After a two day holdover the international convoy, including three hundred and ninety-one pigeons from the British International Championship Club, were released at Pau at 08.20CEST. There was heavy rain overnight and into the next day. The following is a report on the provisional result based on members' verifications.
Now that the provincial, zonal and national results of Montluçon are out we present you the new PIPA rankings. Which fancier has the best bird after the national races from Bourges I, Châteauroux I and Montluçon?
On Tuesday June 21. Season Finale - part 1 started. On Wednesday June 22. Season Final - part 2 will start. Season Finale - part 1 will end on Sunday July 3. and Season Final - part 2 will end on Monday July 4.
China is mad about pigeon racing. This is not only shown by the great number of over 300,000 fanciers but by an actual pigeon song as well. The song has recently been uploaded to Youku, China's Youtube, and is of course in Chinese. However, we took the time to translate it into English just for you.
The Season Finale Auction, which concludes our auction season 2015-2016, will begin tomorrow at 5pm with the first part. On Wednesday 22 June at 5pm the second part will go live.
After a one day holdover due to bad weather in the channel, the National Flying Club liberated the birds at Messac on 5th June at 9.40BST into no wind. The following is a report on the provisional result based on members' verifications.
Today, Monday June 13th, 6 new auctions started. These auctions will end ond Sunday June 26th.
It was for the third time that Gaby Vandenabeele sold a group of young birds in an internet auction, and this online sale was another great success, just like the previous two auctions that took place on PIPA this year. In this auction he sold the most expensive Vandenabeele young bird ever, with a brother of Super Romeo being sold for 31,500 EURO.
Mr Edward O'Reilly and Son from Barnstaple in Devon won the British International Championship Club race from Alençon on 28th May 2016 with more than four hundred and fifty fanciers entering over four and a half thousand birds. The bloodlines of this latest national champion can be traced back to Etienne Meirlaen's superb family of pigeons.
After a days holdover due to poor weather, the National Flying Club pigeons were liberated from Fougères at 09.30BST into a light north-west wind. The following is a report on the provisional result based on members' verifications.
Four hundred and sixty-seven members entered four thousand three hundred and twenty-six pigeons into the British International Championship Club race from Alençon. They were liberated at 11.30BST into a light northerly wind. The following is a report on the provisional result based on members' verifications.
On Sunday May 29th 3PM CEST the auction of Batenburg-Van de Merwe will end.
It has been a few years since the introduction of the first automatic arrivals on PIPA. Over the years an increasing number of fanciers have been using this service, which makes the arrival of your pigeons less of a hassle. PIPA pays attention to its online visitors as well, as we are introducing automatic arrivals for France as well.
The following auctions closed on Sunday, with an overall revenue of 231,850 EURO.
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!
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.
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.
André and Bert Leideman have really mastered the art of winning important races. We were amazed by the way in which they claimed their most recent first prize: their winning pigeon Tesla claimed victory in a sprint race of 247km with an amazing 5 minutes lead over almost 12,000 pigeons, despite the southeasterly wind.
Today, Tuesday May 10th, 3 new auctions started. These auctions will end on Sunday May 22th.
A number of auctions closed this weekend, and we briefly discuss them below.
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 08.05 BST 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.
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.