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The Loft Report OLR Stats Tracker

June 6, 2017
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The Loft Report OLR Stats Tracker

In every type of sporting event there are statistics that those following or participating in the sport use to analyze either their own performance or to figure out who are the top teams or individual performers in the sport.  In fact, tracking statistics has become almost an obsession for many sports fan and they...

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Pigeon Depot – Passing of Shane Aherns

May 31, 2017
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Pigeon Depot – Passing of Shane Aherns

Hello all, By now many pigeon fanciers have heard one way or another that my best friend and co-owner of Pigeon Depot has passed away this past weekend. This has been very hard on his family and friends as Shane touched the lives of many people not just only in our sport. As of...

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“Little Miss Nikki” – 1st 2017 SAMDPR – Pedigree

May 27, 2017
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“Little Miss Nikki” – 1st 2017 SAMDPR – Pedigree

Tom Schilling, breeder and owner of the 2017 1st Overall South African Million Dollar Pigeon Race (SAMDPR), has agreed to publish the pedigree for his international sensation “Little Miss Nikki.” To read more about Mr. Schilling’s win and “Little Miss Nikki,’ please read Frank McLaughlin’s article: Tom Schilling wins the 2017 Million Dollar Race.  ...

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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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