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The birds flock in for the big race

The 20th SA Million Dollar Pigeon Race, due to be held early next year, is once again attracting top-rate entrants from around the world, says Thomas Smit.
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Pigeon racing back in the day

When I first took an interest in pigeon racing in 1968, the number of wealthy pigeon fanciers on South African soil could be counted on the fingers of one hand.
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Beneke Lofts

The multiple award-winning father-and-sons team at Beneke Lofts discusses their partnership and champion racing pigeon lines with Thomas Smit.
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Talking to pigeon fancier Deon du Toit

Deon’s first racing season in the Kalahari Pigeon Federation was in 2014, and his birds led from the start, writes Thomas Smit.
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Charles Carlson Jnr’s pigeons auction

Top racing pigeons were on offer at Charles Carlson Jnr’s auction at the end of April. It’s not often that a collection of such excellence becomes available at a single sale, says Thomas Smit.
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SAMDPR final results

The winners of the final of the 19th South African Million Dollar Pigeon Race hold considerable status amongst fanciers worldwide, says Thomas Smit.
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Flying high for 150 years

With R1 million in combined prize money expected, this is one race you can’t afford to miss, says Thomas Smit.
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About successful genes

To maintain the high quality of a superior gene pool, most pigeon breeders follow a breeding plan using line breeding or inbreeding from the foundation pigeons.
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The hat that inspired champion racing pigeons

Helping a friend retrieve a hat blown off by the wind 35 years ago led the late Bob Kinney to become a world-renowned racing-pigeon breeder and racer.
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More about pigeon health

In the final part of THis series on pigeon health, I'd like to remind readers that it's an area that's not conclusive and there are always advancements. Diagnostics is a specialised field and I will continue to report on new research findings.
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