4 on a Drop – Washington State 300 Mile Race

September 2, 2013
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Winners shot: Don Moore, Bill Tinsley: Herb Cartmell, Loft Managers Eric Houchin, Mike Baker

Winners shot: Don Moore, Bill Tinsley: Herb Cartmell, Loft Managers Eric Houchin, Mike Baker

The Washington State Race was released on Sunday September 1, 2013 from Redmond, Oregon. 51 birds were sent to the race representing many of Washington State’s top lofts.  Four birds came alone and all trapped in together making this a great and fun race for everyone.

AU-13-YATES-710, the first bird in the clock is owned by Kathy Tinsley of Spokane, Washington with the second bird, AU-13-JEDDS-6173, being clocked by another lady fancier, Emy Lesofski from Washington, D.C.

The 'Fab 4' after clocking in!

The ‘Fab 4′ after clocking in!

Don Moore from Vancouver, Washington bird, ‘652’, clocked in 3rd with Woodinville fancier Herb Cartmell’s bird, ‘348’ trapping just behind Moore’s.

Ray Jones and Ed Minvielle speaking during the 2013 Washington State Race.

Ray Jones and Ed Minvielle speaking during the 2013 Washington State Race.

The 5th place bird is owned by Barbara Ferster also of Washington State. Her bird ‘51868’ clocked in 1 hour and 3 minutes behind the first drop.

5th Place winner Dick n Barb Ferster.

5th Place winner Dick n Barb Ferster.

Ed Minvielle, owner of Siegl’s Pigeon Supply, gave a seminar and auctioned off 22 quality birds at an average of $521.30 each. Ray Jones the patriarch of the Jones Boys duo also spoke and auctioned 22 quality birds for an average of $266.36 each.

Breeders looking at race birds.

Breeders looking at race birds.

The highest priced bird ‘13520’, a daughter of Ed’s ‘Chocolate Pair’ which has founded a winning line for Manuel Rodriguez of Gallo Loft fame in Florida, sold for $2,510.

Choc Hen

The highest priced Jones Boys bird sold for $470; a steal at that price. ‘1059’ is a daughter of ‘7267’ who has bred many futurity winners and the damn is ‘560’, a foundation quality hen down from their ‘0123’ foundation cock.

HVR 470

Fanciers from all over were able to watch the returning birds live on the Internet on e-loft.

Dinner before seminar.

Dinner before seminar.

Congratulations to everyone and for all those fanciers behind the scenes that made the 2013 Washington State Race a success!

 

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