￼￼￼Sonoma County Racing Pigeon Club (SOC) is a member of the Bay Cities Combine. Bay Cities Combine is comprised of 3 sections; North, South, and Central – SOC members are located in the Bay Cities North Section. Competition is tough in the Combine with an average of over 1000 birds and 78-60 lofts in the shorter and middle distance races and tapering off to 500 birds 60-45 lofts in the longer races.
15 June 2018
After reviewing the entry status and contacting breeders who signed up but hadn’t sent birds yet:
We have exteneded the entry date to register and/or send your birds no later than 15 July 2018 – of course, we are doing this to encourage more entries.
We had about 20 fliers who changed their minds for various reasons. Some breeders indicated they were concerned about the date change and the impact it would have on their birds. Every breeder knows the limitations of their own birds and what works best for them. So, next year we will post the date and stick with it.
We completed an inventory and breeders with missing birds have been contacted. We have removed those breeder names who reset their birds to “0” OR who have not sent birds so far.
So, if your intentions are/were to fly this race, register and contact Mike Garrett as soon as possible.
Thanks to ALL the fliers who signed up and thanks to those who considered the race but didn’t enter – we hope to see you next year.
19 May 2018
Please Click on the “Updates” on the menu bar above for the most recent update. The date for the race is now set for 27 October, 2018. This was done to make sure the birds have more daylight for a 325-350 mile race and a little better weather pattern. We said from the start that your entries will get the best care and we want to make sure that each breeders’ birds have the best chance of a peak performance. For those who aren’t familiar with this course (east to west); the birds will have to navigate through the Nevada desert, climb the Sierra (9,000 feet) and then basically have a light to moderate headwind for the last 75 miles. It can be fast on given days with the right conditions. Please see the “Update” page for more information.
04 May 2018
Thank you to all who have signed up so far – we are 89% to our goal of 100 fliers. Top Breeders Challenge is unique in the fact that it’s a nominated race and only 200 birds (100 in the A race and 100 in the B race) total allowed in this race. The total perch fee for the A and B race is only $300. And YES, the entry fee is high. But when you look at the cost of other races and entry fees and the possibility of winning a big prize – well, nothing compares to this race – 100 birds in the A race competing for a $40,000 first place prize. And when you nominate your A and B race bird in the last two weeks, you are guaranteed to have an A bird because if your nominated A bird is lost in the last 2 weeks, your B bird AUTOMATICALLY becomes an A bird. This race was designed to make sure your entries get the very best care – so we keep the numbers small – but the return is BIG!
Click On TOP BREEDERS CHALLENGE On The Menu At The Top Of This Page For Details On The New
TOP BREEDERS CHALLENGE
Right Now, All Information Is Contained On The TOP BREEDERS CHALLENGE Link On The Menu At The Top Of This Page. Please Click On Menu Link For WINCOMPANION. There You Will Find All Information Necessary To Register For This Race And Reserve Your Perches.
If You Should Have Any Questions; Please Click On TOP BREEDERS CHALLENGE Link On The Menu At The Top Of This Page. The TOP BREEDERS CHALLENGE Page Contains All The Information You Need Including Mike Cambra’s and Mike Garrett’s Phone Numbers And E-mail Contact.
There Will Only Be 100 Fliers In The A Race Competing For The $40,000 First Prize.
No One Can “Buy This Race” With The Two Bird Limit.
The Race Isn’t Cheap But Your Chances Of Winning Are High – Considering The Number Of Birds Allowed In This Race.
Please Click Here Mike Garrett To View an Excellent Article On Mike Garrett’s Involvement, through pigeons, In The Local Community
Header Photograph Taken On 4 August, 2013 In Condoblin, Australia By Karen Tooth. The Picture And Article Appeared In The Condoblin Argus. 5,500 Birds Were Released By The Central Cumberland Racing Pigeon Federation – Bound For Sydney – About 300 Miles.
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