South Africa Million Dollar Race Stats Final Race Results

February 25, 2018
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While it is fun to follow the Hot Spots and other training tosses in the South Africa Million Dollar Pigeon Race (MDPR), the race is truly all about the Final Race.  The whole world watches with anticipation to see who will be crowned the latest winner of the most famous one loft race in the world.  Below we have provided the final results for the MDPR that we tracked.  People often acknowledge those breeders who enter large number of pigeons are at an advantage, but by the taking the percentages in the results below it attempts to negate the size of the entry and level the playing field so that as best as possible breeders are treated as equals regardless of entry.  We hope many of you found this interesting and insightful into those breeders who were able to get birds to the Final Race and then performed well.  It is also interesting to compare countries and how they perform and wonder what are the differentiators in why some countries do well and others struggle.  Is it the import process?  Quality of pigeons?  Testing in the local club races?  Always fun to speculate!

Thank you again to everyone for your words of encouragement, ideas to make this better and support!  As always, if you see any mistakes please let us know.

Yours in the Sport,

Joe Nemelka and Drew Lesofski – drew@theLoftReport.com 

% of Birds to the Final Race

The stats below take the initial inventory provided by the SAMDPR and figures out the percentage of birds who made it to the Final Race.

The Loft Report is only tracking the American breeders who sent more than 1 team, country results and some other well-known international names due to large number of entries from all over the world.

Percentage of Birds to the Final Race 1 Percentage of Birds to the Final Race 2 Percentage of Birds to the Final Race 3 Percentage of Birds to the Final Race 4

 

% that Finished in the Prizes

Below are the breeders ranked by the % of birds they had finish in the prizes (Top 300) based upon their initial entry.  Keep in mind that a breeder may have had an entry be activated by someone else and if that pigeon scored in the prizes we gave that recognition to the breeder and counted them in the results below.  *Disregard the rankings once the % in Top 10% gets to 0% as they are all equal beyond that number – 56th Position.  We did, however, sort all those 56th to 110th by the number of birds entered as it would stand to reason that the more pigeons someone entered the higher the probability of having a bird finish in the prizes.

Perctenage that Finished in the Prizes 1 Perctenage that Finished in the Prizes 2 Perctenage that Finished in the Prizes 3 Perctenage that Finished in the Prizes 4

 

 

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4 Responses to South Africa Million Dollar Race Stats Final Race Results

  1. Bobby Brown on February 28, 2018 at 10:56 am

    It is unfortunate that your survey does not include people that only sent one team especially when that team may have performed better than the bigger teams.

    • dlesofski on February 28, 2018 at 6:53 pm

      The Loft Report only tracked the breeders who sent more than 1 team, country results and some other well-known international names due to large number of entries from all over the world because of the amount of time it takes to correlate the information. Joe and I have chatted about tracking all American fanciers and we do appreciate your feedback. ~ Drew

  2. Bobby Brown on March 1, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    I can certainly understand that but you might consider adding two or three birds if they do exceptional in the series like finish in the top 10 in the final race or win the knock-out or finish real high in the averages even if they are from a small team. Thanks

  3. Gary Berthiaume on March 12, 2018 at 8:40 pm

    I enjoyed the stats but have to agree with others who feel everyone should be included, or at least the American entrants that only sent one team. By your standards, the winner of last year’s race would not have been included in your stats because he sent only one team, and WON! Something to think about.

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