2019 Crooked River Challenge
Accepting birds February 25th through May 10th.
Perch Fee: $100 per Bird (non refundable). Prepayment of perch fees after January 1st is the only way to confirm perch reservations. Birds with unpaid perch fees will not enter the racing loft.
Entry Fee: A Race $350 per bird due after 150 mile activation race (mandatory).
Optional B Entry: B Race category $500 per bird-A & B races flown together. (Payout 50/30/20 split to first 3 birds in 300/350/average speed...drop, then clocking order). Birds selected after 200 mile activation race.
10% of entry fees will be held for expenses. Entry fees will be refunded in full, if bird does not make it to the 200 mile race.
Birds will be quarantined in a separate loft for at least 7 days upon arrival. Birds will be vaccinated for PMV/Paratyphoid, treated for coccidiosis, canker, and internal/external parasites before entering the racing loft. All birds are chipped and entered into Wincompanion upon arrival.
All birds will be on lights and have their 9th and 10th flight pulled.
Visitors are always welcome by appointment.
All birds that return from the 150 mile activation race (2 day race) must be activated to maintain breeder eligibility. There is no picking and choosing of birds. All or nothing.
GPS Tracking on trailer for all training and racing.
4 Race Average Speed Series
Race dates subject to change due to weather conditions and condition of the athletes.
150 mile activation August 28th (not part of average speed)
200 miles - 1st bird in clock $1000, 2nd $500, 3rd $250-Sept 4th
250 miles - 1st bird in clock $1000, 2nd $500, 3rd $250-Sept 11th
300 miles - 25% of prizes paid to top 10% of actual birds in the race -September 18th
350 miles - 50% of prizes paid to top 10% of actual birds in the race-date TBD.
Overall Average Speed 25% of prizes paid to the top 5 birds (50/20/15/10/5)
Prizes paid by first drop then clocking order in the 300 and 350 mile race. If a bird does not clock and is known to have been in the drop, bird will be entered as last bird in that drop. If there is a tie, the birds will share that prize equally.
All races are 48 hours from time of release. In the event that no birds clock within the 48 hour period all money will be divided equally among actual birds sent to that particular race and refunded. If all prizes are not claimed within the 48 hour window of a particular race, the remaining monies will be divided equally among the winners.
Birds not activated by the time of the first race, may be activated by another breeder. All non activated birds will be become property of Crooked River Challenge.
Birds will be shipped back at breeder’s expense at a rate of $60 for the first 2 birds and then $10 for each additional bird. Birds not claimed 5 days after the last race will become property of Crooked River Challenge.
W-9 forms will need to be completed if winnings are over $600
We will be using Topigeon clocking system and Wincompanion for live viewing
Ship Birds to:
Crooked River Challenge
1522 SE Grizzly Rd Madras OR 97741
Please make checks payable to Crooked River Challenge