1000.

Good luck to all,

Bobby

(479) 719-3995

 

Dec-28-2018
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

Today was the official 75 mile activation toss.

This was a very good result. The birds flew home from 75 miles with a 9 mph left head wind in 1 and 1/2 hours. There was a little loft flying with some of the birds but for the most part they trapped pretty quickly. 

Mail the race fees for the birds you wish to activate as quickly as possible. Don't be the one that holds up our race series. If you wish, we can take a credit card payment over the phone.

Good luck to all,

Bobby

(479) 719-3995

Dec-24-2018
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

We tossed the birds from 75 miles today. We will toss 1 more time from 75 miles right after Christmas and then the races begin. Our next 75 mile toss will be our official activation toss.

You can pay your race fees by mailing a check or pay by credit card over the phone. There is a 3.63% credit card transaction fee for all credit card payments. Example: $300 = $10.89. If you pay the race fee for a bird and he doesn't go to the 1st race, that race fee will be refunded to you.

If you want to wait until our next 75 mile toss to activate your birds that is perfectly fine. This information is for anyone wanting to activate their birds early.

After the next 75 mile toss, while waiting for race fee payments, we will continue to toss the birds, weather permitting.

For all those participating in our optional "B" Race this year, send payment for your chosen birds immediately after the 3rd race (225 miles). Those birds will have a green dot on the far right side of the race results, under the "B" heading, to identify them.

I hope everyone has a very merry Christmas! Eat lots of Holiday food and be happy, very happy! Friends and family are especially important at this time of the year. I hope you all have a lot of both.

 

 

Dec-22-2018
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

Today was our last 55 mile training toss. We plan to toss from 75 miles on Sunday. 

Good luck.

 

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

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