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Golden Algarve Pigeon Race 2023

If you want to participate in the 2023 edition of the Golden Algarve Million Euro Pigeon Race, you can start planning now! Find out the moment of the intakes and the race schedule here.

In order to guarantee the health of the pigeons, with quarantine, vaccination, and creation of immunity groups, the reception of the pigeons will be organised in:

  • March- days 1 to 15.
  • April- days 1 to 15.
  • May- days 1 to 31.

Race schedule

  • 1st RACE /Ace Pigeon - 25 August - Azaruja - 170 km
  • 2nd RACE /Pigeon ACE – 1 September – Monforte – 205 km
  • 3rd RACE /Pigeon ACE – 9 September – Portalegre – 230 km
  • 4th RACE /Pigeon ACE – 18 September – Castelo Branco – 300 km- SEMI-FINAL
  • 5th RACE /Pigeon ACE – 30 September – BRAGANÇA – 500 km- FINAL

If you need more information, visit the website of the Golden Algarve Pigeon Race here:

Year after year the Golden Race Algarve has been asserting itself in the world of One Loft Races, and increasing the number of pigeons and participants, despite the restrictions imposed by the EU on the entry of pigeons into Europe.

Well organised, taking good care of the pigeons, with innovative methods, good people working in the loft, all of them fanciers, the Loft Manager being a pigeon fancier for over 30 years, because only with the best can you get the best, and above all 2 weeks after the final race paying all the requested prizes, and for the magnificent place where we are located, Monte Gordo, Algarve, Portugal, one of the best tourist destinations in the world.

In this way, we combine business with pleasure, and all participants can bring the family at the end of September and enjoy the race, the beach, the bars and restaurants of Monte Gordo, and the excellent hotels, and especially Monte Gordo became at that end of final race week, the world pigeon racing center, (in recent years around 4,000 people have visited us), where pigeon fanciers from all over the world come together for business opportunities, annual meeting of many friends and holidays.

This is the presentation of the Algarve Golden Race- Million Euro Pigeon Race 2023, where more than 7,000 pigeons are expected, with the winner final race winning € 150,000, with Ace Pigeon winning € 50.000 and semifinal winner € 50.000 too, and 3 cars in first 3 Hotsopts  who all pigeons entered in loft, activated and reserve can win, without needing to activate the reserve pigeons, and more than 900 prizes up for grabs, with an entry fee of € 1000 per team of 5 pigeons (two paid pigeons), and activation's reserve pigeons only to semifinal and final , € 500 per pigeon.

Visit our website and participate in one of the biggest and best OLR races in the world, competing with the best from over 30 countries.
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