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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 back from the Botswana direction, flying into a headwind back to the loft. Of the 968 pigeons sent to the race 824 returned by the time the clock was stopped. This is a 85% return.  Several of the pigeons sustained minor hawk injuries with one requiring stitching. Most of the pigeons are in good condition but several of the later birds will require extended rest.

    We have given the pigeons some rest and will toss them before Race 9 as they have performed well during loft flying. Race 9 will be sometime next week but probably on Tuesday depending on the wind conditions. Non activated Reserve pigeons will be offered for sale after the clock has been stopped for Race 9.

    Up to this time we have had 71 training tosses, 39 live tosses and races and the pigeons have done 4162 km of air kilometres in the program so far with Race 9, some training and the Final still to come. The high winds and sometimes high temperatures, arid dry terrain and high raptor population is truly a test of the best and we look forward to seeing the winners of the Ace Bird, Team Competition and various other competitions which will be decided on the results of the Final Race. This is the culmination of extensive training and racing over the past 12 months.

    We will try and select the Final race day to be moderate conditions with not too strong a headwind so we may adjust the race day if necessary, but the maximum daytime temperature is expected to have risen by then.

    The majority of pigeons that have recovered from injuries have been given several tosses up to 216 km, most of which have come back well enough to go back into the main flock. You will be able to follow their results on the live tosses and Race 9.

    Congratulations to the prize money winners for Hotspot 5!

    Pos

    Country

    Fancier

    Pigeon

    Ring #

    Speed

    Rank

    Prize

    1

    Germany

    Team Rheinair

    Hells Angels 66

    DV 04713-19-137

    1721.41

    1

    $ 7,000

    2

    Belgium

    PIPA Breeding Loft

     

    BE 19-4130260

    1721.15

    3

    $ 6,000

    3

    Belgium

    Wouters Family Team Bruno

    Donor - Vandenheede Freddy & Jacques

    BE 19-4084106

    1721.07

    4

    $ 5,000

    4

    South Africa

    Michel Debecker

    Karolien

    PPL 19-1224

    1721.02

    5

    $    950

    5

    South Africa

    Out of Africa Lofts

    Going for Gold

    VPUD 19-2620

    1720.95

    6

    $    950

    6

    Kuwait

    Saleh Al-Harbash

     

    KW FED 19-920254

    1720.86

    7

    $    950

    7

    Zimbabwe

    Jason Brown

    Pebbles

    MRPF 19-1235

    1720.77

    8

    $    950

    8

    South Africa

    Coenie Hattingh

    White Rose

    BPFD 19-3295

    1720.70

    9

    $    950

    9

    Italy

    Fast Pigeons & Laro Ervin

     

    ITALIA 19-9090630

    1720.36

    10

    $    950

    10

    Bahrain

    Shick Mohamed Al-Khalefa

     

    KSA 19-128706

    1720.14

    11

    $    950

    11

    Germany

    Team Ruhr - Thielen

    Gruga 25

    DV 06892-19-265

    1719.89

    12

    $    950

    12

    South Africa

    Loft Einkamerer

    Queen

    SRPV 19-1082

    1717.81

    14

    $    950

    13

    Belgium

    Bart Geerinckx

     

    BE 19-6015531

    1711.37

    17

    $    950

    14

    France

    Greg Team

     

    PL 19-751041

    1710.87

    18

    $    950

    15

    Kuwait

    Fayez Q8

     

    KW WATANYA 19-58622

    1709.87

    19

    $    950

    16

    Switzerland

    Alp Race Team

    Die Schueke

    CH 19-7792

    1709.75

    20

    $    950

    17

    Netherlands

    Arie Dijkstra - Peter Crans

     

    NL 19-1560341

    1709.60

    22

    $    950

    18

    South Africa

    Samuel Lofts

    Mabaso

    CYRL 19-4345

    1709.53

    23

    $    950

    19

    United States

    Ken Easley & Son Racing

    Andrii

    AU19 ARPU 41130

    1707.47

    25

    $    950

    20

    South Africa

    Ferdie Coetzer

    Piper

    PRPC 19-8841

    1706.41

    26

    $    950

     

    Club Competition

    The Club Competition has now ended. Congratulations to the top 5 winning clubs!

    Pos

     Country

    Club

    Pigeon

    Ring #

    Status

    Race Count

    Total Points

    1

    South Africa

    Club Sonskyn

     

    SLIM 19-313

    RESERVE

    36

    16027.382

    2

    South Africa

    Club Protea Posduif

    American Dream

    PRPC 19-8087

    RESERVE

    36

    15173.598

    3

    South Africa

    Club Sonskyn OLR

     

    SLIM 19-765

    RESERVE

    36

    15081.898

    4

    South Africa

    Nelspruit Pro Club

    Basterbrak

    CYRL 19-6721

    PAID / ACTIVE

    36

    14890.107

    5

    South Africa

    Club Crusaders

    Kameeldrift

    PRPC 19-4210

    PAID / ACTIVE

    36

    14880.698

     

    Full club results here; https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/results.php?opt=6

     

    Here are the current top 10 Super Ace birds;

    Pos

    Country

    Pigeon

    Ring #

    Fancier

    Total Points

    1

    Zimbabwe

    Pebbles

    MRPF 19-1235

    Jason Brown

    3049.747

    2

    South Africa

    Anne

    PPL 19-1228

    Michel Debecker

    2918.049

    3

    Belgium

    Donor - Vandenheede Freddy & Jacques

    BE 19-4084106

    Wouters Family Team Bruno

    2657

    4

    Belgium

    Best Kittel 260

    BE 19-4130260

    PIPA Breeding Loft

    2585.644

    5

    Kuwait

     

    KW CLUB 19-60231

    Bader AlJewessry

    2332.773

    6

    South Africa

    Queen

    SRPV 19-1082

    Loft Einkamerer

    2320.669

    7

    Zimbabwe

    Cannibal

    BSFC 19-1618

    African Warrior Syndicate

    2237.726

    8

    Kuwait

     

    KW FED 19-940189

    Mohamed Al-Alwan

    2205.381

    9

    France

     

    PL 19-750735

    Greg Team

    2201.766

    10

    Netherlands

     

    NL 19-1244751

    Koopman Racing Pigeons

    2151.436

    Full Super Ace standings here - https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/results.php?opt=9

     

    Best wishes

    Geoff Armand

    Race Director