APPLE CUP

Yearling Classic

RULES
2017 APPLE CUP YEARLING CLASSIC

Birds and replacements accepted now through September 2016. The new loft will hold 1,000 birds, once we are full we will stop taking reservations so reserve your perches now.

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 in the fall after all birds have arrived.

Please contact us before shipping any birds and always try to ship on a Monday, Tuesday at the latest. DO NOT SHIP JUNE 27th THROUGH JULY 8th, no one will be here to pick up birds at the post office. 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 or $1,000 for 12 birds due when birds arrive. 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 around the 1st of March, 2017. 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 1 October.

Free perch fees for the very next year for those who enter 12 or more birds, if none of those birds make it to the final race and the Entry Fees where paid by you the original owner on time. Those who enter less than 12 are not eligible for this bonus option.

Entry Fees are $150 per bird due after the 100 mile activation race for the A series, $300 per bird for the B series, $450 for the A & B. All birds must be activated after the activation race and before the first race counting toward AVG speed. All birds must be entered in the A-Race to be eligible for the B-Race. 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 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. 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 Yearling Classic if no other breeder wishes to activate them. Birds not activated on time are not eligible for the B series.

Birds activated by their owners remain property of the owners. Shipping is $50 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 Yearling Classic.

March 26th 100 M, this is the Activation Race and does not count in to average speed.

Races
April 2nd 150 M
April 9th 200 M
April 16th 250 M
April 23rd 300 M
April 30th 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 Yearling Classic deem are no longer capable of continuing due ONLY to illness or injury and for no other reason.

All races end 36 hrs after release.

50% of prize money goes toward the Average Speed winners in both the A and B series, 30% on the 350 M final, and 20% for the 300 M, A and B birds are released together. 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.

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


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