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.

Pigeon fanciers from as far afield as USA, Canada, China, Australasia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa will participate in the inaugural Victoria Falls World Challenge Pigeon Race on 28 January 2017 and also the five preceding training races, each with prize money of US$30,000.

Conservation efforts and under-privileged communities will gain significantly from this event, including highly commendable anti-poaching trusts whose under-funded, yet unyielding, work in the..... read more


Newsflash - 2017-03-23

The Victoria Falls WCPR team has been busy since the final race on 28 January. All pigeons have been moved and selected in preparation for export and sale. The loft in Victoria Falls has had some modifications done to it and it has been cleaned and sterilised in preparation of the new intake. The new quarantine station in Harare is coming on steadily and will be ready to receive pigeons this year. All the necessary import permits have been received and sent to the shippers in the respective regions and we now await the first shipments in April. 84 pigeons will be sent overseas to be auctioned by PIPA and another auction house. The balance of the pigeons will be auctioned online through the site My Pigeon Auctions for this year. The shipment of pigeons overseas is a lengthy and complicated process as they need to be quarantined twice and this will take several months. We will keep everyone informed of the progress. Any birds purchased online through My Pigeon ..... read more

Australian birds - 2017-03-23

We have been advised by Australian vets not to receive any pigeons from Western Australia because of the outbreak of Rotavirus in the East. The chances of bringing Rotavirus to Victoria Falls are extremely unlikely because of the quarantine and testing procedures in place. Nevertheless it is regretted that we cannot take the chance given the potential devastating effect the spread of this virus outside Australia could have. We sincerely apologise for this and hope that we will get Australian support next year. We do have good quality pigeons available from our stud if one wishes to enter a team. Best regards...... read more

Final Prize Money Results - 2017-02-06

The final of the inaugural Victoria Falls World Challenge Pigeon Race was held on Saturday 28th January. The race proved to be a challenge for the pigeons because of rainy weather en route. The sky was cloudy at the liberation point 410 km to the south but not raining, however within 60 km the pigeons encountered scatted rain showers. The wind was from the North West (direct headwind) at 10 to 14 km per hour. Approximately 120 fanciers and on-lookers were present at the lofts to witness the first 3 pigeons arrive at 14.35 over 8 hours after liberation. There were some anxious minutes as the 1st pigeon belonging to Bader AlJewesry of Kuwait eventually trapped at 14.47 recording a speed of 800.17 meters per minute earning the 1st prize of USD 200 000 This was closely followed by a pigeon Jaws 1 belonging to Ado Family Loft of United States with a speed of 799.6 meters per minute earning USD 100 000. Some more anxious minutes passed before the third pigeon named Klaas f..... read more

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Total Prize Money
$700 000 USD
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Final Race Date

26th January 2018

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