■ The $200 per bird Perch Fee must be paid for with or before arrival of birds. Any bird that arrives without paid perch fee, can be sold. Breeder gives up all rights of bird. Perch fee is nonrefundable. If your bird is lost before the first race and breeder is not able to ship replacement before June 1st, the owner who paid for perch fee, will receive 1 free credit for perch fee in next year’s race. If not used in next year’s race, the owner forfeits the free credit.
■ The $500 per bird 6-Race Series Activation Fee is due 1 WEEK BEFORE the first race, no-later-than September 23, 2023. If the activation fee is paid in advance and the bird does not make it to the first race, the fee will be refunded.
■ The $100 per bird Prestigious 600-Mile Activation Fee is due 1 WEEK BEFORE the Prestigious 600-Mile race, no-later-than November 25, 2023.
■ Any bird whose owner has not paid the Activation fee for the 6-Race Series or the Prestigious 600-Mile race will automatically become property of Master Breeders Marathon LLC. The pigeon will become available for being entered into the races by another 3rd party. If that happens, the 3rd party paying the Activation fee becomes the owner of the bird.
■ For any non-sufficient fees (NSF) incurred from applicants returned checks, a $35 fee will be assessed to bird owner for immediate remediation. If timely resolution is not met, the bird becomes the property of Master Breeders Marathon LLC.
■ Master Breeders Marathon LLC is not responsible for processing fees for Credit Cards, or any other convenience fees. The use of Credit Cards or other payment methods is a convenience set up by Master Breeders Marathon LLC for those who choose to use it. Processing fees are nonrefundable.
|Accepting birds at MBM loft||February 15th - June 1st|
|Training Begins||August 1st|
|150 Mile Race||September 30th|
|200 Mile Race||October 7th|
|250 Mile Race||October 14th|
|300 Mile Race||October 21st|
|350 Mile Race||November 4th|
|400 Mile Race||November 18th|
|Prestigious 600-mile race||December 2nd|
**Race schedule is subject to change due to weather conditions.
Prestigious 600-mile race
■ Top pigeon performers will be auctioned off via www.newipigeon.com . This includes:
■ For auction inclusion, breeder must provide the pedigree of bird. Pedigree must include a minimum of 2 generations.
■ Net auction proceeds will be allocated 50% to owner and 50% to Master Breeders Marathon LLC. Owner must provide completed W-9 prior to receiving payments.
Return to Owners■ All birds returning to owner, must be claimed and paid for within 10 days of conclusion of final race. After 10 days, the bird becomes property of Master Breeders Marathon LLC.
Master Breeders Marathon LLC reserves the right to refuse entries and make all decisions.