Loft Reports

Tips for Breeding Healthier Young Birds for One Loft Races

December 28, 2016
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Tips for Breeding Healthier Young Birds for One Loft Races

The 2017 One Loft Race (OLR) season is just around the corner and seasoned participants know that to ensure success. the Loft Report reached out to several of the country’s top OLR participants and OLR managers and asked them for their advice on how best to prepare one’s entries for the season ahead. Each...

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SAN DIEGO RACE WEEK

November 27, 2016
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SAN DIEGO RACE WEEK

  By; Greg McKnight Anaheim, California USA Email: gregmcknight92804@msn.com Started out on Sunday 11-20 with a quick drive down to the Marriott Hotel across the street where I was stationed while in the US Navy 50 years ago at the time just a dirt lot to park your car and walk across to the...

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The 2016 Grain Belt Classic …. A Huge Success …. A once in a Lifetime Auction …

November 18, 2016
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The 2016 Grain Belt Classic …. A Huge Success …. A once in a Lifetime Auction …

Submitted by Tom Fremont MIDNIGHTBLUELOFTS@gmail.com Midnight Blue Lofts Perhaps the significant and key words that come to my mind in describing the 2016 Grain Belt Classic Race are … Hospitality, Graciousness, and Class. The Guys and Gals from the Omaha Racing Pigeon Association invite you into their lives and homes like you are family....

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136 IF Convention – Washington, DC

November 7, 2016
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136 IF Convention – Washington, DC

  The 136 International Federation of American Homing Pigeon Fanciers (IF) convention was hosted by the Capital City Racing Pigeon Club (CAP City) November 3rd thru the 5th, in Washington, DC. Shipping night was held from 5 pm to 8 pm at the Metropolitan Washington Racing Pigeon Concourse (MWRPC) club in College Park, Maryland....

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YOUNG GUN OF THE NORTH – Winner of 1st & 3rd Overall Midwest National Classic Old Birds

August 19, 2016
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YOUNG GUN OF THE NORTH – Winner of 1st & 3rd Overall Midwest National Classic Old Birds

From the age of two years, Jon Bourgoin has been in the pigeon lofts.  Mentored by his father Dave; a long-time fancier and fierce competitor since 1960.  Jon and his father began racing as full partners in 1999.  The team has been known as ‘Bourgoin Family Lofts‘, flying and competing in the Twin City...

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Bieche Loft Wins 2015 FVC Snowbird!

January 4, 2016
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Bieche Loft Wins 2015 FVC Snowbird!

  The 2015 Fernando Valley Club (FVC) Snowbird was won by the fabulous couple, Cindy and Alex Bieche with their blue check hen “Cinderella,” AU-15-BIECHE-5338. The Snowbird is one of the longest running young bird futurity races in the country, with 2015 as its 30th consecutive year of operation. Over the years, the race...

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SAMDPR – 2015 Final Results

January 27, 2015
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SAMDPR – 2015 Final Results

The South African Million Dollar Pigeon Race (SAMDPR) was frown on Saturday, January 24, 2015 with a total of 2,453 pigeons being basketed and released from 521 KM or 324 miles. Conditions at the liberation point were clear with a light tail wind reported and 71 degrees (22 C) with conditions worsening as the...

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Fourth Annual Western Opens Put a Quite a Show

September 11, 2014
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Fourth Annual Western Opens Put a Quite a Show

Click here to visit the Western Open website By Steve Lawler sjlawler@yahoo.com Backstage   Several firsts were accomplished in this, the fourth year of the Western Open races. Mother Nature gave us a day from Winnemucca when nearly the entire western US was under clear skies…FINALLY! Of course, with clear skies comes the heat...

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Mike Strevel “The Dominator”

July 17, 2012
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Mike Strevel “The Dominator”

By Ski Grabanski Seattle, WA Mike Strevel grew up in Burien Washington. After he graduated, he entered the Navy in 1968 and finished his term in 1972. When Mike was growing up, he said that his family spent a lot of time visiting Whidbey Island, where he met his wife Merrietta. Mike and Merrietta...

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Bieche Lofts. Winning 7x 1st over all Bay City Combine!!!

July 13, 2012
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Bieche Lofts. Winning 7x 1st over all Bay City Combine!!!

The racing pigeon sport has changed drastically in the last 30 years.  In our very competitive California Bay City Combine, flyers not using any one of the three Y/B system normally are not in the hunt any longer in winning first prizes. Some old bird flyers not wanting to adapt to the new ways...

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