News and Updates

Good late evening everyone,

We've just finished basketing the birds - and it's after midnight, technically the update should say "Sat. Sept. 24th Update" if I was being picky.

There are a total of 187 birds at the loft.  We've basketed 170 of them.  Rick handled each one on his own.  There have been some very late returns from the last toss and Rick has decided to keep the following birds home (they are INELIGIBLE for this first prep race)


AA 40643

CU 1430   CU 1469   CU 2414

CU 8862  CU 10998

CU 15523  CU 18079

CU 22113   CU 22117

HC 1275

IF 3485

KING 2242

MISS 3223  MISS 2666

REGI 359

WW 142


Rick will be in Orillia for the release and hopes to release them around 10am.

I'll be here with LIVE CLOCKING going tomorrow and Rick will race back to see if he can catch their return home in person.

We'll connect tomorrow!

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")


Evening all

The PREP RACE is set for Saturday.  Release will be from Orillia.  The weather looks great and we'll be ready for them with LIVE CLOCKING.  

We'll be doing the basketing list tomorrow night while we put them through one by one.  Rick will drive them up to Orillia and I will be waiting at home for the arrival.

Hope you're able to tune in for the clocking and the updates!

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")


Afternoon all,

Rick took the birds on a quick toss from Hamilton this morning before the weather's raining here this afternoon.

He let them out in groups of 15 to 20 birds and they came home well - however, not officially clocked.  So no results from this short toss.

Rick is plannig on basketing tomororw night for our first PREP RACE planned for Friday, if weather cooperates.  If not, then we will plan for a Saturday PREP RACE.  This prep race will be from ORILLIA.

Excited to see some winners...will post more soon!

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")




Good morning everyone

Rain is all around today - typing this while the rain pours down on the barn.  Every few minutes, some thunder adds in.

We've kept the clock running and we had an additional 4 birds come this morning, as well as some more from yesterday.

The PREP RACE that we were hoping was going to be today or tomorrow (Tuesday) has clearly been delayed.

Rick is now looking closer to the weekend coming, as he would like to give the birds who've returned a chance to rest.  He is feeding heavy, lots of electrolytes and vitamins.

Closing this trainig toss in wincompanion today - and we'll make sure to do an inventory later this week to catch all the birds that are back.


Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")


Afternoon flyers,

168 in the clock as of 4:30pm on Sunday.  Rough return, but there still might be some on their way.

Rick had planned for the 1st PREP RACE for tomorrow or Tuesday, however, this rough return has changed the plan of course.

I'll be chatting with Rick tonight about what this week will now look like, and I will keep you updated.

Thanks for everyone's support!

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")


Good evening everyone,

A little harder day today, as Rick took the birds to the "En route" near Newmarket where the birds have been released before.

He released them at 1:15pm, as he waited (for hours) until the weather cleared - there was some fog for most of the morning.  The release looked great - posting on Facebook momentarily for you.  The sun was shining and lots of blue sky.  There was a little fog that he could see over the lake - but that was it.

Rick also took some of his own race birds for the training, and they've been 300 miles already - some great birds to train with.  In the clock out of 249 - currently sits 108.  Yuck.  It's 7pm.

He wonders if the fog over the lake, and maybe some on the way home, threw them off.  We're crossing our fingers for some more to return tonight and tomorrow.

Please remember, Rick trains these birds as his own.  He takes pride in their performance and is a little disappointed tonight.  To add to the return thusfar, his best young bird is also not home yet.  Again, yuck.

Let's keep positive thoughts for more to return...and we'll see how our first prep race looks for this coming week.

Thanks everyone,

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")



Good evening everyone

Late day for me - but a great training toss again today, just shy of Newmarket About 10 miles hence the fast speed on the results.  I've used the Newmarket station for clocking purposes.

Rick released the birds at 11:45am and the first birds made it back in about an hour - with about 240 clocking within 10 minutes of each other.

Check out the Trainers Tab for the results of today's toss.

Plan for another toss from Newmarket tomorrow and we will aim for our first PREP RACE on Monday or Tuesday!

Have a great Friday night,

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")


Afternoon flyers,

Rick took the birds to Newmarket this morning and released them around 9:10am.  This is about 100 miles in distance.

I believe Rick has a video of the release - so I'll post that later today.

The birds beat Rick home, and when he got home, there was a hawk sitting on the landing board.  When he looked at the clock - there was 225 and about 20 flying about, and scattered on their way into the coop - you'll notice that on their times clocked.

I will post the results posted when I get home...hang tight!

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")


Good afternoon everyone,

Rick managed to get to Bronte Road and the 407 this morning, and with strong winds he decided to release the birds and see what they could do.

He released them just before 11am and it seems as though most of them are home before noon.

I will post the results later today when I get home from work.

We're getting their miles on!

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")


Hello again!

Figured I would write a note referencing our plan for dates for the Prep Races and Main Race!

Our first PREP RACE is now scheduled for Mon. Sept. 19th - this coming weekend!  We'll make sure all of the races, both prep and main race have LIVE CLOCKING too.

We've changed the prep races to 3 now (instead of 4) and the main race will be the fourth race.

Please see the PAYOUTS tab under the WINCOMPANION drop down menu on the website for the breakdown on pay.

The MAIN RACE is now tentaively set (of course weather dependent) for Monday, Oct. 10th, 2022.  This is the holiday Monday.

The other 2 prep races will be held between these 2 dates, and will of course be weather dependent.

I will keep you posted as to any news, when it happens!

Have a great day everyone,

Jeane (aka "The 1st Pigeon Lady")

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