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Update - Intake for 2021 2020-10-08

We have passed the halfway stage of this year’s intake. Despite the difficulty in finding flights for the pigeons we have so far received 2984 birds since the 15th of July. Progress during quarantine has been pleasing with most groups performing well. Here is a summary of the birds;   Shipment .....

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Kuwait Auctions 2020-09-21

We are pleased to announce that the Kuwait auctions will start tomorrow, 22 September on Whatsapp groups as follows;   22 September Alkandari Auction - 10 pigeons - auction runs from 5pm to 10pm  23 September Alfadhli Auction - 10 pigeons The day after Alkandari and so on   There are 111 birds on each auction so a total of 222 birds. Buyers on the groups will be kept updated with the bidding prices.   .....

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Birds currently in Race Loft for 2021 2020-09-16

We have coupled electronic rings to the first 2 shipments we received from Europe, which are now out of quarantine and in our Race Loft. Here is the list of these birds;  https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/results.php?opt=5&id=333 In addition to this we have some birds in quarantine from USA and the Middle East with some more shipments arriving in the next few days. As and when birds are mov.....

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Arabic brochure 2020-09-04

Greetings to all the fanciers in the Middle East. We appreciate and thank you for participating in the Victoria Falls One Loft Race and invite you to send pigeons for the 2021 season. Please find attached a summary in Arabic of the conditions for entering the Victoria Falls OLR. We have agents receiving pigeons to ship to Victoria Falls in September, October and November. Please contact our agent in your country for more details of dates. .....

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Auctions for 2020 Final birds 2020-08-28

Auctions for 2020 Final birds The birds will be sold on 4 auctions; PIPA in Belgium I Dream Pigeons in USA Kuwait 1 – Ali Alkandari Kuwait 2 – Ali Alfadhli The specific dates and details of each auction will be announced in due course. See below the full details of all birds and the auctions they are going to be sold on. .....

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Entries for the 2021 Race Season 2020-08-22

2021 Race Season Terms & Conditions We are receiving birds for the 2021 Race Season up until the end of November 2020. Birds need to be submitted to your country agents in advance for quarantine and shipping. Contact your country agent for specific details - https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/agents.php The 2021 Terms & Conditions are on our website under Terms- https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/terms.php .....

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Final Race Prizes 2020-08-17

Final Race Prizes Thank you to all participants who entered our race for the 2020 season. Please watch the Prize Presentation here-  https://youtu.be/Kv0YxquqDNs Congratulations to all winners! Prize money will have been credited to your race account by tomorrow. If you would like a pay out of any or all of your prize money kindly send us a request by email. It is.....

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Final Race cut-off 2020-08-15

The VFWC Final Race will close at 12 noon CAT today. To enable entrants to see if they have late returning pigeons the clock will remain on but results after 12 noon will not count. Best Regards, The Victoria Falls Team.....

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Bonus Races still open to 11am CAT ! 2020-08-14

Liberation for the Final Race was on time at 7am. Herewith the video https://www.facebook.com/victoriafallswcpr/videos/389198965402468/  Good Luck everyone! Bonus Races are still open until 11am! Don’t forget to enter! Herewith the current number of entries- you can view the pigeons entered in your login; .....

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Knock Out Competition 2020-08-14

Herewith the 93 birds which were remaining in the Knock Out Competition. The first bird from these to clock will win it;     Fancier R.....

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A few birds left to buy & Zoom Panel Discussion - Main Race 2020-08-13

There are still a few Reserves left for anyone to Activate before liberation. Look at the basketing list, https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/results.php?opt=5&id=331 and type Reserve into the search box and then click View Pigeon to see the bird’s performance over the season. Simply send a request for the bird in by email to us and we will confirm purchase. DON’T MISS OUT!  YOU HAVE TO BE IN IT TO WIN IT! Bonus Races &n.....

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FINAL RACE BASKETING 2020-08-12

FINAL RACE BASKETING The basketing for the final race has been completed. There is a total of 859 pigeons going to the race. There was one pigeon that was withdrawn having sustained a hawk attack unnoticed in a lead up to the basketing.   The weather conditions for race day Friday 14th shows a very strong east/ cross wind in the beginning with an increase in daytime maximum temperatures. About half way through the flight the birds will pass over about 200 km of .....

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Zoom Panel Discussion - Basketing 2020-08-11

Zoom Panel Discussion – Basketing – Wed 12 August 14:30 CAT (12:30 GMT) Moderator: Richard Hulley (VFWCPR) Panellists: Pieter Oberholster (UK), Gerard Koopman (Netherlands) We will be hosting the above Panel Discussion Live during our Basketing online from 14:30 CAT (12:30 GMT) – to tune into this discussion please follow the instructions below: Click the link to download Zoom – (the same link will take you to the discussion from .....

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Loft List 10 August 20 - Bonus Races Available Final Race 2020-08-10

Bonus Races – Final Race Available! Bonus Races for Race 10 (Final Race) – Global @ 20:1 and Country @ 4:1. Don’t forget to enter! Current Loft List – 10 August 2020 Herewith a list of birds currently in the loft as at 10am this morning - https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/results.php?opt=5&id=332   Quick Links – Competition Standings Super Ace: .....

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Lead-up to the Final Race 2020-08-09

LEAD-UP TO THE FINAL RACE Basketing for the final race is scheduled for this coming Wednesday the 12th and the Final for Friday 14th. The pigeons have not had any road training after Race 9 but are flying well around the loft. Some groups are flying for a few hours without being forced to do so. This is not what we want at this stage because they are exposed to hawk attacks whilst ranging but believe it better for them to fly rather than sit in the loft without.....

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Race 9 2020-08-03

Remember to activate your Reserve birds by Wednesday 5th August 2020 midnight, otherwise they will become available for anyone else to activate thereafter. Bonus Races for Race 9 – Global @ 10:1 and Country @ 4:1. Don’t forget to enter! Race 9 Scheduled for tomorrow morning, Tuesday 4th August from 147km at 07:00. You can view the Running Race on our Home Page: www.victoriafallswcp.....

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Loft List 31 July 2020 2020-07-31

Loft List 31 July 2020 Herewith a list of birds currently in the loft as at 3pm this afternoon - https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/results.php?opt=5&id=323 In addition, the following birds are currently in the Recovery Bay - # .....

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Hotspot 5 Prize Money & Club Competition Winners 2020-07-29

RACE REPORT HOTSPOT 5 Hotspot 5 from 450 km was raced on Saturday July 25th. The pigeons had a strong crosswind and tail wind at times. The daytime temperature was cool with a maximum of 25 degrees Celsius. Our tracking pigeons flew up to a maximum altitude of 1817 meters above sea level, which is approximately 800 meters above ground. As was predicted, the race was fast for the pigeons that managed to stay on line. The later returning pigeons were blown to the west and came.....

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Training Flight 30 2020-07-29

Reserve birds which are not activated by Wednesday 5th August will become available for anyone else to activate. Training Flight 30 Scheduled for tomorrow morning, Thursday 30th July from 87km at 07:30. You can view the Running Race on our Home Page: www.victoriafallswcpr.com Quick links: Basketing List – .....

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Race 8 - HOTSPOT 5 2020-07-24

Bonus Races for Hotspot 5 – Global @ 20:1 and Country @ 4:1. Don’t forget to enter! Please note that reserve pigeons which are not activated 7 days after HOTSPOT 5 will be made available for anyone to activate and the owner will lose the right to the pigeon. We will publish a list of these birds 7 days after Hotspot 5. Race 8 – HOTSPOT 5 Scheduled for tomorrow morning, Saturday 25 July from 450 km at 07:00. The race has been shorted slightly and the.....

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Race Week of Events - Cancellation 2020-07-21

Race Week of Events - Cancellation   Please Note: due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation around the world, Zimbabwe is still under a strict level of lock down, restricting entry into the country to Foreign Nationals as well as limited intercity travel within Zimbabwe. In light of this we have unfortunately decided to cancel the Race Week of Events we had planned from the 11th – 17th August 2020. Note that .....

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Training Flight 29 & Grand Averages activation deadline 2020-07-20

Grand Averages Birds need to be activated before Hotspot 5 (Race 8) in order to remain in the Grand Averages competition. Herewith the current standings - https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/results.php?opt=4 Training Flight 29 Scheduled for tomorrow morning, Tuesday 21st July from 87km at 07:00. This will be the last toss before Hotspot 5 (Race 8). You can view the Running Race on our Home Page: .....

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Training Flight 28 2020-07-17

Training Flight 28 Scheduled for tomorrow morning, Saturday 18 July from 44km at 07:00. You can view the Running Race on our Home Page: www.victoriafallswcpr.com Quick links: Basketing List -  https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/results.php?opt=5&id=314 Live Results – .....

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Loft List 16 July 2020 & Planned Training 2020-07-16

Planned Training All pigeons (with the exception of recovery bay birds) will start short tosses from Saturday in preparation for Hotspot 5 the following weekend. We will try to select the most favourable day for Hotspot 5 (Race 8).   Loft List 16 July 2020 Herewith a list of birds currently in the loft as at 3pm this afternoon: https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/results.php?opt=5&id=312 We have h.....

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Hotspot 4 Prize Money 2020-07-14

RACE REPORT HOTSPOT 4 Hotspot 4 from 405 km was raced on Saturday July 11th. The pigeons had a strong head/crosswind and the daytime temperature was unusually high. The race proved to be extremely difficult with only 972 pigeons making it back by the time the clock was stopped. This is 43% of the pigeons sent. The pigeons that returned on the day of liberation and the following day were in reasonable condition but later birds were tired. We had some hawk injuries to attend t.....

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Race 7 - HOTSPOT 4 2020-07-10

Bonus Races for Hotspot 4 – Global @ 20:1 and Country @ 4:1. Don’t forget to enter! Race 7 – HOTSPOT 4 Scheduled for tomorrow morning, Saturday 11 July from 405 km at 06:45. You can view the Running Race on our Home Page: www.victoriafallswcpr.com and click on Youtube Stream to watch the race live! Activated Pigeons  Please note that the Activations on any pigeons.....

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Training Flight 27 2020-07-07

Training Flight 27 Scheduled for tomorrow morning, Wednesday 08 July from 60km at 08:00. You can view the Running Race on our Home Page: www.victoriafallswcpr.com Quick links: Basketing List -  https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/results.php?opt=5&id=308 Live Results - http.....

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Hotspot 3 Prize Money 2020-07-06

RACE REPORT HOTSPOT 3 Hotspot 3 from 318 km was raced on Saturday July 4th. The pigeons had a strong tail and crosswind and the first arrivals put up a high velocity of over 1800 m/m. Many of the later arrivals were blown past to the west and had to work their way back into a headwind. 2407 pigeons were sent to the race and 2260 returned by the time the clock was stopped with 6% missing at that stage.  The forecast for Hotspot 4 this coming Saturday is a strong headwind.....

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Training Flight 26 2020-07-06

Training Flight 26 Scheduled for tomorrow morning, Tuesday 07 July from 60 km at 08:00. You can view the Running Race on our Home Page: www.victoriafallswcpr.com Quick links; Basketing List -  https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/results.php?opt=5&id=306 Live Results - https:.....

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Race 6 - HOTSPOT 3 & Super ACE birds 2020-07-03

Bonus Races for Hotspot 3 – Global @ 20:1 and Country @ 4:1. Don’t forget to enter! Race 6 – HOTSPOT 3 Scheduled for tomorrow morning, Saturday 04 July from 318 km at 07:00. You can view the Running Race on our Home Page: www.victoriafallswcpr.com and click on Youtube Stream to watch the race live! Activated Pigeons  - Please note that the Activations on any.....

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Hotspot 2 Prize Money & Super ACE 2020-07-01

RACE REPORT HOTSPOT 2 Hotspot 2 from 235 km was raced on Saturday June 27th. The pigeons had less of a tail wind than the previous week, but the first arrivals still put up velocities of over 1400 m/m. Within an hour of liberation the wind dropped, and the temperatures rose to 28 degrees Celcius by mid-morning. 2588 pigeons were sent to the race and 2386 returned by the time the clock was stopped with 7.8% missing at that stage. Several pigeons returned with raptor injuries. On hot .....

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Training Flight 25 & Super ACE 2020-06-30

Bonus Races for Hotspot 3 are available – Global @ 20:1 and Country @ 4:1. Don’t forget to enter! Super ACE entries are due now before this weekend’s Race. Don’t miss out on USD 200 000 prize money! Only USD 250 per activated bird to enter! Credits for lost Super Ace Birds and all For Sale pigeons are as follows; Lost before Hotspot 3             100% Lost before Hotspot .....

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Training Flight 24 & Super ACE 2020-06-29

Super ACE entries are due now before this weekend’s Race. Don’t miss out on USD 200 000 prize money! Only USD 250 per activated bird to enter! Credits for lost Super Ace Birds and all For Sale pigeons are as follows; Lost before Hotspot 3             100% Lost before Hotspot 4             50% Lost before Hotspot 5  &nbs.....

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Team Competition Pigeons 2020-06-27

Team Competition Pigeons Herewith the final list of 107 Fanciers and their 5 pigeons which have been entered into the Team Competition. This starts with today’s Hotspot 2 and points earned by these birds in each race will be added together for the fancier. Good Luck everyone! .....

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Race 5 - Hotspot 2 2020-06-26

Bonus Races for Hotspot 2 – Global @ 20:1 and Country @ 4:1. Don’t forget to enter! Race 5 – HOTSPOT 2 Scheduled for tomorrow morning, Saturday 27 June from 235 km at 08:00. You can view the Running Race on our Home Page: www.victoriafallswcpr.com and click on Youtube Stream to watch the race live! Activated Pigeons Please note that the Activations on any pigeons which.....

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REMINDER to enter competitions! 2020-06-24

Competition Entries! This week is the deadline to enter the following competitions; Normal ACE ($50 000 prize money) and Knock-Out ($20 000 prize money) – ALL ACTIVATED BIRDS are automatically entered. Team Competition ($40 000 prize money) – Any 5 Activated birds in a racing/syndicate name, URGENTLY SEND US YOUR CHOSEN 5 BIRDS! We currently have the below fanciers entered into the Team Competition. If you are not on this list and have 5 .....

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Hotspot 1 Prize Money & Activations Due for Other Competitions 2020-06-23

RACE REPORT HOTSPOT 1  We have now entered the main part of the competition with Race 4 (Hotspot 1) having been flown this last Saturday. The weather was clear with an assisting wind during the race. We had 2667 birds go to the race and 2610 return before the clock was stopped (2% short). Congratulations to all prize money winners! &n.....

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Current ACE & Training Flight 23 2020-06-23

Current ACE Bird Standings - ACTIVATE your bird before this Saturday’s Hotspot 2 in order to remain in the competition! - https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/results.php?opt=2 Bonus Races for Hotspot 2 are available – Global @ 20:1 and Country @ 4:1. Don’t forget to enter! Training Flight 23 Scheduled for tomorrow morning, Wednesday 24 June from 60 km at 08:00. You can view the Running Race o.....

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Training Flight 22 2020-06-22

Training Flight 22 Scheduled for tomorrow morning, Tuesday 23 June from 60 km at 08:00. You can view the Running Race on our Home Page: www.victoriafallswcpr.com Quick links; Basketing List -  https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/results.php?opt=5&id=294 Live Results - https:.....

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Race 4 - HOTSPOT 1 2020-06-19

Bonus Races for Hotspot 1 – Global @ 20:1 and Country @ 4:1. Don’t forget to enter! Race 4 – HOTSPOT 1 Scheduled for tomorrow morning, Saturday 20 June from 192 km at 08:00. You can view the Running Race on our Home Page: www.victoriafallswcpr.com YouTube VFWCPR Live Channel – Watch the race live: https://www.yo.....

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Training Flight 21 2020-06-15

Bonus Races for Hotspot 1 are available – Global @ 20:1 and Country @ 4:1. Don’t forget to enter! Training Flight 21 Scheduled for tomorrow morning, Tuesday 16 June from 60 km at 08:00. You can view the Running Race on our Home Page; www.victoriafallswcpr.com Quick links; Basketing List-  https://ww.....

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Training Flight 20 2020-06-14

Bonus Races for Hotspot 1 are now available – Global @ 20:1 and Country @ 4:1. Don’t forget to enter! Training Flight 20 Scheduled for tomorrow morning, Monday 15 June from 60 km at 08:00. You can view the Running Race on our Home Page; www.victoriafallswcpr.com Quick links; Basketing List-  https:/.....

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Training Flight 19 2020-06-12

Bonus Races for Hotspot 1 are now available – Global @ 20:1 and Country @ 4:1. Don’t forget to enter! Training Flight 19 Scheduled for tomorrow morning, Saturday 13 June from 60 km at 08:00. You can view the Running Race on our Home Page; www.victoriafallswcpr.com Quick links; Basketing List-  https.....

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For Sale Birds can now enter other competitions & receive credits 2020-06-12

For Sale Birds can now enter other competitions. Super Ace Birds as well as For Sale Birds activated in time can now receive some credits if lost. READ ON ………. The pigeons are well prepared for the up and coming Hotspot races where the real competition begins. If you want your birds to be eligible for all prize money races they need to be activated by Thursday 18th June 12 noon. Hotspot 1 next weekend will be the last.....

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Race 3 2020-06-10

Race 3 Scheduled for tomorrow morning, Thursday 11 June from 147 km at 07:00.  -Please note that we have moved Race 3 forward to Thursday because there are more favourable wind conditions predicted. We expect a headwind tomorrow (Race Day) as opposed to the original date set for Saturday which is predicted to be a high tail wind.- App Updates Available There are updates available for both Apple (iOS) and Android for the VFWCPR App. Please go t.....

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Training Flight 18 2020-06-08

Training Flight 18 Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 09 June from 47 km at 07:30.  You can view the Running Race on our Home Page; www.victoriafallswcpr.com Quick links; Basketing List-  https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/results.php?opt=5&id=282 Live Results- https://ww.....

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Training Flight 17 2020-06-07

Training Flight 17 Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 08 June from 47 km at 07:30.  You can view the Running Race on our Home Page; www.victoriafallswcpr.com Quick links; Basketing List-  https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/results.php?opt=5&id=281 Live Results- https://ww.....

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Race 2 2020-06-05

Bonus Races Global Bonus Race Odds are at 20:1 (Races & Hotspots) and 10:1 (Training Flights), Country Bonus Races have odds at 4:1. Don’t forget to enter from within your login! Activated Pigeons Please note that the Activations on any pigeons which are not basketed for tomorrow’s flight have been transferred to the Reserve Pigeon next in line in that team. The onus rests with the Fancier to inform us of any errors in their birds statuses. .....

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Training Flight 16 2020-06-03

Bonus Races In line with our goal to expand Fanciers’ enjoyment of the race each year, we have introduced new Global Bonus Race Odds at 20:1 (Races & Hotspots) and 10:1 (Training Flights), with an additional feature where fanciers can also enter Country Bonus Races for their respective countries, with odds at 4:1. We hope the entrants will enjoy these new features and we wish you all good luck! Training Flight 16 Scheduled for tomorrow mo.....

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Terms & Conditions 2021 Race Series 2020-06-02

Up to this point we have had 48 Tosses of which 17 have been online plus 1 Race. The distances will increase from now on with the pigeons well prepared for the series ahead. Anyone who does not have birds in this year’s race can log into our App to follow the races and news with the username Guest and password Guest. There is still uncertainty around visitor’s ability to travel to attend the final race week. There will be no problem with accommodation however flights may b.....

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Training Flight 15 2020-06-01

Bonus Races In line with our goal to expand Fanciers’ enjoyment of the race each year, we have introduced new Global Bonus Race Odds at 20:1 (Races & Hotspots) and 10:1 (Training Flights), with an additional feature where fanciers can also enter Country Bonus Races for their respective countries, with odds at 4:1. We hope the entrants will enjoy these new features and we wish you all good luck! Training Flight 15 Scheduled for tomorrow mo.....

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Training Flight 14 & NEW Bonus Races Global and Country Options 2020-05-31

Activated Pigeons - All requests made since the start of Race 1 yesterday (Saturday) will be addressed tomorrow (Monday). Bonus Races have NEW country options! Global odds have increased! In line with our goal to expand Fanciers’ enjoyment of the race each year, we have introduced new Global Bonus Race Odds at 20:1, with an additional feature where fanciers can also enter Country Bonus Races for their respective countries, with odds at 4:1. We hope the entrants will .....

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Race 1 & NEW Bonus Races Global and Country Options 2020-05-29

Bonus Races have NEW country options! Global odds have increased! In line with our goal to expand Fanciers’ enjoyment of the race each year, we have introduced new Global Bonus Race Odds at 20:1, with an additional feature where fanciers can also enter Country Bonus Races for their respective countries, with odds at 4:1. We hope the entrants will enjoy these new features and we wish you all good luck! Bonus Races by Country which are currently available are: United Sta.....

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App on Apple now! Activation deadlines & Training Flight 13 2020-05-27

Our App is now also available on the Apple Store. Download it and enter your usual fancier login username and password. Activation Deadlines We would like to draw your attention to the following activation deadlines which are in our terms as well as highlighted on the race programme; By 25 June  (before Hotspot 2) Knock Out Normal Ace (best 7 races) Team Comp (select by H.....

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Invited Donated Birds - 2020 Season 2020-05-25

Invited Donated Birds - 2020 Season DISTRIBUTION OF INVITED DONATED BIRDS AND OTHER FOR SALE PIGEONS   We are pleased to announce that we have had an overwhelming response from people wanting to purchase Invited Donated birds to participate in the race series. One of the main purposes in having donated birds is to raise money for the Victoria Falls Wildlife .....

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Training Flight 12 2020-05-25

Training Flight 12 Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 26 May from 87 km at 07:00.  You can see the Running Race on our Home Page; www.victoriafallswcpr.com Quick links; Basketing List- https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/results.php?opt=5&id=270 Live Results- https://www.v.....

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New App! & Training Flight 11 2020-05-24

New App! The Victoria Falls World Challenge Pigeon Race fancier App is now available on Android smart phones. Download it from the Play Store. Simply enter your usual fancier login username and password. The Apple iPhone App will follow soon. The App has the following features; View news feed, View pigeon list with statuses, View a pigeon’s individual results, View flights and flight results (historic and live), View account balance/ statement, View Bonus Races.....

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Loft List 2020-05-23

Loft List – 23 May 2020 Once again we would like to apologise for our error on Training Flight 10 and the cancellation of its result. We have done an inventory to show which birds have made it back from this morning’s flight. We do expect to see more birds to arrive later in the day. The below link to the loft listing includes birds in the Recovery Bay which did not fly today.   Herewith a list of pigeons still in our loft: .....

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Training Flight 10 - Cancelled 2020-05-23

Training Flight 10 - Cancelled We regret to advise that there was an error in setting up the timing system for today's Training Flight 10. The results do not reflect the true result. Please accept our apology for this which was entirely our fault. The results have been cancelled and will not be included in the grand averages. Bonus Race entry fees will be credited to fancier accounts. We can report that the birds flew well and most are home. We will run an inventory this afternoon .....

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Training Flight 10 2020-05-22

Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 23 May from 87 km at 07:00.  You can see the Running Race on our Home Page; www.victoriafallswcpr.com Quick links; Basketing List- https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/results.php?opt=5&id=264 Live Results- https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/live.php.....

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Revised Intake & Shipping to VFWCPR for 2021 Season 2020-05-20

Shipping of pigeons in 2020 for 2021 Yearling Race series.   Please note: older pigeons are preferred, which should be vaccinated 14 days before shipping to your agents to help prevent them from contracting viruses.   There may be adjustments to shipping, particularly on the earlier shipments. Please remember to phone and book your pigeons in with your agent in advance.   .....

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Training Flight 9 2020-05-18

Training Flight 9 Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 19 May from 47km at 07:30.  You can see the Running Race on our Home Page; www.victoriafallswcpr.com Quick links; Basketing List- https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/results.php?opt=5&id=261 Live Results- https://www.vic.....

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Training Flight 8 & updated Race Programme 2020-05-17

Training Flight 8 Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 18 May from 47km at 07:30.  You can see the Running Race on our Home Page; www.victoriafallswcpr.com Quick links; Basketing List- https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/results.php?opt=5&id=260 Live Results- https://ww.....

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Training Flight 7 2020-05-15

Training Flight 7 Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 16 May from 77km at 07:00.  You can see the Running Race on our Home Page; www.victoriafallswcpr.com Quick links; Basketing List- https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/results.php?opt=5&id=258 Live Results- https://ww.....

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Training Flight 6 & Grand Averages 2020-05-14

Training Flight 6 Scheduled for this afternoon, 14 May from 47km at 16:00.  You can see the Running Race on our Home Page; www.victoriafallswcpr.com Quick links; Basketing List- https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/results.php?opt=5&id=257   Live Results- https.....

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Training Flight 5 2020-05-12

Training Flight 5 Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 13 May from 47km at 07:30.  You can see the Running Race on our Home Page; www.victoriafallswcpr.com Quick links; Basketing List- https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/results.php?opt=5&id=255 Live Results- https://ww.....

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Training Flight 4 2020-05-11

Training Flight 4 Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 12 May from 60km at 07:00.  You can see the Running Race on our Home Page; www.victoriafallswcpr.com Quick links; Basketing List- https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/results.php?opt=5&id=254   Live Results- htt.....

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Training Flight 3 2020-05-08

Training Flight 3 Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 9 May from 47km at 07:00.  You can see the Running Race on our Home Page; www.victoriafallswcpr.com Quick links; Basketing List- https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/results.php?opt=5&id=252 Live Results- https://www.....

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Training Flight 2 2020-05-07

Training Flight 2 Scheduled for this afternoon, 7 May from 47km at 16.00.  You can see the Running Race on our Home Page; www.victoriafallswcpr.com Quick links; Basketing List- https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/results.php?opt=5&id=251   Live Results- https:.....

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Training Flight 1 & Bonus Races 2020-05-05

Training Flight 1 Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 6 May from 45km at 07.00.  You can see the Running Race on our Home Page; www.victoriafallswcpr.com Quick links; Basketing List- https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/results.php?opt=5&id=249 Live Results-  https://ww.....

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Pre-Training 3 2020-05-04

Scheduled for this afternoon, 4 May from 25km at 16.00  (Results DO NOT count towards Grand Averages) You can see the Running Race on our Home Page; www.victoriafallswcpr.com Quick links; Basketing List-  https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/results.php?opt=5&id=248 Live Results-  .....

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Pre-Training 2 2020-04-27

Scheduled for this afternoon, 27 April from 30km at 16.45  (Results DO NOT count towards Grand Averages) You can see the Running Race on our Home Page; www.victoriafallswcpr.com Quick links; Basketing List-  https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/results.php?opt=5&id=245 Live Results-  .....

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Pre-Training 1 2020-04-23

Scheduled for this afternoon, 23 April from 22km at 16.45  (Results DO NOT count towards Grand Averages) You can see the Running Race on our Home Page; www.victoriafallswcpr.com Quick links; Basketing List-  https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/results.php?opt=5&id=243 Live Results-  https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/live.p.....

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News Flash & Loft List – 16 April 2020 2020-04-16

We are continuing with training at the VFWCPR lofts with short tosses from varying directions. Most of the pigeons are through the moult and in excellent condition. The diet of the pigeons has changed from a moult mixture to a racing mixture. We have done some modifications to the traps to slow the rate in which pigeons cross the antennas and we have constructed a new loading bay with electronic scales to weigh baskets of pigeons to ensure approximate numbers in each basket when train.....

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News Flash & Loft List – 2 April 2020 2020-04-02

News Flash & Loft List – 02 April 2020 Since we last sent out a News Flash much has changed around the world. The highly infectious Corona Virus has resulted in a major disruption to our everyday lives with many countries being in lock-down. This has affected most people in the pigeon sport and we sincerely hope that it will soon show signs of getting to an end without our members and their families succumbing to the disease.  .....

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News Flash & Loft List – 15 March 2020 2020-03-15

The pigeons’ training is progressing well, and many are in body moult. There is a big variation in age of the pigeons so the wing moult is in various stages. We expect that most pigeons will have finished their body moult in April when training will be intensified. The pigeons are ranging well for up to 60 minutes. When weather permits, we have been tossing from short distances and from various directions. All this training is being done in single basket releases to improve the bi.....

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Intake and Shipping to VFWCPR for 2021 Season 2020-03-14

    Shipping of pigeons in 2020 for 2021 Yearling Race series. Please note older pigeons are preferred which should be vaccinated 14 days before shipping to your agents to help prevent them contracting viruses.   BIRDS ORIGIN CONTACT PERSON SHIPMENT  NU .....

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Current Loft List 2020-02-22

Training tosses have started on a daily basis from short distances with single basket releases. Most pigeons are exercising well around the loft and ranging for an hour or more. Herewith a current loft list;  https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/results.php?opt=5&id=200 Best Regards, The Victoria Falls Team.....

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2020 Race Week Accommodation 2020-01-21

2020 Race Week Accommodation Options – Book Now – Packages are Limited! Our race week schedule and accommodation packages are out for this year’s race week 10th – 17th August 2020  https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/accommodation.php We will be holding a week full of amazing activities and events around this year’s Final Race at The Victoria Falls World Challenge Pigeon Race .....

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Loft Bird List 2019-12-28

The entries into Victoria Falls are all settling in the race loft now and are doing well. Most of the birds are free flying in the afternoon whilst the temperatures are still high and it is close to roosting time. This discourages birds from ranging and taking birds that are newly introduced too far from the loft. The health of the pigeons are generally good with the odd exception. Antibiotics are not used as a flock treatment at this stage to allow the flock to build some resistance .....

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I Dream Pigeons Auction 2019-09-27

I Dream Pigeons Auction 63 pigeons from our past race season will be sold by I Dream Pigeons in USA in 2 parts. The first part starts this Sunday 29 September and runs for 2 weeks. Herewith the link to the Auction;   http://www.idreampigeons.com/victoria-falls-world.....

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Newsflash 2019-09-10

  Victoria Falls World Challenge has some important changes in our continual improvement program. We have introduced some extra competitions and the full list of what you can compete in is;   Main Race Final                                                                  .....

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PIPA Auction 2019-09-09

Ends this Sunday 15th September. Herewith the link to the auction, https://auctions.pipa.be/en/auction/2019-09-victoria-falls-world-challenge-pigeon-race-zim Don’t miss out!.....

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Prize Money for 2020 Race Season 2019-09-09

PRIZE MONEY GUARANTEED US$ 1 000 000   PLUS GUARANTEED US$ 200 000 FOR SUPER ACE .....

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Super Ace & Race Week 2020 2019-08-27

SUPER ACE - NEW ADDITIONAL Competition in 2020 - USD 200 000 PRIZE MONEY! Open to all activated birds Entry Fee 250 USD before Hotspot 3 Staged from 4 race points as follows; Hotspot 3 from approximately 318 km (197 miles) Hotspot 4 from approximately 410 km (254 miles) Hotspot 5 from approximately 450 km (279 miles) Final from 620 km or further (385 miles) Any pigeon entered in the.....

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PIPA Auction 2019-08-24

The PIPA auction of the top 200 birds plus 18 others is scheduled to start in just over 1 weeks’ time on 2 September. It will run for 2 weeks and the link to the auction is  https://auctions.pipa.be/en/auction/2019-09-victoria-falls-world-challenge-pigeon-race-zim Don’t miss out on buying some great birds! Another 57 birds will be on sale by I Dream Pigeons.....

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Video of Final Race - July 2019 2019-08-07

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Race Report 2019-07-24

The final for VFWCPR took place on Friday 19th July from Rurgwe 619 km from the loft in the South East of Zimbabwe. Pigeons were basketed on Wednesday under scrutiny of external auditors and competitors present. The birds were fed before basketing and water was available in the transporter whilst basketing took place. Pigeons left for the liberation point that night and were fed and watered in Bulawayo the next morning (400km from Victoria Falls). The transporter stopped at 2pm on Thu.....

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Final Race - July 2019 2019-07-21

All the prize positions for the final race have been filled and the official prize list will be issued when ready. Congratulations to all winners and a big thank you to all who participated and to everyone who visited the final. There will not be an Enduro race this year and the 200 prize position pigeons plus some selected extras will be sent to PIPA for auction. This auction will take place in the coming weeks after quarantine and shipping, the exact details will be announced once known. Pl.....

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ACE and Best Overall Bird 2019-07-20

The cut off time for the ACE and Best Overall Bird competitions was advertised to be 12 noon today. This was extended because of the difficultly of the race. These competitions will end at 18:00 this evening. We will however leave the clock running in order to record more arrivals for the main race so fanciers can see if their birds return......

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Bonus Races still open 2019-07-19

Bonus Races will only close at 12 noon (GMT +2) today! Don't miss the chance to win extra money! Log into your race account to see the current entries!.....

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PIPA Article on our Final Race 2019-07-19

https://www.pipa.be/en/newsandarticles/reports/available-top-30-pedigrees-published-rolf-berger-germany-wins-225000-us.....

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Race 10 – Final Race 2019-07-17

Please urgently email through pedigrees of pigeons so they are available when examining the pigeons. Please remember that sale proceeds will not be given to breeders of pigeons without pedigrees.   Race 10 – Final Race Scheduled for Friday morning, 19 July from at 07.00 am.  PLEASE CHECK YOUR BIRD STATUSES AND URGENTLY CONTACT US IF YOU NOTICE ANY ERRORS.   There is still time to activate birds before tomorrow night! Email us your.....

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Sale by PIPA and the Victoria Falls Enduro Race (725km) 2019-07-16

In reference to the terms and conditions the following will apply to the sale of pigeons and the extra Victoria Falls Enduro 725km (450 mile) race. Guaranteed Prizes $50 000 USD On conclusion of the Final race some pigeons will be selected for sale at the sole discretion of VFWCPR Ltd through PIPA and other outlets. Pigeons that are not selected may be entered in the Victoria Falls Enduro. 50% of the net proceeds after sale costs will be paid to the acti.....

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Training Flight 20 – last toss 2019-07-11

DEADLINE TO ACTIVATE RESERVES is Saturday 13th. From Sunday any unpaid reserves will be available for others to activate. Please urgently email through pedigrees of pigeons so they are available when examining the pigeons. Please remember that sale proceeds will not be given to breeders of pigeons without pedigrees.   Training Flight 20 – last toss before the Final Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 12 July from 47km at 06.50 am.   You ca.....

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Prize Money Results – 5th Hotspot 2019-07-10

The fifth Hotspot was held from 450 km on Saturday 6 July. We would like to formally congratulate the following fanciers for taking the 20 prize money positions, the funds have already been credited to your race accounts. Pos Country Pigeon Name .....

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Training Flight 19 2019-07-09

We are building up to the final race on the 19th of July. The minimum distance for the final will be 600km but depending on the weather conditions, could be further up to 650km. The pigeons are recovering well from Hotspot 5 and will only have 2 short tosses this week and will be allowed to rest before basketing for the final on Wednesday 17th. Between 150 and 200 pigeons will be on display on Saturday 20th where they can be examined by potential buyers attending the race. Sel.....

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Newsflash 2019-07-06

Hotspot 5 was staged today from 450 km (280 miles), which proved very difficult for the birds. There was a strong tailwind ahead of a cold front that resulted in very high velocities for early arrivals, many of which were tired on arrival. Later birds that stopped flying came back through the day in reasonably good condition but with about 50% still out by the evening of day one. Races with high tailwinds pushing the birds are often very difficult because the birds have to flap hard t.....

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Race 9 - 5th Hotspot & Bonus Races! 2019-07-05

Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 6 July from 450km at 06.50 am.  Activations have been moved over from missing birds to the next reserve. Please check your birds and urgently contact us if you notice any errors. You can see the Running Race on our Home Page; www.victoriafallswcpr.com Don’t forget to enter Bonus Races in your Login for the chance to win extra money! Entries now only close 30 min before liberation......

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Race 8 & Bonus Races! 2019-06-28

PLEASE NOTE: Only birds activated before Hotspot 5 will remain in the Best Overall Bird competition! You have until Wednesday 3rd July to activate them! Since Race 8 is not a Prize Money race, we have not moved activations from missing activated birds over to the next reserve. We will do this next week Friday just before Hotspot 5. Race 8 Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 29 June from 131km at 06.50 am.   You can see the Running Race on our Home Page; .....

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Prize Money Results – 4th Hotspot 2019-06-25

The fourth Hotspot was held from 318 km on Saturday 22nd June, with 90% returns. We would like to formally congratulate the following fanciers for taking the 20 prize money positions, the funds have already been credited to your race accounts.   Country Pigeon Name .....

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2020 Race Season Terms & Conditions and Entry Forms! 2019-06-24

This week we will not have any online training flights from 103km but will rather be tossing the birds from shorter distances daily. The next online flight will be Race 8 this Saturday, 29 June. 2020 Race Season Herewith the Terms & Conditions for next year’s race in English and German as well as the entry forms in English, German and Dutch;  https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/forms.php There are a few small changes from the c.....

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Race 7 - 4th Hotspot & Bonus Races! 2019-06-21

Race 7 – 4th Hotspot Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 22 June from 317km at 06.50 am.  Activations have been moved over from missing birds to the next reserve. Please check your birds and urgently contact us if you notice any errors. You can see the Running Race on our Home Page; www.victoriafallswcpr.com Don’t forget to enter Bonus Races in your Login for the chance to win extra money! Entries close 2 ho.....

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Training Flight 18 2019-06-19

Bonus Races are also open on all Training Flights! Don’t miss the chance to win extra money! Training Flight 18 Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 20 June from 103km at 06.50 am.   You can see the Running Race on our Home Page; www.victoriafallswcpr.com Quick links; Basketing List-  https://www.victoria.....

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Training Flight 17 2019-06-17

Bonus Races are also open on all Training Flights! Don’t miss the chance to win extra money! Training Flight 17 Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 18 June from 103km at 06.50 am.   You can see the Running Race on our Home Page; www.victoriafallswcpr.com Quick links; Basketing List-  https://www.victoria.....

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Race 6 2019-06-14

Since Race 6 is not a Prize Money race, we have not moved activations from missing activated birds over to the next reserve. We will do this next week Friday just before Hotspot 4. Don't forget to enter Bonus Races! Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 15 June from 192km at 06.50 am.   You can see the Running Race on our Home Page; www.victoriafallswcpr.com Quick links;.....

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Training Flight 16 2019-06-12

We have started sending out automated emails to each fancier to show how your birds are performing. This is based on birds clocked in the last race and is sent to the email address which is saved in your login profile. We have entered these based on the email information we have. If you would like the address changed kindly do this in your profile or let us know. You can have additional email addresses receive these updates by simply putting a comma between them, no spaces. Please let us know.....

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Prize Money Results – 3rd Hotspot 2019-06-12

The third Hotspot was held from 235 km on Saturday 8th June, with 95% returns. 2212 birds clocked in the first 15 min (87% of what was sent to the race). We would like to formally congratulate the following fanciers for taking the 20 prize money positions, the funds have already been credited to your race accounts. Pos Coun.....

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Training Flight 15 2019-06-10

Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 11 June from 103km at 07.15 am.   You can see the Running Race on our Home Page; www.victoriafallswcpr.com Quick links; Basketing List-  https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/results.php?opt=5&id=157 Live Results-  https://www.victoriafallswcpr......

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Race 5 - 3rd Hotspot & Bonus Races! 2019-06-07

Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 8 June from 235km at 07.00 am.  Activations have been moved over from missing birds to the next reserve. Please check your birds and urgently contact us if you notice any errors. You can see the Running Race on our Home Page; www.victoriafallswcpr.com Don’t forget to enter Bonus Races in your Login for the chance to win extra money! Entries close 2 hours before liberation. We have.....

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Training Flight 14 2019-06-05

Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 6 June from 103km at 07.15 am.   You can see the Running Race on our Home Page; www.victoriafallswcpr.com Quick links; Basketing List-  https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/results.php?opt=5&id=153 Live Results-  https://www.victoriafallswcpr.c.....

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Prize Money Results – 2nd Hotspot 2019-06-04

The second Hotspot was held from 235 km on Saturday 1st June, with 97% returns. 2316 birds clocked in the first 15 min (87% of what was sent to the race). We would like to formally congratulate the following fanciers for taking the 20 prize money positions, the funds have already been credited to your race accounts. Pos Cou.....

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Ace Bird & Best Overall Bird - current standings after Hotspot 2 2019-06-04

Ace Bird (5 Hotspot Races and the Final) Herewith the current standings of the Ace Bird Competition;  https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/results.php?opt=2 Prize money - Ace Bird ( $78 000 USD ) Place Prize Money .....

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Training Flight 13 2019-06-03

Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 4 June from 103km at 07.15 am.   You can see the Running Race on our Home Page; www.victoriafallswcpr.com Quick links; Basketing List-  https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/results.php?opt=5&id=152 Live Results-  https://www.victoriafallswcpr.c.....

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Race 4 – 2nd Hotspot 2019-05-31

Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 1 June from 235km at 07.00 am.  Activations have been moved over from missing birds to the next reserve. Please check your birds and urgently contact us if you notice any errors. We have implemented some changes to our website (with still some more to come!). You can see the Running Race on our Home Page; www.victoriafallswcpr.com with buttons to click on for Live Results, Youtube Stream (loft camera) .....

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Training Flight 12 2019-05-29

Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 30 May from 103km at 07.15 am. Basketing list;   https://www.oneloftrace.live/?page=8&loft_id=35&flight_id=1559118877&season_id=5 Live results;   https://www.oneloftrace.live/?page=0&loft_id=35&flight_id=15591.....

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Prize Money Results - 1st Hotspot 2019-05-28

The first Hotspot was held from 192 km on Saturday 25th May, with 99% returns. We would like to formally congratulate the following fanciers for taking the 20 prize money positions, the funds have already been credited to your race accounts. Pos Country Pigeon Name.....

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Training Flight 11 2019-05-27

Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 28 May from 103km at 07.15 am. Basketing list;   https://www.oneloftrace.live/?page=8&loft_id=35&flight_id=1558977721&season_id=5 Live results;   https://www.oneloftrace.live/?page=0&loft_id=35&flight_id=15589.....

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Race 3 - 1st Hotspot 2019-05-24

Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 25 May from 174km at 07.15 am. Basketing list;  https://www.oneloftrace.live/?page=8&loft_id=35&flight_id=1558519800&season_id=5 Live results;  https://www.oneloftrace.live/?page=0&loft_id=35&flight_id=1558519.....

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Bonus Races and bird activations 2019-05-23

Bonus Races – Hotspot 1 Don’t forget to enter Bonus Races (pooling) from within your login for this Saturday’s 1st Hotspot! Please also check your pigeon statuses and contact us if you notice any errors. We will move activations from missing birds over to the next reserve tomorrow morning in preparation for the Hotspot. If you have made a payment to us and it is not reflecting on your pigeon statuses please urgently send us the proof of payment so .....

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Training Flight 10 2019-05-22

Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 23 May from 103km at 07.15 am. Basketing list;  https://www.oneloftrace.live/?page=8&loft_id=35&flight_id=1558519758&season_id=5 Flight result;  https://www.oneloftrace.live/?page=1&loft_id=35&flight_id=155851.....

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Training Flight 9 2019-05-20

Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 21 May from 103km at 07.15 am. Basketing list;  https://www.oneloftrace.live/?page=8&loft_id=35&flight_id=1558384361&season_id=5 Flight result;  https://www.oneloftrace.live/?page=1&loft_id=35&flight_id=155838.....

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Race 2 2019-05-17

Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 18 May from 161km at 07.15 am. Basketing list;  https://www.oneloftrace.live/?page=8&loft_id=35&flight_id=1557931879&season_id=5 Flight result;  https://www.oneloftrace.live/?page=1&loft_id=35&flight_id=155793.....

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Training Flight 8 2019-05-15

Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 16 May from 103km at 07.15 am. Basketing list;  https://www.oneloftrace.live/?page=8&loft_id=35&flight_id=1557931739&season_id=5 Flight result;  https://www.oneloftrace.live/?page=1&loft_id=35&flight_id=155793.....

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Training Flight 7 2019-05-13

Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 14 May from 103km at 07.15 am. Basketing list;  https://www.oneloftrace.live/?page=8&loft_id=35&flight_id=1557770714&season_id=5 Flight result;  https://www.oneloftrace.live/?page=1&loft_id=35&flight_id=155777.....

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Race 1 and Bonus Races (pooling) 2019-05-10

Race 1 Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 11 May from 131km at 07.00 am. Basketing list;  https://www.oneloftrace.live/?page=8&loft_id=35&flight_id=1557503441&season_id=5 Race result;  https://www.oneloftrace.live/?page=1&loft_id=35&f.....

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Race Programme 2019-05-09

Our next flight will be Race 1 this Saturday from 131km. Herewith the race programme which varies slightly from the original envisaged programme; https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/programme.php The 200km liberation point which we used last season is not available for release anymore as the field we used to release from has been fenced off. Training flights will continue during the week between the races. We are pleased with the returns as most birds have.....

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Training Flight 6 2019-05-07

Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 8 May from 103km at 07.00 am. We will only move activations over from missing pigeons to their reserves just before Hotspot 1 which is scheduled for 25 May. This is because missing birds may return to the loft before then. If you would however like us to change your activated bird within a team before then kindly send us a request by email. Herewith the link to the basketing list; .....

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Training Flight 5 2019-05-05

Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 6 May from 77km at 07.00 am. Herewith the link to the basketing list; https://www.oneloftrace.live/?page=8&loft_id=35&flight_id=1557082142&season_id=5 Herewith the link to the flight result; https://www.oneloftr.....

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Training Update 2019-05-02

The birds have completed 24 training flights to date from different directions with 20 of them being single basket releases. Our next mass liberation is scheduled for this coming Monday from 77 km. The flight will be online and will count towards Best Overall Bird. Details for this flight will be sent out by email as usual. Herewith the current Best Overall Bird standings; https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/results.php?opt=4 All results have been hidd.....

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Bird Training 2019-04-24

Training is going well. For the time being we will be varying the direction from where we liberate the birds and are doing this in single basket releases from shorter distances. We will advise you when we go back to mass liberations online. The Bonus Races (pooling) will start soon and a reminder of how to enter this will be sent out. Please note that any birds in teams where at least the main bird has not been paid for by 30 April will be hid.....

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Training Flight 4 2019-04-22

Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 23 April from 55km at 07.15 am. We will only move activations over from missing pigeons to their reserves just before Hotspot 1 which is scheduled for 25 May. This is because missing birds may return to the loft before then. If you would however like us to change your activated bird within a team before then kindly send us a request by email. Herewith the link to the basketing list; .....

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Training Flight 3 2019-04-21

Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 22 April from 55km at 07.15 am. We will only move activations over from missing pigeons to their reserves just before Hotspot 1 which is scheduled for 25 May. This is because missing birds may return to the loft before then. If you would however like us to change your activated bird within a team before then kindly send us a request by email. Herewith the link to the basketing list; .....

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Training Flight 2 2019-04-19

Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 20 April from 55km at 07.15 am. We will only move activations over from missing pigeons to their reserves just before Hotspot 1 which is scheduled for 25 May. This is because missing birds may return to the loft before then. If you would however like us to change your activated bird within a team before then kindly send us a request by email. Herewith the link to the basketing list; .....

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Training Flight 1 2019-04-17

The first mass liberation is scheduled for tomorrow morning, 18 April from 47km at 07.30 am. We will only move activations over from missing pigeons to their reserves just before Hotspot 1 which is scheduled for 25 May. This is because missing birds may return to the loft before then. If you would however like us to change your activated bird within a team before then kindly send us a request by email. Herewith the link to the basketing list for the flight which is also the li.....

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Single basket release 47km – weather permitting 2019-04-16

Tomorrow’s toss, 17 April from 47km will be live online with the first liberations starting at 07.00 am. Note that tossing at this stage is still with single basket releases in small groups so the clocking order, time of trapping and velocity is not a true reflection of performance for any of the birds. We will only move activations over from missing pigeons to their reserves just before Hotspot 1 which is scheduled for 25 May. This is because missing birds may return to the lof.....

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Single basket release 30km 2019-04-15

Tomorrow’s toss, 16 April from 30km will be live online with the first liberations starting at 07.00 am. Note that tossing at this stage is still with single basket releases in small groups so the clocking order, time of trapping and velocity is not a true reflection of performance for any of the birds. We will only move activations over from missing pigeons to their reserves just before Hotspot 1 which is scheduled for 25 May. This is because missing birds may return to the lof.....

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Single basket release 20km 2019-04-14

Tomorrow’s toss, 15 April from 20km will be live online with the first liberations starting at 07.30 am. Note that tossing at this stage is still with single basket releases in small groups so the clocking order, time of trapping and velocity is not a true reflection of performance for any of the birds. We will only move activations over from missing pigeons to their reserves just before Hotspot 1 which is scheduled for 25 May. This is because missing birds may return to the lof.....

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Newsflash 2019-04-07

Road training is going well with daily tosses. Up to now we have been liberating pigeons in small groups up to 6km from various directions to teach them to be less reliant on a large flock to home. This will continue until we are satisfied that the birds are coming straight home and they can be liberated from a greater distance. The next live toss on the Benzing system will be approximately 10km in the next few days. We will advise when this will be. .....

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Single basket release 6km 2019-04-04

Tossing starts tomorrow morning, 5 April from 6km. Bird numbers are fluctuating as missing birds return. Note that tossing at this stage is with single basket releases in small groups so the clocking order, time of trapping and velocity is not a true reflection of performance for any of the birds. The toss will be live online with the first liberations starting at 06.45am. Herewith the link to the toss result; .....

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Current Bird List 2019-03-23

You will notice on your login that all birds have a Category assigned to them (Paid/Active, Reserve or Unpaid) as well as a current Status (OK, Missing, Deceased or Recovery). We trust that this Status will be of added interest to our fanciers. Herewith the latest loft list; https://www.oneloftrace.live/?page=8&loft_id=35&flight_id=1553337548&season_id=5 .....

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Newsflash 2019-03-21

The pigeons at Victoria Falls are exercising well, climbing high and ranging. Groups are being sighted during their daily exercise a few kilometers from the loft. The daytime temperatures are still very high, around 35 degrees Celsius. We will start road training as soon as the weather cools off a bit. The terms and conditions for this years’ new intake for the 2020 race season will have some changes which will be published after the final race this season. In summary th.....

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Current Bird List 2019-03-08

All the pigeons at Victoria Falls are exercising and ranging well. The raptor population is high with frequent hawk attacks, but as the birds gain fitness and get through their moult this will have less of an effect on them. The training will intensify in preparation for the program which starts in May. We will post more frequent loft lists on Benzing in the coming weeks in a build up to the race program. Please see the latest loft list here; .....

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Ring check & current bird list 2019-02-16

The birds are in good health and the body moult is progressing well. We have just completed our third ring check to ensure that all rings are correct and working. After physically checking every pigeon individually by scanning them, we have 3298 pigeons in the loft. Please see the current loft list here; https://www.oneloftrace.live/?page=8&loft_id=35&flight_id=1550264080&.....

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Fugare & Houten Shows 2019-02-16

Please visit our stands at the Fugare Show at Kortrijk Xpo in Belgium today or tomorrow, 16 and 17 February (Stand number 725) and at the Houten Show in the Netherlands on 2 and 3 March (Stand number 158). Our CEO Geoff Armand will be there. We would love to meet you and there are some free entries to be won!.....

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All birds in race loft 2019-01-25

The intake period for our pigeons was extended and the last group of 334, which arrived towards the end of November had a longer than normal period in quarantine. This was because the expected quarantine completion date clashed with the holiday period over December and January. The result was that the mandatory testing and approval only happened when the relevant veterinary department was fully functional after the holidays. All pigeons are now in the race loft at Victoria Falls with .....

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Quarantine update & missing birds offer 2019-01-10

Quarantine Update The last quarantine has not been lifted yet and the quarantine period has run over time. Unfortunately, the relevant veterinary departments were unable to attend to our request to test our samples over the holiday period. The process is now in motion and we expect samples to be tested soon. The pigeons are however all in good health and we have made some adjustments at the race loft with extra netting to help settle these older pigeons. In the meant.....

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Updated Bird List 2019-01-05

The pigeons in the race loft have settled in well and are in excellent health. We are still waiting for the last 337 pigeons to be released from quarantine once the relevant veterinary departments are fully functional after the holiday period. The details of pigeons still in the loft at this stage is tabled below. The list does change slightly as some pigeons that have strayed come back to the loft. Included in the list are pigeons not yet released from quarantine. If .....

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Bird Lists and Entry Fees 2018-11-19

Bird Lists We wish to thank everyone who sent pigeons to Victoria Falls this year. We welcome the many new participants and hope that you enjoy the high level of competition against some of the world’s top breeders. Please see below a list of pigeons which have now had electronic rings fitted on them together with a list of pigeons still in quarantine. We are receiving our last 3 shipments this week, so these birds are not on the lists. A login is avail.....

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Thinking of coming to the race? BOOK NOW! 2018-11-16

Race week program and accommodation If you are thinking of coming to the race you need to book your accommodation now! July is a busy time of the year for Victoria Falls as a tourist destination and the hotels are filling up very quickly. Our Race Week program is on our website, https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/rwprogramme.php As well as the accommodation that is available, https://www.victoriafallswcpr.....

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PIPA Auction – 5 days left! 2018-10-30

The PIPA Auction of the top 66 birds from our June 2018 yearling series of 600 km has been running for just over a week now. It ends on 4 November. You can follow the auction and bid on PIPA’s website; https://auctions.pipa.be/en/auction/2018-11-victoria-falls-world-challenge-pigeon-race-zim Use this opportunity to add some amazing birds to your stock loft! &n.....

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Kassel draw - winners 2018-10-29

Congratulations to the following 3 fanciers for winning a free entry and 4 reserves for the 2019 intake in our Kassel draw; Erich Walter, Timo Wagner and Enrico & Nicole Knote! Thank you to everyone that visited our stand last weekend at another successful Kassel Show!.....

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4 days to PIPA Auction! 2018-10-18

The PIPA Auction of the top 66 birds from our June 2018 yearling series of 600 km starts at 17.00 this coming Monday 22 October. It will run for 2 weeks and end on 4 November. You can follow the auction and bid on PIPA’s website; https://auctions.pipa.be/en/auction/2018-11-victoria-falls-world-challenge-pigeon-race-zim.....

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Extended Intake! 2018-10-10

Numbers of pigeons are steadily climbing at the race loft in Victoria Falls. We currently have 3041 pigeons in total with 251 of these birds in the quarantine station. We also have pigeons in USA and Europe waiting to be shipped to us. Our race loft capacity without any extensions is 5000 pigeons so we have plenty of space for the birds. Up to date we have had 40 mortalities in quarantine which is 1.28% of the birds that we have received so far. There are fanciers who missed the earli.....

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Don't miss out! 2018-09-26

Since we last reported we have had another 740 pigeons released from quarantine and they will be in their new home, the Victoria Falls race loft by this weekend. The health of the pigeons has been excellent, and they have responded well to our health programme and system. This last batch of pigeons has had a total of 3 mortalities which is less than 0.5% of the flock. Time is running out to enter the race for this year! The final entries for Europe must be delivered to DQVS on.....

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PIPA Sale 2018-09-16

Victoria Falls World Challenge are pleased to announce that we have a date set for the sale of the winning pigeons from the Yearling Series which finished with a final from 602 km (374 miles). These top-quality pigeons from some of the world’s leading breeders are in excellent health and will be on offer by PIPA. The birds will be in quarantine in USA from Wednesday 19th September. The auction will start on Monday 22nd October after quarantine and whilst the pigeons are .....

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Newsflash 2018-09-03

Intake into the Victoria Falls race is going well. So far we have received 2576 pigeons of which all except 495 are through quarantine and enjoying their freedom under sunny skies in Victoria Falls. Many of the top breeders in the world are entering again this year to test their breeding against the best. We still await more shipments from Europe, North America, Middle East, South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe. Our last intake will be received in Zimbabwe in October. Our quaran.....

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Don't miss out! Send your birds! There is still time! 2018-08-30

We are receiving birds up until October 2018. Entry Fee is USD 950 for 1 activated pigeon with 4 reserves. Contact your country agent for shipping details: https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/agents.php Read are terms and conditions here: https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/terms.php or download them and or the entry forms: https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/forms.php.....

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Newsflash 2018-08-08

As a service to our fanciers in our continual improvement program, Vic Falls has some exciting developments for this coming season. This includes satellite vehicle tracking of our pigeon transporter at the liberation point and additional improved communications with videos, weather conditions and news updates via WhatsApp. Intake dates We have had requests from fanciers to have a shipment in October and have therefore organised with the Dutch Quarantine and Veterinary Servic.....

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Nearly 1300 birds received so far for this coming season! 2018-08-02

We are excited to announce that to date we have received 1284 birds in 2 Shipments from USA and 2 Shipments from Europe, and we are still expecting many more shipments before our Quarantine Loft closes in October! The birds are doing well, watch this video of how we vaccinate and receive them in; https://www.facebook.com/victoriafallswcpr/videos/1855580004748815/ Have YOU sent YOUR birds?? .....

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Birds for sale - Offers have closed! 2018-07-21

Offers have closed! The highest offers are shown below. Payment of the sale price as well as the shipping and quarantine (if applicable) must be paid by Tuesday 24th July at 12 noon CAT, otherwise the person with the next highest offer will be allowed to buy the bird. Shipping per bird to Kuwait is $160, to USA is $450 and to Belgium is $600. We unfortunately cannot currently export to South Africa.  If you would like to see how the bird performed over all races a.....

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Intake dates 2018 for 2019 race season! 2018-07-19

We would like to remind all our fanciers that our intake for next year’s race season is still open! Don’t miss out on entering your birds! We are receiving birds up until the first week of October 2018 with birds being delivered to agents 3 to 4 weeks before each shipment. There are still 2 intake dates by our European agents to the Dutch Quarantine Veterinary Services (DQVS) in the Netherlands; 9 and 10 August 2018 6 and 7 September 2018.....

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Birds which have returned from the final race 2018-07-06

Now that VFWCPR has completed the final race of the yearling series the remaining pigeons must be cleared from the loft. This is not an easy task because of restrictions on the movement of birds worldwide and the extremely high cost of shipping pigeons. Nevertheless, there are birds which are valuable, and we have given the opportunity to entrants to take possession of their birds. There are 3 scenarios;.....

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Loft List from Final Race 2018-07-02

At the end of the third day of the Final Race we have 438 birds back out of 584 (75%). Herewith the link to the Loft List; https://www.oneloftrace.live/?page=8&loft_id=35&flight_id=1530553100&season_id=4.....

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PIPA Interview 2018-07-02

PIPA was Live at Victoria Falls World Challenge Pigeon Race - Interview with Geoff Armand, CEO https://www.facebook.com/518066471733183/videos/785843278288833/.....

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Final Race Results 2018-07-01

The final race of the Yearling Series was held yesterday, 30 June from 602 km (374 miles). We are pleased to say that the final number of activated birds was 446 in this Yearling Series! This means that the prize money payout is up to 133rd place in the Final Race! The full race report will be released soon. In the meantime, we would like to formally congratulate the fanciers who have won prizes. (Bonus Race results are also online) A special thank you to PIPA for atte.....

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Final Race liberation point 2018-06-30

Final Race liberation point this morning per satellite tracking in our truck.....

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Final Race release video! 2018-06-30

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FINAL RACE 2018-06-29

Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 30 June from Lake Mutirikwi (formerly Lake Kyle), 602 km with a liberation time of 7.00 am. The flight is on our website Home page under Running Race in red on the right with all the relevant links; https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/ Alternatively you can view it on the Benzing site as usual; https://www.oneloftra.....

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Yearling Training Flight 20 2018-06-25

A reminder that Bonus Races are open for the Final, don’t forget to enter!   Training Flight 20 – last flight before the Final Race this coming Saturday Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 26 June from 103 km with a liberation time of 7.00 am. The flight is on our website Home page under Running Race in red on the right with all the relevant links; https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/ Alt.....

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PIPA Article on VFWCPR 2018-06-22

Thank you to PIPA for publishing an Article on our Race! See the Article here: https://www.pipa.be/en/newsandarticles/news/victoria-falls-wcpr-2018-race-hotspot-2-prize-money-results   Good luck to all Fan.....

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Yearling Race 8 2018-06-22

We are pleased to say that 428 birds are currently activated in this Yearling Series! This means that the prize money payout will be extended up to 124th place in the Final Race! Any pigeons clocked in the 1st 124 birds will at least earn the entrance fee back. This will continue to increase as more birds are activated as per the terms; Guaranteed minimum prize money payout - US$100 000 total based on 200 paid entries at US$500 each. Every paid entry after 200 birds adds US$250 to total .....

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Yearling Training Flight 19 2018-06-19

Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 20 June from 103 km with a liberation time of 7.00 am. The flight is on our website Home page under Running Race in red on the right with all the relevant links; https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/ Alternatively you can view it on the Benzing site as usual; https://www.oneloftrace.live/?pa.....

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Yearling Race - Hotspot 2 - Prize Money Results 2018-06-19

Race – Hotspot 2 – Prize Money Results Victoria Falls World Challenge held the 5th ACE bird race and second Hotspot from Gweru, 450km to the South East of Victoria Falls on Saturday 16th June. A total of 655 pigeons were liberated at 7am in ideal conditions with clear skies, a maximum temperature of 27 degrees C and a slight headwind of 4km per hour. The first group of 9 pigeons arrived at 12.31 recording a velocity of 1358 m/m. 53 pigeons were home within .....

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Yearling Race 7 - (Hotspot 2) 2018-06-15

We are pleased to say that 410 birds are currently activated in this Yearling Series! This means that the prize money payout will be extended up to 115th place in the Final Race! Any pigeons clocked in the 1st 115 birds will at least earn the entrance fee back. This will continue to increase as more birds are activated as per the terms; Guaranteed minimum prize money payout - US$100 000 total based on 200 paid entries at US$500 each. Every paid entry after 200 birds adds US$250 to total .....

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Bonus Races 2018-06-15

Do you like winning prize money?? What about high odds and high payouts? We do! That’s why we have the option for you to enter your birds into Bonus Races (Pooling) on each of our online Races! The Bonus Races provide you with an opportunity to win some extra Prize Money at little cost. There are 8 Events which you can enter your bird into for the next Race, which is Hotspot 2 tomorrow! These events have entry fees varying from $1 up to $200, and you may enter your bird into mor.....

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Yearling Training Flight 18 2018-06-13

Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 14 June from 103 km with a liberation time of 7.00 am. The flight is on our website Home page under Running Race in red on the right with all the relevant links; https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/ Alternatively you can view it on the Benzing site as usual; https://www.oneloftrace.live/?pa.....

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Yearling Training Flight 17 2018-06-11

Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 12 June from 103 km with a liberation time of 8.00 am. The flight is on our website Home page under Running Race in red on the right with all the relevant links; https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/ Alternatively you can view it on the Benzing site as usual; https://www.one.....

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Yearling Race 6 2018-06-08

We are pleased to say that 403 birds are currently activated in this Yearling Series! This means that the prize money payout will be extended up to 111th place in the Final Race! Any pigeons clocked in the 1st 111 birds will at least earn the entrance fee back. This will continue to increase as more birds are activated as per the terms; Guaranteed minimum prize money payout - US$100 000 total based on 200 paid entries at US$500 each. Every paid entry after 200 birds adds US$250 to total .....

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Yearling Training Flight 16 2018-06-06

Race 6 is scheduled for this Saturday from 235 km – don’t forget to enter Bonus Races (pooling) in your login profile!   Training Flight 16 Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 7 June from 103 km with a liberation time of 8.00 am. The flight is on our website Home page under Running Race in red on the right with all the relevant links; https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/ .....

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Yearling Race – Hotspot 1 – Prize Money Results 2018-06-05

The first Hotspot was held from 319 km on Saturday 2nd June, with relatively good returns. The race proved more difficult with the increased distance and the higher-than-average daytime temperature (for this time of year). There was little wind to start, but during the course of the day a wind started to blow from the north-east (headwind) which didn’t trouble the birds too much. Although there were late returning birds, they recovered quickly and will be ready for the rigoro.....

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Yearling Training Flight 15 2018-06-04

Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 5 June from 103 km with a liberation time of 7.00 am. The flight is on our website Home page under Running Race in red on the right with all the relevant links; https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/ Alternatively you can view it on the Benzing site as usual; https://www.oneloftrace.live/?pag.....

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For Sale birds & after race auction - Yearling Series 2018-06-01

We are staging race number 5 and our first Hotspot from 319 km (198 miles) tomorrow. The inactivated (unpaid) pigeons “For Sale” have up to now had all details displayed for everyone to see. After Hotspot 1 the bird names and breeders will be hidden and only the ring numbers shown. After Hotspot 2 (Race 7) on 16 June, the ring numbers will also be hidden, and details of the unpaid pigeons will not be visible except for their performance from then. A .....

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Yearling Race 5 - (Hotspot 1) 2018-06-01

We are pleased to say that 387 birds are currently activated in this Yearling Series! This means that the prize money payout will be extended up to 103rd place in the Final Race! Any pigeons clocked in the 1st 103 birds will at least earn the entrance fee back. This will continue to increase as more birds are activated as per the terms; Guaranteed minimum prize money payout - US$100 000 total based on 200 paid entries at US$500 each. Every paid entry after 200 birds adds US$250 to total .....

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Yearling Training Flight 14 2018-05-30

Our first prize money race - Race 5 (Hotspot 1) is scheduled for this Saturday from 319 km – don’t forget to enter Bonus Races (pooling) in your login profile!   Training Flight 14 Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 31 May from 103 km with a liberation time of 7.00 am. The flight is on our website Home page under Running Race in red on the right with all the relevant links; https://www.victoriafal.....

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Yearling Training Flight 13 2018-05-28

Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 29 May from 103 km with a liberation time of 7.00 am. The flight is on our website Home page under Running Race in red on the right with all the relevant links; https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/ Alternatively you can view it on the Benzing site as usual; https://www.oneloftrace.live/?pag.....

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Yearling Series Update 2018-05-25

The yearling program is progressing well with good returns so far. We have had 7 flights at 103 km, 1 race from 149 km and 1 race from 205 km with 86% clocked within 15 minutes of 1st bird and 98% clocked. We started with 765 at the first live training flight and 721 remain (6% loss). The degree of difficulty will increase as the distance increases with a 249 km race tomorrow. .....

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Race 4 2018-05-25

Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 26 May from 249 km with a liberation time of 7.00 am. The flight is on our website Home page under Running Race in red on the right with all the relevant links; https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/ Alternatively you can view it on the Benzing site as usual; https://www.oneloftrace.live/?page=1&loft_id=35&flight_i.....

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Yearling Training Flight 12 2018-05-23

Race 4 is scheduled for this Saturday – don’t forget to enter Bonus Races (pooling) in your login profile!   Training Flight 12 Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 24 May from 103 km with a liberation time of 7.00 am. The flight is on our website Home page under Running Race in red on the right with all the relevant links; https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/ Alternatively you can view it.....

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Yearling Training Flight 11 2018-05-21

Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 22 May from 103 km with a liberation time of 7.00 am. The flight is on our website Home page under Running Race in red on the right with all the relevant links; https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/ Alternatively you can view it on the Benzing site as usual; https://www.oneloftrace.live/?pag.....

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Yearling Race 3 2018-05-18

Race 3 Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 19 May from 205 km with a liberation time of 7.00 am. The flight is on our website Home page under Running Race in red on the right with all the relevant links; https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/ Alternatively you can view it on the Benzing site as usual; https://www.onel.....

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Yearling Training Flight 10 2018-05-16

Training Flight 10 Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 17 May from 103 km with a liberation time of 7.00 am. The flight is on our website Home page under Running Race in red on the right with all the relevant links; https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/ Alternatively you can view it on the Benzing site as usual; http.....

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Yearling Training Flight 9 2018-05-14

Training Flight 9 Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 15 May from 103 km with a liberation time of 7.00 am. The flight is on our website Home page under Running Race in red on the right with all the relevant links; https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/ Alternatively you can view it on the Benzing site as usual; https.....

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Yearling Race 2 2018-05-11

Race 2 Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 12 May from 149 km with a liberation time of 7.00 am. The flight is on our website Home page under Running Race in red on the right with all the relevant links; https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/ Alternatively you can view it on the Benzing site as usual; https://www.onel.....

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Bonus Races and Best Overall Bird 2018-05-10

Bonus Races Bonus Races are set up on the upcoming Races 2 and 3! They will be available on the remaining races a week before each race. You can enter your birds in the races through your login profile. Kindly email us if you do not know your login details. Don’t miss the opportunity to win more money! Best Overall Bird The Best Overall Bird rankings can be viewed on our website under Results; .....

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Yearling Training Flight 8 2018-05-08

Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 9 May from 103 km with a liberation time of 6.45 am. The flight is on our website Home page under Running Race in red on the right with all the relevant links; https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/ Alternatively you can view it on the Benzing site as usual; https://www.oneloftrace.live/?page.....

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Terms & Conditions - 2018 intake of pigeons for 2019 race season 2018-05-07

Terms & Conditions - 2018 intake of pigeons for 2019 race season As we are committed to making the VFWCPR more exciting and rewarding for our participants some changes have been made to the publicised terms and conditions ahead of this year’s intake. The changes can be viewed on our website https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/ and in summary are as follows; The share of sale proceeds after the final race will go.....

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Yearling Training Flight 7 2018-05-06

Training Flight 7 Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 7 May from 103 km with a liberation time of 6.45 am. The flight is on our website Home page under Running Race in red on the right with all the relevant links; https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/ Alternatively you can view it on the Benzing site as usual; https:.....

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Yearling Race 1 2018-05-04

Race 1 Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 5 May from 103 km with a liberation time of 6.45 am. The flight is on our website Home page under Running Race in red on the right with all the relevant links; https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/ Alternatively you can view it on the Benzing site as usual; https://www.onelo.....

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Yearling Training Flight 6 2018-05-02

We are pleased to say that 345 birds are currently activated in this Yearling Series! This means that the prize money payout will be extended up to 82nd place in the Final Race! This will continue to increase as more birds are activated as per the terms; Guaranteed minimum prize money payout - US$100 000 total based on 200 paid entries at US$500 each. Every paid entry after 200 birds adds US$250 to total prize money payout. This extra prize money will be for 11th position onward in the F.....

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Yearling Training Flight 5 2018-04-30

If you have made payment and it is not yet reflecting on your birds please urgently email us the proof of payment.   Training Flight 5 Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 1 May from 45 km with a liberation time of 6.45 am. The flight is on our website Home page under Running Race in red on the right with all the relevant links; https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/ Alternatively you can view it on the.....

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Prize Money – Yearling Series 2018 2018-04-28

Guaranteed minimum prize money payout - US$100 000 total based on 200 paid entries at US$500 each Every paid entry after 200 birds adds US$250 to total prize money payout This extra prize money will be for 11th position onward in the Final Race on 30 June 2018 at US$500 per place (so an additional position will be paid at US$500 for every 2 extra paid birds over 200 birds) .....

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Yearling Series - ACE bird reminder & Training Flight 4 2018-04-27

A reminder that only those birds which have been activated by this coming Monday, 30 April will be part of the ACE bird competition (all the online races which are from 200km onwards) Training Flight 4 Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 28 April from 47 km with a liberation time of 6.45 am. The flight is on our website Home page under Running Race in red on the right with all the relevant links; https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/ Alternatively .....

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Yearling Training Flight 3 2018-04-25

Training Flight 3 Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 26 April from 47 km with a liberation time of 6.45 am. The flight is on our website Home page under Running Race in red on the right with all the relevant links; https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/ Alternatively you can view it on the Benzing site as usual; .....

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2019 Season European Intake Dates 2018-04-24

Intake dates by our European agents to the Dutch Quarantine Veterinary Services (DQVS) in the Netherlands; 1st Intake 3 and 4 May 20182nd Intake 7 and 8 June 20183rd Intake 5 and 6 July 20184th Intake 9 and 10 August 20185th Intake 6 and 7 September 2018 Please contact our agent in your country to arrange delivery of your birds through them. Our agents are on our website; .....

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Yearling Training Flight 2 2018-04-23

Training Flight 2 Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 24 April from 30 km with a liberation time of 6.45 am. Herewith the link to the flight; https://www.oneloftrace.live/?page=1&loft_id=35&flight_id=1524510798&season_id=4 There are no birds currently in the Recovery Bay.   If you would like to activate a For Sale bird kindl.....

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Yearling Training Flight 1 2018-04-22

Training Flight 1 Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 23 April from 30 km with a liberation time of 6.45 am. The flight is on our website Home page under Running Race in red on the right with all the relevant links; https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/ Alternatively you can view it on the Benzing site as usual; http.....

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Loft List - Yearling Series 2018-04-11

Below is the list of birds currently in the loft. It is also on the Benzing site; https://www.oneloftrace.live/?page=8&loft_id=35&flight_id=1523472938&season_id=4 Those that have not yet been activated have been moved to the "For Sale" fanciers and are available for anyone to activate for USD 500 on a first come basis. Simply email us the request to .....

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Current Loft List for Yearling Series 2018-03-27

Herewith the list of birds currently in the loft for the Yearling Series (775 birds) which shows the current activations. The list is also on Benzing’s site under a new race season; https://www.oneloftrace.live/?page=8&loft_id=35&flight_id=1522176376&season_id=4 Please remember that original entrants have until 31st March to activate pigeons that they wa.....

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New credit card platform available! 2018-03-27

We have been working on getting a platform to enable credit card payments for quite a while now and are pleased to announce that we now have it! This facility is provided through PayGate, a PCI compliant payment service provider and payments can be made by VISA or Mastercard. Simply let us know the amount you would like to pay and we will send you a payment request which has a secure link for credit card payment. Payment by bank transfer to our account is still acceptable......

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Loft List for Yearling Series 2018-03-20

With the shortening of daylight hours most pigeons including those from the northern hemisphere are progressing well in the body moult. Hens and cocks are kept separate and go out the loft on alternate days. Some are taking to the air for short periods but are not chased. The health of the birds is good and we expect to be able to start training by mid-April in preparation of the race series starting in May which will be both challenging and exciting. We will run live broad casts on all train.....

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Newsflash 2018-03-02

The iPigeon sale is in full swing with just over 1 week left to go. We have had a number of requests from people wanting to purchase pigeons on the sale and enter them into the yearling series instead of incurring the cost of having them shipped to them. This is perfectly acceptable as pigeons that raced in the series ending in January 2018 may be entered. If the purchased sale birds are entered to the yearling series they will again be sold at the end of the series to the highest bidder. Ple.....

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Auction now running! 2018-02-26

The online iPigeon auction of the January 2018 winners is running. Check out the pedigrees and don’t miss out on buying some incredible birds! Bid now! Herewith the link to the auction; https://www.newipigeon.com/search/?cid=295.....

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Auction of Jan 2018 final race birds 2018-02-23

The online iPigeon auction of the January 2018 winners will start this coming Monday, 26 February and will run for 2 weeks. The link to the auction will be published. Don’t miss out on buying some incredible birds!.....

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Loft List 2018-02-22

Herewith the current list of birds in our loft (825 birds). We have indicated which birds are due to be sold on the iPigeon online auction starting on Monday. The rest of the birds will be raced in the yearling series. The list is also on the Benzing site.   .....

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Yearling race program 2018-02-21

  Entry fee US$500 due by 31st March 2018 (for original entrants)- thereafter anyone can activate birds which are not yet activated   Prize Money Position  ACE BIRD .....

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The VFWCPR Team! 2018-02-16

iPigeon Auction – 2017 final race birds 2018-01-31

The iPigeon Gala Day event is scheduled for next weekend, the 9th and 10th of February in Las Vegas, USA. We have 47 birds on auction from last year’s final race held on 28th January 2017. The birds are online and can be bid on already. Birds can be viewed online at iPigeon or live at the Gala Day event. You can register to get a bidders name or you can email iPigeon the bids or phone in bids. The birds sell online the same time that they do live. Herewith the birds;.....

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ACE Bird Calculation 2018-01-30

We have received a few queries asking how the ACE bird has been calculated and so would like to clarify this. In our terms it states; 2. The ACE Bird will be the pigeon that has the highest average velocity over the 5 Hotspots and the final race. The ACE Bird must complete the final race in race time… 3. For the purposes of the ACE Bird competition race time for the final race will close at 12:00 noon on the second day or at such other time that VFW.....

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Final Race! 2018-01-26

The birds were liberated on time this morning, 26 January at 6.00 am from Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage, 410 km. The weather is cooler than normal with a tailwind at the liberation, swinging to a light headwind. There is patchy rain on route and we are expecting a fast race. The Race is on our website Home page, https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/ under Running Race on t.....

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You have to be in it to win it! DON'T MISS OUT! 2018-01-25

The pigeons are in transit for tomorrow, Friday morning’s liberation and our final race.   There are still pigeons available to purchase which can be seen on our website www.victoriafallswcpr.com   If you click on results and select analysis the For Sale pigeons are shown in green. (select For Sale in the pigeon type and click submit). This is the direct link; .....

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Final Race basketing and For Sale birds 2018-01-24

The basketing of the birds for the Final Race was completed today. We started at 3pm and finished at 6.15pm. 1128 birds are in the truck ready to leave early tomorrow morning to drive to Chipangali, the liberation point. A huge thank you to all the fanciers who helped us today!   Herewith the basketing list;  https://www.oneloftrace.live/?page=8&loft_id=35&.....

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Bonus races for the Final 2018-01-24

Don’t forget to enter Bonus Races for the final!   So far there have been 110 entries with a total pot of $3435.   For low cost you get much higher prize money with a great chance of winning. For example you could pay $50 to win $212.50 with a 1 in 5 chance! So far 10 birds have been entered into this event so the first 2 places out of these 10 birds will each win $212.50! Or you can pay as little as $1 to win $17 with a 1 in .....

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For Sale birds 2018-01-22

Please note that all remaining reserves have now been moved over to being available For Sale. Don’t miss out! Look at how available For Sale birds are performing in the Grand Averages (those that have completed all 23 flights); https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/results.php?opt=4  (type in For Sale in the search box) If you would like to activate a For Sale bird kindly email us. .....

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Training Flight 18 2018-01-20

Activations will be moved over from any missing activated birds to their reserves tomorrow and any remaining un-activated reserves will become available for sale. Training Flight 18 (last one before the final) Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 21 January from 30 km with a liberation time of 6.00 am. The flight is on our website Home page under Running Race on the right with all the relevant links; https://www.victoriafalls.....

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Newsflash 2018-01-19

We have had many requests from participants to only make un-activated reserve birds available to other people after the last Training Flight, which is taking place on Sunday the 21st from 30km. Activations will be moved over from any missing activated birds to their reserves then and we have moved the deadline for activation of remaining reserves to 12 noon GMT on Sunday 21st. There were a number of late returning pigeons from today's Training Flight 17, all of which hav.....

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Training Flight 17 2018-01-18

We wish to remind everyone that reserve pigeons must be paid for by the current participants holding the reserves before Saturday 20th January. If they are not activated by the participants holding them, the reserves will be available for anyone else to activate from 12 noon GMT on Saturday 20th January. Any third party wishing to take up reserve birds may book them by sending an email to admin@victoriafallswcpr.com The allocation wi.....

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Race – Hotspot 5 – Prize Money Results 2018-01-16

Hotspot 5 was held on Saturday 13th of January from a shortened distance of 205 km. The daytime temperatures were very high from mid-morning but there was a tail wind. The front pigeons recorded fast velocities and were sited at a higher than normal altitude when diving for the loft. The tail-enders struggled in the heat. Most late pigeons came the second day when it had cooled overnight. They were all in reasonable condition except 3 which were injured by hawks. 1171 pigeons went to .....

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Training Flight 16 2018-01-16

We wish to remind everyone that reserve pigeons must be paid for by the current participants holding the reserves before Saturday 20th January. If they are not activated by the participants holding them, the reserves will be available for anyone else to activate from 12 noon GMT on Saturday 20th January. Any third party wishing to take up reserve birds may book them from Wednesday 17th January from 12 noon GMT by sending an email to admi.....

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Race - Hotspot 5 2018-01-12

Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 13 January from Jotsholo, 205km with a liberation time of 5.45 am. Zimbabwe is suffering from a heat wave and temperatures on the race route are very high from mid-morning, climbing during the day. We have therefore decided to shorten Hotspot 5 to 205 km to enable pigeons to reach home before the temperatures are too high. The indications are that cooler weather is on the way and we are hoping that the final race weekend is cooler and suitable for .....

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Changes to VFWCPR for the future 2018-01-09

How can we make the Victoria Falls World Challenge Pigeon Race better? The VFWCPR has nearly completed its second year with the final coming up on 26th January 2018. The racing conditions that prevail under the current programme are extremely difficult and we believe that a change is needed to improve the racing environment. We believe that many good pigeons perish under these conditions. We have no doubt that all pigeons that complete the programme have proved that they are.....

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Training Flight 15 2018-01-08

We currently have a heat wave in Zimbabwe and are watching the weather closely for this next Hotspot 5. Any changes will be announced through our usual channels of communication. Please note that activations will be moved over from missing birds to their next reserves the day before Hotspot 5 once we have that basketing list.   Training Flight 15 Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 8 January from 47 km with a liberation time of 5.45 am. Herewit.....

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Race – Hotspot 4 – Prize Money Results 2018-01-04

Hotspot 4 was held on Saturday 30th December from Mlonyeni, 279 km South East of Victoria Falls. The degree of difficulty is increasing and this race proved to be the most difficult so far. The wind has swung to a prevailing North West wind (headwind) and on race day there were clear skies and high daytime temperatures. Most late birds sit and wait for cooler weather to continue home, coming late afternoon or the next day. 1547 pigeons went to the race. 36 pigeons arrived in t.....

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Training Flight 14 2018-01-02

Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 3 January from 43 km with a liberation time of 5.45 am. Herewith the Training Flight 14 link; https://www.oneloftrace.live/?page=1&loft_id=35&flight_id=1512917311&season_id=3 For the Basketing List – please click on the yellow button (any reference can be typed in the Filter Entries box to see related birds e.g. yo.....

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Newsflash- Total Prize Money increasing to ONE MILLION DOLLARS! 2018-01-02

VFWCPR 2018/2019 INTAKE & PLAN In order for fanciers to plan their breeding of this next intake of pigeons we are advising everyone now of some intended changes for the 2018/2019 season and are setting the young bird intake dates. We are pleased to announce that the total prize money will be USD 1 Million for this coming race season, ending in January 2019. A limited number of pigeons will be offered for sale after the current Young Bird Programme which ends in J.....

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Race - Hotspot 4 2017-12-29

Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 30 December from Mlonyeni, 277km with a liberation time of 5.45 am. Herewith the Hotspot 4 link; https://www.oneloftrace.live/?page=1&loft_id=35&flight_id=1512917260&season_id=3 For the Basketing List – please click on the yellow button (any reference can be typed in the Filter Entries box to see related birds e.g......

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Race – Hotspot 3 – Prize Money Results 2017-12-28

Hotspot three was held on Saturday 23rd December from Jotsholo, 205 km South East of Victoria Falls. This race proved to be more difficult than others. Although the weather was cloudy it was not raining at the liberation point. The pigeons however encountered rain en route with a steady 6km per hour head wind.  1627 pigeons went to the race. 23 pigeons arrived in the first 5 minutes  (1.4%) 215 pigeons arrived in the first 15 minutes  (13%) 767 p.....

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Training Flight 13 2017-12-26

Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 27 December from 56 km with a liberation time of 5.45 am. Herewith the Training Flight 13 link; https://www.oneloftrace.live/?page=1&loft_id=35&flight_id=1512917229&season_id=3 For the Basketing List – please click on the yellow button (any reference can be typed in the Filter Entries box to see related birds e.g. .....

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Race - Hotspot 3 2017-12-22

Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 23 December from Jotsholo, 205km with a liberation time of 5.45 am. Herewith the Hotspot 3 link; https://www.oneloftrace.live/?page=1&loft_id=35&flight_id=1512917090&season_id=3 For the Basketing List – please click on the yellow button (any reference can be typed in the Filter Entries box to see related birds e.g......

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Race – Hotspot 2 – Prize Money Results 2017-12-20

Hotspot two was staged on Saturday 16th December. The race point was from Gwayi River, 163km South East of Victoria Falls. The birds were liberated in cool, windy conditions at 5.45 am. The pigeons cleared without circling and quickly headed off in the right direction. 1683 pigeons went to the race. 20 pigeons arrived in the first 5 minutes (1.2%) 739 pigeons arrived in the first 15 minutes (44%) 1389 pigeons arrived in the first 1 hour (83%) 14.....

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Training Flight 12 2017-12-20

Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 21 December from 43 km with a liberation time of 5.45 am. Herewith the Training Flight 12 link; https://www.oneloftrace.live/?page=1&loft_id=35&flight_id=1512917060&season_id=3 For the Basketing List – please click on the yellow button (any reference can be typed in the Filter Entries box to see related birds e.g. .....

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Training Flight 11 2017-12-18

Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 19 December from 43 km with a liberation time of 5.45 am. Herewith the Training Flight 11 link; https://www.oneloftrace.live/?page=1&loft_id=35&flight_id=1512917006&season_id=3 For the Basketing List – please click on the yellow button (any reference can be typed in the Filter Entries box to see related birds e.g. .....

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Bonus Races Explained 2017-12-15

We have been running the bonus races since Hotspot 1 and have received a few queries wanting to know more about how it works. They are available on all online Training Flights and Races and there are several options for each flight. They are at any one time set up for the next 3 flights so you can start placing entries up to a week in advance before the flight. What to do: First you need to have a positive account balance. Your race account and bonus.....

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Race - Hotspot 2 2017-12-15

Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 16 December from Cross Roads, 163km with a liberation time of 5.45 am. Herewith the Hotspot 2 link; https://www.oneloftrace.live/?page=1&loft_id=35&flight_id=1512916924&season_id=3 For the Basketing List – please click on the yellow button (any reference can be typed in the Filter Entries box to see related birds e.....

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Race – Hotspot 1 – Prize Money Results 2017-12-14

Hotspot one took place on Saturday 9th December. The pigeons were liberated from Dete Cross Roads, 133km to the South East of the loft. Visibility in the early morning was not bright because of cloud cover, so the pigeons were not liberated at sunrise but held for 15 minutes. After liberation the birds cleared quickly and headed off with a slight tail wind of 11 km per hour. 1750 pigeons were basketed 136 pigeons arrived in the first 5 minutes 203 pigeons arriv.....

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Training Flight 10 2017-12-13

Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 14 December from 45 km with a liberation time of 5.45 am. Herewith the Training Flight 10 link; https://www.oneloftrace.live/?page=1&loft_id=35&flight_id=1512916884&season_id=3 For the Basketing List – please click on the yellow button (any reference can be typed in the Filter Entries box to see related birds e.g. .....

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Training Flight 9 2017-12-11

Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 12 December from 77 km with a liberation time of 5.30 am. Herewith the Training Flight 9 link; https://www.oneloftrace.live/?page=1&loft_id=35&flight_id=1512915107&season_id=3 For the Basketing List – please click on the yellow button (any reference can be typed in the Filter Entries box to see related birds e.g. y.....

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Race - Hotspot 1 2017-12-08

Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 9 December from Cross Roads, 131km with a liberation time of 5.30 am. Herewith the Hotspot 1 link; https://www.oneloftrace.live/?page=1&loft_id=35&flight_id=1512706573&season_id=3 For the Basketing List – please click on the yellow button (any reference can be typed in the Filter Entries box to see related birds e......

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Bonus Races Set Up And Running 2017-12-07

We are pleased to announce that our Bonus Race events (Pooling) are set up and running now! They will be available for Hotspot 1 from 18:30 CAT and will be for all future online Training Flights and Races. How it works; Login to your account on our website and go to Bonus Races where you can enter any upcoming bonus races. .....

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Training Flight 8 2017-12-06

Please note that we have moved activations from missing birds over to their reserves now in preparation for Hotspot 1. We will do this again on Friday based on Hotspot 1 basketing list in case any more activated birds are lost in Training Flight 8. PLEASE CHECK YOUR BIRD ACTIVATIONS for us and let us know if they do not look correct. We have received a few payments which we cannot match to entries as we do not know who they are from. Please urgently contact us.....

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Training Flight 7 2017-12-04

Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 5 December from 77 km with a liberation time of 5.30 am. Herewith the Training Flight 7 link; https://www.oneloftrace.live/?page=1&loft_id=35&flight_id=1512410021&season_id=3 For the Basketing List – please click on the yellow button (any reference can be typed in the Filter Entries box to see related birds e.g. yo.....

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Loft Update 2017-12-03

With one week to go before our first Hotspot Race we have had 34 training tosses, 6 of which have been screened live on Benzing’s website. We are running a grand Average Speed on all the live training tosses together with the Hotspots and final. This can be viewed on our website under “Results Analysis”, https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/reports.php The pigeons are returning to the loft having been split up .....

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Training Flight 6 2017-12-01

Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 2 December from 77 km with a liberation time of 5.30 am. Herewith the Training Flight 6 link; https://www.oneloftrace.live/?page=1&loft_id=35&flight_id=1512142216&season_id=3 For the Basketing List – please click on the yellow button (any reference can be typed in the Filter Entries box to see related birds e.g. yo.....

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Training Flight 5 2017-11-29

Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 30 November from 56 km with a liberation time of 5.30 am. Herewith the Training Flight 5 link; https://www.oneloftrace.live/?page=1&loft_id=35&flight_id=1511973678&season_id=3 For the Basketing List – please click on the yellow button (any reference can be typed in the Filter Entries box to see related birds e.g. y.....

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Training Flight 4 2017-11-27

Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 28 November from 56 km with a liberation time of 5.30 am. Herewith the Training Flight 4 link; https://www.oneloftrace.live/?page=1&loft_id=35&flight_id=1511789736&season_id=3 For the Basketing List – please click on the yellow button (any reference can be typed in the Filter Entries box to see related birds e.g. y.....

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Training Flight 3 2017-11-24

Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 25 November from 43 km with a liberation time of 5.30 am. Herewith the Training Flight 3 link; https://www.oneloftrace.live/?page=1&loft_id=35&flight_id=1511545159&season_id=3 For the Basketing List – please click on the yellow button (any reference can be typed in the Filter Entries box to see related birds e.g. y.....

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Race Week Events 2017-11-24

The events schedule for the final race week is on our website, herewith the link; https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/rwprogramme.php If you would like to book accommodation, we have special rates packages with Elephant Hills Hotel and A-Zambezi River Lodge. Please email Lesley Hunt for more details, skelenhunt@gmail.com   A reminder to pay for the fi.....

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Training Flight 2 2017-11-22

Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 23 November from 45 km with a liberation time of 5.20 am. Herewith the Training Flight 2 link; https://www.oneloftrace.live/?page=1&loft_id=35&flight_id=1511370747&season_id=3 For the Basketing List – please click on the yellow button (any reference can be typed in the Filter Entries box to see related birds e.g. y.....

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Planned Online Training Flights 2017-11-22

Depending on the weather, herewith the planned online Training Flights leading up to the first Hotspot; Thursday 23rd November       45km               TF2 Saturday 25th November        45km               TF3 Tuesday 28th November         60km .....

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Training Flight 1 2017-11-16

The first online training flight is scheduled for tomorrow morning, 17 November from 47 km with a liberation time of 5.45 am. Up to now we have had early morning daily training in small groups from different directions. Herewith the basketing list for tomorrow’s Training Flight 1; https://www.oneloftrace.live/?.....

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Fancier Account Logins 2017-11-16

We are pleased to announce that the Log Ins for fanciers are available now! A username and password has been created for each fancier that raced in the 2016/2017 season as well as those racing in the current 2017/2018 season. In order to receive your username and password kindly send an email to admin@victoriafallswcpr.com requesting it. This request must come from the email address that we have on file for each fancier (per the entry form) and.....

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Current Bird List 2017-11-08

Herewith the link to the current list of birds in the loft (1985 birds) as at 8 November; https://www.oneloftrace.live/?page=8&loft_id=35&flight_id=1510057208&season_id=3 Any reference, for example a fancier name, can be typed in the "Filter entries" box to see related birds. There may be a .....

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Updated Bird List 2017-10-15

We have now completed the coupling of electronic rings to all the remaining pigeons at Victoria Falls. (Herewith a video of it:  www.facebook.com/victoriafallswcpr/videos/1721583608148456/ ) After quarantine, breaking in at the Victoria Falls race loft and initial short training tosses we are pleased to announce that we still have 2057 birds ready to continue with the rigorous program whic.....

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PIPA Auction Results 2017-10-03

The VFWCPR Auction has been completed by PIPA, the leading Auction Facility of high quality pigeons. The Auction was highly successful, raising €75 575 on 36 pigeons. Congratulations to the buyers and breeders, and a big thank you to PIPA for a professional job done!  .....

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PIPA auction running 2017-09-27

The PIPA auction is currently running and ends on 1 October at 14.30 Don't miss this opportunity to bid on 36 of the top performing birds from our first season of racing under tough conditions! Herewith the link to the auction https://auctions.pipa.be/en/auction/2017-10-victoria-falls-zim/details  .....

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PIPA auction moved to 18 September 2017-09-01

We have been informed by PIPA that the auction of 36 of the top birds from our Jan 2017 race has been moved by 2 weeks. It will run from 18 September to 1 October on their website. We will post the link once available. Apologies for any inconvenience caused......

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Bird Stats 2017-08-25

  Thank you to all the fanciers who have sent birds to us this season. We are pleased to announce that we have received a total of 2279 pigeons.   Current season (2017/2018) Total birds received 22.....

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Country split of birds entered 2017-08-25

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Update on this year's birds 2017-07-20

Things are progressing well at the Victoria Falls World Challenge Pigeon Race. We are happy to report that at this stage the mortalities are significantly less during quarantine compared to last year. We have had a comprehensive health and vaccination program and the pigeons are looking well. Numbers are swelling at the race loft as we add new pigeons to the flock. We are seeing that pigeons are settling quickly as they are added to the free flying pigeons after a short containment period. So.....

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PIPA & USA Auctions update 2017-07-18

The pigeons from last season which were sent to PIPA and USA for auction have been in those countries for a little while now. The auctions will be conducted as follows; PIPA auction will be from 4 September to 17 September online; https://www.pipa.be/en/pigeons-for-sale/upcoming-auctions/victoria-falls-zim-winners-final-ace-pigeons USA auction.....

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Middle Eastern birds received 2017-07-10

The last of the pigeons from the Middle East have been received for 2017/2018. A fantastic effort with 344 pigeons from the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait who have sent a strong team to defend the title of first place in the inaugural Victoria Falls World Challenge Pigeon Race. This USD 200 000 first prize was won last season by Bader AlJewesry of Kuwait, seen here holding his prized trophy and certificate......

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Update 2017-06-08

The quarantine of the first shipment of pigeons received from USA and Europe is due to be lifted this coming week. After which small groups will be released from under the nets around the loft at Victoria Falls and the group will be added to in increasing numbers as they settle in. So far we have had 11 mortalities in total between the quarantine in Victoria Falls and our new quarantine site in Harare together. We have had a number of sick pigeons which are receiving individual treatm.....

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Auction Part 4 & Shipping dates from South Africa 2017-05-19

  For the South African auction the last 44 pigeons have been loaded on the auction site www.mypigeonauctions.co.za  There are some big names in the pigeon sport who have pigeons on this sale. Premier Stud, Willie Munnik, GJT Lofts, Samuels Loft, Martin and .....

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Birds in quarantine 2017-05-11

The birds in quarantine are doing very well. Watch these videos to see; https://www.facebook.com/victoriafallswcpr/videos/1666169200356564/ https://www.facebook.com/victoriafallswcpr/videos/1665906387049512/.....

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Extended shipping dates 2017-05-10

We have had requests to receive pigeons in July as the breeding season in Europe has been delayed by cold weather in January. We have therefore made arrangements with the Dutch Quarantine and Veterinary Services (DQVS) to take one last intake in for the race. Intake Thursday 6th July at DQVS. Please phone to make prior arrangements to book the pigeons in (Telephone +31 (0) 235577990) or organise it through your agent.  The quarantine loft in Zimbabwe wi.....

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Jan 2017 final race video 2017-04-28

If you have not yet seen the video from our final race week, click on this link; https://youtu.be/Z1LNoBr4Nh0  .....

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First USA and Europe shipments 2017-04-27

We are pleased to announce the we have received our first overseas shipments from USA and Europe! The birds are settling in nicely in their new loft under quarantine. All arrived in good shape and are eating and drinking well. Credit must go to John E Nelson from USA and Animals To Fly in Netherlands for a job well done. We eagerly await the first shipment from Kuwait due early May. Herewith some videos of the shipments received; .....

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Part 2 & 3 of SA Auction 2017-04-27

The first of 3 auctions is complete having been done online by Robert Swanepoel in South Africa on behalf of VFWCPR. Part 2 and 3 are now on the site, www.mypigeonauctions.co.za with some pedigrees still to be loaded. The starting bid on this site is ZAR 1400 per pigeon and it includes the shipping and quarantine to get the pigeons to South Africa. We cannot send them out of South Africa. Biddin.....

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Auctions 2017-03-27

The pigeons from the first season of the Victoria Falls World Challenge Pigeon Race will be auctioned as follows; 36 pigeons have been selected by PIPA to be sent to and auctioned by them (see list below). 50 pigeons have been chosen to go to USA for auction (see list below). Details of the above 2 auctions will be published in due course once the birds have undergone quarantine and shipment. The remaining birds are being auctioned on .....

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Newsflash 2017-03-23

The Victoria Falls WCPR team has been busy since the final race on 28 January. All pigeons have been moved and selected in preparation for export and sale. The loft in Victoria Falls has had some modifications done to it and it has been cleaned and sterilised in preparation of the new intake. The new quarantine station in Harare is coming on steadily and will be ready to receive pigeons this year. All the necessary import permits have been received and sent to the shippers in the resp.....

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Australian birds 2017-03-23

We have been advised by Australian vets not to receive any pigeons from Western Australia because of the outbreak of Rotavirus in the East. The chances of bringing Rotavirus to Victoria Falls are extremely unlikely because of the quarantine and testing procedures in place. Nevertheless it is regretted that we cannot take the chance given the potential devastating effect the spread of this virus outside Australia could have. We sincerely apologise for this and hope that we will get Australian .....

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Final Prize Money Results 2017-02-06

The final of the inaugural Victoria Falls World Challenge Pigeon Race was held on Saturday 28th January. The race proved to be a challenge for the pigeons because of rainy weather en route. The sky was cloudy at the liberation point 410 km to the south but not raining, however within 60 km the pigeons encountered scatted rain showers. The wind was from the North West (direct headwind) at 10 to 14 km per hour. Approximately 120 fanciers and on-lookers were present at the lofts .....

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At the race! 2017-01-28

Birds were liberated at 6.15 this morning in overcast weather and with no wind. There is plenty of rain about along the way which they will need to navigate. There is a great vibe at the loft with many people gathered to wait for the birds to come in. If you are not at the loft then we trust that you are either watching the race live at our stand at the Olympiad show in Brussels or following the results and camera streaming live on the internet. Please note that per our terms and cond.....

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Final list of birds 2017-01-27

Final changes have been made to the basketing list for a few pigeons which were sold today. https://www.one-loft-race.net/?page=8&loft_id=35&flight_id=38&season_id=1 Activations are now closed. Planned liberation is 06.00 tomorrow morning. Good luck to all entrants! .....

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Race Week Events underway! 2017-01-26

Our race week events kicked off last night with a cocktail party at Lookout Cafe, overlooking the gorge and bridge with the mist from the falls in the background. Guests started arriving yesterday, there were loft visits this morning and we are currently checking and basketing the birds for the final. Welcome to all those that are arriving! and to everyone that could not make it this year we hope to see you at the next final race!.....

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Birds still for sale! 2017-01-26

Herewith a list of birds which are still for sale. Last day for activation is tomorrow, Friday!   # Fancier Team .....

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Final Race! 2017-01-26

The basketing for the Final Race has been completed! Thank you to all the fanciers who helped with it this afternoon as well as the Deloitte auditor for doing the life ring check. The baskets are sealed and the truck has been locked. Herewith the basketing list; https://www.one-loft-race.net/?page=8&loft_id=35&flight_id=38&.....

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Loft List 2017-01-24

Herewith the current Loft List of 417 birds.  Basketing for the final race will commence at 15.00 on Thursday the 26th Jan. Ensure that pigeons you are wanting to activate are done so before the race! Fancier .....

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Bird List 2016-10-20

Summary Birds received into the Vic Falls loft 1710   .....

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Participant list 2016/2017 2016-10-04

  Herewith the list of participants for this race season;   Angola Simbarashe Tinofirei  .....

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VFWCPR State of the Race 2016-10-01

From Dr Wim Peters – Race Director It has been a while since we communicated the happenings at the Victoria Falls loft apart from our frequent posts on social media. The most important news is that the nets have all been taken down and the birds have had their first experience of total freedom under the African sky.  Most have preferred to fly from one rooftop to the rooftop on the other wing of the loft and back again a few times not yet venturing .....

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Bird intake 2016 complete 2016-08-26

A huge thank you to all the fanciers worldwide who have sent us birds this year. Our final shipments are in and we are pleased to announce that the total number of birds received for our first race season is 1710. Countries represented in this year’s race are; Angola, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, France, Germany, Ireland, Kuwait, Namibia, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Trinidad &.....

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Video from our opening week! 2016-06-14

The video from our Familiarisation Tour & Loft Opening is done. Please view it here; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7x2GRU2fso Thank you Reel Life Productions for another great video!.....

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“PIPA discovers cut diamond in one loft racing..” 2016-06-05

A great heading from PIPA’s article regarding their visit! We had an amazing week with some international guests coming out for a familiarisation tour of the newly completed pigeon loft as well as Victoria Falls. PIPA’s incredible article must be read! http://www.pipa.be/en/trips/trip/pipa-discovers-cut-diamond-in-one-loft-racing-scene-victoria-falls.....

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Loft completed! 2016-05-20

We are very excited to announce that we are having a familiarisation tour of the completed pigeon loft as well as Victoria Falls. This is happening next week! Some international guests are coming out for it including Benzing and PIPA. Our local partners the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust will also be in attendance. A representative from the Ministry of Tourism will be cutting the ribbon at our loft unveiling ceremony on Thursday the 26th. We have a film crew who will be making video.....

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The Team 2016-04-28

The beginning of May is fast approaching.  That means that the VFWCPR must rapidly ‘get all its ducks in a row’ for the final stages.  And, after a few hiccups, the ‘Vic Falls team’ is complete.  Without any exaggeration, it could be called the ‘Pigeon A-Team’. The Pigeon A-team has a very strong team of investors and brilliant communicators in Karen Taylor CA(SA) and her helpers.  A force to be reckoned with is tasked to look af.....

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Have a shot at winning a share of US$700,000 prize money by buying rights to a racing pigeon at Victoria Falls 2016-04-08

Hello everyone! Would you enjoy an interesting event you can follow with growing excitement and anticipation that will benefit wildlife? Here’s an enticing offer that will keep you “tuned in” for months with the prospect of a healthy share of US$700,000 prize money for minimal outlay. Have a flutter on a feathered friend and be part of a global pigeon racing event at a “Wonder of the World” in the Victoria Falls World Challenge Pigeon Race that culminates.....

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