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AU Bows Out of 2016 Convention Controversy

May 5, 2017
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AU Bows Out of 2016 Convention Controversy

The American Racing Pigeon Union (AU) in an April 29, 2017 press release states; “As indicated in the AU’s Press Release dated March 29, 2017, the AU requested financial information from Mr. Hindi, but received an incomplete response.  The AU still has questions of Mr....

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Victims of the 2016 AU Convention – Action Is Required

May 4, 2017
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Victims of the 2016 AU Convention – Action Is Required

If you are a victim of the 2016 AU Convention and you were not paid your prize money or your prizes were changed after the race, let your voice be heard. Contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s department at their central station, phone (909) 387-3545 or fax (909) 387-3688. Ask for Detective T. Hedy,...

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2016 AU Convention Update – Police Report Filed

April 25, 2017
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2016 AU Convention Update – Police Report Filed

The Loft Report has learned that Mark Karges has filed a police report with the San Bernardino Police Department and filed a report with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) stemming from fallout from the 2016 American Racing Pigeon Union Convention (AU). In the report, Karges alleges that AU Convention Chairman, Kamal Hindi, did not...

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The Western Open: Is This Our Barcelona?

April 7, 2017
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The Western Open: Is This Our Barcelona?

  By Jim Jenner jimjenner@mac.com We envy Europe for its legendary release stations and more than a century and a half of racing history. But they had a great start in the late 1800’s. New railroads, modern timing clocks and a population that wasn’t watching TV or going to soccer games made for a...

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American Pigeon Museum – 50 Most Underrated Attractions in Every State

April 6, 2017
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American Pigeon Museum – 50 Most Underrated Attractions in Every State

  The American Pigeon Museum has made Good Housekeeping’s top 50 Most Underrated Attractions in Every State.          

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Omaha club in conjunction with the Husker Hawkeye Combine

April 3, 2017
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Omaha club in conjunction with the Husker Hawkeye Combine

  The Omaha club in conjunction with the Husker Hawkeye Combine has provided some of the best seminars and auctions over the past several years.   We’ve had Alfons Klass, Ulrich Lemmens and Hans Paul Esser from Germany and Belgium. in 2016 we hosted Ronnie Williamson of Northern Ireland to the United States. This...

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UPDATE: Ipigeon 2016 AU Convention Auction Distributions

April 2, 2017
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UPDATE: Ipigeon 2016 AU Convention Auction Distributions

the Loft Report emailed  Fred Smeltzer and Fred Iantorno, owners of Ipigeon.com; the online auction site used by the 2016 AU Convention host committee, seeking clarification about monies owed in their possession from the two AU auctions.  the Loft Report received the below email from Mr. Iantorno: Since receiving the email and letter from...

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The 2016 National Breeders Championship Results

April 1, 2017
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The 2016 National Breeders Championship Results

  By John Vance 2016, marks the seventh year that the National Breeder’s Championship has been reporting results. The initial purpose of the championship was to give recognition to One Loft Race (OLR) breeders for performance by their birds across multiple One Loft Race Series. The concept is easy; there are eight OLR’s races...

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Young Bird & Breeder Auction – Northwest Junior Flyer’s

March 31, 2017
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Young Bird & Breeder Auction – Northwest Junior Flyer’s

31 It’s that wonderful time again when the kids are having their annual pigeon auction! The money raised will be used to build more loaner lofts and to make repairs on the older lofts till use. We have 31 lofts being used by our junior flyers now. Another portion of the money will help...

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AU Statement on 2016 Convention

March 29, 2017
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AU Statement on 2016 Convention

The American Racing Pigeon Union (AU) posted this statement to their website concerning the 2016 Convention. March 29, 2017 Update on 2016 Convention The AU has been quite concerned about the events surrounding the 2016 Convention that took play in Ontario, CA. The AU is aware of the concerns of members and participants and...

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