Wednesday, August 19, 2009

2009 Triple Crown Classic

This will be our first year at this event. Ron called and let me know we lost PROPIGEON.COM #617 early off the loft. I still have 4 supers (as far as I know) down from my very best; two of which are full brother/sister to my top 50 finishers in the race in '08.

You'll see a flyer by the name of Alvie Smith Jr. on the inventory list flying birds with PROPIGEON.COM bands. He's a good friend and ran out of bands late and I supplied a few. He tells me that PROPIGEON.COM 634 & 635 are down from breeders he acquired from me.

Click to see Ron's Message Board covering the 2009 race series.
This is one of the toughest competitions in One Loft Pigeon Racing!

2009 WinnersCup USA Updates

I would post the link to Bill's updates page, but the paths on his website are masked. I'll post the more relevant ones here for everyone to follow.


“Hello everyone;

the races will commence weather permitting October 1st. Initially we
called for entry monies to be sent in Sept. 1st. But here is how we wish to
extend that date for you to send monies in. We will initiate training September 1st and expect to go
daily down the road. We will post results online along with the live cam when we get
them out a ways. You will also see along with the returns from training, your birds
that are here and being trained. We will then ask you to send funds in to cover those birds
and have those funds here no later than September 20th. Checks are fine and so is c/card
via PayPal which I will initiate from my end. Just alert me that you wish to use the
c/card and I will request funds from you.

If you activate your bird based on the inventory given on September 15th
and your bird is missing by the first race, we will refund the entry money for the bird.
If you hesitate and
do not send in your funds by the 20th of September you will not receive a refund for any missing birds.

Remember that I have to sell off any unactivated birds to a 3rd party and need time to do this should someone not activate a team bird...

I have stretched the due date for money to give you enough time, more time, and to see how your birds are coming in from training.

Don’t forget that before the FIRST RACE, to send the money for TOP BREEDER and TOP pick bird which is 100.00 for each category.

It’s getting exciting now as we ramp up to race day beginnings. We will post all those who enter the Top bird and Top breeder fund as well as those who buy entries of birds that have not been activated. Let’s have a great series here and be sure to dial in the
camera for the races soon.

Questions anytime, but I do go to bed early so don’t call late at night remembering I am 2 hrs. ahead of you guys on the west coast!!

Thanks for your cooperation and support.

Bill Hatcher”

2009 MC Video Updates

Video Updates from Rick & Steve Mardis at the 2009 Mercedes Classic Race.
(updated as they post)

Thursday, August 13, 2009


I'm pretty excited about the new blog. I will be documenting my 2009 one loft race experience. It would've been nice to start this back in March, so I could have posted everything leading up to sending the youngsters off to the one loft pigeon races, but that'll have to wait until the following season.

Our breeders are currently going through the moult. The cocks are almost done and the hens are finishing up; mostly moulting down feathers at the moment. In my opinion, its important to give plenty of high protein feed, vitamins, minerals, fresh water daily with calcium supplement, and provide plenty of red, granite, and high calcium pigeon grit. This is the most important time of the year for your future/seasoned breeder stock.

One Loft Racer Tip: Do not neglect your breeders during the off season. A successful moult is the beggining to a profitable one loft race season. Put in the time now and you won't be sorry come October. -Reap what you sow!