Unfortunately under a load of stress I have made a wrong decision as to how to handle the prize money.
In the last 48 hrs our world has come crashing down. All I had on my mind were the birds lost in the fire. There is a clause in our rules that states under catastrophic events all entry money will refunded.I should not have acted so fast. If the heat of the moment I thought of only the birds going to the final race.
We will refund all entry money for birds activated after the 100 mile race.We will also honor the winnings of race 3 & 4. There will be NO average speed payout because the final race was cancelled.
Now I have to take the gloves off!! I have ALWAYS taken the high road and never spoke bad of anyone in the race. I have watched my family cry for the last time.Leaving the banquet Sunday evening we were surrounded by individuals who thought it was the right time to come after us.Last night we read that Eastern Pearl Loft (Yan Zheng) and Chen Loft (Dave Chen) believe WE set the loft on fire.SHAME ON BOTH OF YOU! What do we gain by this?Why would I let my family go through this? Get Your Facts Straight!
Again, checks will be mailed out early next week.There are several fanciers who had birds show up later and not paid for. We will go breeder by breeder when figuring refunds.Please keep in mind there were over 800 breeders in the race and this will take up to 2 weeks to figure.All High Roller payments will begin to be refunded today.
We will host a race in 2020. There will be no old bird races as we will use this loft for the young bird series.All old birds will start to ship back in two weeks.Any perch fees pre paid for old birds will be refunded as well.Give us a couple of weeks and we will update with terms of next year’s race.We will rebuild the million dollar loft and race,but to have it ready by March 1st would be really pushing it.We want to believe we are resilient,but it is difficult to be when you are made to feel that you are involved in wrongdoing.