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  • Golden Algarve One Loft Race: preparing for the 2019 edition

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    Golden Algarve One Loft Race: preparing for the 2019 edition
    When the Golden Algarve Race began, it was another derby that would try to assert itself in the world of One Loft Races. But year after year the number of pigeons and participants doubled, all because of the well organized structure.

    Maarten Huijsmans (Hoogerheide, NL) develops into a world class player and was again outstanding in 2018!

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    Maarten Huijsmans (Hoogerheide, NL) develops into a world class player and was again outstanding in 2018!
    Maarten Huijsmans is, despite his young age, already a phenomenon at his favorite distances, the sprint and middle distance. In both disciplines he has managed to distinguish himself in a wonderful way at national level.

    New auctions: Bert Vanden Berghe, Dehon-Demonseau, Hardy Krüger, Rudi de Saer, Etienne Meirlaen, Freialdenhofen & Sons, Franz-Josef Irmer, March auction, Carlo Gyselbrecht, Kristof Mortelmans, Jan Hooymans

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    New auctions: Bert Vanden Berghe, Dehon-Demonseau, Hardy Krüger, Rudi de Saer, Etienne Meirlaen, Freialdenhofen & Sons, Franz-Josef Irmer, March auction, Carlo Gyselbrecht, Kristof Mortelmans, Jan Hooymans
    On Monday March 18th, these auctions will start: Bert Vanden Berghe, Dehon-Demonseau, Hardy Krüger, Rudi de Saer, Etienne Meirlaen, Freialdenhofen & Sons, Franz-Josef Irmer, March auction, Carlo Gyselbrecht, Kristof Mortelmans, Jan Hooymans.

    Update: Armando sold for 1,252,000 EURO – Total revenue Joël Verschoot auction: 2,400,000 EURO

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    Update: Armando sold for 1,252,000 EURO – Total revenue Joël Verschoot auction: 2,400,000 EURO
    The Joël Verschoot pigeon auction reached an apotheosis on Sunday 18th of March: they smashed the record of most expensive pigeon ever sold in an online auction with an incredible 1,252,000 euro.

    Team Hooymans ready to compete for European glory!

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    Team Hooymans ready to compete for European glory!
    As of 2019, direct Hooyman pigeons will be facing opponents in different competitions across Europe: besides the team's private racing loft of Jan Hooymans, we will also see the launch of a "Team Hooymans NL" racing loft in The Netherlands, led by Christian van de Wetering from Wijk en Aalburg.

    Ahmad Majid (Assen, NL) ... a star from the east

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    Ahmad Majid (Assen, NL) ... a star from the east
    There is always one star that shines the brightest. They shine harder than all other stars. We introduce to you pigeon fancier Ahmad Majid.

    Tom & Marnik Van Gaver (Moortsele, BE) end their 2018 season with a balance above their expectations

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    Tom & Marnik Van Gaver (Moortsele, BE) end their 2018 season with a balance above their expectations
    With a national victory on Brive and the best Belgian long distance yearling with 5 prizes (PIPA Rankings), Tom Van Gaver & his father Marnik just passed their first big annual test with a brilliant note. However, it was not a foregone conclusion. Let's go back to an unforgettable year for this combination of the Gent area.

    Get ready for the second edition of the Europa Master Pigeons OLR

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    Get ready for the second edition of the Europa Master Pigeons OLR
    The first edition of OLR Europa Master Pigeons, finished with a spectacular and very hard final. The pigeons had been prepared in 23 trainings, 3 Hot Spots, and 1 semi-final. In total pigeons flew 2411 km.

    PIPA-auction in Basra (Iraq) on Friday March 15

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    PIPA-auction in Basra (Iraq) on Friday March 15
    Friday, March 15, PIPA Middle East will organize an auction in Basra, Iraq. There will be offered a nice collection of Belgian, German and Dutch top pigeons.

    Joël Verschoot's Contador, an absolute star in the wake of Armando (video)

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    Joël Verschoot's Contador, an absolute star in the wake of Armando (video)
    Contador was another bird that developed into an absolute champion in the lofts of Joël Verschoot from Ingelmunster, in the wake of Armando. After all, pigeons that win 4 national top 10 prizes in the long distance, like Contador did, are not all that common.

    Auction weekend raises almost 300,000 euro – Sagan sold for 44,000 euro – Loft Liliane Demely 5,600 euro/bird

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    Auction weekend raises almost 300,000 euro – Sagan sold for 44,000 euro – Loft Liliane Demely 5,600 euro/bird
    Several auctions closed on Sunday 10th of March, raising 295,300 euro in total for 144 pigeons, or more than 2,000 euro on average per bird.

    Martial Maindrelle (Bretteville-Sur-Laize, FR) boosts his 2018 season with a new Olympic qualification thanks to Olympic Nadir!

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    Martial Maindrelle (Bretteville-Sur-Laize, FR) boosts his 2018 season with a new Olympic qualification thanks to Olympic Nadir!
    As the years go by, 'the Doc' became a household name in the national and international events. Since several years, this pigeon loft localized in Normandy became one of the leading names from the middle distance scene in Europe.

    Deaf pigeon fanciers meet at Fugare to call on fellow deaf players

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    Deaf pigeon fanciers meet at Fugare to call on fellow deaf players
    Keeping pigeons as a deaf person? No big deal. We met with Geert, Marcel and Arnaud at the PIPA stand at Fugare. They are deaf pigeon fanciers from Belgian and France, and they would like to launch a call.

    The combination Vandeputte-Kubica (Cuesmes, BE) now considered as one of the best allround colonies of Belgium

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    The combination Vandeputte-Kubica (Cuesmes, BE) now considered as one of the best allround colonies of Belgium
    It was the sensation from 2018. They already raised the bar very high during the previous racing seasons. However, 2018 will stay forever as their very best season with no less than 4 pigeons classified in the National ace pigeon rankings as well as a pigeon qualified for the Olympiads in Poland.

    Pigeon theft Mark Gilbert (Windsor, UK) (Update pictures of stolen pigeons)

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    Pigeon theft Mark Gilbert (Windsor, UK) (Update pictures of stolen pigeons)
    Last weekend, pigeons were stolen from the lofts of Mark Gilbert. It concerns 18 pigeons whose ring numbers are shown below. Mark gives a reward of £ 20,000 for the tip that leads to the safe return of all pigeons on their loft.
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