Perch Fee: $110 Per Bird or 6 Birds for $575
Entry Fees: $250 Per Bird (Due Before Race 1)
Ship Birds to:
Jon Hans / Gold Country Challenge
6120 Chrysler Circle
Garden Valley, CA 95633
Entries Accepted from February 1st through May 15th
Replacements accepted until June 15th
All birds vaccinated for PMV on arrival
All birds on the drop share equal prizes (Races 4 & 5 ~ All Drops)
A "Drop" is defined as a single bird or group of birds arriving and clocking before the next arriving birds land on the loft
Overall Ace Pigeons to be determined by Average Speed for 5 Race Series ~ Pigeon Must Clock in All 5 Races (WinCompanion Total Time Divided By Total Distance)
If a bird does not clock due to clock or chip malfunction and GCC can verify the bird was in fact part of a drop it will be placed last within that drop
Entry fees cut 10% for race transportation/driver expenses. Optional $50 Categories cut 5%.
Prize Distribution chart and financial statements to prize winners provided after the conclusion of the series.
No buy-back fees. Breeders retain ownership of their birds after races are finalized.
Breeders pay return shipping (when applicable) via USPS Rates + Cost of New Box (if needed for new USPS Rates)
Breeders must arrange for shipping or pickup of their birds within 14 Days after final race
Training tosses, Results, and Ace Pigeon standings updated on website.
This is a (5) Race Series (Approximately 135, 170, 200, 260, and 310 Mile Final Race)
All (5) races are included for Overall Average Speed Standings and Optional Champion Point Bird
All races are two (2) day races. Points and prizes (when applicable) are only awarded to birds that have clocked by end of 2nd day.
Race dates and locations are subject to change due to weather conditions and/or conflict with other races
Bar-B-Q- Lunch provided for final race
Loft managers Jon Hans & Matt Hans reserve the right to make all decisions and those decisions are final
* Special Circumstances Rules Below: (Unlikely but neccesary based upon a couple rare incidents in other races in 2019)
In the event a bird, group of birds, or partial group of birds fails to trap/clock before new arrivals land on loft, those birds failing to trap/clock will be designated as same drop with new arrivals
In unlikely event that no pigeons return from Race 1 all entry fees will be returned to birds that were shipped/eligible
In unlikely event that no pigeons return from Race 2 (or are shipped to Race 2 due to catastrophe), all entry fees will be returned to those that were eligible at start of series
In unlikely event that no pigeons return from Race 3 (or are shipped to Race 3 due to catastrophe), all entry fees will be returned to those that were eligible at start of series
In unlikely event that no pigeons return from Race 4 (or are shipped to Race 4 due to catastrophe), all entry fees will be returned to those that were eligible at start of series
In unlikely event that no pigeons return from Race 5 (or are shipped to Race 5 due to catastrophe), prizes will be paid for Race 3/Race 4 and remaining prize money divided among Eligible Birds for Race 5
Pigeons must clock in race time from All 5 Races in order to be eligible for Overall Ace Pigeon (Average Speed) Prizes.
In unlikely event that less pigeons return from Race 4 or Race 5 than allocated number of prize positions, remaining prize money will be divided up and awarded to those that clocked in race time
In unlikely event that less pigeons clock in all 5 Races than allocated number of Overall Ace Pigeon Prizes, remaining prize money will be divided up and awarded to those remaining that clocked in all races