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.
A man standing atop an aircraft carrier along the Brooklyn waterfront waved a long bamboo pole and hundreds of tiny lights shot up like sparks spat from a fire.
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.
Today, Monday April 25th, 9 new auctions started. They will end on Sunday May 8th.
Six different auctions closed this weekend, raising 215,275 EURO. Each auction is briefly discussed below.
Genau wie im vorigen Jahr warten wir immer noch auf wirklich gutes Taubenwetter. Doch haben unsere Tauben schon mehrere Kilometer geflogen, was bedeutet, dass auch unsere Rubrik 'Blick auf die Woche Deutschland' wieder anfangen soll. Nehmen Sie daran teil und stellen Sie ab dem 03.05.2016 jede Woche Ihre besten Ergebnisse ins Rampenlicht des deutschen Taubensports!
Today, Tuesday April 12th, one new auction started. This auction will end on Sunday April 24th.
The old birds' auction of Jos Thoné closed today, and it turned out to be a great success, with an overall revenue of 467,500 EURO and with 25 different nationalities involved. The 3 most expensive pigeons will be going to Japan.
2015 will go down in history as a splendid season for the Van Toor brothers from Vlaardingen (NL). Besides two Olympiad Pigeons and a substitute Olympiad Pigeon they also won a first prize NPO and several ace pigeon titles with their young birds’ team. They had a great season thanks to a talented team of young birds, and you can obtain one of these young birds as of 11th April!
Nine auctions closed this weekend, raising 267,525 EURO for 141 pigeons. Each auction is briefly discussed below.
Today, Monday March 28, the auction of Jos Thoné started. This auction ends on Sunday April 10.
In 2016 the ZLU plans to abolish the use of gummi control rings in international races. Belgian race organisers are not amused; they threaten to ban Dutch pigeons from competing in international extreme long distance races if they do not carry a control ring.
PIPA is known to be the number one provider of exclusive pigeons. These are the kind of pigeons that raise the level of quality in any pigeon loft, and they are sold for high prices, which is to the benefit of the seller. This can only be achieved with a well coordinated team. Many fanciers who sold pigeons on PIPA were willing to share their experiences.
We have learned of the passing of Pierre Schroeder, who died on the 18th of March following a lingering illness. Pierre was the father of renowned pigeon vet Vincent Schroeder, with whom he was in a combination.
Several auctions closed this weekend; a brief summary of each auction can be found below.
Today, Tuesday March 15, 2 new auctions started. These auctions will end on Sunday March 27.
9 different auctions closed on Sunday, raising 310,475 EURO in total, with an average sale price of 2,500 EURO overall.
The 2015 Belgian national race Châteauroux III was a disaster. Because of the drizzle at the liberation site, the race had a very rough start, as a result of which only twenty per cent of over 27,000 birds returned home the same day. The old bird race was eventually won by Davy Tournelle's Mila, just bought by Chinese fancier Sky Chen.
Today, Tuesday March 8th, 2 new auctions started. The auctions will end on Sunday March 20.
Nine auctions closed this weekend, which we will briefly discuss below. The overall revenue was 195.425 EURO.
The higher the number of pigeons in a race, the fewer chances you have of claiming victory, and the more prestigious the race becomes. This is why first prize winners in important races are rightly considered to be top quality pigeons. Every fancier will now get a chance to obtain one ore more top class racing birds in our Sensational Massive Winners Auction, which starts on the of 7th March.
Today, Tuesday March 1st, 2 new auctions started. They will end on Sunday March 13.
Six different auctions closed this weekend selling 126 pigeons. Together they raised 217,400 EURO.
Last weekend Kortrijk Xpo welcomed little over 9,200 visitors to Fugare 2016, the 6th edition of the international pigeon racing fair. This is an increase of no less than 15% in visitors in comparison to last year.