News and Updates
Mar-02-2019
QUARANTINED COUNTIES

Presently there are 4 quarantined counties in Southern Calif. for New Castle Disease for birds.  They are LA County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County, and Ventura County.  We wil not be accepting birds for our race from any of there 4 counties.  Even though the New Castle outbreak has basically nothing to do with racing pigeons we still have to conform to state regulations concerning this matter.  Any questions contact Steve Miner, 619-933-8188 or sminrevangruen@aol.com.

We are now accepting birds for this years Triple Crown, we are dedicated to making this race the best it can be.  Good luck to all!!

Jan-27-2019
2019 TRIPLE CROWN RACE

We would like to encourage you to enter this year's Triple Crown Race.  We have a new race coordinator, Steve Miner, who has years of experience with the San Diego Holiday Classic.  We are looking forward to a great year, just as Ron Steinbrenner would be proud of.  Best of luck in your breeding and hope to see you in San Diego in November.

New this year are 2 new races during our "great week", John Timmerman is heading a new race, The Royal Classic to be flown on the Sunday of the first weekend.  The other new race is the Dehesa Valley Classsic run by Ron Moden.  You can see websites for these races for further information.  

Dec-23-2018
2019 TRIPLE CROWN RACE

For the coming year, 2019, we're glad to announce the Triple Crown will have a new race coordinator, Steve Miner, and John Steinbrenner will reamsin owner and loft manager.  Steve has been the race coordinator for the San Diego Holiday Classic for the last 10-15 years and will continue to do that job as well.  Steve will work with John, handling all the organization, finances, website updates, etc.  You can reserve your perches for 2019 on Wincompanion.  The rules for the race will continue to be the same as they have been.  We hope to get the race back to the standards that Ron Steinbrenner had set.  We will be taking in 650 birds and the Triple Crown Champion bird will earn $100,000.   Steve's contacts are:  619-933-8188 or sminervangruen@aol.com.  Good Luck to all and Meryy Christmas and Happy New Year.

Dec-15-2018
2018 IRON EAGLE RACE RESULTS

1. NEMETH FAMILY LOFT- CA                              0805-AU18-BON                      BCWF                10.000

 DROP 2- CA                                               0002-AU18-TCC                       DROP                

2. DE LA O SLINO-FLORES - CA                         2151-AU18-MTZ                       BC                      2920

 DROP 3- CA                                                 0003-AU18-TCC                        DROP                 

3. GENE/RICK/EDDIE SYNDICATE - CA              05617-AU18-GENE                    BC                     2190

 DROP 4- CA                                                0004-AU18-TCC                        DROP

4. DE LA O SLINO-FLORES -CA                         2114-AU18-MTZ                        BC                    1460

 DROP.5 - CA                                               0005-AU18-TCC                        DROP

5. JIM MCGINNES- CA                                     4212-IF18-EMP                         DCPD                730

      

 

           ID LIKE TO THANK ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT. THERE WILL BE A TRIPLE CROWN CLASSIC IN 2019. WE WILL START EXCEPTING BIRDS IN MARCH. 

Dec-08-2018
2018 IRON EAGLE RELEASE

GOOD MORNING BREEDERS

IRON EAGLE RACE BIRDS WENT UP AT 635am WEATHER WAS CLEAR AND CALM! BEAUTIFUL DAY HERE AT THE TRIPLE CROWN LOFT.

GOOD LUCK TO ALL! :) :0)

Dec-07-2018
IRON EAGLE RACE UPDATE

HELLO BREEDERS

THE IRON EAGLE BIRDS WILL BE SHIPPED FRIDAY THE 7TH AT 10:00 AT THE SAN DIEGO CLUB.

THE BIRDS TRAINED 30 MILES ON MONDAY THEN 50 MILES ON TUESDAY LOFT FLEW ON WEDNESDAY,

STAYED IN THURSDAY AND WILL BE SHIPPED TO THE RACE ON FRIDAY. THERE ARE 40 BIRDS GOING TO THE

RACE.

Nov-21-2018
200 MILE RELEASE

7:00am Birds were released....Weather was Clear, Winds 2mph tail winds. Good Luck to everyone!!

Oct-27-2018
TRIPLE CROWN UPDATE
Hello Breeders!
Just a quick update on the Triple Crown birds. Birds are looking GOOD, feeling GREAT  and are acting GREAT!!.The last training toss on Thurs Oct 25th we ran into a little problem on the way home to the Triple Crown loft. PERSONALLY I believe its the Falcons and Hawks are attacking the birds. I thought last year was bad, this year is worse and they are frequent and EVERYWHERE!! As of today Oct 27th we currently have 332 birds out of 337. An update about last training toss on Thurs the 25th. Birds were released at 11:45 am and not 10 am as was posted. There was overcast at home and the Triple Crown loft so release time was delayed. Release times are tentatively posted and can change due to the weather. 
Tomorrow Oct 28th -Sunday we will be going 40 miles and this will be their 15th toss as we are on schedule with the training of the Triple Crown birds.
Entry forms can be downloaded on our website, just click "ENTRY FORMS" on the bottom left hand side.
We are very busy here at the Triple Crown loft as we prepare for another year of racing. We hope you are planning on joining us Thanksgiving week for the best week in racing.
AGAIN We would like to thank you all for your continued support with the Triple Crown Classic in which this 30th year will be very sentimental.
Looking forward to seeing you all in November!

Sincerely,
John Steinbrenner
Sep-04-2018
LOFT INVENTORY

Hello Breeders,

Hope you all are doing well.

The birds are doing just fine, healthy and looking good. Most, with their flights are fully grown, are out and about.

We have conducted a physical inventory of the birds and made any correction as needed according to the band number and the abbreviated name,

also ran a loft inventory through the clocking system for accuracy. We will conduct another clocking inventory prior to the start of training.

BTW, if you haven’t sent in your perch fee by now we encourage you to do so, as to avoid any forfeiture of your bird(s) to Triple Crown Classic by October 1st “Training Day”.. Thank You!

WE HOPE YOU ARE PLANNING TO JOIN US THE WEEK OF THANKSGIVING FOR THE BEST WEEK IN PIGEON RACING. MAKE YOUR HOTEL RESERVATIONS SOON AT THE MARRIOTT LIBERTY STATION AND MENTION YOU'RE WITH THE PIGEON RACES TO GET YOUR ROOM DISCOUNT. 

ONCE AGAIN WE LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT OF THIS VERY SENTIMENTAL 30TH TRIPLE CROWN CLASSIC.

P.S.

A San Diego Homing Pigeon Club Member
Ernie Borge aka Hawaiian Express passed away on Saturday September 1st.
Our condolences to Denise and family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Regards,

John Steinbrenner

Aug-22-2018
BIRDS DOING JUST FINE - INVENTORY BY SEPT 1ST

Hello Breeders,

Hope all is fine with you. Us here in San Diego, we are burning up. It's been hot since mid-July and it hasn't let up yet, the temperature is averaging 90º with some humidity which make it worse.

The birds are doing just fine, most with their flights fully grown in but we will keep them in the loft one more week just ensure all birds have grown back full flights and towards the end of the week we will conduct a physical inventory of the birds and do a dry run race to double check for accuracy.

Also, if you haven’t sent in your perch fee by now we encourage you to do so, as to avoid any forfeiture of your bird(s) to Triple Crown Classic by October 1st “Training Day”.. Thank You!

WE HOPE YOU ARE PLANNING TO JOIN US THE WEEK OF THANKSGIVING FOR THE BEST WEEK IN PIGEON RACING. MAKE YOUR HOTEL RESERVATIONS SOON AT THE MARRIOTT LIBERTY STATION AND MENTION YOU'RE WITH THE PIGEON RACES TO GET YOUR ROOM DISCOUNT. 

ONCE AGAIN WE LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT OF THIS VERY SENTIMENTAL 30TH TRIPLE CROWN CLASSIC.

Regards, 

John Steinbrenner

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