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FINAL RACE Prize Money & GPS Trackers 2023-08-01

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RACE REPORT FINAL RACE 2023

 

The Final Race was held from Masvingo 583 km from the loft. The weather was clear with good visibility and a Northeast to North wind (side and headwind) over the whole distance. The wind was variable from 8 to 15 km per hour. The maximum temperature did not exceed 30 degrees Celsius.

735 pigeons were sent to the race. The first pigeon clocked after 8 hours 18 minutes of flying with a velocity of 1170 m/min and 45 minutes before the next pigeon.

  • 17 pigeons arrived on the first day.
  • A total of 206 pigeons were home by the close of the race at 18:00 hrs on day 2.
  • Pigeons continued to arrive after the race closed and 331 were home by the end of day 3.

 28% arrived in race time including some with minor hawk injuries. The pigeons are in excellent condition and have been graded for the up-and-coming sales.

 

Super Ace Competition

The final leg of the Super Ace was completed and was won by PIPA Breeding Loft with “Klein Victoria BK”.

164 Super Ace pigeons were back in race time. Un-won prizes of $186 000 have been split evenly between these 164 prize winners and added to their winnings.

Pos

Country

Fancier

Ring #

Pigeon

Prize

1

Belgium

PIPA Breeding Loft

BE 22-4040947

Klein Victoria BK

$   101,134

2

Belgium

PIPA Breeding Loft

BE 22-4041848

Golden Victoria BK

$     61,134

3

South Africa

Willie Munnik

ZA22 SRPV 440

2-2545/1114

$     41,134

4

South Africa

Triple J Lofts

ZW22 MRPF 6751

JUABEN

$     31,134

5

Netherlands

Rudolf Visser

BE 22-2080576

Donor - Jeroen & Stijn Rans

$     26,134

6

Belgium

PIPA Breeding Loft

BE 22-4041768

Victoria BK II

$     21,134

7

United States

Ganus Family Loft

AU22 GFL 289

POWER OF FAITH

$     19,134

8

Kuwait

Nawaf Hajar

KW CLUB 22-15654

Star

$     16,134

9

Qatar

Al-Gashamiya Loft

QATAR 22-52453

Perfiction

$     13,134

10

Belgium

Kristof Mortelmans

BE 22-6222233

Jolly

$     11,134

 

Final Race

The Final Race was won by Hans-Paul Esser with “Conny's Dream Comes True”. A velocity of 1170 m/min and 45 min lead.

Pos

Country

Fancier

Ring #

Pigeon

Prize

1

Germany

Hans-Paul Esser

DV 05775-22-2653

Conny's Dream Comes True

$    70,000

2

South Africa

Jaco Buckle MDTC and Pigeoneers

ZA22 JJJ 997

Silver Seraph

$    40,000

3

Netherlands

Rudolf Visser

BE 22-2080576

Donor - Jeroen & Stijn Rans

$    20,000

4

South Africa

De Cock Familie

ZA22 TRPF 1501

Licia

$    15,000

5

Qatar

Al-Gashamiya Loft

QATAR 22-52453

Perfiction

$    10,000

6

Belgium

Kristof Mortelmans

BE 22-6222233

Jolly

$      7,000

7

Morocco

Kaidi Family Loft

MAROC F.C.G.C. 22-44723

 

$      6,000

8

South Africa

Willie Munnik

ZA22 SRPV 440

2-2545/1114

$      5,000

9

Netherlands

PEC and Batenburg-v.d. Merwe

NL 22-8442587

 

$      4,000

10

Netherlands

Henri Van Venrooij

NL 22-4016621

Dsoeke

$      3,000

 

Grand Averages

Grand Averages was won by PIPA Breeding Loft with “Victoria BK II”.

Pos

Country

Fancier

Ring #

Pigeon

Prize

1

Belgium

PIPA Breeding Loft

BE 22-4041768

Victoria BK II

$       6,000

2

Qatar

Al-Gashamiya Loft

QATAR 22-52453

Perfiction

$       4,000

3

Belgium

PIPA Breeding Loft

BE 22-4041848

Golden Victoria BK

$       2,000

 

Knock Out Competition

The Knock Out was won by Hans-Paul Esser with “Conny's Dream Comes True”.

Pos

Country

Fancier

Ring #

Pigeon

Prize

Winner

Germany

Hans-Paul Esser

DV 05775-22-2653

Conny's Dream Comes True

$     10,000

 

Team Competition

The team competition was won by PIPA Breeding Loft.

Pos

Country

Fancier

Prize

1

Belgium

PIPA Breeding Loft

$       100,000

2

South Africa

Willie Munnik

$         50,000

3

Netherlands

PEC and Batenburg-v.d. Merwe

$         25,000

4

South Africa

Jaco Buckle MDTC and Pigeoneers

$         15,000

5

South Africa

P H Lerm

$         10,000

 

We as the Victoria Falls Team extend our gratitude to all participants and congratulations to the prize winners and to those that clocked birds in the Final.

Prize money has been credited to your race account. If you would like a pay out of any or all of your prize money, kindly send us a request by email.

Certificates will be emailed to you shortly and will also be available for download in your login.

 

GPS Trackers

One tracker bird 10560 carrying a tracker ring arrived on the first day at 17.50 hrs. The pigeon stopped twice for water for 40 minutes and 12 minutes and took a wide arch downwind of the straight-line route flying a total distance of 685 km. Other trackers of interest arriving later were 6801 and 6808. 6801 stopped once for water on the first day and continued and stopped for the night close to Shangani (the release point for Hotspot 4 and Hotspot 6). It continued the next day arriving in the afternoon. 6808 appeared to have been attacked by a hawk about 1 hour 15 minutes after liberation and stayed in a thickly wooded area on a ridge for 27 hours before the battery died. The pigeon returned un-injured after that.

 

Below are the individual links for the tracking birds;

Tracker 10560 - https://skyleader.com.tw/share/20230728I55lHY

Tracker 6801 - https://skyleader.com.tw/share/20230730smGasD

Tracker 6808 - https://skyleader.com.tw/share/20230731MWbmHM

 

There will be no Enduro series this year. Pigeons have been selected for sale to go to a number of auctions, the details of which will be published soon. If your pigeon is not selected it may be bought by the entrant according to the following terms;

 

5.5 After all races are finished an entrant may elect to buy back their own pigeons for US$ 500 plus shipping and quarantine costs, each under the following conditions.

5.5.1 Only pigeons not selected to go to any auction may be bought back.

5.5.2 Only the activator of the bird may buy it back. This right is not transferable.

5.5.3 The cost of the bird plus shipping and quarantine costs must be paid before shipping.

5.5.4 Approximate costs can be given at the time of booking which must be done by email.

5.5.5 Shipping will only be done to destinations where we can legally, easily and safely transport pigeons. Buyers in other destinations must arrange with the respective shippers in these countries for onward shipping.

5.5.6 There will be no portion of the sale amount of US$ 500 due to the activator of the bird.

 

Best Regards,

The Victoria Falls Team

$1,250,000 USD Enter Now

SUMMARY Total Prizes
Final Race US$ 600,000 350
Super Ace US$ 300,000 100
6 Hotspot Races US$ 200,000 270
Grand Averages US$ 75,000 25
Elite Competition US$ 65,000 10
Knock-Out Competition US$ 10,000 1
Running Race
Name: Training Flight 5
Distance: 52km
Liberation Point: 52 km
Release Time: 2024-05-18 07:00:00
Live Results | Live Stream | Basketing List
2024 Final Race Date

26th July 2024


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