Twon hundred and eight members entered one thousand, eight hundred and fifty-eight birds into the British Barcelona Club race from Coutances. They were liberated at 08.05BST into a light northerly wind. The following is a report on the provisional result based on members' verifications.
In the end of 2013 Team GPS (Elshout, NL) reinforced their breeding loft with a cock from the line of Harry of Team Hooymans. In no more than two years' time Beauty Harry, as he was called by Team GPS, has bred numerous highly successful descendants. This pigeon had such an impressive list of references that Team Hooymans eventually decided to get him back.
Three hundred and twenty-six members entered three thousand, seven hundred and seventy-four pigeons into the British International Championship Club race from Falaise on 30th April 2016. They were liberated at 10.00 BST into light north-west winds. The following is a report on the provisional result based on members' verifications.
Flanders Collection owns of the most impressive collections of sprint pigeons worldwide. Their sprint breeding loft is founded on the very best pigeons of Dirk Van den Bulck and Leo Heremans. And you can now reinfore your loft with youngsters from these Van den Bulck aces.
Koen Minderhoud did really well, winning most notably the first four prizes against 1,398 pigeons. His team did really well: his 15th pigeon still finished in 36th place. Seven of his racing birds are youngsters of the renowned Geeloger.
On Thursday 28 April, UK fancier Mark Evans had to say goodbye to his legendary bird Champion Shadow. One of the world's most phenomenal pigeons with a long list of superb offspring sadly deceased at the age of 21. He died peacefully with his fancier by his side in the loft at his home in Snaith, East Yorkshire, England.
The PIPA team gets messages of thanks almost on a daily basis. Apparently both buyers and sellers are expressing their satisfaction and their confidence in PIPA. This is something that does not happen overnight.
Co and Piet Verbree (Putten, NL) have won both the PIPA ranking for best sprint/middle distance pigeon in The Netherlands (10 prizes) and the PIPA ranking for best middle distance pigeon in The Netherlands (4 prizes) with their super class hen Samanta. It was an unprecedented feat.
Poland has a new one loft race called WG Poker. It is a small-scale project with only around 200 pigeons housing the lofts in the town of Nowe Miasto. "Therefore, only those invited can participate", says race organiser Przemek Wiktorowicz, who will also organise family events around the lofts to turn pigeon racing into a family affair.