The National Flying Club young bird race was expected to be from Fougères, but due to bad weather on the Saturday the birds were brought back to Falaise and released on the Tuesday morning at 09.30am BST. The following is a report on the provisional result based on members' verifications.
The national race from Gueret, which concludes this season, was a tough one because of the late liberation. At some places, prizes were won up to Monday noon. Jimmy Van Kerckhoven won the race with the fastest pigeon of all 19,035 competitors.
On Saturday August 30th the big final of Danish Pigeon Race gathered around 500 happy fanciers from all over Europe! The final race from Göttingen and the 400 km was the culmination since the youngsters were delivered from all over the world back in May.
PIPA agent for Turkey Recep Ozturk and his Dutch partner Sergio Ferreira, racing under the name Timsah Derby Race, have won the semi-final of the Golden Race Algarve 2014. Their pigeon Emily arrived alone about one minute earlier than the second one in the race and got her fanciers a Ford Moondust Silver.
As from 13 October Gaston Van de Wouwer, famous for breeding De Kaasboer and for winning numerous prestigious races, will sell all his birds on PIPA except two rounds of youngsters of 2014. To give all people interested an idea of what Gaston has in store, you can already download or order the auction catalogue.
Eighty five members sent three hundred and sixty four old birds to Falaise with the British International Championship Club. They were liberated at 08.30am BST into clear skies. The following is a report on the provisional result based on members' verifications.
One hundred and seventy-six members sent one thousand, two hundred and sixty three young birds to Falaise with the British International Championship Club. They were liberated at 08.30am BST into clear skies. The following is a report on the provisional result based on members' verifications.
The families of Veulemans and Perilleux had plenty of reason to celebrate at the annual fair in Vissenaken, which took place over the weekend, near the pigeon lofts of this combination. Their pigeon Festina took the victory in the national race from Guéret against 2431 old birds.
After purchasing both Fyther and Gloria, the two aces and eye-catchers in the Bert Vandenberghe sale, all eyes were turned to the buyer and new owner Mr Ali Adel Obaed. That can count as a quality boost!
These are the final results of the PIPA ranking for best European pigeon in all international races with 3 prizes. This ranking includes the races from Pau, Agen, Barcelona, St.Vincent, Marseille, Narbonne and Perpignan, taking into account the international results available.
Standing there every year, among the leading national lights, is something only a few people can do. When closely examining the preliminary rankings of the Belgian national ace pigeons of 2014, we can see that Freddy and Jacques have once again ranked three pigeons. Not easy!