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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 .....

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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 t.....

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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. Herewi.....

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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 c.....

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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/a.....

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Prize Money for 2020 Race Season 2019-09-09

PRIZE MONEY GUARANTEED US$ 1 000 000.....

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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.....

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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  .....

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

https://youtu.be/-ccwmnBq6ao  .....

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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 compet.....

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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 .....

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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 th.....

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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-pedi.....

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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......

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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.....

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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 avai.....

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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 credite.....

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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.....

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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 arri.....

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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 .....

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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 .....

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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 hav.....

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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......

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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.....

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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 a.....

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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 a.....

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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 f.....

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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 i.....

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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 .....

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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.....

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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 .....

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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.....

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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.....

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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.....

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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.....

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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 .....

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Training Flight 12 2019-05-29

Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 30 May from 103km at 07.15 am. Basketing list;   .....

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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 .....

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Training Flight 11 2019-05-27

Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 28 May from 103km at 07.15 am. Basketing list;   .....

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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;  h.....

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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 statuse.....

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Training Flight 10 2019-05-22

Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 23 May from 103km at 07.15 am. Basketing list;  h.....

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Training Flight 9 2019-05-20

Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 21 May from 103km at 07.15 am. Basketing list;  h.....

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Race 2 2019-05-17

Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 18 May from 161km at 07.15 am. Basketing list;  h.....

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Training Flight 8 2019-05-15

Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 16 May from 103km at 07.15 am. Basketing list;  h.....

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Training Flight 7 2019-05-13

Scheduled for tomorrow morning, 14 May from 103km at 07.15 am. Basketing list;  h.....

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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;  .....

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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.victoriafall.....

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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. .....

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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; .....

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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......

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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 advis.....

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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.....

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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.....

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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.....

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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 .....

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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 s.....

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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 s.....

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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 s.....

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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.....

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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 clocki.....

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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 St.....

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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.....

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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.....

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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 pi.....

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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 numb.....

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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 quar.....

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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 .....

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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 .....

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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 .....

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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 dest.....

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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’.....

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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! .....

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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 au.....

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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 a.....

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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 h.....

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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). .....

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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.....

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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: .....

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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 transporte.....

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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 cl.....

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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, ot.....

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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 fi.....

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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 restri.....

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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; .....

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PIPA Interview 2018-07-02

PIPA was Live at Victoria Falls World Challenge Pigeon Race - Interview with Geoff Armand, CEO .....

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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.....

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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

https://www.facebook.com/victoriafallswcpr/videos/1827592620880887/  .....

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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.....

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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 .....

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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: .....

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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 clock.....

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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 li.....

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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 Sa.....

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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 clock.....

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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 Race.....

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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 li.....

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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 al.....

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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 clock.....

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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 .....

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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 .....

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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 lin.....

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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.....

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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 clock.....

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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!   .....

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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 lin.....

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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 with.....

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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 lin.....

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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.....

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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 lin.....

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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.....

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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 ri.....

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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 rig.....

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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.....

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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.....

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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 link.....

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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 .....

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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 righ.....

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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 .....

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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.....

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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 morn.....

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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.....

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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) Trai.....

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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 ri.....

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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 an.....

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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; .....

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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 ri.....

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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:/.....

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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; .....

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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.....

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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 alter.....

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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 inst.....

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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 auctio.....

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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 o.....

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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 .....

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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.....

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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......

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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.....

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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.....

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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 web.....

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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 Chipangal.....

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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.....

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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 Avera.....

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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 (las.....

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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 fr.....

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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 holdin.....

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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 fa.....

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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 holdin.....

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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 hi.....

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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.....

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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 .....

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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 win.....

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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; .....

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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 seas.....

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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; .....

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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 ra.....

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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; .....

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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; .....

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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.....

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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; .....

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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; .....

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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.....

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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; .....

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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 clo.....

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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; .....

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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; .....

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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; .....

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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 Tr.....

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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 c.....

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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; .....

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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.....

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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; .....

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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; .....

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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; .....

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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; .....

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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.p.....

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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; .....

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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     &n.....

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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.....

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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 t.....

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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; .....

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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:  .....

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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 t.....

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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 conditi.....

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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 .....

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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 .....

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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 ye.....

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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.....

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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 ti.....

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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 V.....

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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 auct.....

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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/victoriafallsw.....

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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 Veter.....

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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 .....

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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, .....

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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 (.....

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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 m.....

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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 e.....

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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......

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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 .....

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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. .....

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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 yest.....

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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!   .....

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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.....

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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 .....

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Bird List 2016-10-20

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Participant list 2016/2017 2016-10-04

  Herewith the list of participants for this race season;   .....

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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......

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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.....

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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.....

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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 we.....

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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 o.....

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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.....

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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 “tun.....

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