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Victoria Falls World Challenge Pigeon Race - Hotspot 5

The Victoria Falls World Challenge Pigeon Race fifth hotspot race was held on Saturday 6th July 2019 from a distance of 450km. There was a strong tailwind for the race which, whilst resulting in high velocities for the first birds back, made the race a hard one for all the birds.

Two thousand and forty-nine birds were basketed for the race and one thousand, four hundred and sixty-four were clocked in, seventy-one percent of the total birdage.

Races with high tailwinds pushing the birds are often very difficult because the birds have to flap hard to stay in the air otherwise they go down, unlike a moderate wind or a headwind which results in slower velocities but is easier for the birds.

The top twenty birds back to the loft can be seen below, with the winning pigeon belonging to German fanciers, ZG Helios Yu Tao and Huebner and Gehrken.  All the top twenty are prize money winning birds.

Prize Money Results – 5th Hotspot

The fifth Hotspot was held from 450 km on Saturday 6 July. We would like to formally congratulate the following fanciers for taking the twenty prize money positions, the funds have already been credited to their race accounts.

Pos

Country

Pigeon Name

Ring #

Fancier Name

Speed

Rank

Prize Money

1

Germany

0

DV 04195-18-892

ZG Helios Yu Tao & Huebner & Gehrken

1768.525

2

5000.00

2

Kuwait

0

KW 18-047882

Mohamed Al-Alwan

1767.7191

4

3000.00

3

United States

0

AU18 VITA KING 511

Kessler Family Loft

1767.3905

6

2000.00

4

Germany

0

DV 0507-18-378

Team Klaas

1763.7134

10

1000.00

5

United States

0

AU18 NESNEB 18093

NESNEB Racing Loft

1761.1479

12

1000.00

6

United States

 

AU18 CHAMP 142

Champ Camp

1761.0997

13

1000.00

7

Germany

0

DV 05950-18-3075

Toni Deigner

1761.064

14

1000.00

8

Zimbabwe

Deborah

BYO 18-211

Divine Lofts - Team A

1760.8033

15

1000.00

9

Zimbabwe

Lobengula

NKR 18-3293

Nambiti Syndicate

1760.7333

16

1000.00

10

United States

Trouble Maker

AU18 GFL 979

Ganus Family Loft

1760.6908

17

1000.00

11

Belgium

0

BE 18-2053798

Erik Limbourg

1758.6266

20

1000.00

12

Germany

Manhattan

VFWC 18-742

Jochen & Nadine Huenten

1757.8743

21

1000.00

13

Czech Republic

0

CZ 0221-18-656

Karel Klemens

1757.0484

22

1000.00

14

Germany

Victoria's Secret

DV 03611-18-100

Luecking Loft

1756.4654

24

1000.00

15

Germany

Blade Beauty

DV 02413-18-1128

Gebrueder Reinhard

1756.2255

26

1000.00

16

Germany

Marhta

DV 08149-18-574

Axel Wolf

1752.6777

27

1000.00

17

Germany

0

DV 05950-18-3052

Toni Deigner

1752.4115

29

1000.00

18

Romania

Marius 84

RO FCI 18-5035284

Lepadatu & Chiritescu

1752.3114

31

1000.00

19

Belgium

0

BE 18-3021507

Norman Vandenberghe

1752.2841

32

1000.00

20

Netherlands

Kaiszer

NL 18-1435574

Team Soepboer

1752.1568

33

1000.00

Hotspot 5 top twenty prize money winners


Ace pigeon rankings after hotspot 5


Best overall rankings after hotspot 5

Activations for pigeons lost at hotspot 5 will be moved over to their reserves and training will be cut down in preparation for the final with two short tosses planned this week. Both these tosses will be from 47 km. Late birds from hotspot 5 will be held back if their condition is poor. Basketing for the final race is on Wednesday 17th and the last time the pigeons will be out of the loft before this will be for the training toss on Friday 12th. Reserve pigeons must be paid for by Saturday 13th. From Sunday 14th reserve pigeons will be up for sale on a first booked basis, which must be by email to admin. All rights for activated birds by third parties will pass to the activator of the bird.

The final race will be on 19th July (weather permitting) and will be from a minimum distance of 600km, this will be followed by the Victoria Falls Enduro race from a distance of 725km race eight days later, again weather permitting. The Enduro race is also dependent on the conditions of the birds following the final race. The maps below show the race routes for these events.


Final race


Victoria Falls Enduro race

All the birds competing in this series of races are yearlings, having been shipped to the lofts last year from their respective countries. This year's shipments have just started and will continue until November. All unactivated birds will be available for purchase from Sunday 14th July. You can contact the administrators at roif.wianrv maloifctcpolc@s if you wish to activate a bird for the final race.

PIPA will be sending a delegation to cover both the final and the Enduro 725km races and will select the top pigeons following these races for an auction to take place on this site shortly.

Take a look at the Victoria Falls WCPR website here for more information...