VFWCPR Venture Racers

  1. Venture Race Birds (Venture Racers) are donated pigeons or selected pigeons from entrants who have not paid the required entry fee. These are for sale to anyone on a first come first served basis. On conclusion of the race and upon sale of the Venture Racers 50% of the net proceeds after sales costs will go to the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust and other designated trusts or charities, 25% to the Activator of the pigeon and 25% to VFWCPR. Breeders of pigeons that were converted to Venture Racers because no entry fee had been paid will not receive any payment for those pigeons sold.
  2. If fanciers would like to donate pigeons towards this cause, they should send an email to VFWCPR for prior approval as Venture Racers will be restricted. Any venture racers received without approval may not be accepted.
  3. The Venture Racers donated will be received by VFWCPR without payment of an entrance fee, but all transport and quarantine costs must be covered by the donor and a perch fee of USD 50 will be levied per bird which is payable with shipment. This is non-refundable and goes towards administration and upkeep.
  4. The rights to prize money for Venture Racers will be offered for sale on the website to anyone wishing to pay the entrance fee including non-pigeon fanciers, other fanciers or the donor. These rights will pass to the first person booking the bird in writing by email, stating the specific ring number and paying the entrance fee within 48 hours, upon which the bird becomes an eligible pigeon as defined in point 2 of the terms and conditions.
  5. Once a Venture Racer becomes an eligible pigeon, it will qualify in all respects as if it were a normal eligible pigeon as defined herein and any prize money won will accrue to the purchaser of the rights for that bird. The exception to this is that no Venture Racer may enter the extra Competitions except the Grand Averages. Lost Venture Racers and Venture reserves will not be entitled to a credit in the following year of the amount paid.
  6. Venture Racers may be sold after the final race to the best advantage of the beneficiaries which include wildlife conservation, anti-poaching and communities.
  7. When an entrant selects a Venture Racer before Hotspot 3, they may select 3 other Venture Racers as Reserve birds from those available at that time. Reserve Venture Racers become activated when the original Venture Racer is lost or is unable to participate or if they are paid for. Any entrant who selects a Venture Racer after Hotspot 3 and before Hotspot 5 will only be able to select 2 reserves. Any Venture Racer selected after Hotspot 5 will not be entitled to any reserves. 7 days after Hotspot 5 any un-activated Reserve Venture Racers will automatically be withdrawn from the entrant and become available for sale to anyone else. The order of reserves must be stated at the time of purchase. The booking of Venture birds donated from specific fanciers who were invited to donate birds will not be available as reserves. They must be paid for when booked.
Total Prize Money
$1,200,000 USD
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Final Race Date

14th August 2020


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