News and Updates
Jun-30-2018
UPDATE ON BIRDS & HOTEL INFO

 We have concluded accepting birds with the exception of a couple replacements coming in this week.  We've finally have the health problems under control, 9th & 10th flights have been cut and will be pulled this week.  When we pull flights they are poxed at the same time.  The younger group is stll being let  out daily and flying around loft.  We've taken in 715 birds however that is counting replacements as well.  

You can now make reservations at our hotel, the Marriott Courtyard in Liberty Station.  Rates are $99/night for 5 nights or more and $109/night for others.  No parking fee.  Identify yourself as part of the "Pigeon Week" during Thanksgiving week.  Any questions contact Steve Miner, 619-933-8188 or sminervangruen@aol.com.

Jun-18-2018
UPDATE ON BIRDS

We are no longer taking birds for this year's race with the exception of replacements.  We have take in almost 700 birds however @30 of those are replacements.  The sickness we incurred this year is basically over, still keeping our eye on birds for any showing weakness etc.  The large majority are out flying every day routing and staying up at least an hour.  We will be cutting and pulling flights in the next week or two.  We thank all our breeders for this year for your support and hopefully can make it to San Diego for our great week of racing.  The hotel is the same, Marriott-Liberty Station, the rates are the same$109 when you identify yourself as part of the racing pigeon week.  No parking fee for our guests as well.  Any questions contact Steve Miner, 619-933-8188 or sminervangruen@aol.com.

Jun-03-2018
UPDATE AND CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR RON STEINBRENNER

We now have 620+birds, however we have had @25 replacements so we actually have @600 birds.  We have notified breeders that need replacements.  As stated before we have had some sckness this year, circo or adeno, and have worked very hard to not allow it to continue.  We have pretty much have it under control at this time.  We will take replacements until July 1, deadline for entry is June 15.  Looking forward to another great year in SanDiego with the Triple Crown, California Classic, and our San Diego Holiday Classic.  Any questions:  Steve Miner, 619-933-8188 or sminervangruen@aol.com 

May-17-2018
UPDATE AND CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR RON STEINBRENNER

We now have over 450 birds and expecting to have @ 600 birds this year.  Birds are out and many flying daily.  We will contact you individually if replacement bird(s) are required.  We have had to replace birds due to the normal hawk problem and some sickness.which occurrs every year. 

THIS SUNDAY'S CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR RON STEINBRENNER WILL BE INFORMAL AND CASUAL DRESS.  WE JUST WNAT TO PAY TRIBUTE TO ONE OF THE MOST PROMINENT MEMBERS IN THE HISTORY OF OUR CLUB.  RON BROUGHT ONE LOFT RACING TO US IN 1980 AND IT HAS BECOME THE MEASURE OF PIGEON RACING IN THE COUNTRY IF NOT THE WORLD.  AGAIN THE CELEBRATION WILL BE AT OUR CLUBHOUSE ON SUNDAY, MAY 20 AT 11:00.

May-02-2018
UPDATE AND CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR RON STEINBRENNER

We have close to 350 birds now (will probably have more than that by end of week).  All is well, good health, birds are out free lofting at least 3-4 days/week.  We have had a few visits from Mr. Cooer but not tooo bad.  If you are missing a bird we wil notify you for an replacement.

We are hosting  a CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR RON STEINBRENNER ON SUNDAY, MAY 20, 11:00 AM AT THE SAN DIEGO CLUBHOUSE.  ALL ARE WELCOME WHILE WE PAY TRIBUTE TO ONE TRULY FINE MAN THAT PUT ONE LOFT RACING ON THE MAP.  

RON WAS A FIERCE COMPETITOR AND VERY SUCCESSSFUL WHEN FLYING OLD BIRDS IN OUR CLUB.  HOPE YOU CAN COME AND HELP US CELEBRATE RON STEINBRENNER.

Apr-26-2018
2018 UPDATE

At this time we have 325 birds in loft with birds coming in daily.  Birds are looking good, no health problems.  We will have an inventory the next couple days, if you have bird(s) missing please send replacements asap.  If any questions contact Steve Miner, 619-933-8188.

At this time there has not been a date set for a celebration of life for our long-time friend and leader, Ron Steinbrenner.  Will put any info on this website as we learn anything.

Apr-26-2018
2018 UPDATE
Apr-19-2018
RON STEINBRENNER

With great sadness the San Diego Homing Pigeon Club has lost "the pioneer of one loft racing", Ron Steinbrenner passed away on Tuesday, April 17.  Ron was 80 years old, survived by son John, daughters Karen and Jody plus many grandchildren and other family members.  Ron was the one person that had the vision of one loft racing in the US.  He started the San Diego Classic, which was the first one loft race and continues to be the longest running one loft race in the country. 

Ron soon after started Triple Crown Classic which will be in the 30th year this year.  Ron's son, John with help from his family, son in law, Frankie, friends Miranda Bleisch and Steve Miner will continue to host the Triple Crown and keep it as Ron would like it.  Ron was a very close friend of mine and will br truly missed by the entire "pigeon community".

FYI  We have @275 birds in the loft and birds have been coming daily.  So far health has been good.  We have had hawk problems already, will have an inventory in a week or so.  Any questions contact Steve Miner, 619-933-8188 or sminervangruen@aol.com.  

                                                                               

Mar-10-2018
2018-A NEW YEAR

We started taking in birds this week and took in 31 birds.  Everything is ready to go, lofts have been steralized, all birds are vaccinated with PMV when they arrive and put in individual pens for 3-5 days to make sure they are healthy and adapting to their new enviornment.  Looks like 2018 will be another great year!

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