APPLE CUP

Yearling Classic

RULES
2018 APPLE CUP

Accepting birds Feb through May 2018, replacements through June 15th

All birds vaccinated for PMV and Paratyphoid upon arrival. Shortly after arrival all birds will also be treated for internal/external parasites and canker. All birds will have their 9th and 10th flights pulled.

Please contact us before shipping any birds and always try to ship on a Monday, Tuesday at the latest. Make sure that you have your phone number on the box and that it is legible. Some of you use the Click and Ship option but do not have your phone number in the address block, make sure you hand write it in if you do not have it printed on the shipping label. We try to remember to call breeders when their birds arrive, if there is no number on the box do not expect a call.

Perch Fees are $100 per bird. A free perch per bird will be given FOR THE VERY NEXT YEAR only if your bird is lost prior to the last loft inventory right before road training starts. Any bird lost once training starts before the activation race is not eligible for a free perch. We will conduct weekly inventories and will let your know if you are missing a bird. Please try to send replacements before 15 June.

Entry Fees are $300 per bird due immediately after the 100 mile activation race. All birds must be activated after the activation race and before the first race counting toward AVG speed. Total refund of your Entry Fee if your bird does not go to the first race in the series if you paid before the activation race.

Any birds not paid for 1 day prior to basketing the first race can be activated on a first come basis and are eligible for all prize money. The bird then becomes the property of the person who activates it and that person becomes responsible for paying return shipping costs. The person who entered the bird originally but did not pay Entry Fees for the bird is required to provide a pedigree to the new owner if requested. Failure to comply will result in failure to enter the Apple Cup in the future. Any breeder who fails to pay their perch fees when their birds arrive will not have their birds added to the inventory list until they do so. Any breeder who fails to pay their entry fees after the activation race and before the first average speed race will have their birds blocked from the results of the first race, thus completely throwing themselves out of contention for average speed prizes and their birds become the property of the Apple Cup if no other breeder wishes to activate them.

Birds activated by their owners remain property of the owners. Shipping is $60 for the first bird and $10 per bird after if more than one bird is shipped in the same box.

Any birds not claimed within 7 days after the conclusion of the race series become the property of the Apple Cup.

September 12th 100 M, this is the Activation Race and does not count in to average speed.

Races
September 19th 150 M
September 26th 200 M
October 3rd 300 M
October 10th 350 M

All entered birds MUST compete in the entire race series. The ONLY birds removed from the race series will be those who the staff at the Apple Cup deem are no longer capable of continuing due ONLY to illness or injury and for no other reason.

In the event of a exact tie, prizes affected will be added together and split equally among the birds who tied..

All races end 36 hrs after release.

10% will be deducted to help cover expenses.

Any loft who won prizes is allowed to deduct return shipping expenses from their winnings, just let us know. A completed W-9 is required if you win $600 or more and a check will not be issued until we receive same.

If a bird does not scan by the clocking system then they will be hand entered using the time of the last bird on the drop.

All training tosses will be published. We will do our best to take at least one video of the different training locations we will be using and will always video the actual race releases.

Loft visits are welcome but must be made by appointment only at least 24 hrs in advance.

Race dates are subject to change due to adverse weather conditions.

Many of your questions can be answered by reading the updates which we do almost daily once we start training, please refer to the updates before calling.

The loft manager reserves the right to make any and all decisions.


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