Loft Reports

Red Rock 330; visit with Sam Haslem and Randy Campbell

July 7, 2012
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Red Rock 330; visit with Sam Haslem and Randy Campbell

On Tuesday, July 3, 2012, on my way to Utah, my wife and I stopped and visited with Sam Haslem and Randy Campbell in St. George, Utah. Sam and Randy are the owners/managers of the Red Rock 330, a one loft, three race series futurity. It was a cool 107 degrees when I arrived....

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I.F. Person of the Year 2011 – Mr. Vinnie Torre

June 11, 2012
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I.F. Person of the Year 2011 – Mr. Vinnie Torre

When Vinnie became president of the Lyndhurst Club, over a decade ago, it was a small but successful club. Their claim to fame was the YB LCM Band Rand and the OB 600 Mile 3 Bird Derby. Vinnie became the engine that propelled the Lyndhurst Club to become the faster growing and most successful...

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Jesus Morales Sweeps the 395 Concourse!

May 2, 2012
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Jesus Morales Sweeps the 395 Concourse!

Jesus Morales of Fontana, California swept the entire 395 Concourse under the rug by taking 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14 and 15 in the old bird race from Wellington Nevada with 75 lofts shipping 1,001 birds! Jesus first three birds clocked together flying a distance of 338.188miles and arriving at 12:44...

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Tony Sampogna Wins BIG in 2011

April 19, 2012
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Tony Sampogna Wins BIG in 2011

Tony Sampogna of Bolton, Ontario and owner of Canada’s primer pigeon supply house Pigeon Plus had a fantastic year winning 1st Caribbean Classic, 5th PAOF 350mile race and 14th WTCM band race! January 4, 2011 Tony’s Caribbean Classic winner, IF-11-SLF-44 blue bar hen was flown by J.G. Valent and she raced home at a...

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Terry Brooks: A Driving Force in the Sport of Racing Pigeons

March 21, 2012
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Terry Brooks: A Driving Force in the Sport of Racing Pigeons

The quaint little town of Smithfield, Virginia, was founded in 1752 and boasts a current population of 6,324- most of whom can trace their lineage back to Revolutionary times.  Smithfield is situated in the Isle of Wight County in the South Hampton Road region of Virginia located on the banks of the Pagan River;...

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Paul Jenson, Proving that success does come to those who reach for it

March 5, 2012
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Paul Jenson, Proving that success does come to those who reach for it

Just a few miles south of Las Vegas on Interstate 95 is the bedroom community of Henderson Nevada. Driving south from Las Vegas you would have to pass through Henderson if you wanted to visit the Hoover Dam. As you reach the top of the hill on your way there you might just get...

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Dick Earthman, an Oasis Discovered

March 5, 2012
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Dick Earthman, an Oasis Discovered

Dick Earthman, an Oasis Discovered Mexican trader Antonio Armijo, leading a 60-man party along the Spanish Trail to Los Angeles in 1829, veered from the accepted route. While Armijo’s trading party was camped Christmas Day about 100 miles northeast of present day Las Vegas, a scouting party lead by experienced scout Rafael Rivera left...

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John Boyle, a Modern Fancier

February 26, 2012
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John Boyle, a Modern Fancier

John Boyle, a Modern Fancier There are few pigeon fanciers that transcend to legendary status. Few rise to this level but those that do belong among the true giants of the sport. We know these men as the pioneers, early trail blazers of our sport. They first established the simple idea that pigeons if...

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Rich Ross, Paying it Forward

February 26, 2012
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Rich Ross, Paying it Forward

Rich Ross, Paying it Forward In the nature of my work I’m blessed to travel the country and visit fanciers that I never would be otherwise able to.  In several of my latest loft visits the name Rich Ross, proprietor of Blue Diamond Family Lofts, kept coming up and I knew if the opportunity...

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Mel Tsarouhtsis, Fashion Forward

February 26, 2012
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Mel Tsarouhtsis, Fashion Forward

Mel Tsarouhtsis, Fashion Forward Recently I received an email request from Mel Tsarouhtsis asking to join my network on LinkedIn, a professional social networking site that I am a member of. I recognized the name but couldn’t place Mr. Tsarouhtsis as someone that I had worked with directly.  I did a brief search and...

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