VFWCPR Venture Racers

  • 1. Venture Race Birds (Venture Racers) are donated pigeons for sale to anyone on a first come first served basis. On conclusion of the race and upon sale of the Venture Racers a minimum of 75% of the net proceeds after sales costs will go to the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust and other designated trusts or charities and 25% to the donor. The donor may elect when submitting the pigeons to donate 100% to the causes described herein.

  • 2. If fanciers would like to donate pigeons towards this cause they should send an email to VFWCPR in order to give VFWCPR Ltd indicative numbers. This will be without obligation.

  • 3. Please note that loft space may be limited and intakes from donors of Venture Racers may be restricted and are only with prior approval from VFWCPR.

  • 4. The Venture Racers donated will be received by VFWCPR without payment of an entrance fee but the quarantine and shipping costs will be paid for by the donor to their agent.

  • 5. Donated pigeons may participate under the name of the donor or remain anonymous. The preference to remain anonymous or not must be declared on the entry form for Venture Racers. Any 2017 life ring as defined in the rules can be used.

  • 6. Anonymous pigeons will remain so for the entire period including when sold at conclusion of the season where no pedigree or breeder details will be published. Their identification will only be known to the owners and race administration through the timing system. A breeder/ donor may however at any point in time choose to change the bird from anonymous to show their details. This request must be made in writing to us here

  • 7. The rights to prize money for Venture Racers will be offered for sale on the website to anyone wishing to pay the entrance fee including non-pigeon fanciers, other fanciers or the donor. These rights will pass to the first person booking the bird in writing by email, stating the specific ring number and paying the entrance fee within 48 hours, upon which the bird becomes an eligible pigeon as defined in point 2 of the terms and conditions. The exception to this is that any For Sale venture bird which places in the first 50 pigeons of a prize money race (Hotspot) will be auctioned online within 72 hours of the close of that race and activated by the person with the highest bid.

  • 8. Once a Venture Racer becomes an eligible pigeon, it will qualify in all respects as if it were a normal eligible pigeon as defined herein and any prize money won will accrue to the purchaser of the rights for that bird. The exception to this is that no Venture Racer may enter the ACE Bird competition. Lost Venture Racers and Venture reserves will not be entitled to a credit in the following year of the amount paid.

  • 9. All Venture Racers whether paid for or not will be sold after the final race to the best advantage for wildlife conservation, anti-poaching and communities.

  • 10. When an entrant selects a Venture Racer before Hotspot 3 they may select 3 other Venture Racers as Reserve birds from those available at that time. Reserve Venture Racers become activated when the original Venture Racer is lost or is unable to participate or if they are paid for. Any entrant who selects a Venture Racer after Hotspot 3 and before Hotspot 5 will only be able to select 2 reserves. Any Venture Racer selected after Hotspot 5 will not be entitled to any reserves. 7 days after Hotspot 5 any un-activated Reserve Venture Racers will automatically be withdrawn from the entrant and become available for sale to anyone else.

Total Prize Money
$700 000 USD
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Final Race Date

26th January 2018


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