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PETA has their Sights on You! Take Action!

May 1, 2012
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PETA has their Sights on You! Take Action!

Recently the animal rights group the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) released a short YouTube video claiming they did a 15-month undercover investigation. They allege rampant illegal gambling and widespread animal abuse by pigeon fanciers. This is serious. As a sport we have been under assault for a long time by...

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Jubier Borges Wins GHC 600miler by 25minutes!

April 24, 2012
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Jubier Borges Wins GHC 600miler by 25minutes!

Monday April 23, 2012 Jubier Borges of Brothers Loft won the GHC 600mile Average Speed race from Lebanon Tennessee with his blue bar yearling cock, AU-11-GHC-8158. Mr. Borges bird flew home from a distance of 578 miles to win with a speed of 2053 ypm! The second place bird flown by Yoel Lofts clocked...

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Hans Steiner Wins 1st & 2nd CJC Combine against 2,713 birds!

April 23, 2012
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Hans Steiner Wins 1st & 2nd CJC Combine against 2,713 birds!

April 15, 2012, long time fancier Hans Steiner of Washington Loft from Port Murry New Jersey won 1st and 2nd in the Central Jersey Combines (CJC) 150miler against 2,713 birds and 203 lofts competing. The CJC is the largest racing pigeon combines in the USA. Full race report… Hans is a member of the...

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Leonard Lee Sweeps 395 Concourse 250miler!

April 23, 2012
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Leonard Lee Sweeps 395 Concourse 250miler!

April 15, 2012, Leonard Lee from Oak Hills California won the first 7 places in the 395 Concourse Benton 250mile race with 2,571 birds competing from 117 lofts! Leonard is a member of the Apple Valley RPC and his winning pigeon “AVC 737” is reported to be inbred on both sides of its pedigree...

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2012 Multi-State Western Open Race Schedule

April 16, 2012
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2012 Multi-State Western Open Race Schedule

The multi-state 2012 Western Open race series is fast approaching with the first race being released from Winnemucca, NV May 27th 2012.  The second multi-state race is being released June 9th from Lovelock, Nevada. The Western Open is modeled after the National European style of races where fanciers from across Europe fly for Local,...

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Ed Hogue Wins 1st & 2nd 395 Concourse 200mile Race!

April 16, 2012
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Ed Hogue Wins 1st & 2nd 395 Concourse 200mile Race!

The 395 Concourse of Southern California flew their 200mile race on April 7, 2012 from Big Pine, California with 120 lofts shipping 2,291 birds. Birds were leased at 7:00am PST  into clear skies, SW winds and 40 degrees. Conditions upon arrival were clear skies, calm winds and 80 degrees. Ed Hogue clocked AU-11-RIC-401 blue...

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Howard-Kirk Win 1st & 2nd GHC Old Bird Regular 300mile Race!

April 15, 2012
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Howard-Kirk Win 1st & 2nd  GHC Old Bird Regular 300mile Race!

Ken Howard and Nancy Kirk clocked their two year old blue check hen, AU-10-HOWA-1248 at little past 2pm EDT to win the GHC Old Bird Reg. 300mile Race! There were 1,368 birds entered from 72 lofts and “1248” clocked in at 1350.016 ypm. Ken and Nancy also clocked a second bird AU-10-1320 a blue...

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VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE & PIGEON CARRIER

April 12, 2012
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VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE & PIGEON CARRIER

Chuck Myles was gracious enough to share his information and photographs of a vintage motorcycle + pigeon carrier used in World War I. To read the article about this bike and is historical significance that was published in the American Iron Magazine in December 2005 click here. Remember to “Like” the Loft Report on...

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Hugh Frazer wins the GHC Old Bird Regular 500mile Race!

April 9, 2012
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Hugh Frazer wins the GHC Old Bird Regular 500mile Race!

Hugh Frazer of Frazer lofts clocked his yearling Blue Bar White Flight hen, AU-11-GHC-1580 at little past 6pm EDT to win the GHC Old Bird Reg. 500mile Race! There were 1,041 birds entered from 61 lofts and “1580” clocked in at 1358.083 ypm and 4.48 minutes ahead of the second place bird. Full Race...

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