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2012 AU Elections; ballots due July 15, 2012

May 26, 2012
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2012 AU Elections; ballots due July 15, 2012

This is an election year for four zone directors for the American Racing Pigeon Union (AU). The zones up for election are: Northeast, Plains, Northwest, and Southeast. Only the Southeast zone has a contested race. In zones where candidates are not contested; Northeast, Plains and Northwest no ballots will be sent-no vote will be...

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NEW feature on the Loft Report check it out!!!

May 25, 2012
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NEW feature on the Loft Report check it out!!!

Dear Pigeon Friend, The Loft Report is dedicated to providing up to date information about fanciers in North America to the rest of the world. We strive to keep www.theLoftReport.com up-to-date on important pigeon news and work hard to build tools into our website that adds benefit to you our reader. Check out our...

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Alex Bieche Wins Bay Cities Combine 480mile race by 6minutes!

May 22, 2012
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Alex Bieche Wins Bay Cities Combine 480mile race by 6minutes!

Alex Bieche won the Bay Cities Combine, the largest combine in northern California, 480mile “A” race from Wendover, Utah against 881 birds from 72 lofts. Alex won the race by just over 6minutes with a yearling blue check hen, AU-10-BIE-10024 who flew a distance of 455miles at a speed of 1349.654 ypm. The second...

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K & Son Loft: 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Oregon Trail Combine!

May 22, 2012
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K & Son Loft: 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Oregon Trail Combine!

K & Son Loft won the first four places in the Oregon Trail Combine 150mile race from Mitchell Oregon against 16 lofts and 122 birds. Their yearling blue check cock, AU-10-WHI-689 won the race with a speed of 1481.636 with a whopping 6+ minute lead of his loft mate AU-11-WHI-1585! Rounding out the top...

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797 Wins the King of the East Coast Race!!!!

May 21, 2012
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797 Wins the King of the East Coast Race!!!!

Al Kasharian flying under the banner of Whitehall lofts won 1st King of the East Coast 325mile race by with 6min lead! 24 lofts shipped 137 birds from Tridelphia, West Virginia. Al’s winning bird, AU-09-SURE-797 blue bar hen was bred by the legendary breeder Victor Valenzuela of “Sure Bet” fame!!! This is not the...

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Fred Breezy wins CJC 200miler!

May 21, 2012
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Fred Breezy wins CJC 200miler!

Fred Breezy of Fred Breezy’s Coast to Cast Bond Race (www.breezysrace.com) fame won the “A” average speed 200mile Central Jersey Combine (CJC) race with IF-08-MOC-812 blue bar hen. “812” flew to the top against 2,182 birds from 179 lofts and beat the second place bird by just over 10 ypm. “812” flew a distance...

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Tim Gago Wins 500miler!

May 21, 2012
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Tim Gago Wins 500miler!

Tim Gago won the Greater Atlanta RPC 500mile rave from Millers Tavern, Virginia. Tim’s winning bird was AU-09-GA-1527 blue check three year old hen. She flew 458 miles at a speed of 1718.320 ypm beating Steve Ryke’s bird by just over 38 ypm! Nine lofts shipped 54 birds with all lofts reporting day birds....

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Paul Malbouef Wins Greater Boston Concourse!

May 21, 2012
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Paul Malbouef Wins Greater Boston Concourse!

Paul Malbouef from Fitchburg Massachusetts flying with the Central New England Pigeon Club topped the Greater Boston Concourse with a 1.29minute lead over the next bird. Paul’s winner, AU-11-HILL-450 blue bar hen flew 262miles at a speed of 1304.054 ypm. 66 lofts shipped the 300mile race with 956 birds competing for top honors. The...

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Ed Houge 2 on a drop takes 1st & 2nd 395 Concourse!

May 21, 2012
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Ed Houge 2 on a drop takes 1st & 2nd 395 Concourse!

Ed Hogue from Grand Terrace California flying with the CNA RPC won 1st and 2nd place overall 395 Concourse by 29minutes! Ed got two on the drop and his winner, AU-11-HP-2618 blue bar cock sire is out of his Persoon family of birds. “2618” dam is from Steve Putman. Ed’s second bird, Au-11-RIC-415 blue...

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Louis Van Loon: The Miracle Man from Poppel

May 18, 2012
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Louis Van Loon: The Miracle Man from Poppel

By Tony Rossi Racine, WI tprossi@hotmail.com   Thirty years ago, Albert Vanderflaes visited Mr. Louis Van Loon. He left with a basket of pigeons. “They were bought for The Brothers Janssens,” said Louis Van Loon, “I am 100% sure, although I never heard another word.” The pigeon sport in Holland and Belgium is extremely...

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