The final race of the first edition of the Pattaya International Pigeon Race (PIPR), a Thai one loft race, was held on 7 January 2017. The birds were liberated in Udon Thani for a race of 530 kilometres. It was the Thai fancier and business man Mike Sadawut Taechaubol who eventually won the race, and that in his first year of pigeon racing!
This PIPA ranking shows us which are the best pigeons from Bourges with 2 prizes. The available national, zonal and provincial results of Bourges I & II 2016 were used for the calculation of ranking.
The 4th Hot Spot Car Race of the South African Million Dollar Pigeon Race took place on 8th January, a race of 309km into a headwind. A group of 3,100 pigeons were released, and the fastest bird completed the race in five hours with a velocity of barely 60 km/h. It was in this particularly demanding race that Team Hooymans claimed a preliminary title of 1st Ace Pigeon Grand Average.
Eleven auctions will end on Sunday 15 January: De Smeyter-Restiaen, Edwin Hoogland, Martial Maindrelle, Chris Debacker, Anthony Maes, Kristof Mortelmans, Murez-Marichal, Performance Pigeons, Mark Evans, Florea Sorin and Flanders Collection.