Congratulations to Brian Quinn for 1st Place Newcastle Hunter Classic
 ______________________________________________________________________                                                                                                                                           The Newcastle Hunter Classic One Loft Race will not be accepting entries next year, I have informed the Classic Committee that I will not have the time that is involved to run the Hunter Classic One Loft Race. The Classic committee would like to thank all the flyers and syndicates that have supported the race for now over 30 years of this race. Thanking you Mick Scroggy   

2019 Hunter Classic

The Newcastle Hunter Classic committee has made what we think are positive changes for the Newcastle Hunter Classic.

There are two main reasons:

To give the owners more opportunities to win prize money.

To have the birds better prepared for the 500km Classic race.

It has been decided to fly three races before the 500km event. These races will be from approximately 150km, 250km and 350km with the Classic birds being liberated with other pigeons if possible to provide cover. We plan on each of the three races having $2,000 prize money to be split between four prizes.

This amount will be dependent upon your continued support (300 full paying entries) we are confident that we can achieve this.


Total cost of $150 covers three lead up races and the Classic 500km race. $60 per bird payable on nomination and $90 payable when audit done in March/April 2019.


You can nominate one spare for every two nominated birds. $40 to be paid for each spare at the time of nomination. This amount covers costs such as electronic rings, vaccination, health products and general costs such as tossing etc. Most importantly it qualifies the spare to compete for prize money in the three lead up races. A spare bird can replace a lost nominated bird for the 500km Classic at no additional cost.

A spare bird that is not replacing a nominated bird can be activated for the final race by making a payment of $110.

Replacement Birds

If for any reason a bird needs to be replaced this can be done up until the end of January by the owner. If the owner can not supply a replacement bird the Hunter Classic will supply a bird for that owner.


The Benzing electronic timing system will be used to decide the winners of all races.  


We believe that these changes will make for a more interesting event with greater prize money available (for a small cost increase) and have birds at peak fitness for the final event.                                                                                

Main Race Prizemoney

1st $10,000, 2nd $2,500, 3rd $1,000, 4th $500.

Main Race Prize Money is dependant on a minimum of 200 full paying entries

Thanking You

Mick Scroggy   


Race Schedule Dates

Main race to be run either late August or September, these dates are dependant on when the lead up races will be run due to any weather situations that does not allow the birds to go to the scheduled lead up races or time to recover from each of these races, With all 3 lead up races they will be at the Hunter Classic Committees discretion when they will be held, giving the birds 2 to 3 weeks between races. These races can be postponed at any time if weather is not suitable for a favourable release.


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