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Hotspot 2 Prize Money & GPS Trackers 2024-06-07

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RACE REPORT HOTSPOT 2

Hotspot 2 was held on 5th June from 192km. The weather was cool in the morning with a maximum temperature of 32 degrees Celsius during the day. The wind was a mild headwind.

2495 pigeons were sent to the race. The first pigeons arrived at a velocity of 1442 m/m with 1300 birds arriving in the first hour. On the first day 1621 pigeons had clocked. By the close of the race on the second day 1818 pigeons were home being 73% of those sent. 27% did not return in race time. The pigeons were in fantastic condition and health, but losses were high.

Some pigeons returned with hawk injuries some of which will not take part in any more racing. Breeders will be notified of pigeons not able to continue. We are still receiving late birds most of which are in good condition but won’t take part in the next training toss.

Heavy losses in racing is devastating and disappointing for all of us and particularly our fanciers who have high expectations of their pigeons. There are many reasons why there are losses in One Loft Races but we believe that the main cause at Victoria Falls is the high number of old pigeons in the loft, and we have mentioned this on other posts. It is vital that fanciers take note that only young unraced pigeons should be sent to any one loft race. The tracker results and report below shows us clearly what we believe happen to most late and missing pigeons at this race. Some pigeons take evasive action from falcons but can still work it out and come back later in good condition. Others fly off in the wrong direction including trackers which follow them and return later.

 

TRACKER REPORT

We are gaining more and more valuable information from our tracker birds. We have information from 7 trackers carrying rings at Hotspot 2. On the first day one of the trackers flew North across the border into Zambia and then turned and flew West to the loft. 2 trackers that came on the second day flew a long way in Zambia before coming back to Zimbabwe, one of them was on the same track as the other that split and flew West to the loft on the first day. It is most likely that these trackers flew with other pigeons which were either disorientated or attempting to fly home to the lofts they matured in. The wind did not play a part.

We maintain our stand that sending young untrained pigeons is best. Older mature pigeons raced or unraced sent to our race will reduce the chance of success and result in heavy losses not only those pigeons are lost but they lead younger pigeons astray that follow the majority.

 

Congratulations to the prize winners for Hotspot 2!

 

Your accounts have already been credited with the prize money. Certificates have been emailed to you and are also available in your login.

 

Pos

Country

Fancier

Ring #

Rank

Prize

1

Netherlands

Hok Reijnen-Bolton

BE 23-6207175

1

$         2,000

2

Kuwait

Jassim Alkulaib

KW FED 24-1264019

3

$         1,500

3

Germany

Jochen & Nadine Huenten

DV 07274-23-23

5

$         1,000

4

South Africa

Triple J Lofts

ZA23 JJJ 805

6

$            750

5

Germany

Brinkmann Racing Pigeons

DV 02752-23-603

7

$            750

6

Netherlands

Animals To Fly

NL 23-9245688

9

$            750

7

Qatar

Al-Tahadi Loft

QATAR 23-8413

11

$            750

8

Netherlands

Team Soepboer

NL 23-9564680

13

$            750

9

Qatar

Ummbirka Loft

QATAR 23-1959

15

$            750

10

Qatar

Ummbirka Loft

QATAR 23-1928

16

$            750

11

Qatar

Ummbirka Loft

QATAR 23-47945

17

$            600

12

Zimbabwe

Anfield Lofts

ZW23 BSFC 3072

19

$            600

13

Germany

Korte Joe

DV 08988-23-260

20

$            600

14

Qatar

Ummbirka Loft

QATAR 23-11475

23

$            600

15

Zimbabwe

Little Caradoc Lofts

ZW23 MRPF 8553

24

$            600

16

United States

Aztec Loft

AU23 AZTEC LOFT 148

26

$            600

17

Belgium

PIPA Breeding & Thorsten Blank

BE 23-4181733

27

$            600

18

Germany

Werner A. Waldow & Silvia Thiel

DV 04858-23-790

29

$            600

19

Germany

Klaus Wuestefeld

DV 02371-23-894

35

$            600

20

Qatar

Al-Hazm Loft

Qatar 23-854

36

$            600

 

Watch videos of the top 3 birds here!

1st Prize - https://www.youtube.com/shorts/56xSHsuTR7s?feature=share

2nd Prize - https://www.youtube.com/shorts/sqWNcWp8Ffs?feature=share

3rd Prize - https://www.youtube.com/shorts/bwt1YLYchDA?feature=share

$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: HOTSPOT 3
Distance: 237km
Liberation Point: LUPANE DAM
Release Time: 2024-06-15 06:50:00
Live Results | Live Stream | Basketing List
2024 Final Race Date

26th July 2024


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