THE 23rd SOUTH AFRICAN MILLION DOLLAR PIGEON RACE. THIRD INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE

“THIRD INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE”.
ON
THE 23rd SOUTH AFRICAN MILLION DOLLAR PIGEON RACE
(THE BIGGEST & GREATEST PIGEON RACE IN THE WORLD!)
(THE RACE WITH THE PROVEN TRACK RECORD)
(THE OLYMPIC GAMES IN THE PIGEON WORLD)
DUE TO BE HELD AT
HERON BANKS GOLF & RIVER ESTATE,
SOUTH AFRICA
ON
SATURDAY 2nd FEBRUARY 2019.

ANOTHER RACE SEASON STARTS IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN SUNSHINE.

RESULTS FOR
TRAINING RACE 5, TRAINING RACE 6 & HOT SPOT CAR RACE 2.

We are now well into the race programme for the 2018/19 race series and it should be mentioned that the temperatures in South Africa over the past month have been much higher than usual at this time of the year, with daily temperatures over 32c (100f) and some days it has risen to 40c (108f) by around 14.00. By getting the pigeons liberated early in the morning helps the early pigeons but the later pigeons seem to struggle and stop flying, then come in later as the day gets cooler, with quite a few making it back to the lofts early the following morning, when once again it is cooler. The Loft Team are doing their best to cope with these problems.

THE PROPOSED RACE PROGRAMME IS AS FOLLOWS:- Training Race 1 will be on Thursday 13th December 2018 from 62km (39 miles), then Training Race 2 on Saturday 15th December 2018 from 62km (39 miles), followed by Training Race 3 on Tuesday 18th December 2018 from 62km (39 miles), followed by Training Race 4 on Thursday 20th December 2018 from 62km (39 miles). Then HOT SPOT CAR RACE 1 will take place on Saturday 22nd December 2018 from 115km (71 miles), followed by Training Race 5 on Monday 24th December 2018 from 62km (39 miles), followed by Training Race 6 on Thursday 27th December 2018 from 62km (39 miles). Then HOT SPOT CAR RACE 2 will take place on Saturday 29th December 2018 from 165km (103 miles), followed by Training Race 7 on Monday 31st December 2018, followed by Training Race 8 on Thursday 3rd January 2019 from 62km (39 miles). Then HOT SPOT CAR RACE 3 will take place on Saturday 5th January 2019 from 212km (132 miles), followed by Training Race 9 on Tuesday 8th January 2019 from 62 km (39 miles), followed by Training Race 10 on Thursday 10th January 2019 from 62km (39 miles). Then HOT SPOT CAR RACE 4 will take place on Saturday 12th January 2019 from 212km (132 miles), followed by Training Race 11 on Tuesday 15th January 2019 from 62km (39 miles), followed by Training Race 12 on Thursday 17th January 2019 from 62km (39 miles). Then HOT SPOT CAR RACE 5 will take place on Saturday 19th from 265km (165 miles), followed by Training Race 13 on Tuesday 22nd January 2019 from 62km (39 miles), followed by Training Race 14 on Thursday 24th January 2019 from 62km (39 miles), followed by Training Race 15 on Sunday 27th January 2019 from 62km (39 miles). More short training tosses will take place over the next few days with basketing taking place on Thursday 31st January 2019. Then the Final Race takes place from 521km (324 miles) on Saturday 2nd February 2019.

The Race Organisers (Air Sport Internationale) and all the Official Loft Staff in South Africa wish all fanciers/entrants/syndicates and competitors from literally all over the world the best of luck during the forthcoming 2018/19 race series.

LIVESTREAM was up and running for TRAINING RACE 5, which took place on Monday 24th December 2018 and the 3,170 pigeons were liberated all together at 07.20 from Koppies 62km (39 miles) in fine and clear conditions with a light head wind, with a temperature of 22c (72f) and a good steady race was anticipated. As the day progressed the temperature would rise at midday to 38c (104f) and then 40c (108f) by 14.30. This total was made up by 2,482 International pigeons, which included 192 pigeons from the United Kingdom and 77 pigeons from Southern Ireland, plus 688 pigeons from the host country South Africa. The Hold-Back List showed 210 pigeons and this included 9 from the United Kingdom and 1 from Southern Ireland.
I logged on bright and early to watch the pigeons return to the race loft and it was a beautiful morning in South Africa and all of all of a sudden a gang of about 50 pigeons approached the loft bang on line at 08.13 swung round the loft and were then immediately joined by another similar sized group, they all landed and then started to trap and as usual it was the first through the traps was the winner. Within a few minutes literally hundreds had returned home and all looked good for excellent race and good returns.
CONGRATULATIONS for winning 1st OPEN goes to TEAM HANNE + HANSI PLATTE from GERMANY with pigeon named PFEIL bred by a WOLF, which was officially clocked at 08.13.44.15 to record a winning velocity of 1271ypm (1153.80m/m), (19.23m/s) or 43 mph, 2nd Nabel Albaker from Kuwait, 3rd Club Pretoria Wedvlugduiwe Combine from South Africa, 4th John Leggio from United States Of America, 5th Club Diamand Resiesduif Klub from South Africa, 6th Bet-Right Lofts from United Kingdom, 7th Abdullah Buhemeed from Kuwait, 8th Lei Zhang from China, 9th Ferenc + Pepic from Austria, 10th Alkandari Loft from Kuwait, 11th Samual Lofts from South Africa, 12th Midvaal Wedvlug Duiwe Klub from South Africa, 13th Casselmann - Seitz from Germany, 14th Chens Loft from United States Of America, 15th Arkadiusz Buttner from Poland, 16th Lothar Krueger from Germany, 17th Club Benzing RPC Pretoria from South Africa, 18th SG Schubert from Germany, 19th Genesis Syndicate Loft from United States Of America and 20th Las Vladimir from Slovakia. The top twenty in this result were separated by just 14.44 seconds and had a total of 9 different countries represented and a total of 12 different countries in the top 50, with 50th being 46.05 seconds away from the actual race winner. A total of 1,000 pigeons were officially clocked by 08.20, then 2,000 by 08.26 and 3,000 by 09.46 and then 3,090 recorded by 18.52 and this total included 184 pigeons from the United Kingdom and 77 pigeons from Southern Ireland. This meant that just 80 pigeons were still missing.
GLOBAL NOMINATIONS for TRAINING RACE 5 amounted to US$3,364.30c (approx. £2,692) and had a total of 169 pigeons entered which included 2 from the United Kingdom and 2 from Southern Ireland and there were a total of 529 Nominations. There were no United Kingdom or Southern Ireland winners. WELL DONE TO ALL THE WINNERS.
CONGRATULATIONS on winning 1st UNITED KINGDOM, 6th OPEN went to the BET-RIGHT LOFTS with pigeon named CAPE OF GOOD HOPE which was bred by M BETTS and entered by JERRY WRIGHT from LUTTERWORTH, which was officially clocked at 08.13.49.43, just 05.28 seconds after the actual race winner. This pigeon has already won 30th, 155th, 5th and now 6th Open. Taking 2nd UK, 30th Open Zandys Dream Team with pigeon bred by Paul Smith from Stansted Mountfitchet, 3rd UK, 40th Open Millys Loft with pigeon bred by Michael Mellor from Crewe, 4th UK, 94th Open Berkshire Boys, 5th UK, 58th Open Team Islwyn with pigeon bred by Robert Jones from Port Talbot, 6th UK, 113th Open Nigel Templar with pigeon bred by Nigel Templar from Bristol, 7th UK, 120th Open Darling & Ede with pigeon bred by this partnership from Southampton, 8th UK, 129th Open Planet Brothers with pigeon bred by Gary & John Squibb from Romford, 9th UK, 136th Open Team Ettrick with pigeon bred by Bobby Dalziel from Selkirk, this pigeon is still holding 1st United Kingdom Overall Averages, 10th UK, 175th Open another for the Berkshire Boys, 11th UK, 194th Open Chris Turner with pigeon bred by Chris Turner from Coventry, 12th UK, 267th Open Dyserth + Blackpath Lofts with pigeon bred by Mark Williams from Prestatyn, 13th UK, 280th Open Guys Lofts with pigeon bred by Graham Guy from Wolverhampton, 14th UK, 286th Open another for Millys Loft with a second pigeon bred by Michael Mellor from Crewe, 15th UK, 309th Open another for Zandys Dream Team with a second pigeon bred by Paul Smith from Stansted Mountfitchet, 16th UK, 326th Open another for Chris Turner with a second pigeon bred by Chris Turner from Coventry, 17th UK, 339th Open John Cooper with pigeon bred by John Cooper from Pontypridd, 18th UK, 364th Open another for Zandys Dream Team with a third pigeon bred by Paul Smith from Stansted Mountfitchet, 19th UK, 382nd Open another for Guys Lofts with a second pigeon bred by Graham Guy from Wolverhampton and then 20th UK, 411th Open TadT with pigeon bred by Tad Truszkowski from Melton Mowbray. A total of 50 pigeons being officially clocked by 08.20, then 100 by 08.24 and then 150 by 08.37, then 172 by 09.46 and finally 184 pigeons by 18.52, leaving just 8 pigeons to return to the race loft.
UNITED KINGDOM COUNTRY/REGIONAL NOMINATIONS for TRAINING RACE 5. There were no entries.
UNITED KINGDOM COUNTRY CHALLENGE AVERAGES has a total of 68 pigeons entered and after 6 races holding 1st Zandys Dream Team with pigeon named Zandys Treasure bred by Paul Smith from Stansted Mountfitchet with a combined flying time of 06.45.11.48, 2nd Foster Brothers & Daughter with pigeon named Venture Hen bred by Foster & Sons from Liss with a combined flying time of 06.53.35.75 and 3rd Chris Turner with pigeon named Pebbles bred by Chris Turner from Coventry with a combined flying time of 06.55.51.94.

CONGRATULATIONS on winning 1st SOUTHERN IRELAND, 43rd OPEN went to TAXIMUSH with pigeon named TAXI MUSH BLUE, bred by GARRET HENSEY which was officially clocked at 08.14.25.42, just 41.27 seconds after the actual race winner. Taking 2nd Ireland, 66th Open Maurice O’Donnell with pigeon bred by Maurice O’Donnell, 3rd Ireland, 116th Open Moran & Bowden with pigeon bred by this partnership, 4th Ireland, 151st Open H+C Thorpe – McMorrow with pigeon bred by this partnership, 5th Ireland, 166th Open Jackpot Lofts with pigeon bred by Karl Donnelly and then 6th Ireland, 169th Open another for Taximush with a second pigeon bred by Garret Hensey. A total of 50 pigeons being officially clocked by 08.25, then 72 by 09.25 and finally 77 pigeons by 18.52, leaving no pigeons to return to the race loft.

SOUTHERN IRELAND COUNTRY/REGIONAL NOMINATIONS in TRAINING RACE 5. There were no entries.
SOUTHERN IRELAND COUNTRY CHALLENGE AVERAGES has a total of just 5 pigeons entered and after 6 races holding 1st Philip & Mark Smith with pigeon named Florence bred by this partnership with a combined flying time of 07.40.21.13, 2nd Philip & Mark Smith with pigeon named Rhys and bred by this partnership with a combined flying time of 10.04.35.17.

THE OVERALL AVERAGES are now up and running and after six races stands as follows:- 1st OPEN goes to HUBERT PFOH from GERMANY with pigeon named SILVENCHEN bred by HUBERT PFOH, with a combined flying time of 06.26.47.03 holding same place from the last race. 1st UNITED KINGDOM, 7th OPEN goes to TEAM ETTRICK with pigeon named ETTRICK FLIGHT bred by BOBBY DALZIEL from SELKIRK, with a combined flying time of 06.33.27.27 holding same place from the last race. 1st SOUTHERN IRELAND, 51st OPEN goes to MORAN & BOWDEN with pigeon named ANDYMAN bred by ANDY MORAN with a combined flying time of 06.46.36.17 up 17 places from the last race. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THESE FANCIERS.

LIVESTREAM was up and running for TRAINING RACE 6, which took place on
Thursday 27th December 2018 and the 3,325 pigeons were liberated all together at
06.15 from Koppies 62km (39 miles) in fine and clear conditions with a light head wind, with a temperature of 21c (70f) and a good steady race was anticipated. By 09.00 the temperature was already 34c (96f) and once again as the day progressed the temperature would rise to 38c (104f) by 11.00. This total was made up of 2,626 International pigeons, which included 199 pigeons from the United Kingdom and 79 pigeons from Southern Ireland, plus 699 from the host country South Africa. The Hold-Back list only showed 12 pigeons and this included 2 pigeons from the United Kingdom and none from Southern Ireland.

Once again I was up bright and early to watch the pigeons return to the race loft but was surprised to see that nearly 3,000 pigeons had already been clocked as they had been liberated very early. It was another beautiful morning in South Africa and an ideal racing day. I switched over to the LIVESTREAM and replayed the arrival and at 07.06 a gang of about 150 pigeons approached the race loft bang on line, swung round a couple of times and then they hit the trapping area and within a few minutes literally hundreds of pigeons had been officially recorded.

CONGRATULATIONS on winning 1st OPEN goes to STORM LOFTS from SOUTH AFRICA with pigeon named DELTA bred by this Syndicate, which was officially clocked at 07.06.03.53 to record a winning velocity of 1345ypm (1214.28m/m), (20.238m/s) or 46mph. Taking 2nd Kolvenbag & Son from United States Of America, with pigeon named Flycatcher that has already won 1st Open TR2, 2nd Open TR3 and now 2nd Open TR6, 3rd TNT Lofts from South Africa, with the same pigeon that won 1st Open and CAR in HSCR1, 4th Taximush from Southern Ireland, with a same pigeon that won 10th Open in HSCR1, 5th Club Pretoria Wedvlugduiwe Combine from South Africa, with the same pigeon that has won 6th Open HSCR1 3rd Open TR5 and now 5th Open TR6, 6th Wolfram Coesfeld from Germany, 7th Loft Einkamerer from South Africa, 8th Helmut & Alfons Klaas from Germany, 9th Jose Da Silva Ferreira from South Africa, 10th Midvaal Wedvlug Duiwe Klub from South Africa, 11th Lei Zhang from China, 12th Kalahari Harry Syndicate from South Africa, 13th Mayer Vom Kreuttal from Poland, 14th Zeche Prinz Regent II from Germany, 15th Jojos Loft & JGL Loft from United States Of America, 16th Mountain Lofts from South Africa, 17th Guys Lofts from United Kingdom, 18th Kevin Li from United States Of America, 19th Team Meteor from Netherlands and 20th Team Europa from Germany. The top twenty in this result were separated by just 22.74 seconds and had a total of 8 different countries represented and a total of 12 different countries represented in the top 50, with 50th being 58.37 seconds away from the actual race winner. A total of 1,000 pigeons were officially clocked up to 07.13, then 2,000 by 07.26, then 2,500 by 07.34 and 3,000 by 08.20, then 3,144 by 11.02, then finally 3,195 by 18.55. This left only 130 to return to the race loft.

GLOBAL NOMINATIONS for TRAINING RACE 6 amounted to US$4,314.60c (approx. £3,452) and had a total of 243 pigeons entered which included 4 from the United Kingdom and 1 from Southern Ireland and there were 619 Nominations. There was no United Kingdom or Southern Ireland winners. WELL DONE TO ALL THE WINNERS.

CONGRATULATIONS on winning 1st UNITED KINGDOM, 17th OPEN went to GUYS LOFTS with pigeon named BLUE ORB which was bred by TONY GUY, which was officially clocked at 07.06.20.99 just 17.46 seconds after the actual race winner.
Taking 2nd UK, 30th Open Team Ettrick with pigeon bred by Bobby Dalziel from Selkirk, this pigeon is flying exceptionally well and currently holding 1st UK, 3rd Open in The Overall Averages, 3rd UK, 35th Open Nigel Templar with pigeon bred by Nigel Templar from Bristol, 4th UK, 55th Open Zandys Dream Team with pigeon bred by Paul Smith from Stansted Mountfitchet, with a pigeon that is flying well and currently holding 1st UK in the County Challenge Averages, 5th UK, 104th Open another for Zandys Dream Team with a second pigeon bred by Paul Smith from Stansted Mountfitchet, 6th UK, 132nd Open Planet Brothers with pigeon bred by Gary & John Squibb from Romford, this pigeon is also flying very consistently,
7th UK, 143rd Open Bet-Right Lofts with pigeon bred by Jerry Wright from Lutterworth, 8th UK, 149th Open Foster Sons & Daughter with pigeon bred by Foster & Sons from Liss, 9th UK, 151st Open Paul Smith Syndicate with pigeon bred by Kevin Hibbert from Rotherham, 10th UK, 183rd Open Hilamb Syndicate with pigeon bred by Ken Ambler from Oxenhope, 11th UK, 204th Open Guys Lofts Elite with pigeon bred by Graham Guy from Wolverhampton, 12th UK, 220th Open G+L Syndicate with pigeon bred by Nigel Langstaff from Fontwell, 13th UK, 226th Open another for Zandys Dream Team with third pigeon bred by Paul Smith from Stansted Mountfitchet, 14th UK, 235th Open Viking Loft Jackson Mob with pigeon bred by this syndicate from Widnes, 15th UK, 252nd Open Millys Loft with pigeon bred by Michael Mellor from Crewe, 16th UK, 258th Open Teardrop Lofts with pigeon bred by Michael Benson from Swinton, 17th UK, 262nd Open Berkshire Boys, 18th UK, 279th Open John Cooper with pigeon bred by John Cooper from Pontypridd, 19th UK, 302nd Open Brian Clayburn with pigeon bred by Brian Clayburn from Ackworth, a past winner of the SCMDPR and 20th UK, 342nd Open Ken Darlington with pigeon bred by Ken Darlington from Barry. A total of 50 United Kingdom pigeons were officially clocked by 07.12, then 100 by 09.19 and then 150 by 07.34, then 180 by 08.36, then 186 by 10.06 and finally 191 by 17.36, leaving just 8 to return to the race loft.

UNITED KINGDOM COUNTRY/REGIONAL NOMINATIONS for TRAINING RACE 6. There were no entries.

UNITED KINGDOM COUNTRY CHALLENGE AVERAGES has a total of 68 pigeons entered and after 7 races holding 1st Zandys Dream Team with pigeon named Zandys Treasure bred by Paul Smith from Stansted Mountfitchet with a combined flying time of 07.37.17.33, 2nd Foster Brothers & Daughter with pigeon named Venture Hen bred by Foster & Sons from Liss with a combined flying time of 07.46.47.46 and 3rd Chris Turner with pigeon named Pebbles bred by Chris Turner from Coventry with a combined flying time of 07.50.33.27.

CONGRATULATIONS on winning 1st SOUTHERN IRELAND, 4th OPEN went to TAXIMUSH with pigeon named TAXI MUSH POOL bred by GARRET HENSEY, which was officially clocked at 07.06.06.38 just 02.85 seconds behind the actual race winner. What a fantastic start this super fancier has had to this race series so far with 4 x 1st SOUTHERN IRELAND on the trot, including a 1st, 4th & 10th OPEN, superb flying Garret. Taking 2nd Ireland, 75th Open Jos Reilly – Team Ireland with pigeon bred by Jos Reilly, 3rd Ireland, 105th Open Maurice O’Donnell with pigeon bred by Maurice O’Donnell, 4th Ireland, 311th Open PJ & Donal with pigeon bred by PJ Nangle, 5th Ireland, 386th Open Moran & Bowden with pigeon bred by Andy Moran and 6th Ireland, 392nd Open Andy Quirke with pigeon bred by Andy Quirke. A total of 50 Southern Ireland pigeons were officially clocked by 07.26, then 72 by 08.26 and 76 by 11.02, leaving just 3 to return to the race loft.

SOUTHERN IRELAND COUNTRY/REGIONAL NOMINATIONS for TRAINING RACE 6 had no pigeons entered.

SOUTHERN IRELAND COUNTRY CHALLENGE AVERAGES has a total of just 5 pigeons entered and after 7 races holding 1st Philip & Mark Smith with pigeon named Florence bred by this partnership with a combined flying time of 08.37.41.10, 2nd Philip & Mark Smith with pigeon named Rhys and bred by this partnership with a combined flying time of 11.02.29.67.

THE OVERALL AVERAGES are now up and running and after 7 races stands as follows:- 1st OPEN goes to NAJY ALAMIRAH from KUWAIT with pigeon named FILA LOFT bred by NAJY ALAHIRAH, with a combined flying time of 07.21.58.83 holding same place from the last race. 1st UNITED KINGDOM, 3rd OPEN goes to TEAM ETTRICK with pigeon named ETTRICK FLIGHT bred by BOBBY DALZIEL from SELKIRK, with a combine flying time of 07.25.01.11 up 4 places from the last race. 1st SOUTHERN IRELAND, 126th OPEN goes to H+C THORPE - McMORROW with pigeon named JIMS GIRL bred by this partnership with a combined flying time of 08.00.02.00 down 32 places from the last race. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THESE FANCIERS.

LIVESTREAM was up and running for HOT SPOT CAR RACE 2, which took place on
Saturday 29th December 2018 and the 3,170 pigeons were liberated all together nice and early at 05.30 from VENTERSBURG 164km (102 miles) in cool and clear conditions with a moderate head wind, with a temperature of 18c (64f) and a good steady race was anticipated. As the day progressed the temperature would rise to 36c (100f) with late afternoon rain. This total was made up of 2,487 International pigeons, which included 188 pigeons from the United Kingdom and 76 pigeons from Southern Ireland, plus 683 pigeons from the host country South Africa. The Hold-Back List showed 81 pigeons and this included 7 from the United Kingdom and none from Southern Ireland.

Once again I was up bright and early to watch the pigeons return to the race loft and it was another beautiful morning in South Africa and an ideal racing day and I predicted the winners would clock about 08.00 then all of a sudden at 07.54 a gang of about 40 pigeons approached the race loft bang on line, swung round a couple of times and then they hit the trapping area and within a few minutes literally hundreds of pigeons had been officially recorded. The actual first pigeon through the traps was a DEFAULTER PIGEON which means the owner who sent it has not yet paid for it.

CONGRATULATIONS on winning 1st OPEN goes to WOLFRAM COESFELD from GERMANY with pigeon named ROLLGARDINA bred by WOLFRAM COEFELD, which was officially clocked at 07.54.46.75 to record a winning velocity of 1238ypm (1132.74m/m), (18.879m/s) or 42mph. This pigeon had already won 5th Open TR3 and 11th Open TR4 now 1st Open HSCR2. Taking 2nd Salah Mishel Mohamed Aljowasri from Kuwait, 3rd Helmut & Alfons Klaas from Germany, 4th Andreas Moeller from Germany, 5th Platinum Ladys from South Africa, 6th Triple J Lofts from South Africa, 7th Kader, Nadia, Ahmed, Bouwer & Moerat from South Africa,
8th Bader Al-Sanafi from Kuwait, 9th Team Ruhr – Hof-Paul-Sta-Sti from Germany,
10th Thamer Rashed from Kuwait, 11th Rowaie Alazme from Kuwait, 12th No Sweat from United States Of America, 13th Team Mazuch from Czech Republic,
14th Juergen Stefaniszyn from Germany, 15th Hussam Al-Dine from Egypt, 16th Team Lehmkuhl-Boes-Stieneker from Germany, 17th Team Cor & Jamie from Canada, 18th Ganus Family Loft from United States Of America, 19th Mrkz Bayan from Kuwait and 20th Abdullah Alkhulaif from Saudi Arabia. The top twenty in this result were separated by just 1 minute 07.19 seconds and had a total of 8 different countries represented and a total of 11 different countries represented in the top 50, with 50th being 2 minutes 07.47 seconds away from the actual race winner. A total of 1,000 pigeons were officially clocked up to 08.16, 1,500 by 08.22, then 2,000 by 08.34, the 2,500 by 09.06 and then 2,820 by 11.37 and finally 2,915 by 18.48, this total included 169 United Kingdom pigeons and 67 pigeons from Southern Ireland, leaving 255 pigeons to return to the race loft. A few more were clocked on Saturday bringing the total up to 3,008 officially clocked, this total included 174 United Kingdom pigeons and 69 Southern Ireland pigeons. This result showed that 162 pigeons were still missing.

THE NEW MOTOR CAR WINNER FOR HOT SPOT CAR RACE 2 was won by the 1st OPEN winner WOLFRAM COESFELD from GERMANY with pigeon named ROLLGARDINA bred by WOLFRAM COESFELD. CONGRATULATIONS on winning the second New Motor Car of the 2018/19 race series and what a smashing early New Year Present.

THE 19 x US$1,100 CASH PRIZES IN HOT SPOT CAR RACE 2 were won as follows:- By the pigeons that took 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 16th, 18th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th & 26th. All these were ACTIVATED and won the US$1,100 Cash Prizes. This meant that 4 pigeons in the top 20 were NOT-ACTVATED, so those in 14th, 16th, 18th & 20th gave their winnings away to pigeons lower down in the race result. This meant that pigeons from Czech Republic 14th, Egypt 16th, Canada 18th and Kuwait 20th did not win any of the allocated Prize Money. Once again showing that you should ACTIVATE your pigeon/s before HSCR1. WELL DONE TO ALL THE WINNERS.

2-BIRD AVERAGE WINNER & US$2,000 (£1,600) was 1st HELMUT & ALFONS KLAAS (TEAM 3) from GERMANY with their pigeons named MAXI and ALFONSO both bred by HELMUT & ALFONS KLAAS with a combined velocity of 37.477m/s. Taking 2nd Team Krueger – Klaas (Team 1) from Germany with pigeons named Blue Ace and Sellaomi one bred by Helmut & Alfons Klaas and the second by Hardy Krueger with a combined velocity of 37.042m/s. 1st UNITED KINGDOM, 38th OPEN was MILLYS LOFT (TEAM 2) with pigeons named DUNDEES HERE DAD and DUNDEE SMASH IT both bred by MICHAEL MELLOR from CREWE with a combined velocity of 35.081m/s. Then 2nd United Kingdom, 49th Open was Paul Smith Syndicate (Team 10) with pigeons named Stansted Gold Charm and Stansted Gold Streak both bred by Kevin Hibbert from Rotherham with a combined velocity of 34.945m/s. 1st SOUTH IRELAND, 50th OPEN was JOS REILLY – TEAM IRELAND (TEAM 2) with pigeons named CALLUM and COREY both bred by JOS REILLY with a combined velocity of 34.921. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THESE WINNERS.

3-BIRD AVERAGE WINNER & US$3,000 (£2,400) was 1st GANUS FAMILY LOFT (TEAM 7) with pigeons named MARRY POPPINS, PRETTY WOMAN and MARGO & LILLY all bred by MIKE GANUS with a combined velocity of 55.124m/s. Taking 2nd was Franz Kleinhans (Team 1) from Germany with pigeons named Yvonne, Elke K and Steffi all bred by Franz Kleinhams with a combined velocity of 53.759m/s. 1st UNITED KINGDOM, 31st OPEN was GUYS LOFTS (TEAM 2) with pigeons named WENDYS JEWEL, SECOND TIME ROUND and BLUE ORB all bred by TONY GUY from WOLVERHAMPTON with a combined velocity of 50.602m/s. Then 2nd United Kingdom, 46th Open was Millys Loft (Team 2) with pigeons named Dundees Here Dad, Dundee Smash It and Hot Dundee all bred by Michael Mellor from Crewe with a combined velocity of 49.560m/s. 1st SOUTHERNN IRELAND, 127th OPEN was JOS REILLY – TEAM IRELAND (TEAM 1) with pigeons named TYLER, ROCO and HOLLY all bred by JOS REILLY with a combined velocity of 36.459m/s. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THESE WINNERS.

THE HOT SPOT CAR RACE OVERALL AVERAGES has a US$5,000 (£4,000) Cash Prize for the best pigeon after the 5 x Hot Spot Car Races. After 2 races the positions are as follows:- 1st TRIPLE J LOFTS from SOUTH AFRICA with pigeon named JAYDEN bred by TRIPLE J LOFTS with a combined flying time of 04.05.01.10 up 26 places from HSCR1. Then 2nd HOLTS LOFT from UNITED STATES OF AMERICA with pigeon named VERONIKA bred by TIM HOLT with a combined flying time of 04.06.03.99 up 2 places from HSCR1. Holding 1st UNITED KINGDOM, 19th OPEN is ZANDYS DREAM TEAM with pigeon named ZANDYS DREAMER bred by PAUL SMITH from STANSTED MOUNTFITCHET with a combined flying time of 04.09.18.73 up 50 places from HSCR1. Holding 1st SOUTHERN IRELAND, 25th OPEN is MORAN & BOWDEN with pigeon named BEAUTIFUL ALANNAH bred by ANDY MORAN with a combined flying time of 04.10.07.84 up 87 places from HSCR1. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THESE WINNERS.

GLOBAL NOMINATIONS for HOT SPOT CAR RACE 1 amounted to US$14,658.25c (approx. £11,728) and had a total of 411 pigeons entered which included 14 from the United Kingdom and none from Southern Ireland and there were 1,336 Nominations. There were no United Kingdom or Southern Ireland winners. WELL DONE TO ALL THE WINNERS.

THE KNOCKOUT COMPETITION offers a US$25,000 (£20,000) First Prize and only fully paid up pigeon before basketing of Hot Spot Car Race 1 are eligible to compete for this great cash prize. This fantastic competition offers the following conditions and one lucky winner will walk away with “THE POT OF GOLD” after the Final Race. These rules are as follows:- This competition will take place over the last four Hot Spot Car Races and the Final Race, if however any Hot Spot Car Race are cancelled the race committee can use a Training Race to replace any Hot Spot Car Race. As usual this competition is very well supported and this year was no exception as there was a total of 2,208 pigeons entered, which was made up of 1,839 International pigeons, which included 156 from the United Kingdom and 43 from Ireland, plus 369 pigeons from South Africa. KNOCKOUT ROUND 1 took place on HOT SPOT CAR RACE 2 on Friday 28th December 2018 and 1,436 (65%) of the entered pigeons will move forward to the next round and this total contained 96 pigeons from the United Kingdom and 27 pigeons from Southern Ireland. KNOCKOUT ROUND 2 will take place on HOT SPOT CAR RACE 3 on Saturday 5th January 2019 and 790 (55%) of the entered pigeons will move forward to the next round. KNOCKOUT ROUND 3 will take place on HOT SPOT CAR RACE 4 on Saturday 12th January 2019 and 277 (35%) of the entered pigeons will move forward to the next round. KNOCKOUT ROUND 4 will take place on HOT SPOT CAR RACE 5 on Saturday 19th January 2019 and 56 (20%) of the entered pigeons will move forward to the next round. Then KNOCKOUT ROUND 5 will take place on THE FINAL RACE on SATURDAY 2nd FEBRUARY 2019 and just 56 top class pigeons will be competing and the first pigeon clocked of these remaining 56 KNOCKOUT PIGEONS will walk away this coveted First Prize of US$25,000 (£20,000). THIS REALLY IS A GREAT INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION THAT CREATES A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF INTEREST AND EXCITEMENT THROUGHOUT THE RACE SERIES. GOOD LUCK TO ALL THE PIGEONS IN THE NEXT ROUND.
CONGRATULATIONS on winning 1st UNITED KINGDOM, 29th OPEN went to CHRIS TURNER with pigeon named PEBBLES which was bred by CHRIS TURNER & DEBBIE NEALE from COVENTRY, which was officially clocked at 07.56.38.25 just 1 minute 51.50 seconds after the actual race winner. Taking 2nd UK, 37th Open Brian Clayburn with pigeon bred by Brian Clayburn from Ackworth, a past SCMDPR winner, 3rd UK, 79th Open Millys Loft with pigeon bred by Michael Mellor from Crewe, 4th UK, 81st Open Team Islwyn with pigeon bred by Robert Jones from Port Talbot, 5th UK, 103rd Open Berkshire Boys, 6th UK, 118th Open Scotlands Own Syndicate with pigeon bred by Sean Tradden and entered by Barry Kinnear from Edinburgh, 7th UK, 120th Open Zandys Dream Team with pigeon bred by Paul Smith from Stansted Mountfitchet, 8th UK, 134th Open Dyserth & Backpath Lofts with pigeon bred by Mark Williams from Prestatyn, 9th UK, 174th Open Obelisk Syndicate entered by Clive Barrett from Taunton with pigeon bred by Derek Nicholls from Premier Stud, 10th UK, 177th Open Viking Loft Jackson Mob with pigeon bred by this syndicate from Widnes, 11th UK, 179th Open Paul Smith Syndicate with pigeon bred by Kevin Hibbert from Rotherham, 12th UK, 193rd Open another for Zandys Dream Team with a second pigeon bred by Paul Smith from Stansted Mountfitchet, 13th UK, 200th Open John Cooper with a pigeon bred by John Cooper from Pontypridd, 14th UK, 204th Open Darling & Ede with pigeon bred by this partnership from Southampton, this pigeon is currently holding 1st United Kingdom, 13th Open in the Overall Averages, 15th UK, 244th Open Syndicate Lofts UK with pigeon bred by Peter Fox from Bangor, 16th UK, 263rd Open another for the Berkshire Boys, 17th UK, 266th Open Bet-Right Lofts with pigeon entered by Jerry Wright from Lutterworth and with pigeon bred by M. Betts, 18th UK, 277th Open another for Paul Smith Syndicate with a second pigeon bred by Kevin Hibbert from Rotherham, 19th UK, 291st Open Nigel Templar with pigeon bred by Nigel Templar from Bristol and 20th UK, 307th Open Mike Chadwick with pigeon bred by Mike Chadwick from Dronfield. A total of 50 United Kingdom pigeons were officially clocked by 08.13, then 100 by 08.25 and then 150 by 10.00 and 163 by 18,48. By nightfall on Saturday another 7 UK pigeons had returned, making the total up to 170, leaving 18 still to return to the race loft.

UNITED KINGDOM COUNTRY/REGIONAL NOMINATIONS for HOT SPOT CAR RACE 2. There were no pigeons entered.

UNITED KINGDOM COUNTRY CHALLENGE AVERAGES has a total of 68 pigeons entered and has 3 cash prizes and these were won as follows:- 1st US$125 (£100) Chris Turner with pigeon named Pebbles bred Chris Turner & Debbie Neale from Coventry with a combined flying velocity of 18.64m/s, 2nd US$75 (£60) Millys Loft with pigeon named Dundees Here Dad bred by Michael Mellor from Crewe with a combined flying velocity of 18.538m/s and 3rd US$50 (£40) Berkshire Boys with pigeon named Charlie 4 with a combined flying velocity of 18.472m/s. WELL DONE TO ALL THESE WINNERS.

CONGRATULATIONS on winning 1st SOUTHERN IRELAND, 90th OPEN went to PAT MAHER with pigeon named LUCKY GABBY bred by PAT MAHER, which was officially clocked at 07.57.35.75, just 2 minutes 49.00 seconds behind the actual race winner. Taking 2nd Ireland, 121st Open Moran & Bowden with pigeon bred by Andy Moran, 3rd Ireland, 284th Open Jos Reilly – Team Ireland with pigeon bred by Jos Reilly, 4th Ireland, 313th Open another for Moran & Bowden with a second pigeon bred by Andy Moran, 5th Ireland, 339th Open another for Moran & Bowden with a third pigeon bred by Andy Moran and 6th Ireland, 349th Open Grove Hill Lofts bred by MC Conlon. A total of 50 Southern Ireland pigeons were officially clocked by 08.46, then 60 by 09.58 and then 66 by 18.48. Another 3 returned during Saturday making 69 home, leaving 7 still to return to the race loft.

SOUTHERN IRELAND COUNTRY/REGIONAL NOMINATIONS for HOT SPOT CAR RACE 2. There were no entries.

SOUTHERN IRELAND COUNTRY CHALLENGE AVERAGES has a total of just 5 pigeons entered and the winners were as follows:- 1st and US$125 (£100) Philip & Mark Smith with pigeon named Rhys bred by this partnership with a combined flying velocity of 17.298m/s, 2nd and US$75 (£60) Philip & Mark Smith with pigeon named Paula Choice bred by this partnership with a combined flying velocity of 16.772m/s and then 3rd and US$50 (£40) Philip & Mark Smith with a pigeon named Florance bred by this partnership with a combined flying velocity of 16.676m/s. WELL DONE TO THE WINNERS.

THE OVERALL AVERAGES are now up and running and after 8 races stands as follows:- 1st OPEN goes to HUBERT PFOH from GERMANY with pigeon named SILVERCHEN bred by HUBERT PFOH, with a combined flying time of 09.53.59.86 up 1 place from the last race. 1st UNITED KINGDOM, 13th OPEN goes to DARLING & EDE with pigeon named SOUTHAMPTON ELLOUISE bred by DARLING & EDE from SOUTHAMPTON, with a combined flying time of 10.11.45.38 UP 19 places from the last race. 1st SOUTHERN IRELAND, 119th OPEN goes to H+C THORPE - McMORROW with pigeon named JIMS GIRL bred by this partnership with a combined flying time of 10.42.59.42 up 7 places from the last race. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THESE FANCIERS.

We now move on to TRAINING RACE 7, TRAINING RACE 8 and HOT SPOT CAR RACE 3 all during the first five days of January 2019.

So once again we are now off and running in South Africa and this is my first official International Press Release. It has been another tough campaign so far with many obstacles to overcome for the Race Organisers, also doing some alterations to the brand new 370 foot state of the art pigeon loft, especially the trapping area and entrance, plus outbreaks of Avian Influenza, Rota Virus, Circo Virus and other viruses and diseases in different countries but finally all the pigeons came out of quarantine and training around the race new loft got underway a few weeks later than expected but it should be mentioned now that the initial training and race programme was also delayed slightly because of bad weather, heavy rain and tremendous thunderstorms and the early Training Races and Hot Spot Car Races have now all been altered slightly to give the pigeons in the race loft a fair chance to catch up.

Numerous “Loft Reports”, “Updates”, “Photographs” and “Videos” have been placed on the informative SAMDPR website for all to see and these are all available now on the dedicated website www.samdpr.com

GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF YOU AND THANKS AGAIN TO YOU ALL FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT, I CAN ASSURE YOU IT REALLY IS GREATLY APPRECIATED BY ME AND OF COURSE THE RACE ORGANISERS.

Although the race is now named THE SOUTH AFRICAN MILLION DOLLAR PIGEON RACE, the total to be paid out in cash and prizes in the 2018/19 race series exceeds US$2.2 Million American Dollars or approximately £1.76 Million Pounds Sterling. No other one-loft race in the world today can boast of such massive pay outs and this race is now in its twenty second year and has for the last twenty-one years paid out all of its projected prize money, that is why its reputation of this great race has increased, plus it has already paid out in the last twenty one races, prize money in excess of US$38 Million American Dollars (£26 Million Pounds Sterling), which is a remarkable achievement in itself in one loft racing and one that the race organisers are very proud of. It should also be mentioned that the Prize Money and Awards in THE 23rd SOUTH AFRICAN MILLION DOLLAR PIGEON RACE will be the same as paid out for THE 22nd SAMDPR.

As mentioned earlier only races of 50km (approx. 31 miles) will count towards The 23rd South African Million Dollar Overall ACE PIGEON Averages, which has a total of three superb cash prizes of US$10,000 (approx. £7,692), US$5,000 (approx. £3,846) and US$2,500 (approx. £1,923) for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in this category after The Final Race has been completed.
NOMINATION RACES will be held and officially start on TRAINING RACE 1, plus the HOT SPOT CAR RACES 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 and of course the FINAL RACE. See SAMDPR Web Site for full details. All these races will have US$1, US$2, US$5, US$10, US$20, US$50 & US$100 COUNTRY/REGIONAL and US$1, US$2, US$5, US$10, US$20, US$50 & US$100 GLOBAL NOMINATIONS which can be placed on THE SOUTH AFRICAN MILLION DOLLAR Web Site. If you wish to enter any of these NOMINATIONS, you will have to have credit in your ASI Master Account. If you do not have any credit in your own personal Air Sport Account then please forward funds to your Country Race Co-ordinator/Shipper so that this can then be transferred to your Master Account in time to get your NOMINATIONS placed. Please do not leave it to the last minute to transfer funds as the transfer may not go through in time and this could result in your pigeon or pigeons not winning what they should be rewarded with.
GOOD LUCK TO ALL CONCERNED AND REGULAR “INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASES”, “NEWSLETTERS” AND “UPDATES” WILL BE SENT OUT TO ALL COMPETITORS/ENTRANTS AND SYNDICATE SHAREHOLDERS ON A WEEKLY BASIS BY EMAIL OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS. ALSO WEEKLY “PRESS RELEASES” WILL BE SENT OUT TO BOTH OUR TWO PIGEON PUBLICATIONS NAMELY THE “BRITISH HOMING WORLD” AND “”THE RACING PIGEON” PLUS IT WILL ALSO BE ON MY REGENCY LOFTS WEB SITE www.regencylofts.com FOR ALL TO VIEW.
***WHAT CAN BE WON DURING THIS 2018/19 RACE SERIES*** Prizes and awards now add up to a staggering US$2.2 Million American Dollars £1.70 Million Pounds Sterling) and these include 5 x Brand New Motor Cars valued at US$16,000 (£12,308), 1 for the First Activated Pigeon in each of the 5 x Car Races, also plus 95 x US$1,100 (£846) Hot Spot Cash Prizes (it should be noted that the Motor Car Winner does not receive a US$1,100 Cash Prize), these 95 x US$1,100 Cash Prizes are split into 19 x US$1,100 (£846) Cash Prizes for each of the 5 x Car Race Hot Spots, a US$5,000 (£3,846) Car Race Hot Spot Ace Pigeon Award for the best pigeon in these 5 races, A Two-Bird Average Competition and a US$2,000 (£1,538) Cash Prize in each of the 5 x Car Race Hot Spots & The Final Race, A Three-Bird Average Competition and a US$3,000 (£2,308) Cash Prize in each of the 5 x Car Race Hot Spots & The Final Race, The South African Million Dollar Ace Pigeon Award carries US$17,500 in Prize Money, split into three cash prizes with 1st US$10,000 (£7,692), 2nd US$5,000 (£3,846) and 3rd US$2,500 (£1,923) Cash Prizes for the 3 pigeons with the best overall average in all the Official Training Races over 50km (31 miles) and 5 x Car Race Hot Spots and the Final Race. There will also be an overall Knockout Winner Competition and US$25,000 (£19,231) Prize Money, which starts on the Car Race Hot Spot 2 and the winner is the first one to be clocked in the “FINAL RACE” (over the past few years there has been around 40/60 pigeons still left in this competition). There will also be 3 x Country Cash Prizes of US$125 (£96), US$75 (£58) and US$50 (£39) in each of the first 4 x Car Race Hot Spots (1 to 4). In the 5th Car Race Hot Spot US$70 (£54) from every entry will be added to the starting Prize Money of US$250 (£192) for the Country Challenge. All the Prize Money will be paid out to the first three Country Challenge entered pigeons in a ratio of 50%, 30% & 20%. The SAMDPR website will have an up to the date listing of which pigeons are entered and how much Prize Money will be flown for, plus and an ACE Pigeon Country Challenge which will be won on the FINAL RACE. There is an Entry Fee of US$120 (£98) per pigeon to enter these Country Challenge Competitions and this has to be paid for before the basketing for the 3rd Hot Spot Car Race. The COUNTRY CHALLENGE ACE PIGEON, all countries participating will be given a US$200 (£160) starting Prize Money and US$40 (£32) from each Country Challenge entry fee goes to the “WINNER TAKES ALL” cash prize, which will be awarded to the first Country Challenge pigeon which is clocked in THE SOUTH AFRICAN MILLION DOLLAR PIGEON FINAL RACE. The pigeon that wins this award will be named the COUNTRY CHALLENGE ACE PIGEON. It should also be mentioned that during the 2016/17 race series the UNITED KINGDOM COUNTRY CHALLENGE paid out £14,777 in PRIZE MONEY. Then in the “FINAL RACE” on the 2nd February 2019 there are also 10 magnificent gold pendants to be won worth well over US$1,000 (£770) each and now over US$1.02 Million American Dollars in Prize Money (£1.70 Million Pounds) and 300 cash prizes being on offer.
THE ZANDY MEYER MEMORIAL RACE & US$1,000 (approx. £770) NOMINATION will also take place on the “FINAL RACE” and the winning will be A BRAND NEW MERCEDES BENZ SLK 555 MOTOR CAR, worth a staggering US$85,000 (approx. £65,400). (ONLY “ACTIVATED” PIGEONS ARE ELIGIBLE TO COMPETE FOR ANY OF THESE SPECIAL CASH PRIZES OR AWARDS). This new competition was very well supported in its first year and had over 160 entries and was so successful that it also paid out a staggering 2nd prize of US$54,000 cash. Do not miss this fantastic opportunity to win a fabulous new car. The 19th SAMDPR attracted about 140 entries and two staggering prizes were once again won by two worthy winners. The 20th SAMDPR attracted over 100 entries and the US$85,000 (£68,000) was won by Lloyd & Kelly from the UK, who actually won 37th OPEN in the FINAL RACE. It was the first Activated pigeons and walked away with the top award. In The 21st SAMDPR Michael Mellor from Crewe was the runner-up for this prestigious award, with over 100 entries, which once again just goes to show that the UK pigeons will hold their own against the best pigeons in the world. In The 22nd SAMDPR, Karl Donnelly from Ireland won this fantastic prize, when his pigeon won 5th OPEN.
PRIZE MONEY ALLOCATED TO THE 23rd SOUTH AFRICAN MILLION DOLLAR FINAL RACE, WILL NOW BE AS FOLLOWS:- 1st US$200,000 (approx. £154,000), 2nd US$125,000 (approx. £96,000), 3rd US$75,000 (approx. £58,000), 4th US$50,000 (approx. £39,000), 5th US$35,000 (approx. £27,000), 6th US$20,000 (£15,000), 7th US$17,500 (£13,500), 8th US$15,000 (£11,500), 9th US$12,500 (£9,600), 10th US$10,000 (approx. £7,700), 11th/15th US$7,000 each (approx. £5,385), 16th/20th US$5,000 each (approx. £3,846), 21st/30th US$3,500 each (approx. £2,692), 31st/40th US$3,000 each (approx. £2,307), 41st/50th US$2,500 each (approx. £1,923), 51st/70th US$2,000 each (£1,538), 71st/100th US$1,750 each (£1,346), 101st/150th US$1,500 each (£1,154), 151st/200th US$1,100 each (£846) and then 201st/250th US$1,000 each (£770), 251st/300th US$500 each (£385). (Subject to terms and conditions of entry). The actual cash prizes stated above represent exchange rates (1.30) at the current time and may of course change at the time of each race depending what the currency exchange rate is on the actual race day. A total of US$1,002,500 Million American Dollars (£772,000 Pounds Sterling) Prize Money will be paid out in this FINAL RACE.
Something else worth mentioning that seven brand new motor cars have been won by fanciers representing the United Kingdom Team in the last seven years, Richard Elliott/Robbie Prettejohn and Chris Gordon both won new motor cars during the 2005/6 race series and Paul & Dave McCarthy won one a new motor car during the 2006/7 series. During the 2011/12 race series fanciers from the UK won a staggering 3 x brand new motor cars and these were won by Nev & Angi Evans & Steve Cuthbert, Robert & Peter Montila and then Phil Bond. Alistair Hogg also won a brand new motor car during the 2017/18 race series. This in itself was an outstanding team performance. No other country has ever won three cars on the trot. Also an Irish fancier named John Nash also won a brand new motor car in the 2008/9 race series. I am very hopeful that somebody from the United Kingdom or Ireland will also win one or maybe more brand new motor cars during the 2018/19 race series. GOOD LUCK TO ALL COMPETITORS.
I would also just like to notify fanciers that my weekly “INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE”, “NEWSLETTERS” and “UPDATES” can now also be seen on the following pigeon web sites:- www.regencylofts.com www.iprr.co.uk www.elimarpigeons.com www.pigeonportal.com www.pigeonglobe.co.uk www.cyberpigeon.co.uk www.pigeonbasics.com www.starpigeons.com www.pigeonpixels.co.uk www.theloftreport.com www.oneloftracing.com www.ukpigeonracing.co.uk www.AvianExportServices.com www.pigeonnetwork.com plus of course they will also be published in the “BRITISH HOMING WORLD” and “THE RACING PIGEON” weeklies and many other international world pigeon publications for all to see, read and enjoy.
The race date for THE 24th SOUTH AFRICAN MILLION DOLLAR PIGEON RACE has already been provisionally agreed and confirmed by the race organisers as SATURDAY 1st FEBRUARY 2020. (However, this date is still awaiting final confirmation).
If you are interested in participating, helping us or acting a Country Race Team Co-ordinator/Shipper, then please telephone me as soon as possible on 01279-812005 or my mobile 07860-568216 or SMS or email on reglofts@aol.com and I will give you all the information you require. My two proposed shipping dates for THE 24th SAMDPR will take about the middle of MAY 2019 and then the second one should be around the middle of JUNE 2019. Of course these two dates will be confirmed nearer the time. I strongly recommend that you try to ship your race entries on the 1st shipping date as this then gives these pigeons much more time to settle into the race loft.
If you have any questions about any aspect of THE SOUTH AFRICAN MILLION DOLLAR PIGEON RACE, then please contact me as soon as possible on 01279-812005 or my mobile 07860-568216 or by SMS or email at reglofts@aol.com and I will do my best to answer any of your questions or queries about this great race.
These “INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASES” do take a lot of my time to prepare and I try to get as much into them as possible as I know fanciers and entrants like to know what is happening, unfortunately some time, some information will not be to hand when the print deadline is reached so can’t be included in that report. I can only apologise if I leave something or somebody out but I can assure everybody that I do my best to get as much information as possible to put into each of these international reports and give credit to those that deserve it.
IF ANY PIGEON FANCIER IN THE UNITED KINGDOM OR IN FACT ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE MY WEEKLY “INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASES”, “NEWSLETTERS” AND “UPDATES” BY EMAIL, THEN ALL THEY HAVE TO DO IS EMAIL ME THEIR ACTUAL EMAIL ADDRESS I WILL PUT THEM ON MY EMAIL DATABASE AND I WILL THEN FORWARD THEM ALL THE INFORMATION BY EMAIL ON A REGULAR BASIS.
BEST OF LUCK TO ALL THE PIGEON FANCIERS/ENTRANTS AND SYNDICATES WORLDWIDE DURING THE 2018/19 RACE SERIES.

 

THIS PHOTOGRAPH ABOVE SHOWS THE COMPLETED BRAND NEW 370 FOOT (113 METRES) STATE OF THE ART RACING LOFT WHICH IS SITUATED IN STUNNING SURROUNDINGS ON THE OUTSTANDING HERON BANKS GOLF & RIVER ESTATE, VAAL RIVER, SOUTH AFRICA. IT HAS THE TRAPPING/CLOCKING SECTION IN THE MIDDLE OF THE LOFT, WHICH IS BELOW THE ADMINISTRATION CENTRE AND HAS 44 EQUAL SIZED SECTIONS (22 EACH SIDE) THAT ARE ALL ACCESSED FROM A FULL LENGTH CORRIDOR THAT RUNS ALONG THE BACK OF THIS FABULOUS PIGEON LOFT. ALL THE 44 SECTIONS HAVE GRILLED FLOORING AND THE LOFT HAS A TOTAL PERCH CAPACITY FOR WELL OVER 9,500 PIGEONS IN COMFORT.

If you wish to know any more information on this prestigious international pigeon race please contact me ASAP:-

Paul Smith, United Kingdom Race Team Co-ordinator/Shipper and International Race Co-ordinator for The 23rd South African Million Dollar Pigeon Race, which is due to be held at Heron Banks Golf & River Estate and Emerald Resort, Casino & Hotel, South Africa on Saturday 2nd February 2019. Regency Lofts Limited,
2, Highmead, off Coltsfield, Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex. CM24 8LJ. England. Tel/Fax:- 01279-812005. (Int. Code:- +44-1279-812005). Mobile:- 07860-568216. Email Address:- reglofts@aol.com Regency Lofts Website:- www.regencylofts.com Skype Address:- talbot7944 Twitter Address:- PaulSmith@SmithReglofts
The South African Million Dollar Pigeon Race Website:- www.samdpr.com

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