PIGEONS FOR THE FINAL BRAGANÇA The time for activations by the owners of their reserve pigeons for the Golden Race final on October 1st has ended today. - We ask all participants to check in the Benzing, in the classification of Castelo Branco, semi-final, if they have all the paid pigeons as active. - The pigeons listed in Benzing as a reserve are unpaid reserve pigeons, or unpaid teams, and will be available for activation by anyone from 11 am on Monday 26 September 2022, when the full list will be published. - Requests for activation's to the mail firstname.lastname@example.org , indicating which pigeon you want to activate, and the organization will inform you if the pigeon is still free, and if it is, the activator must make a bank transfer 500€, and send a copy to the golden email, and thus the activation will be effective. - The activator retains all rights to the pigeon from this date, prizes and percentage of the sale 35%. Requests for activation's sent by email will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis after the list is published. - The pigeon owners have until 8pm on Sunday 25th September to complain about any situation to the golden race email and after that date no complaints will be accepted, and the pigeons listed in the benzing as a reserve will be placed for activation by anyone.
2022 REGULATION In the semifinal Castelo Branco 300km, and final Bragança 500km, only ACTIVATED pigeons are entitled to prizes. - Pigeon owners can activate RESERVE pigeons for the semi-final and final until September 15, 2022, upon payment of €500 per pigeon. - RESERVE pigeons that are not activated by the owners until September 15, 2022 participate in the Castelo Branco semi-final- 300 km, but without the right to prizes. - Pigeons that return from the Castelo Branco semi-final, can be activated to final race by the owners until the day. September 23, 2022. - Pigeons not activated by the owners to final race until the 23rd of September can be activated by third parties on the 26th, 27th and 28th of September, to participate in the Bragança-500km final, which will have full rights over the pigeon, being entitled to the prizes won from this date , and %% on auction sale ( 35 %). The price of each registration/activation per RESERVE pigeon will be 500 euros. For activations contact agent in your country, or send email to email@example.com . Reservation requests will be sorted in order of arrival of the request to the email. - All pigeons not activated by owners or third person until 28 September 2022, will be held back in the loft – They will not be basketed for the final, and these pigeons will become the property of the organization, that will offer them to pigeon clubs or other social organizations, for auction and thus obtain income .
GOLDEN RACE ALGARVE- MILLION EURO PIGEON RACE . INFO - Castelo Branco semi-final will take place tomorrow Saturday, September 17th 2022, with basketing tonight. - All teams were remodeled, those that had lost some or both of the initially active pigeons, the reserve pigeons then became active, and the remaining reserve pigeons and were activated by the participants for the semi-final also became Active. Participants must check the current status in Benzing and verify that all paid pigeons are active.
All pigeons that are in reserve, and those not paid, do not win prizes in the semi final but can be activated by the owner or by third parties for the final Bragança on 1 October. As we had only 3 days to update the Benzing with the reformulation of the teams and the transfer of reserve pigeons to active, and as reserve pigeons do not win prizes in the semi final, and due to the large volume of work that took place, with hundreds of requests by email , by whatsapp, message, facebook, for activation and the reformulation of the teams, we accept that there may be a request that has not been seen, so any claim that may exist will only be accepted if proven with the payment of activation until 3 pm ( Portuguese time) of 16 September 2022. Complaints are ONLY accepted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for understanding ORG aGR
Participation in the semi-final Castelo Branco SILVER RACE All activated pigeons + reserve pigeons participate in the semi-final, but only activated pigeons win prizes. Reserve pigeons not activated for the semi-final can be activated for the final by the owner, or by a third person, within the deadlines established in the Regulations. The teams that lost any of the 2 Active pigeons initially paid (inscription value) will now be remodeled, changing the Reserve pigeon to Active, first R1, then R2, and then R3, so that the team has 2 Active pigeons. Reserve pigeons that remain in the team will also become Active after payment for activation (€500 per pigeon). The update will be made up to the 4267º classification of Portalegre. If from now on, and if until the final, a pigeon arrives that was with Active, it passes to Reserve, because another one has already taken its place as Active. org AGR
Dear Golden Race Algarve participant. As you know, and it is stated in regulation 2022, for the semi-final SILVER RACE only the activated and paid pigeons win prizes, as well as 2 pigeons are already paid with entry, whoever has more than 2 pigeons, and wants them to win prizes in the semi-final have to activate them until Thursday, September 15th, to the agent in the country, or to the email email@example.com, sending proof of payment and indicating the number of the pigeon ring to activate, as the semifinal is scheduled for Saturday, September 17th. Reserve pigeons that are not activated for the semi final can then be activated for the final, participating in the semi final without any prizes. org AGR
Today we had the surprise of the visit of our meteorologist to accompany the release of Portalegre, Mr Fernando Garrido, Captain of the Portuguese air force, specialist in meteorology, and pigeon fancier in activity, with many champion titles.
After meeting with the official Golden Race Meteorologist, and analyzing the weather for the next few days, it was decided to hold the third race & ace pigeon Portalegre, tomorrow Saturday 10th September 2022, with basketing tonight.
GOLDEN RACE ALGARVE- MILLION EURO PIGEON RACE- INFO
SECOND OFFICIAL RACE AND PIGEON ACE 2022- MONFORTE 205 KM The Org AGR informs that after meeting with the meteorologist, and after analyzing the weather forecast for next Tuesday, September 6th, the day scheduled for the second Monforte race, and the following days, it appears that the area scheduled for release, it will be with low clouds and fog for several days. So, according to the weather forecasts, tomorrow Monday September 5th, is the day that, offers some conditions to do the release. So let's basket the pigeons tonight and try to release them tomorrow. Thank you for understanding org AGR
GOLDEN RACE ALGARVE- MILLION EURO PIGEON RACE - info
After the first race was held yesterday, August 30, 2022, with a 168km release in Alandroal, a race that became very hard for the pigeons, we are now going to let them rest and recover well for the second race, which we plan to do in next Tuesday, September 6th, with a scheduled release in Monforte 205 km.
FIRST OFFICIAL RACE/ ACE PIGEON, ALANDROAL-168KM WINNER- MIJNIS GIJSEN- HOLLAND
Yesterday, August 30, 2022, the first official race 2022 took place, with release in Alandroal- 168km. According to meteorological forecasts, the weather in the morning would be good for the release, which happened, with temperatures of around 18º degrees, and west / northwest wind which would make the pigeons enter Spain and then fly against the wind to go to towards the loft, which would normally happen. The first pigeons arrived well and arrived in the early hours in small groups, which is good, but with the increase in temperature the late pigeons must have landed and only got up in the afternoon and many are still arriving at the loft. The big winner was the pigeon NL 4851-De Pyreneeen 3, from Mijnis Gijsen, from Holland, who won the car. Congratulations to the winner and to those who won one of the 100 prizes up for grabs in this race.
ALGARVE GOLDEN RACE - MILLION EURO PIGEON RACE.- INFO
Due to the fog existing in the release area and surroundings, the release of the first official race and pigeon Ace 2022 was cancelled, and will be held on a date to be indicated by the AGR Organization. Thank you for understanding.
The first official race and Pigeon Ace 2022 is scheduled for tomorrow, August 26th. The release will be in Redondo , coordinates , Latitude +038.40.01.3 and Longitude -007.39.58.9 , with a distance from the loft of 165,189 km. All Active and Reserve pigeons participate in the first 3 races / Ace Pigeon, all entitled to a Prize. In the fourth official race, Semi final Castelo Branco and final Bragança, only paid (activated) pigeons are entitled to win prizes.
– All the pigeons that entered the loft, the ACTIVE pigeons 1 and 2 and the RESERVE 1-2-3 compete with the ACE pigeon. Reserve pigeons only participate in the final race and in the Ace Pigeon, if activated until September 26th, 2021. The winner will be the pigeon in which the total of the average speed in the 5 races ACE Pigeon, Azaruja, Monforte, Portalegre, Castelo Branco and the final race Bragança, divided by the number of races performed, is the highest. If after the semi-final a pigeon is activated for the final by a person other than the owner, that person is entitled to the prize that the pigeon wins on the Ace pigeon after this date.
- To win the Ace Pigeon, the pigeon must classify in all 5 Ace Pigeon races held.
- If it is not possible realize some race to count for Ace Pigeon, to find the winner count the races held
- In case of a tie after the conclusion of the Ace Pigeon competition, the pigeon with the best classification in the final race will be the winner of the Ace Pigeon.
- Absolute strictness regarding the release location, so that in all release locations, coordinates will be taken via GPS/GOOGLE MAPS.
INFORMATION- 9th training 2022 Vidigueira. Today was not a good day for the Golden Race, first at the release place the pigeons took a long time to orientation themselves and leave the release place, which will make it difficult to arrive at the loft, as temperatures will rise quickly. We can think that it was too early to release, but in previous trainings the time was the same and the pigeons quickly left the place of release. We tried to understand why and we didn't see any reason for this to happen, because although high temperatures were predicted during the day but in the morning it was cool, and we arrived at the release place at 5.50 am, we gave water to the pigeons at 6.30 am and the release took place. up at 7.10 am with good visibility and with the sun already high. It seems all right, but something wasn't right. After arriving at the loft, and despite we having tested the system before, a connection cable between the clock and the computer was disconnected or making a bad connection, which did not allow recording the pigeons that arrived in the first 5/6 minutes. So let's hope that all this described has served as a lesson for the future. Next week, Friday, the first official race 2022 will take place, with monetary prizes up for grabs, and all pigeons will be basketed 1 to 1 and the rings checked. So, next week, there will be many more pigeons on the basketing list than the arrivals from this training in Vidigueira. Our apologies and thanks for understanding. org AGR
GOLDEN RACE ALGARVE- MILLION EURO PIGEON RACE. Information
Due to the high temperatures expected for the end of August and for the next month of September, which will be the hottest September ever, and because of the 3 official races and the semifinal to be held in late August and throughout the month of September , we are here to inform all participants that the dates scheduled and included in the calendar may be changed according to the information provided to us by our meteorologist, about the best day for the releases. Information will be available in time on our website www.goldenracealgarve.com and facebook about the days of release and basketing. Thank you for understanding org AGR
Next and last training 2022 will take place next Saturday, August 20th, with basketing on Friday the 19th, at night.
After contacting the official Golden Race meteorologist, we were informed that tomorrow Wednesday 8/10/2022, we would have many difficulties to release in Mertola due to fog at the release place and all the way to the loft. So we decided to change the training to Thursday, August 11th, because better conditions are foreseen to the release and also on the way back to the loft. Thank you for understanding org AGR
5th training 2022 change release place Due to the fog in the area of release Mertola , and after contacting the meteorologist, and due to the conditions for the release only being ok for at least 2/3 hours, and as the temperatures started to rise, we decided to move the trucks and change the release location to the location of the last Pereiro training, to try to held the release. .
GOLDEN RACE ALGARVE- MILLION EURO PIGEONS RACE Dear participants, the third training session 2022 will take place tomorrow, with release scheduled for 7 am, in Azinhal- 10 km. Basketing will be tonight. You can watch the release and arrival live at
We still have some pigeons in the loft that we don't know which team they belong to, so if it's one of your pigeons, or know who it is, we'd appreciate your information. Thanks. TEAM RING UNKNOWN IE-S 122361 UNKNOWN RO-1070002 UNKNOWN UK-V 19212 UNKNOWN BE-4008396 UNKNOWN RO-2003160 UNKNOWN IHU-S 128015 UNKNOWN HR-6246 UNKNOWN BE-4008398 UNKNOWN DE-9893-831 UNKNOWN UK-A 82447 UNKNOWN ES-102558 UNKNOWN DE-6259-503 UNKNOWN TR-34-4121 UNKNOWN RO-1070004
First training 2022- Aerodrome, 3 km. The first training at a distance of only 3 km from the loft served mainly for the pigeons to get used to the basketing process, to be inside the boxes for a few hours and to leave the boxes on the release, as the flight time does not matter much in the first trainings. Now the km are always increasing until the final Bragança 500km on 1 October.
- LIST PIGEONS THAT ARE IN LOFT ON 8 JULY 2022 After we have finished assigning the benzing chips to all the pigeons that were in the loft on July 8th, we publish the list. In the first training we will check all the rings, to check if any pigeons that were lost in the first flights around the loft have returned, and we will assign a chip. Unfortunately, from the entered 7,120 pigeons, and after the quarantine period and the first flights around the loft, 328 will not start training, which we regret, but we did our best, and so 6,792 are ready to start the long walk to final Bragança on 1 October 2022.. Good luck to everyone org AGR
After entering the loft, the pigeons stayed 3 weeks in lofts separated by transport/Country, where they were vaccinated and all preventive treatments were carried out, then they were together in 3 parts, per month of entry, March, April and May.
This week the pigeons entered in May started to leave the loft and all the pigeons are now together and leaving freely, with all the lofts connected so the pigeons can go out freely, and with the help of the olders to start to know the area arround.
Next week the electronic chips will start to be acoplated to the Benzing system, and then intensive training will begin daily around the loft to prepare for the start of official training on 22 July.
After checking all the numbers of the pigeon rings and placing all the chips, we will publish a list of all the pigeons that are in the loft, and we will update the participants' personal accounts with the pigeons and payments.
If you do not know how to access your account, contact the email - firstname.lastname@example.org , as the ring numbers will not be visible in the Benzing rankings, only the codes, for which you will need to access your personal account in order to see the code/ring connection
GOLDEN RACE ALGARVE- MILLION EURO PIGEON RACE 2022
AGR INFORMATION After finishing the entries for the 2022 edition, the AGR Organization comes to thank all the participants for the trust placed in us, and to all the agents, sponsers, and friends who worked to make all this participation possible, because another record will be beaten by the AGR, with the biggest ever participation in a derby in Europe. So, thank you and good luck to all. All AGR personnel are working to start training 2022, scheduled for 22 July 2022: - In the loft, the pigeons that entered in March and April are flying freely around the loft, and the pigeons that entered in May, after being vaccinated and carried out the preventive treatments, are in the big voliere, to start to know the area, and begin to be released in groups shortly, for the first flights around the loft. - In the office, all the staff is preparing the entry lists to publish and acoplate in Benzing sistem, checking the entry forms and the pigeons entered in the loft, but unfortunately not all participants send their entry forms, and so we have some pigeons in the loft that we do not know who belong. - This week we think we have all this work done and we will disclose the list of entries 2022, and the ring numbers of the pigeons that do not have an entry form, as well as the ones we received pedigrees and owner title.
GOLDEN RACE ALGARVE- MILLION EURO PIGEON RACE 2022
- The pigeons entered in March, are flying daily freely around the loft. - The pigeons entered in April, after the various preventive treatments and vaccinations, are now on the big voliere, to exercise their wings, and soon they will start to be released by groups, to get to know the area. - The pigeons that are entering now during the month of May stay in the respective lofts, separated by country/transport, and have access to the small adductors placed on top of the entry skates, until they have been vaccinated and have had all the preventive treatments, and then they move on to the big voliere, where they all get together for the first time, and 1 week later they start to leave for the first flights.
GOLDEN RACE ALGARVE- MILLION EURO PIGEON RACE 2022
The Golden Race Algarve some time ago was invited by Mr Sergio Paulino, owner of the company Intercereais- Pet Cup, for a visit to his feed factory, INTERCEREAIS-PETCUP, located in Torres Vedras, near Lisbon. The invitation was accepted and a few days ago Rui Emidio and Rogerio Germano visited the factory, and after a guided tour of the entire infrastructure, and checking all the high quality of the seeds and the modern equipment used, we found out why the Pet Cup is on its way to being (or already being) market leader in the sale of feed and products for pigeons in Portugal and Spain. After the visit, there was a meeting with the factory management, and the nutritionist, and after some exchange of ideas about the composition of the feed that we wanted, because with the training and official races in the summer months and with the heat that normally is, we would have to avoid having seeds that make the pigeons thirsty, and to put seeds that keep the water longer, and a high quality formula with seeds for all the needs of pigeons was reached. Thus, the Golden Race Algarve and the Pet Cup signed an agreement to supply food for the 2022 derby season, for the approximately 60,000 kg we spend annually, with a guarantee of the same quality throughout the season.
GOLDEN RACE ALGARVE- MILLION EURO PIGEON RACE 2022
The pigeons entered from the 1st to the 15th of March for the 2022 edition, have already been subjected to preventive treatments against various diseases and vaccination. They are now coming to the small voliere on top of the entry skate, to learn the entry site and start looking at the surrounding area. In a few days, the large Voliere will be installed, where they will spend a few days before leaving for the first flights around the loft. For entries in April and May, the same system will be used.
It is reported that pigeons sold on www.ipe-auctions.be, referring to the Golden Race Algarve 2021, which have not been paid for by the buyers, will be auctioned again, and on behalf of the buyers. . - Friday, January 21st, the auction of sold and unpaid pigeons from auctions 1 to 5 begins. Buyers can still pay until the 20th of January (money entry into the IPE bank account) for the pigeons referring to auctions 1 to 5. . - Friday, January 28th, the auction of sold and unpaid pigeons from auctions 6 to 11 begins. Buyers can still pay until the 26th of January (money entry into the IPE bank account) for the pigeons referring to auctions 6 to 11.
After 10 years of success, and to celebrate the 10th anniversary, the AGR Organization has always thought of making a special edition. So 2022 will be the special edition Golden Race Algarve- Million Euro Pigeons Race.
In 2022 we want our participants to be eligible for many prizes in race, we have increased the prizes from 420,000 euros to 1,100,000 euros, and the entry of each pigeons went from 300 euros to 500 euros. We can verify that the increase in prizes is much higher than the increase in entry fee.