The longer middle distance competition took off last weekend, and Paul and Carlos were victorious right away, claiming victory from Vierzon in the Long Distance Club of Eeklo with an impressive eight minute lead.
US fancier Mike Ganus gained worldwide recognition by winning the 2016 South African Million Dollar Pigeon Race. His winner was put up for auction last weekend and after some serious last-minute bidding, Mike himself was able to buy 'Laura Is A Big Winner Today' back. Price: $100,010, making it the top-priced SAMDPR pigeon ever to be sold!
The Vandenheede brothers have really set the tone in the first provincial classic of the longer middle distance from Vierzon: they claimed a double first prize at club level, and they achieved an impressive overall result at provincial level.
Peter Janssen has a reputation for achieving exceptional results. He already managed to claim all three podium prizes in three different races this season. Last weekend he won a 1st-2nd-3rd against 6,000 pigeons.
After a one-day holdover the British Barcelona Club birds were liberated from Messac at 07.30BST with variable winds on route. Two hundred members sent one thousand and sixteen birds. The following is a report on the provisional result based on members' verifications.
Das Wetter am Wochenende vom 14.05. und 15.05., dem Pfingstwochenende, war absolut nicht so, wie man es sich ganz allgemein für Pfingsten und insbesondere die Taubenzüchter wünscht. Es war kalt und regnerisch, und es gingen viele Jährige verloren.
PIPA agent for Canada and the USA Andy Larentzakis moved to Florida in 2015. Not only did he move his entire breeding and racing loft, he also worked feverishly to complete the construction of his modern one loft facility. From that loft, the first edition of Big Andy's One Loft Challenge was held. A very successful one.
Five hundred and fourteen members entered four thousand, seven hundred and fifty-one birds into the British International Championship Club race from Alençon. After a one day holdover they were liberated at 07.30BST into light variable winds. The following is a report on the provisional result based on members' verifications.
The noble Geerinckx breed that was created by Luc Geerinckx has now been turned into a world class team by his son Bart. At this moment there is no other pigeon breed as popular as that of Bart Geerinckx. PIPA was invited for a look behind the scenes, and we sat down for a long conversation with Bart.