The 2017 final of the Derby Arona, one of Europe's biggest one loft races, was held on Friday 24 March. This year's race was won by Team Leyen-Segers-Paloma Racing from Belgium, making it their second victory in three years' time after having taken the first prize in 2015.
In januari vond de allereerste editie van de Pattaya International One Loft Race plaats. Wie wenst deel te nemen aan de tweede editie van deze exotische wedstrijd, die intussen ook tot FCI-race omgedoopt werd, vindt hier alle informatie rond de inzameldata.
Dit jaar organiseert de FCI twintig Grandprixvluchten. Alle informatie daarrond maakte de FCI onlangs bekend in een beknopt overzicht.
Bijna dertig jaar bestaat de Nordseerennen op het idyllische Duitse eiland Sylt al. Jarenlang werd ze georganiseerd door oprichter Willy Ferchen, die enkele jaren geleden de fakkel uiteindelijk overdroeg. In 2017 gaat de race van start onder een nieuwe, vaste regie, namelijk die van de ervaren Duitse liefhebber Gerhard Lücking.
On Saturday 28 January the final race of the new Victoria Falls World Challenge Pigeon Race was held. At 6.15am 413 pigeons were liberated for a race of 415 km. The weather conditions along the race path: cloudy sky with some sunny intervals and no wind.
Due to the improved weather conditions the 9th edition of Thailand One Loft Race 2016 was rescheduled on Saturday 14 January 2017, a day earlier than planned. The pigeons were liberated in the west end of Nan close to the bordering Prae Province, almost directly north of Bangkok, for the final race of 500 km to Bangkok.
The final race of the first edition of the Pattaya International Pigeon Race (PIPR), a Thai one loft race, was held on 7 January 2017. The birds were liberated in Udon Thani for a race of 530 kilometres. It was the Thai fancier and business man Mike Sadawut Taechaubol who eventually won the race, and that in his first year of pigeon racing!
The final race in the fifth edition of the now well known Algarve Golden Race in Portugal took place on 24th of September. The overall winner is Recep-Emín Bayramoglu-Team B from Turkey, an emerging country in pigeon racing. The second and third place go to the Aviators Loft (France) and Robert Van Landschoot (Belgium), which makes for an international podium.
The Costa del Sol One Loft Race in Malaga, Spain was held on Saturday 1 October. 465 birds were liberated at 9AM in Hervas (Extremadura) for a tough race of 425 km in hot and humid weather conditions with almost no wind blowing. A bird of Mr. Karl Heinz Wichert (Germany) won the race with a 53-minute lead on his closest opponent.
PIPA agent for Canada and the USA Andy Larentzakis moved to Florida in 2015. Not only did he move his entire breeding and racing loft, he also worked feverishly to complete the construction of his modern one loft facility. From that loft, the first edition of Big Andy's One Loft Challenge was held. A very successful one.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will be the host to a new pigeon race in the eastern city of Safwa in February 2017, the Al Safa One Loft Race organised by Taqy Al Yousif. The first 25 birds to arrive home after a 350 km final race can split the total prize money of 111,000 Saudi Arabian Riyal (around 25,000 euros or 30,000 USD).
W Polsce pojawił się nowy Wspólny Gołębnik pod nazwą "WG Poker". Jest to projekt realizowany w okolicach Nowego Miasta. Obsada wyniesie maksymalnie 200 gołębi. Jak powiedział organizator (Przemek Wiktorowicz) "Udział w projekcie wziąć mogą osoby, które otrzymały indywidualne zaproszenie". Wraz z rywalizacją na WG organizowane będą atrakcje dla rodzin uczestników. Ma to na celu stworzenie ...
Africa’s most majestic destination beckons! Global pigeon fanciers are stirring with excitement with news that Victoria Falls, one of the seven Natural Wonders of the World, is the sublime Southern African location for a new US$700,000 one-loft race series in 2016/17.
The final of the 2016 Derby Arona race was flown on Friday 18 March. In sunny weather, 490 birds were released for a race distance of 275 km. After having flown nearly three hours, Lee Ray arrived as first of the flock and won the gold medal for Austrian fancier Beniamin Neag. UK fanciers Team Well Wag and Mark Gilbert won silver and bronze.
For the first time in history, fanciers from the European mainland will be able to participate in the one loft race of the (UK) Royal Pigeon Racing Association. The organisation has 100 spaces available. Fanciers from the European mainland can enter up to and including 7 December. After that date, the remaining spaces will be offered to UK entrants on the reserve list.
Sezon lotowy 2015 okazał się bardzo trudny i wymagający dla wszystkich polskich hodowców. Szczególnie rywalizacja gołębi młodych dostarczyła wielu niespodzianek, rozczarowań oraz nieprzespanych nocy.
As one of the people who has helped collect the birds for the Kalimanci one loft race in previous years, George and I were lucky enough to be invited out to witness the race in 2015. This is a personal report of our time in Bulgaria.
De FCI heeft de aanleverdata voor België en Nederland van haar oneloftraces die in 2015 georganiseerd zullen worden bekendgemaakt.
The Algarve, a region along the entire southern coastline of Portugal, hosted the final race of one of Europe’s most important one loft races on Saturday 27 September. This year’s race proved a record breaking edition.
On Saturday August 30th the big final of Danish Pigeon Race gathered around 500 happy fanciers from all over Europe! The final race from Göttingen and the 400 km was the culmination since the youngsters were delivered from all over the world back in May.
PIPA agent for Turkey Recep Ozturk and his Dutch partner Sergio Ferreira, racing under the name Timsah Derby Race, have won the semi-final of the Golden Race Algarve 2014. Their pigeon Emily arrived alone about one minute earlier than the second one in the race and got her fanciers a Ford Moondust Silver.
Elk jaar opnieuw zijn er enkele eenhokswedstrijden die meetellen voor het Wereldkampioenschap van de FCI. De namen van deze wedstrijden alsook de aanleverdata en -adressen zijn bekend.
The final of this year's Danish Pigeon Race, Scandinavia's biggest one loft race, will take place in Aabenraa on 30 August. The organisation has published more information on this year's race.
In the Mexican city of Teotihuacán on 25 January 2014 the official opening of the new one loft race Derby De Fondo was held. The liberation of the final race (700 km) will take place in Juan Aldama on Saturday January 24, 2015.
On Wednesday 18 December 2013, the final race of the Thailand Grand Pigeon Race took place. The top 3 was entirely Thai with Vitoon-Pitak (1st), Hartog International (2nd) and Booncahuy-Hugo (3rd). The first foreign fancier was Veulemans-Ceulemans from Belgium.