News and Updates
Oct-06-2016
WEEKLY UPDATE

Good Afternoon Breeders,

Race #2 is in the books, it turned out to be a very difficult race. We released 316 birds and after two days we only clocked 218 birds. I don’t know what happen. The wind was calm most the way accept for the final 30 miles they encountered a 25 mph side wind that may have blown them a little off course. When the birds did start to arrive birds came from every direction high and low.

Congratulations to the first drop that included 8 birds:

Duane Gragg (first in clock winning the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Classes)

Alca Loft

Jb & D

Mike Ganus

Junior Juanich (2 Birds)

AP Amy

Huan Qiu Zhang

Tonight is shipping for Race #3 of our 4 race series, 240 miles, just north of Weed CA. There is a prize of $4,000 to the first drop.

This week we wanted to do a 40 training toss on both Monday and Wednesday but there was weather issues on Monday so we took the birds 50 miles on Wednesday only. The toss should have been a easy toss with no issues but that was not the case. The birds came scattered.

Good luck to all

Sep-29-2016
UPDATE 09/29/2016 So we have had Race #1 Last Friday and Alias-Alias 346 BB was the first bird in 5 minutes and 34 seconds ahead of the rest of the birds. Congratulations to Tim Skalland.

Congratulations to Debbie Ganus for the first bird in the clock,(4th overall) entered in the Bronze, Silver, and Gold classes.

Tonight is shipping for Race #2 188 miles, Redding, CA.

Payout will be done soon, still waiting for a couple of checks that are in the mail. Payout will be very similar to last years.

Tomorrows race looks to have head winds along the course.

Good Luck to All,
Sep-18-2016
LOFT UPDATE 09/17/2016
Ladies and Gentlemen,

We are one week away from the first race. If you have not done so already please check your bird inventory and get your entry fees in as soon as possible. 

This coming week we will have a 40 mile toss on Monday and a 60 mile toss on Wednesday. The first race will be Friday.

The birds are looking great and are doing well on the training tosses.

You may also enter your birds in the Triple Crown Classes
Bronze, Silver, and Gold classes.

1. The classes are not required.
2. You may enter one or all classes.
3. One time entry fee due before first race (September 23rd).
4. You can enter one bird or all or any combo.
5. The classes are a winner take all and paid by the clock.
6. The total of each class entries will be divided by 4 and paid 1/4 at each of the four races (4 chances to win).
7. Triple Crown Classes are separate from entry fees

Example for the Gold class: 100 birds entered
100 x $100 = $10,000
$10,000 / 4 = $2,500
First bird in the clock that has entered the Gold Class wins $2,500 
There will be a $2,500 winner at each of the 4 races.

Same format for the Bronze and Silver classes.

You can pay online with your credit card with no extras fees or send a check.

Mail checks to:
SFBATC
2325 Pearlite Ct
Antioch, CA 94531
Sep-08-2016
THE 100 MILE QUALIFIER
Ladies and Gentlemen,

The time has come that we have all been waiting for, "The 100 Mile Qualifier". Tomorrow morning the birds will be released at about 0700. Should be clear skies with head winds up to 15mph along the way. All birds that return will need their $300 per bird entry fee paid and is due before the release of the first race on Friday September 23rd.

Good luck to all!

Sep-05-2016
UPDATE SEPTEMBER 5, 2016

Today the birds went on a 57 mile toss and will go again on Wednesday. The birds are looking good.

This Friday, (September 9th) is the 100 mile qualifier. All birds that return will need their $300 per bird entry fee paid and is due before the release of the First race on Friday September 23rd.

 

You may also enter your birds in theTriple Crown Classes

Bronze, Silver, and Gold classes.

1. The classes are not required.
2. You may enter one or all classes.
3. One time entry fee due before first race(September 23rd).
4. You can enter one bird or all or any combo.
5. The classes are a winner take all and paid by the clock.
6. The total of each class entries will be divided by 4 and paid 1/4 at each of the four races (4 chances to win).
7. Triple Crown Classes are separate from entry fees

Example: 100 birds enter Gold
100 x $100 = $10,000
$10,000 / 4 = $2,500
First bird in the clock that has entered the Gold Class wins $2,500 
There will be a $2,500 winner at each of the 4 races.

 

You can pay online with credit card or send a check.

Mail checks to:

SFBATC

2325 Pearlite Ct

Antioch, CA 94531

Aug-23-2016
UPDATE AUGUST 23ND

Well we have started training and the one thing we are all afraid of happened on Sunday, it was our 6th toss, 24 miles, released 516 birds and now we are down to 366 birds. I am at a loss. The only thing I think could have happen is they got caught up with other birds. We have birds going all kinds of directions around here.

On Wednesday we will go to the same spot and see how they do.

I will be sending this update thru “Constant Contact” and as a private email, if you do not receive the “Constant Contact” email please check your “spam folder”.

You can also follow us on Facebook at

www.facebook.com/sanfranciscobayareatriplecrown
Jul-26-2016
LOFT UPDATE 07/26/2016
The birds are let out daily. I have tried to very the times and skip a couple days a week to help throw off the Falcons from getting a regular scheduled meal. The birds are looking great.

They are let out daily. I am trying to vary the times and skip a couple days a week to help throw off the Falcons from getting a regular scheduled meal. There was 3 Falcons around for a couple of days, then gone, then one came around again. I visually saw them catch 4 birds in the air.

We just pulled the 10th flight on Monday and did another physical inventory, double checking the chips and band numbers in the clock. We did find 1 band number correction, 1 missing chip, and one bird from last season.

Training will start in just over 2 weeks (August 12th).

Jul-03-2016
UPDATE: JULY 3, 2016
So, since the last update we pulled the 9th flight, did a hand inventory, and just started letting the birds out again on Friday and Saturday.

We will continue letting the birds out daily for only a couple hours each day.

This coming Wednesday we will start to scare the birds up to work them up to loft fly for an hour everyday.

We are looking to pull the 10th flight on the 24th. Then we will do another full inventory.

Road training is scheduled to begin the 18th of August.

The 100 mile Qualifying toss should be the 16th of September.
Jun-09-2016
UPDATE: JUNE 8, 2016
We have stopped taking in birds.  The last group has been vaccinated for pox today and will be let in with the main flock in one week. Till then, we will be forcing all the other birds out daily. Since we have had some hawk attacks we are not giving the birds all day open loft. We are letting the birds out for a few hours each day alternating mornings and evenings.

We will be pulling the 9th flight on the weekend of June 17. Birds are looking good and are coming along nice.
May-20-2016
12 MORE DAYS Birds have been going out daily this last week and are doing well.  To check to see if you have lost birds, and you haven't gotten my email from wincompanion that may have gone directly to your spam folder, go to your breeder inventory and see if you need to send a replacement bird.

You can Check your inventory by following the below steps

Go to sfbatc.com
click on breeders
scroll down and click on your loft name
look in the "Eligible" column for "Lost" in red

We will be taking birds and replacements for 12 more days. If you haven't gotten your birds in yet, get them in quick.

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