A one loft race again after several years
The Saudi Federation for Homing Pigeon Racing (SFHPR) has announced that a one loft race will be held in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. After four editions in 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005, the federation has decided that the time has come for Saudi Arabia to have its own one loft race again. In total, 1200 pigeons which must not be older than one month can be housed in the lofts about 5 kilometres from the city of Dammam, in the east of Saudi Arabia.
The final race of 250 km from about 50 km near Nuairiyah in the northeast of Saudi Arabia will take place on Friday 21 March 2014. The total prize money for the final race amounts to 105,000 SAR (Saudi Arabia Riyal) or about 20,650 euros. This money will be divided between the firts 30 pigeons in the final. Certificates will also be handed out to the top 30.
Deadline is closing in
Fanciers who still wish to participate in the race must hurry. The deadline for registering your pigeons ends on 30 November 2013. The registration fee for a single pigeon is 350 SAR (about 69 euros) for Saudi Arabian fanciers and 100 USD (about 74 euros) for foreign fanciers. Only 1200 pigeons will be allowed in the race, a maximum number which has almost been reached. The pigeons must be sent to the lofts in Saudi Arabia by 15 December 2013 at the very latest. All other information on the race can be found in this document.