June 29, 2016

Decision about the pigeon that arrives without chip

Yesterday at 14:12 h. came the first pigeon Inferno Race 2016, released at Saintes: 1004 km. Unfortunately it came without chip. Rapidly we took some pictures and reported to the group created in the Whasapt. Even it was placed a new chip to pass again by the antenna, etc., all this with the nerves of the moment to the fullest and thus trying to give veracity the time of arrival. Logically, the chip does not mark anything on the clock and once past the nerves, we make ourselves the pertinent questions about this situation.Our bases are not involved in what we do in this case, the current national rules either, but it is known and currently practiced. Submit it to the corresponding committee of competitions at the opening of watches and so ascribe as search warrant the last of that time.Our bases do include the following:

11. Our will, to fully respect the schedule of flights. But
whether any cause had to alter, suspend ... in part or full any flight of this Derby, The Organization is the only competent party to take the decision/s as appropriate. So it is with not all collected here. In both cases the decisions will be published on News from the Web.However, before taking a decision, it has been consulted by phone with five participants, who, even not knowing what ring is, or to whom it belongs, all have voted favorably this decision:
The organization of Derby Cordoba, deems it appropriate to granting as arrival record the last place within control, which is 10 days and ends and ends the next day 06/30/2016 at 24 hours. Also regardless the final position it reaches,  give it an identical trophy to the first,  in recognition of the first returned pigeon.

In the hope that with this decision has been
resolved this matter, and has the most support expected, the organization appreciates your ways.   

Closed the race pigeons total arrivals is 1

Under the bases on Monday we publish the awards.

List of Participants

According to the bases, the reception is closed. We have uploaded the list of Participants 2016, now we are working on lists of the RFCE and the FCI to upload soon.

To see this list, please go to the tab "Listings"

June 24, 2016

2016 Saintes 1000-1150 km

In order to try to get better results, this year for this flight we have organized an open competition for Andalusians and Toledanos. As result a total of 211 pigeons in Saintes, all in the same line of flight:

Area Center, Toledo, with 650 to 700 km, participating with 80 pigeons

Area Center Andalucia, Córdoba, with 950 to 1010 km, participating with 62 pigeons and

East-Central Zone Andalucía, Sevilla - Cádiz, with 1030 to 1150 km, participating with 69 pigeons

Every year the pigeons eat, drink and rest in the shade and outdoor
in a rest area as close as possible to Saintes

The water was placed one hour before release.
The release site is a large and open wide place.

At the place the weather expected was a slight cloudy to disappear around 09hs and didn't reach more than 15 km in the south, with light winds of 7 km of northeast component. What it was so.

For the rest of the way in France, the Pyrenees and the Basque Country, was totally clear with light winds 7 km variables. What it also was so.
From Burgos to the places of arrival, were clear with maximum temperatures of 34°C and variable winds 7 to 10 km. This changed a bit, as the winds, according to our observation the Southeast were moderate, we calculated from 20 to 25 km with maximum temperature of 36ºC. What it was confirmed later in weather prediction.

Despite these changes, at all times and until 18hs., both my feeling and sensation, same as Miguel Infante, was good. Everything indicated that Toledo could reading between 16hs and 18hs., and depending on the percentages and how to enter the pigeons, we could do the calculations for the remaining areas.

The afternoon followed, and the 18hs, 19hs, and 20hs.... without any news of Toledo, which incomprehensibly gave the result as the non-entry of any pigeon on the first day, so can imagine, Miguel and I, in our night back home.

As the sun was rising on the day 22, came the good news. At 06:40hs entered the first pigeon in Toledo, which lifted our spirits and as usual, to re-calculate trying to guess the time of arrival of the first pigeon in the 1000 km.
Finally, at 13:21hs comes the first of 1000 km., it is the 290023-12 with a total of 23 hs., which is the second time that performs this flight, with a maximum temperature of 38°C versus 36°C provided.
What at first looks good, it is below for what has been done by his aunt in the year 2000, whom with maximum 45ºC made this same journey in just 20hs. However, the important thing was to see if as in year 2000 would be a break of several days or begin entry of pigeons as we were doing for several years. Fortunately the second pigeon got enter in Sevilla the 23th at 15:21 with 1040 km

From this 2nd pigeon and until this moment there isn't more news, but I'm sure soon they'll begin to come in, because I firmly believe that although it has not developed as in the previous years, we must not forget that the results obtained so far are above the middle of this flight, in which it is normal to have the first pigeon in the third or fourth day.

I also want to clarify that each flight is quite differentin, which indicates that everything will go splendidly, a bad flight and vice versa is obtained. Well we have to wait a few days to know how will be the end in this release.

Finally, would like to thank all participants in the open flight Saintes 2016, their support and confidence in this noble challenge, as is a stably conquest of Andalusia for the 1000-1150 km.

Thanks for your time.

June 15, 2016

In the final stretch

After having to delay for reasons of climate, we should not have problems to basketing the next sunday 19, departing to France on 20 morning. We will make two stops required in order to ensure good and comfortable journey for both, pigeons and for us, so we can be in the parking lots of the Exhibition Palace of Saintes, on 22 at 06 h.

The release again will be supervised and controlled by the French Federation by acting as a delegate Mr. Pierre. Also will accompany us the great fancier and friend Miguel Infante, with whom jointly we have organized an open flight from Saintes, to try to reactivate the long distance flights in Andalusia and evenmore, achieve release a greater number of pigeons in this flight, which undoubtedly benefits everyone.

Good luck to all the participants!

June 13, 2016

Attacked pigeons in flight?

The way the pigeons have come in the last training and the way the last pigeon returned, as is the 35260360-15-DV with a strong blow on the right side, has produced the loss of his right eye. This indicates that they have been attacked by birds of prey. Unfortunately, these birds are now in full breeding in areas of high mountains and fly down in search of food.                 

June 10, 2016

Climatological forecast for 1000 kms

Everything indicates that we will have to delay the flight three days, and if so, again have tailwind all the way, but the most important, completely cleared the Pyrenees.

As always I will follow closely the weather for this great long haul flight.

New trainings

In order to keep the pigeons as fit as possible, we are making this series of workouts, of them only in online will be the of 80 kms.

Day 04.06 ............  35 km  100%
Day 05.06 ............  35 km  100%
Day 06.06 ............  35 km  100%
Day 07.06 ............  50 km  100%
Day 08.06 ............  50 km  100%
Day 09.06 ............  35 km  100%
Day 10.06 ............  50 km  100%
Day 11.06 ............  80 km
Day 12.06 ............  50 km

June 8, 2016

Pigeons bred with the best care and quality.

Rohnfried, Benzing and De Postín are the three Official Sponsors of this Derby.

Today we have received from the factory in Germany, a full cargo of products and complements of this prestigious brand such as Rohnfried.

Currently De Postín, keeps us well catered for and abreast of the different mixtures, all with maximum cleanliness and high quality. Additionally 2 more cargoes are being manufactured  for this Derby, which will be soon here.

All this ensures that the pigeons will not be short of anything to enjoy the best health and status as possible.

Although officially pigeons reception was closed yesterday, still will receive some more this week, including 10 new Portuguese pigeons.

Shortly we will create the list of pigeons received and once the payment period closes, we will establish the final list of registered pigeons.