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Louis Van Loon (1923-2012)

May 17, 2012
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Louis Van Loon (1923-2012)

On May 14, 2012 Louis Van Loon, the world-renowned pigeon fancier passed away in Poppel Belgium at the age of 89. The strain which Van Loon developed during his longstanding career always guaranteed success, even the greatest pigeon fanciers came to Poppel for top-quality birds.   Many fanciers in North America own their success...

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AU video; “Eyes To The Sky”

May 15, 2012
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AU video; “Eyes To The Sky”

The American Racing Pigeon Union (AU) has recently posted a video link from their YouTube.com ARPURacing page titled “Eyes To The Sky”. The video is 9:04 long and explains in good detail the ongoing pigeon educational project between several schools in Meridian Mississippi.  Oakland Heights Elementary educator Roonie Schumaker spearheaded the program and expanded...

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Janssen Brothers Final Auction—the End of an Era

May 14, 2012
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Janssen Brothers Final Auction—the End of an Era

On Sunday, May 13, 2012, the Janssen Brothers final 12 breeding pair and 2012 young birds were sold at auction in Belgium with bidders from around the world placing bids. Louis Janssen, 99 years old, decided early in year to sell his last, beloved birds. When the hammer fell with the sale of the...

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Cris Buzila sweeps Peach State Combine!

May 14, 2012
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Cris Buzila sweeps Peach State Combine!

Cris Buzila a member of the Greater Atlanta RPC flying with the Peach State Combine won took 1,2,3 and 5 in their 300mile Greensboro, NC race with 222bird and 23 lofts competing! To read the full race report please click here…. The birds went up at 6:30am into sunny skies with NE winds at...

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Phil Dion Wins Great Boston Concourse Race!

May 14, 2012
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Phil Dion Wins Great Boston Concourse Race!

Phil Dion flying with the Braintree RPC, won the Greater Boston Concourse Ilion, New York race with 906 birds and 64 lofts competing. Phil’s winning bird yearling IF-11-BRA-21 bcwf hen won the race by 2.26minute with a speed of 1394.197ypm. Birds were released into clear skies with a SE wind and 50 degrees and...

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Flyhome Loft tops 395 Concourse 350mile Race!

May 14, 2012
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Flyhome Loft tops 395 Concourse 350mile Race!

May 5, 2012 saw Tim Ross of Flyhome Loft from Palmdale, California top the 395 Concourse 350mile race from Reno Nevada with 1,090 birds from 82 lofts competing. To read the full race report click here… Tim’s winning bird is AU-11-FLY-11009 bb hen is a daughter of “Jaxon” AU-08-FLYHOME-8200 BBC, AU Registered Champion #1776....

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Los Angeles Pigeon Club May Bulletin

May 14, 2012
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Los Angeles Pigeon Club May Bulletin

To read the May 2012 issue of the Los Angele Pigeon Club click here. The Loft Report

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Condolences to the Pointer Family

May 14, 2012
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Condolences to the Pointer Family

With regret the Lot Report is sad to report that Carol Pointer, co-secretary of the National Pigeon Association and former editor of the Pigeon Debut magazine passed away on April 19th. Carol had fought cancer bravely for a number of years. She is best known for playing a big part in the running of...

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Newcomer Joey Parady tops Greater Boston Concourse!

May 11, 2012
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Newcomer Joey Parady tops Greater Boston Concourse!

April 20th, 2012 saw the Greater Boston Concourse first race from Glenmont New York a distances varying from 104 miles to 161. Steve & Linda Joneli of Crooked Ranch Oregon reports that their friend good friend Joey Paraday started back in the sport last year after establishing a career in the Police Force.  Joey...

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Al Kasharian Wins 1st & 2nd against 2,600+ birds!

May 9, 2012
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Al Kasharian Wins 1st & 2nd against 2,600+ birds!

Al Kasharian, Whitehall Loft, took 1st and 2nd place in the Central Jersey Combine (CJC) 200mile race against 2,645 birds with 192 lofts shipping! Al’s winner is a blue bar hen AU-09-SURE-797 bred by none other than Las Vegas Nevada fancier Victor Valenzuela of Sure Bet fame. This isn’t  first time “797” has brought...

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