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Hoosier Classic International One Loft Race 2018

March 26, 2018
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Hoosier Classic International One Loft Race 2018

North America’s First Million Dollar Pigeon Race ©2018 By Silvio Mattacchione BA MA  silvio@silvio-co.com “Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish, in lonely frustration for the life you...

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The Loft Report OLR Stats Tracker 2018

March 22, 2018
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The Loft Report OLR Stats Tracker 2018

In 2017 The Loft Report presented to the pigeon sport for the first time a fairly comprehensive statistical analysis of the top one loft races (OLR) and participating breeders in the United States.  The vision for presenting the statistics was to create transparency into the races and breeders who deserve recognition for their success; not...

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Northwest Junior Flyers 2018 Young Bird & Breeder Auction

March 8, 2018
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Northwest Junior Flyers 2018 Young Bird & Breeder Auction

Can the kids count on you? This auction is our main fundraiser. This year, the auction also celebrates our 16th Anniversary as a club! This auction supports our Loaner Loft Program. We built 3 new lofts last year and repaired 2 others, which we gave away to our new junior members. We have several...

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Ivo Renders (BE) Complete Racing Team Sellout

February 28, 2018
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Ivo Renders (BE) Complete Racing Team Sellout

Ivo Renders has been increasingly leaving his mark on modern-day pigeon racing in Belgium. He has had some spectacular results since switching over to the longer middle distance in 2010. Ivo has been winning an impressive number of prizes with just a small team of racing birds, including most notably the title of 1st...

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McLaughlin Announces Retirement from MDPR

February 27, 2018
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McLaughlin Announces Retirement from MDPR

I am writing to inform you that McLaughlin Lofts will no longer be exporting pigeons to the South African Million Dollar Pigeon Race. As a result, I will not be shipping pigeons to the race in Spring of 2018. However, I will continue to import auction birds back from South Africa.    This was an incredibly difficult...

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the Loft Report Debuts on PIPA

February 26, 2018
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the Loft Report Debuts on  PIPA

  The Loft Report recently caught the eye of Pigeon Paradise (PIPA) website regarding the One Loft Race (OLR) stats project that Joe Nemelka and yours truly compiled and published weekly here on tLR. Both Joe and I had several communications with owners of PIPA, brothers Nikolaas and Thomas Gyselbrecht about the project and...

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South Africa Million Dollar Race Stats Final Race Results

February 25, 2018
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South Africa Million Dollar Race Stats Final Race Results

  While it is fun to follow the Hot Spots and other training tosses in the South Africa Million Dollar Pigeon Race (MDPR), the race is truly all about the Final Race.  The whole world watches with anticipation to see who will be crowned the latest winner of the most famous one loft race...

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SAMDPR Winner Sells for $95,000 USD

February 18, 2018
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SAMDPR Winner Sells for $95,000 USD

Winner of the Final 2018 South Africa Million Dollar Race sold to American (SAMDPR) pigeon fancier Mike Ganus of Grange, Indiana for $95,000 USD on Saturday, February 17th at auction in South Africa. “MIX” (ZASLIM 17 2697) was bred by the South African partnership of Gaddin Brothers and Carl Stander and incredibly won the...

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South Africa Million Dollar Race Stats Hot Spot #5 Results

February 10, 2018
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South Africa Million Dollar Race Stats Hot Spot #5 Results

It is without dispute that the South Africa Million Dollar Pigeon Race (SAMDPR) captures the pigeon world’s attention unlike any other race every year.  With so many pigeons, so many countries and such a significant amount of prize money available it is followed by 1,000s of breeders around the world, most of which are not even...

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Wing of 2018 SAMDPR Winner “Mix”

February 4, 2018
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Wing of 2018 SAMDPR Winner “Mix”

Wing of the 2018 South African Million Dollar Pigeon Race winner “MIX” bred by South African fanciers Gaddin Bros and Charl Stander for Club Sonskyn.    

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