most of you are aware of this amazing Stud
Cock either by reading about him or getting
beat by his progeny in the big One Loft and
Futurity races around the U.S.
story goes, SURE BET bred by Ganus Family
Loft was entered in the Vegas Classic in Las
Vegas. As sometimes happens, he somehow
injured his wing and returned weeks later.
Victor Valenzuela offered to buy him and
Mike Ganus sold him to Victor for $500 and
the rest is history. Victor doesn’t sell
pigeons and is a super person and really
loves the sport. He loaned SURE BET back to
GFL and I believe Victor now has him back.
were several ways to obtain SURE BET birds.
One way was to buy one direct off SURE BET
from GFL for $4500 or more, if you bought
one through an auction. Another way was to
buy one from a son or dtr of SURE BET that a
breeder purchased from GFL. Another
interesting alternative was to buy proven
grandchildren that performed well in big
futurity races in the auction after the race
was not to put all my eggs in one basket by
buying a direct son or dtr and hoping SURE
BET “clicked” with that particular Hen. Even
though I could afford it, this road seemed
to be hazardous.
decided to buy grandchildren of 2 direct
children of SURE BET from 2 different Dams,
spreading the risk even though they were
never raced. To load the winning gene pool
in my SURE BET family, I set out to acquire
SURE BET grandchildren that proved
themselves in big races when they were
offered up for auction by the race sponsors.
We were fortunate at great cost to acquire 7
in this way. In short, the acquired SURE BET
stock we brought in come from direct
children bred from 7 different Dams.
noticed that Victor did extremely well with
SURE BET and the Bekaert Hen 1213 from our
friend, Greg McKnight. We quickly purchased
”GREGORY”, a ½ brother of 1213 from Greg
McKnight, to add to our SURE BET family.
BET birds are doing well paired to our DREAM
BOYS (why not) and our BLINDMAN JANSSENS,
that recently in 2007 won 1st & 6th overall
in the “TOUR DE TEXAS”, 4-300M races from 4
different directions, East, West, South and
North in 6 weeks.
are pairing the SURE BETS together for a
late round of inbreds.
Following is a list of 1st place wins by
direct children of SURE BET: