2 March, 2021
PAUL SMITH THE SOUTH AFRICAN MILLION DOLLAR

THE 24TH SOUTH AFRICAN MILLION DOLLAR PIGEON RACE. SIXTH INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE

 

“SIXTH INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE”.

ON

THE 24th 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 1st FEBRUARY 2020.

 

A NEW SEASON STARTS IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN SUNSHINE.

 

OVERALL PRIZE MONEY IS US$1.60 MILLION US DOLLARS (£1.33 MILLION POUNDS).

 

1st PRIZE IS A STAGGERING US$300,000 (£250,000).

 

THE 5 x HOT SPOT RACES IN THE 2019/20 RACE SERIES WILL PAY OUT US$247,500 (£206,250) IN PRIZE MONEY.

 

36 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES ENTER 3,632 PIGEONS.

 

RACE RESULTS FOR TRAINING RACES 15,

HOT SPOT RACE 2 & TRAINING RACE 16.

 

This is my sixth International Press Release and it follows my earlier three International Press Releases which contained all the race results for Training Races 1 to 14 and also Hot Spot Race 1.

 

LIVESTREAM was up and running for TRAINING RACE 15, which took place on Thursday 19th December 2019 and the 2,202 pigeons were liberated all together from KOPPIES at 07.30 from 62km (39 miles) in fine and warm conditions with a head wind, with a temperature of 24c (76f) and a good steady race was anticipated. This total was made up by 1,845 International pigeons, which included 154 pigeons from the United Kingdom and 45 pigeons from Ireland, plus 357 pigeons from the host country South Africa. The Hold-Back List showed no pigeons were held back and this included none from the United Kingdom and none from 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 at 08.21 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 for winning 1st OPEN goes to KOOPMAN RACING TEAM from NETHERLANDS with pigeon named SIEGER and bred by KOOPMAN RACING TEAM, which was officially clocked at 08.21.15.98 to record a winning velocity of 1346ypm (1209.36m/m), (20.156m/s) or 46 mph. Taking 2nd Yousef Al-Matairi from Kuwait, this pigeon is a 1st Open winner and has some outstanding results in this race series, 3rd Holts Loft from United States of America, 4th Reinhard Schaefer from Germany, 5th Ganus Family Loft from United States of America, a past winner of the SAMDPR, 6th Greg Team from France, 7th WRB Team from Germany, 8th Renato CantA from Italy, 9th Mariusz Chlopecki from Poland, 10th Team W-E-B-S from Italy, 11th Kader, Nadia, Ahmed, Bouwer & Moerat from South Africa, 12th Vicont & Vicontesa from Bulgaria, 13th PIPA Elite Center from Belgium, 14th Klaus Stieneker from Germany, 15th Helmut Klaas from Germany, 16th Club North West Pigeon Club from South Africa, 17th Ben Mathey from Kuwait, 18th Urszula + Krzyaztof Mazepa from Poland, 19th Salem al Hamshi from Kuwait and 20th another for Greg Team from France. The top twenty in this result were separated by just 15.78 seconds and had a total of 10 different countries represented and a total of 16 different countries in the top 50, with 50th being just 21.38 seconds away from the actual race winner. It was great to see 4 different countries taking the top 4 Open positions. A total of 2,197 pigeons were officially clocked by 10.22, which included 149 pigeons from the United Kingdom and all 46 from Ireland leaving just 5 pigeons to return to the race loft. The clock was left on and 3 more pigeons returned very early the next morning, leaving just 2 to return to the race loft.

GLOBAL NOMINATIONS for TRAINING RACE 15 amounted to US$2,653.70c (approx. £2,124) and had a total of 144 pigeons entered which included 2 from the United Kingdom and none from Ireland and there were a total of 415 Nominations. There were no United Kingdom or Irish winners. WELL DONE TO ALL THE WINNERS.

CONGRATULATIONS on winning 1st UNITED KINGDOM, 32nd OPEN went to PAUL SMITH SYNDICATE from STANSTED MOUNTFITCHET, with pigeon named PAULS HERO and bred by KEVIN HIBBERT from ROTHERHAM, which was officially clocked at 08.21.35.41, just 19.43 seconds behind the race winner. Taking 2nd UK, 34th Open Alistair Hogg with pigeon bred by Alistair Hogg from Winchburg, 3rd UK, 70th Open Obelisk Syndicate enter by Clive & Sue Barrett from Taunton with pigeon bred by Derek Nicholls from Barry, 4th UK, 83rd Open another for Paul Smith Syndicate from Stansted Mountfitchet with a second pigeon bred by Kevin Hibbert from Rotherham, 5th UK, 85th Open Berkshire Boys with pigeon bred by Maurice O’Donnell from Dungarvan, 6th UK, 86th Open another for Paul Smith Syndicate from Stansted Mountfitchet with a third pigeon bred by Kevin Hibbert from Rotherham, 7th UK, 102nd Open Rutland Lofts with pigeon bred by Tony Whitehouse from West Bromwich, 8th UK, 125th Open Team Lincs with pigeon bred by Paul Smith & Paul Stacey from Rayleigh, 9th UK, 141st Open another for Paul Smith Syndicate from Stansted Mountfitchet with pigeon bred by Matt Parker from Burton-on-Trent, 10th UK, 156th Open Foster Sons & Daughter with pigeon bred by this partnership from Liss, 11th UK, 180th Open Millys Loft with pigeon bred by Michael Mellor from Crewe, 12th UK, 184th Open another for Paul Smith Syndicate from Stansted Mountfitchet with a second pigeon bred by Matt Parker from Burton-on-Trent, 13th UK, 197th Open Team Ede with pigeon bred by Darren Ede from Southampton, 14th UK, 210th Open another for Millys Loft with a second pigeon bred by Michael Mellor from Crewe, 15th UK, 217th Open another for Essex Superstars with a second pigeon bred by Paul Smith & Paul Stacey from Rayleigh, 16th UK, 225th Open Syndicate Lofts UK with pigeon bred by Peter Fox from Bangor, 17th UK, 226th Open Team Islywn with pigeon bred by Robert Jones from Port Talbot, 18th UK, 228th Open another for Berkshire Boys with pigeon bred by John & Lou McGee from France, 19th UK, 257th Open Zandys Dream Team from Stansted Mountfitchet with pigeon bred by Paul Smith & Hein Beneke from South Africa and then 20th UK, 258th Open another Millys Loft with a third pigeon bred by Michael Mellor from Crewe. A good race for the United Kingdom Team with a total of 149 pigeons being officially clocked by 08.45, leaving just 2 pigeons to return to the race loft. Both of these 2 pigeons were clocked early the next morning.

UNITED KINGDOM COUNTRY/REGIONAL NOMINATIONS for TRAINING RACE 15. There were no entries.

CONGRATULATIONS on winning 1st IRELAND, 84th OPEN went to JOE KENNEDY & SON with pigeon named DOUBLE TROUBLE, bred by JOE KENNEDY & SON which was officially clocked at 08.21.44.08, just 28.10 seconds after the actual race winner. Taking 2nd Ireland, 143rd Open Jackpot Lofts with pigeon bred by Karl Donnelly, 3rd Ireland, 145th Open Andy Quirke with pigeon bred by Andy Quirke, 4th Ireland, 270th Open Moran, Bowden, Lopez, Vergara with pigeon bred by Andrew Moran, 5th Ireland, 295th Open Peter Lucas with pigeon bred by Peter Lucas, this pigeon is currently holding 1st Ireland, 36th Open in the Overall Averages after 16 races and then 6th Ireland, 307th Open another for Joe Kennedy & Son with a second pigeon bred by Joe Kennedy & Son. A good result for the Irish Team with 45 pigeons being officially clocked by 09.00, leaving no pigeons missing.

IRISH COUNTRY/REGIONAL NOMINATIONS in TRAINING RACE 15. There were no entries.

THE OVERALL AVERAGES are now up and running and after 16 races stands as follows:- 1st OPEN goes to K u W HELD from GERMANY with pigeon named SYLT HELD 335 bred by K u W HELD, with a combined flying time of 17.02.10.13 holding same place from the last race. 1st UNITED KINGDOM, 6th OPEN goes to ESSEX SUPERSTARS with pigeon named ESSEX TRIUMPH bred by PAUL SMITH & PAUL STACEY from RAYLEIGH, with a combined flying time of 17.24.22.64 down 1 place from the last race. 1st IRELAND, 131st OPEN goes to PETER LUCAS with pigeon named ULYSES bred by PETER LUCAS with a combined flying time of 17.56.40.52 up 5 places from the last race. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THESE FANCIERS.

 

LIVESTREAM was up and running for HOT SPOT RACE 2, which finally took place on Saturday 21st December 201 and the 2,216 pigeons were liberated all together from WINBURG at 05.25 from 213km (132 miles) in fine and warm conditions with a head wind, with a temperature of 17c (62f) and a good steady race was anticipated. The temperature was due to rise through the day and at 09.40 it was already 28c (84f) and by later in the it had risen to 31c (90f). This total was made up of 1,857 International pigeons, which included 154 pigeons from the United Kingdom and 46 pigeons from Ireland, plus 359 pigeons from the host country South Africa. The Hold-Back List showed just 2 pigeons and this included 1 from the United Kingdom and none from Ireland.

 

Once again I was up bright and early to watch the pigeons return to the race loft and it was a beautiful morning in South Africa and yet another ideal racing day and I predicted it would take the winning pigeons 3 hours 10 minutes to cover the distance and at 08.33 a gang of about 20 pigeons approached the race loft bang on line, swung round the race loft and then finally 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 TEAM FRANKENLAND from GERMANY with pigeon named STEFANO bred by ROBERT KUPFER, which was officially clocked at 08.33.31.54 to record a winning velocity of 1236ypm (1129.80m/m), (18.83m/s) or 42mph. An early CHRISTMAS PRESENT for this fancier. Taking 2nd Team Platte from Germany, 3rd Thomas Sauer from Germany, 4th Klaus Wuestefeld from Germany, 5th Abdullwhahab Aldahoum from Kuwait, 6th Sami Alfadhli from Kuwait, 7th Mighty Mike Schilling from United States of America, 8th Pigeon World USA from United States of America, 9th BizBlood from United States of America, 10th Du Preez – Deetlefs from South Africa, 11th FW Munnik from South Africa, 12th Triple J Lofts from South Africa, these guys are flying out of their skins so far in this race series, 13th Ganus Family Loft from United States of America, a past winner of the SAMDPR, 14th NGL Racing from South Africa, 15th Klaus Stieneker from Germany, 16th Bader M F Al-Jwesr from Kuwait, 17th Triple J Lofts & Toweflyers Loft from South Africa, 18th Club Villieria Specialits Club from South Africa, 19th Team Barbara & Miha Sovic from Slovenia and 20th Michal + Patrick Wrobel from Poland. The top twenty in this result were separated by 1 minute 46.25 seconds and had a total of 6 different countries represented and a total of 12 different countries represented in the top 50, with 50th being 6 minutes 48.21 seconds away from the actual race winner. It should be mentioned that the German fanciers had a great race taking 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Open today. A total of 1,913 pigeons were officially clocked by 19.22, which included 125 pigeons from the United Kingdom and 41 from Ireland leaving 303 pigeons to return to the race loft. The Benzing Clocking System was left on as the missing pigeons started to roll in from 05.12 and by 08.30 a further 100 pigeons had returned and then by 12.15 a total of 2,046 pigeons had been officially recorded, leaving 170 to return to the race loft.

 

HOT SPOT RACE 2 US$49,500 (£39,600) CASH PRIZES WINNERS were won as follows:-

1st US$17,500 (£14,000) went to 1st Open, 2nd US$10,000 (£8,000) went to 2nd Open, 3rd US$5,000 (£4,000) went to 3rd Open, 4th US$2,500 (£2,000) went to 4th Open, 5th US$2,000 (£1,600) went to 5th Open, 6th-10th US$1,250 (£1,000) EACH went to 6th to 10th Open,

11th-15th US$750 (£600) EACH went to 11th to 15th Open, 16th-20th US$500 (£400) EACH went to 16th, 17th and 18th Open.  This showed that the pigeons that took 19th & 20th were NOT-ACTIVATED, so were not eligible to win any of this Prize Money. So the two extra US$500 (£400) Cash Prizes went to the pigeon that won 21st & 22nd Open. Full list can be seen by logging onto www.samdpr.com CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THESE WINNERS.

 

THE HOT SPOT RACE ACE PIGEON AWARD offers a 1st PRIZE of US$10,000 (£8,000) and the leader after the first two races is as follows:- TEAM FRANKENLAND from GERMANY with pigeon named STEFANO.

 

2-BIRD AVERAGE WINNER & US$2,000 (£1,600) for HOT SPOT RACE 2 were as follows:-

Winning pigeons have to be ACTIVATED and they must be entered in the same Team. 1st was TRIPLE J LOFTS (Team 2) from SOUTH AFRICA with a winning velocity of 37.047 m/s with both pigeons being bred by JURIE ERWEE & SON. 1st UNITED KINGDOM, 11th Overall went to Obelisk Syndicate (Team 1) with a winning velocity of 35.791 m/s, entered by Clive & Sue Barrett from Taunton and both pigeons bred by Derek Nicholls from Barry. 1st IRELAND, 8th Overall went to Sean Hunt & Family (Team 1) with a winning velocity of 36.290 m/s and both pigeons bred by Sean Hunt & Family. WELL DONE TO ALL THESE WINNING COMPETITORS.

 

3-BIRD AVERAGE WINNER & US$3,000 (£2,400) for HOT SPOT RACE 2 were as follows:-

Winning pigeons have to be ACTIVATED and they must be entered in the same Team. 1st was TRIPLE J LOFTS (Team 2) from SOUTH AFRICA with a winning velocity of 55.123 m/s with all 3 pigeons bred by JURIE ERWEE & SON. 1st UNITED KINGDOM, 5th Overall went to Paul Smith Syndicate (Team 1) from Stansted Mountfitchet with a winning velocity of 52.462 m/s with all 3 pigeons bred by Paul Smith & Hein Beneke from South Africa. 1st IRELAND, 3rd Overall went to Sean Hunt & Family (Team 1) with a winning velocity of 53,534 m/s with all 3 pigeons bred by Sean Hunt & Family. WELL DONE TO ALL THESE WINNING COMPETITORS.

 

IT SHOULD BE MENTIONED THAT TRIPLE J LOFTS FROM SOUTH AFRICA WITH PIGEONS BRED BY JURIE ERWEE & SON HAVE WON BOTH THE 2-BIRD AND 3-BIRD AVERAGES IN BOTH OF THE FIRST TWO HOT SPOT RACES, A FANTASTIC ACHIEVEMENT FLYING AGAINST SOME OF THE BEST FANCIERS IN THE WORLD.

 

THE KNOCKOUT COMPETITION WINNER WINS A STAGGERING US$25,000 (£20,000), only fully ACTIVATED PIGEONS can compete and this competition starts on HOT SPOT RACE 2. Please read the Rules/Regulations on the SAMDPR Website www.samdpr.com as it is one of the most exciting competitions in the race series, with a percentage of pigeons being knocked out in each round. The winner being the first pigeon that was entered in this competition that is clocked in the FINAL RACE. A total of 1,784 pigeons were officially entered into this exciting competition and this included 1,545 International pigeons, which included 239 pigeons from the United Kingdom and 46 pigeons from Ireland, plus 239 pigeons from South Africa. A total of 1,160 pigeons (65%) of the entered pigeons will go through to the next round which will be held on HOT SPOT RACE 3 and this total includes 86 pigeons from the United Kingdom and 31 pigeons from Ireland. See full list by logging onto www.samdpr.com

 

GLOBAL NOMINATIONS for HOT SPOT RACE 2 amounted to US$15,629.80c (approx. £12,504) and had a total of 412 pigeons entered which included 9 from the United Kingdom and 1 from Ireland and there were 1,386 Nominations. There was no United Kingdom or Ireland winners. WELL DONE TO ALL THE WINNERS.

 

CONGRATULATIONS on winning 1st UNITED KINGDOM, 21st OPEN went to WILLIAM DONACHIE with pigeon named LUCKY DIP which was bred by WILLIAM DONACHIE from DUNDEE, which was officially clocked at 08.36.59.27 just 3 minutes 27.73 seconds after the actual race winner. This pigeon also managed to win a US$500 (£400) HOT SPOT RACE CASH PRIZE which was an early CHRISTMAS GIFT for this top fancier. Taking 2nd UK, 24th Open Millys Loft with pigeon bred by Michael Mellor from Crewe, 3rd UK, 30th Open Paul Smith Syndicate from Stansted Mountfitchet with pigeon bred by Kevin Hibbert from Rotherham, 4th UK, 46th Open Obelisk Syndicate entered by Clive & Sue Barrett from Taunton with pigeon bred by Derek Nicholls from Barry, 5th UK, 82nd Open Zandys Dream Team from Stansted Mountfitchet with pigeon bred by Paul Smith & Hein Beneke from South Africa, this pigeon Zandys Expectation is currently holding onto 1st United Kingdom, 10th Open in the Overall Averages after 17 races, 6th UK, 95th Open another for Paul Smith Syndicate from Stansted Mountfitchet with pigeon bred by Glynn Stone from Belper, 7th UK, 125th Open Brian Clayburn with pigeon bred by Brian Clayburn from Ackworth, a past winner of the SAMDPR, 8th UK, 140th Open Team Ede with pigeon bred by Darren Ede from Southampton, 9th UK, 147th Open TadT with pigeon bred by Tad Truszkowski from Melton Mowbray, 10th UK, 172nd Open another for Obelisk Syndicate entered by Clive & Sue Barrett from Taunton with a second pigeon bred by Derek Nicholls from Barry, 11th UK, 192nd Open another for Zandys Dream Team from Stansted Mountfitchet with a second pigeon bred by Paul Smith & Hein Beneke from South Africa, 12th UK, 194th Open Foster Sons & Daughter with pigeon bred by this partnership from Liss, 13th UK, 218th Open another for Zandys Dream Team from Stansted Mountfitchet with pigeon bred by Hein Beneke from South Africa, 14th UK, 219th Open another for Millys Loft with a second pigeon bred by Michael Mellor from Crewe, 15th UK, 233rd Open another for Team Ede with a second pigeon bred by Darren Ede from Southampton, 16th UK, 316th Open Berkshire Boys with pigeon bred by Maurice O’Donnell from Dungarvan, 17th UK, 346th Open Team Lincs with pigeon bred by Paul Stacey from Rayleigh, 18th UK, 348th Open another for Foster Sons & Daughter with a second pigeon bred by this partnership from Liss, 19th UK, 354th Open another for Foster Sons & Daughter with a third pigeon bred by this partnership from Liss and 20th UK, 357th Open Syndicate Lofts UK with pigeon bred by Peter Fox from Bangor. A good result for the UK Team which had 6 pigeons in the top 95 in the Open. A total of 125 United Kingdom pigeons were officially clocked by 19.22, leaving 29 to return to the race loft. More returned on the Sunday morning and then by 12.15 a total of 142 had been officially recorded, leaving 12 still to return to the race loft.

 

THE UNITED KINGDOM COUNTRY CHALLENGE WINNERS for HOT SPOT RACE 2 were as follows:-

1st UNITED KINGDOM & US$125 (£100), 21st Open William Donachie with pigeon named Lucky Dip bred by William Donachie from Dundee, 2nd UNITED KINGDOM & US$75 (£60), 24th Open Millys Loft with pigeon named Mick Dundee bred by Michael Mellor from Crewe, 3rd UNITED KINGDOM & US$50 (£40), 30th Open Paul Smith Syndicate with pigeon named Pauls Hero bred by Kevin Hibbert from Rotherham. UNITED KINGDOM has a total of 104 entries in this category and HOT SPOT RACE 5 offers:- 1st US$3,740 (£2,992), 2nd US$2,244 (£1,795), 3rd US$1,496 (£1,197). The FINAL RACE offers a 1st Prize of US$4,360 (£3,448) to the winner. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THESE WINNERS.

 

UNITED KINGDOM COUNTRY/REGIONAL NOMINATIONS for HOT SPOT RACE 2. There were no entries.

 

CONGRATULATIONS on winning 1st IRELAND, 40th OPEN went to JOE KENNEDY & SON with pigeon named ROUTE 66 bred by JOE KENNEDY & SON, which was officially clocked at 08.40.06.71, just 6 minute 35.17 seconds behind the actual race winner. A Nice early CHRISTMAS PRESENT for this top partnership. Taking 2nd Ireland, 43rd Open Sean Hunt & Family with pigeon bred by Sean Hunt & Family, 3rd Ireland, 63rd Open another for Sean Hunt & Family with a second pigeon bred by Sean Hunt & Family, 4th Ireland, 92nd Open another for Joe Kennedy & Family with a second pigeon bred by Joe Kennedy & Son, 5th Ireland, 128th Open Peter Lucas with pigeon bred by Peter Lucas, this pigeon Ulyses is currently holding 1st Ireland, 16th Open in the Overall Averages after 17 races and 6th Ireland, 143rd Open Andy Quirke with pigeon bred by Andy Quirke.

A total of 41 Ireland pigeons were officially clocked by 19.22, leaving just 5 to return to the race loft. No more returned on the Sunday by 12.15 so a total of 41 had been officially recorded, leaving just 5 to return to the race loft.

 

THE IRISH COUNTRY CHALLENGE WINNERS for HOT SPOT RACE 2 were as follows:- 1st IRELAND & US$125 (£100), 291st Open Maurice O’Donnell with pigeon named Liadain 2 bred by Maurice O’Donnell, 2nd IRELAND & US$75 (£60), 464th Open Jackpot Lofts with pigeon named Irish Rover bred by Karl Donnelly, 3rd & IRELAND US$50 (£40), 489th Jackpot Lofts with pigeon named Irish Pearl bred by Karl Donnelly. IRELAND has a total of 11 entries in this category and HOT SPOT RACE 5 offers:- 1st US$485 (£388), 2nd US$291 (£233), 3rd US$194 (£155). The FINAL RACE offers a 1st Prize of US$640 (£512) to the winner. CONGRATULATUIONS TO ALL THESE WINNERS.

 

IRISH COUNTRY/REGIONAL NOMINATIONS for HOT SPOT RACE 2. There were no pigeons entered.

 

THE OVERALL AVERAGES are now up and running and after 17 races stands as follows:- 1st OPEN

goes to M u W HELD from GERMANY with pigeon named SYLT HELD 335 bred by M u W HELD, with a combined flying time of 20.21.04.67 holding same place from the last race. 1st UNITED KINGDOM, 10th OPEN goes to ZANDYS DREAM TEAM from STANSTED MOUNTFITCHET with pigeon named ZANDYS EXPECTATION bred by PAUL SMITH & HEIN BENEKE from SOUTH AFRICA, with a combined flying time of 21.07.48.99 up 15 places from the last race. 1st IRELAND, 16th OPEN goes to PETER LUCAS with pigeon named ULYSES bred by PETER LUCAS with a combined flying time of 21.16.03.63 up 20 places from the last race. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THESE FANCIERS.

 

LIVESTREAM was up and running for TRAINING RACE 16, which took place on Christmas Eve on Tuesday 24th December 2019 and the 2,059 pigeons were liberated all together from KOPPIES at 07.25 from 62km (39 miles) in fine and warm conditions with a head wind, with a temperature of 22c (72f) and a good steady race was anticipated. This total was made up by 1,716 International pigeons, which included 145 pigeons from the United Kingdom and 41 pigeons from Ireland, plus 343 pigeons from the host country South Africa. The Hold-Back List showed no pigeons were held back and this included none from the United Kingdom and none from 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 at 08.14 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 for winning 1st OPEN goes to RON PAIRAN from UNITED STATES OF AMERICA with pigeon named INVINCIBLE 2 bred by RON PARAN, which was officially clocked at 08.14.44.73 to record a winning velocity of 1372ypm (1246.320m/m), (20.772m/s) or 46 mph. Taking 2nd Eduard Hoelscher from Germany, 3rd Rivera – Holguin Loft from United States of America, 4th G+P Racing from South Africa, 5th Rolf Berger from Germany, 6th O & L De Vries from Canada, 7th Peter Matic from Australia, 8th Peter Gana from Slovakia, 9th Du Preez – Deetlefs from South Africa, 10th Xaver Heinloth from Germany, 11th Ben Mathey from Kuwait, 12th Renato Cantu from Italy, 13th PIPA Elite Center from Belgium, 14th another for Du Preez – Deetlefs from South Africa, 15th Karl Heinz Burger from Germany, 16th RafaA Giziewicz from Poland, 17th Loft Al-Kandari from Kuwait, 18th Petar + Kiril Raponski from Bulgaria, 19th Buchloh – Kossow from Germany and 20th Al Khaleej Loft from Kuwait. The top twenty in this result were separated by just 18.10 seconds and had a total of 11 different countries represented and a total of 17 different countries in the top 50, with 50th being just 28.98 seconds away from the actual race winner. A total of 2,033 pigeons were officially clocked by 12.43, which included all 142 pigeons from the United Kingdom and 41 from Ireland leaving just 26 pigeons to return to the race loft.

GLOBAL NOMINATIONS for TRAINING RACE 16 amounted to US$1,512.15c (approx. £1,210) and had a total of 107 pigeons entered which included none from the United Kingdom and none from Ireland and there were a total of 304 Nominations. There were no United Kingdom or Irish winners. WELL DONE TO ALL THE WINNERS.

CONGRATULATIONS on winning 1st UNITED KINGDOM, 25th OPEN went to the OBELISK SYNDICATE with pigeon named GREEN OBELISK which was entered by CLIVE & SUE BARRETT from TAUNTON bred by DEREK NICHOLLS from BARRY, which was officially clocked at 08.15.04.09, just 19.36 seconds after the actual race winner. Taking 2nd UK, 35th Open Zandys Dream Team from Stansted Mountfitchet with pigeon bred by Paul Smith & Hein Beneke from South Africa, 3rd UK, 37th Open another for Zandys Dream Team from Stansted Mountfitchet with pigeon bred by Paul Smith & Hein Beneke from South Africa, 4th UK, 44th Open Paul Smith Syndicate from Stansted Mountfitchet with pigeon bred by Kevin Hibbert from Rotherham, 5th UK, 79th Open Millys Loft with pigeon bred by Michael Mellor from Crewe, 6th UK, 85th Open another for Paul Smith Syndicate from Stansted Mountfitchet with a second pigeon bred by Kevin Hibbert from Rotherham, 7th UK, 95th Open Brian Clayburn with pigeon bred by Brian Clayburn from Ackworth, a past winner of the SAMDPR, 8th UK, 96th Open Team Ede with pigeon bred by Darren Ede from Southampton, 9th UK, 106th Open TadT with pigeon bred by Tad Truszkowski from Melton Mowbray, 10th UK, 110th Open another for Zandys Dream Team from Stansted Mountfitchet with a third pigeon bred by Paul Smith & Hein Beneke from South Africa, 11th UK, 122nd Open another for Millys Loft with second pigeon bred by Michael Mellor from Crewe, 12th UK, 155th Open Berkshire Boys with pigeon bred by Maurice O’Donnell from Dungarvan, 13th UK, 159th Open another for Zandys Dream Team from Stansted Mountfitchet with a pigeon bred by Hein Beneke from South Africa, 14th UK, 162nd Open another for Paul Smith Syndicate from Stansted Mountfitchet with pigeon bred by Kevin Hibbert from Rotherham, 15th UK, 194th Open another for Team Ede with a second pigeon bred by Darren Ede from Southampton, 16th UK, 257th Open another for TadT with a second pigeon bred by Tad Truszkowski from Melton Mowbray, 17th UK, 260th Open another for Millys Loft with a third pigeon bred by Michael Mellor from Crewe, 18th UK, 263rd Open Alistair Hogg with pigeon bred by Alistair Hogg from Winchburg, 19th UK, 272nd Open William Donachie with pigeon bred by William Donachie from Dundee and then 20th UK, 207th Open another for Zandys Dream Team from Stansted Mountfitchet with a fourth pigeon bred by Paul Smith & Hein Beneke from South Africa. The United Kingdom Team had 8 pigeons clocked in the top 96 in the Open, which in itself was a remarkable performance. A fantastic race for the United Kingdom Team with a total of 142 pigeons being officially clocked by 12.00, leaving just 3 pigeons to return to the race loft.

UNITED KINGDOM COUNTRY/REGIONAL NOMINATIONS for TRAINING RACE 16. There were no entries.

CONGRATULATIONS on winning 1st IRELAND, 30th OPEN went to ANDY QUIRKE with pigeon named THE TAX MAN, bred by ANDY QUIRKE which was officially clocked at 08.15.05.09, just 20.36 seconds after the actual race winner. This pigeon also won 1st Ireland, 14th Open in TR14. Taking 2nd Ireland, 39th Open another for Andy Quirke with a second pigeon bred by Andy Quirke, 3rd Ireland, 239th Open Peter Lucas with pigeon bred by Peter Lucas, 4th Ireland, 387th Open Jackpot Lofts with pigeon bred by Karl Donnelly, 5th Ireland, 432nd Open Maurice O’Donnell with pigeon bred by Maurice O’Donnell and then 6th Ireland, 456th Open Joe Kennedy & Son with pigeon bred by Joe Kennedy & Son. A great day for Andy Quirke 1st & 2nd Ireland today. A good result for the Irish Team with all 41 pigeons being officially clocked by 11.49, leaving just no pigeons missing.

IRISH COUNTRY/REGIONAL NOMINATIONS in TRAINING RACE 16. There were no entries.

THE OVERALL AVERAGES are now up and running and after 18 races stands as follows:- 1st OPEN goes to M u W HELD from GERMANY with pigeon named SYLT HELD 335 bred by M u W HELD, with a combined flying time of 21.16.32.43 holding same place from the last race. 1st UNITED KINGDOM, 10th OPEN goes to ZANDYS DREAM TEAM from STANSTED MOUNTFITCHET with pigeon named ZANDYS EXPECTATION bred by PAUL SMITH & HEIN BENEKE in SOUTH AFRICA, with a combined flying time of 22.01.33.16 holding same place from the last race. 1st IRELAND, 18th OPEN goes to PETER LUCAS with pigeon named ULYSES bred by PETER LUCAS with a combined flying time of 22.11.27.39 down 2 places from the last race. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THESE FANCIERS.

 

Now we move on to HOT SPOT RACE 3, TRAINING RACE 18 & TRAINING RACE 19.

 

*****PLEASE NOTE:- This 2019/20 race programme below can be altered at any time, if the weather is not suitable another day will be selected. Also some of the race distances may alter slightly depending on the previous race or how the pigeons are coping with the earlier tosses and races. It should also be noted that there are more races in a week now, hopefully three a week and there are races now taking place on Sunday’s, Monday’s, Tuesday’s, Wednesday’s, Thursday’s and Saturday’s. It should also be mentioned that once the pigeons get to the 62km (39 miles) Training Point they go to this spot every day weather permitting for a Training Toss, however results are only published for an Official Training Race which are all listed below.

The remaining revamped Race Programme will be as follows:- HOT SPOT RACE 3 will take place on Friday 27th December 2019 from 265km (165 miles), followed by Training Race 17 on Tuesday 31st December 2019 from 114km (71 miles). We then move into the New Year and start with Training Race 18 on Thursday 2nd January 2020 from 62km (39 miles). Then HOT SPOT RACE 4 on Saturday 4th January 2020 from 300km (186 miles), followed by Training Race 19 on Tuesday 7th January 2020 from 62km (39 miles), followed by Training Race 20 on Thursday 9th January 2020 from 62km (39 miles), followed by Training Race 21 on Saturday 11th January 2020 from 114km (71 miles), followed by Training Race 22 on Wednesday 15th January 2020 from 62km (39 miles), followed by HOT SPOT RACE 5 on Saturday 18th January 2020 from 350km (217 miles), followed by Training Race 23 on Tuesday 21st January 2020 from 62km (39 miles), followed by Training Race 24 on Thursday 23rd January 2020 from 62km (39 miles), followed by Training Race 25 on Saturday 25th January 2020 from 62km (39 miles). A few more short training tosses will take place over the next few days prior to basketing taking place on Thursday 30th January 2020. Then the FINAL RACE takes place on Saturday 1st February 2020 from 525km (326 miles).

 

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 2019/20 race series.

 

The team of pigeons will not be rushed and the vastly experienced loft staff are very confident that within a few weeks these athletes of the skies will be back on track and ready for the big task in front of them. You can of course follow all the progress of what is happening on the SAMDPR Website www.samdpr.com  

 

Of course, one of the main reasons for the success of this great race is the extremely professional way it has been run from the start and that they have always paid out all of their projected prize money every year since the race first started way back in 1997 and that is why it is now known the world over “AS THE BIGGEST AND GREATEST PIGEON RACE IN THE WORLD” and has been now been tagged as “THE RACE WITH THE PROVEN TRACK RECORD” and “THE OLYMPIC GAMES IN THE PIGEON WORLD”.

 

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 You can also follow the SAMDPR on Facebook, with constant updates and short videos to view.

 

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 2019/20 race series exceeds US$1.55 Million American Dollars or approximately £1.29 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-fourth year and has for the last twenty-three 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-three races, prize money in excess of US$43 Million American Dollars (£30 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 24th SOUTH AFRICAN MILLION DOLLAR PIGEON RACE will be the slightly more than paid out for THE 23rd SAMDPR. The FINAL RACE PRIZE MONEY in The 24th SAMDPR now exceeds US$1.20 Million American Dollars or around £1 Million Pounds Sterling.

 

***SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT*** I am sorry that I can’t add all the information about who bred all the pigeons or where they live because I do not have access to all this information so I can only publish details which I am in possession of at the time. If there are no details besides your winning pigeon/s then please contact me on reglofts@aol.com with your details and I will include these in my later International Press Reports. I personally do my best to give all the fanciers, entrants and breeders all the credit they and their pigeons deserve when they manage to get in the results so your help in this matter will be greatly appreciated.

For the first few races numerous pigeons of course will not trap, so do not worry if yours is clocked late. The main thing to consider over the first few shorter races is that all the pigeons will not trap quickly but if they have made it back to the race loft on Heron Banks Golf & River Estate they are there to fight another day. With each race the pigeons will learn a bit more, giving them more experience to tackle all the tasks that they are going to have in front of them during the testing 2019/20 training and race series.

All Training Races, Hot Spot Races and The Final Race will now count towards The 24th South African Million Dollar Overall ACE PIGEON Averages, which has a total of three superb cash prizes of US$25,500 (approx. £21,250), US$15,000 (approx. £12,500) and US$10,000 (approx. £8,333) for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in this category after The Final Race has been completed. This actually is a massive increase on the pay out over previous SAMDP Races.

NOMINATION RACES will be held and officially start on TRAINING RACE 1, plus the HOT SPOT 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 and of course the FINAL RACE. See the SAMDPR Website 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.

It should be mentioned that GLOBAL & COUNTRY/REGIONAL NOMINATIONS during the 2015/16 race series actually paid out a staggering total of US$546,280 (£437,000). This sum also increased during the 2017/18 race series. Once again during the 2018/19 race series the sum paid out exceeded the previous year, which again just goes to show that fanciers just love to have a gamble on the race.

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.

This is the “TWENTY-FOURTH YEAR” since this great International One Loft Race started and every year since day one the Organising Committee have created new competitions and I assume that this year will be no exception, more on this subject will be published as details come through from the race organisers.

***SPECIAL NOTIFICATION*** One point that should be pointed out to all competitors and entrants is that only your NUMBER 1 pigeons is “ACTIVATED” (FULLY PAID UP ENTRY). If of course you entered a “TEAM OF 4” and you lost your first 3 pigeons, your fourth pigeon would then be your “ACTIVATED PIGEON”. If you were unlucky enough to lose all your 4 pigeons in any of your “TEAMS” and they had won no “Special Prize Money” in the new HOT SPOT 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 then you are entitled to a “FREE ENTRY” into the 25th SAMDPR and all you have to pay is the official shipping and export costs to your Country Co-ordinator/Shipper. This offer can only be actioned once, for example if you lost your team in your first year, you would get a “Free Entry” the following year but then if you lost all your pigeons in that year, the “Free Entry” offer then does not count. This of course represents great value for your money. All the pigeons go to every training toss, Mid-Week and Saturday races providing they are fit enough but can only compete for any of the allocated PRIZE MONEY or SPECIAL AWARDS in the 5 x HOT SPOT RACES if they are “ACTIVATED” and that means that these must be paid for prior to the HOT SPOT RACE 1, which is due to take place on SATURDAY 7th DECEMBER 2019 from 165km (approx. 103 miles). The cost to “ACTIVATE” these “RESERVES or BACK-UP PIGEONS” is US$1,100 (approx. £880) (THIS OF COURSE MAY CHANGE SLIGHTLY DEPENDING ON CURRENCY EXCHANGE RATE AT THE TIME OF ACTIVATION) but that will then entitle all these fully paid up pigeons (ACTIVATED) to compete and be eligible to fly for all the extra cash prizes and special awards that amounts to over US$318,000 (approx. £265,000). The one thing to remember is that once your reserve pigeon or pigeons are fully paid for, if then they get lost and have won no Prize Money or Special Awards in the Special Money Races, then you will get US$1,000 paid back into your ASI Account, which can then be used to purchase another pigeon at a later date and be entered into The Final Race under your name or syndicate or even under another name of your choice.  So as you can see it is “BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY” and pay for them early, after all you have nothing to lose.

HOW MANY OTHER ONE LOFT PIGEON RACES IN THE WORLD OFFER THIS SORT OF OPTION TO COMPETITORS AND ENTRANTS?

***WHAT CAN BE WON DURING THIS 2019/20 RACE SERIES*** Prizes and Special Awards now add up to a staggering US$1.55 Million American Dollars £1.29 Million Pounds Sterling). This total includes US$247,500 (£206,250) in 100 Hot Spot Cash Prizes over the 5 x Hot Spot Races as follows:- In each Hot Spot Race 1st US$17,500 (£14,583), 2nd US$10,000 (£8,333), 3rd US$5,000 (£4,167), 4th US$2,500 (£2,083), 5th US$2,000 (£1,667), 6th to 10th US$1,250 (£1,042) each, 11th to 15th US$750 (£625) each and 16th to 20th US$500 (£417) each. ONLY ACTIVATED PIGEONS CAN WIN ANY OTHER THESE CASH PRIZES. THESE 20 CASH PRIZES WILL GO TO THE FIRST 20 ACTIVATED PIGEONS IN EACH OF THE 5 x HOT SPOT RACES. Then a US$10,000 (£8,333) Hot Spot Ace Pigeon Award for the best pigeon in these 5 races, A Two-Bird Average Competition and a US$2,000 (£1,667) Cash Prize in each of the 5 x Hot Spot Races & The Final Race, A Three-Bird Average Competition and a US$3,000 (£2,500) Cash Prize in each of the 5 x Hot Spot Races & The Final Race, The South African Million Dollar Ace Pigeon Award carries US$50,000 in Prize Money, split into three cash prizes with 1st US$25,000 (£20,833), 2nd US$15,000 (£12,500) and 3rd US$10,000 (£8,333) Cash Prizes for the 3 pigeons with the best overall average in all the Official Training Races and 5 x Hot Spot Races and The Final Race. There will also be an overall Knockout Winner Competition and US$25,000 (£20,833) Prize Money, which starts on the 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 exciting competition). There will also be 3 x Country Cash Prizes of US$125 (£104), US$75 (£63) and US$50 (£42) in each of the first 4 x Hot Spot Races (1 to 4). In the 5th Hot Spot Race US$70 (£58) from every entry will be added to the starting Prize Money of US$250 (£208) 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 (£100) 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 (£167) starting Prize Money and US$40 (£33) 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 1st February 2020 there are also 10 magnificent gold pendants to be won worth well over US$1,000 (£833) each and now over US$1.20 Million American Dollars in Prize Money (£1 Million Pounds) and 300 cash prizes being on offer. These estimations are done at US$1.20 to the Pound Sterling. This could of course change on the Final Race.

THE ZANDY MEYER MEMORIAL RACE & US$1,000 (approx. £833) 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. £70,833). (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 24th SOUTH AFRICAN MILLION DOLLAR FINAL RACE, WILL NOW BE AS FOLLOWS:- 1st US$300,000 (approx. £250,000), 2nd US$150,000 (approx. £125,000), 3rd US$100,000 (approx. £83,333), 4th US$75,000 (approx. £62,500), 5th US$50,000 (approx. £41,667), 6th US$25,000 (£20,833), 7th US$20,000 (£16,667), 8th US$15,000 (£12,500), 9th US$12,500 (£10,417), 10th US$10,000 (approx. £8,333), 11th/15th US$7,500 (approx. £6,250) each, 16th/20th US$5,000 (approx. £4,167) each, 21st/25th US$4,000 (approx. £3,333) each, 26th/30th US$3,500 (approx. £2,917) each, 31st/40th US$3,000 (approx. £2,500) each, 41st/50th US$2,500 (£2,083) each, 51st/75th US$2,000 (£1,667) each, 76th/100th US$1,500 (£1,250) each, 101st/125th US$1,250 (£1,042) each, 126th/150th US$1,100 (£917) each, 151st/200th US41,000  (£833) each, 201st/250th US$750 (£625) each, then 251st/300th US$500 (£417) each. (Subject to terms and conditions of entry). The actual cash prizes stated above represent exchange rates (US$1.20 to the Pound Sterling) 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$1.30 Million American Dollars (£1.08 Million Pounds Sterling) Prize Money will be paid out in this FINAL RACE.

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.toppigeon.co.za 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 25th SOUTH AFRICAN MILLION DOLLAR PIGEON RACE has already been provisionally agreed and confirmed by the race organisers as SATURDAY 30th FEBRUARY 2021. (However, this date is still awaiting final confirmation). This will be the 25th anniversary of this great race and it is sure to be a very special occasion with lots of interesting things going on to celebrate this outstanding achievement.

If you are interested in participating, helping us or acting a Country Race Team Co-ordinator or 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 25th SAMDPR will take about the middle of MAY 2020 and then the second one should be around the middle of JUNE 2020. 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 as much 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 2019/20 RACE SERIES.

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 24th 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 1st February 2020. 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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