All Flight Gold Cup 2025

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First pigeons arriving back from a very indifferent training flight today. Not a great day out but plenty experience picked up. Let the season begin winter 2024 let's go ... See MoreSee Less

Good afternoon here from Carnival Lofts winter 2024 team, we have now done 5 x 20km training flights successfully. The pigeons were liberated in 4 groups daily and they successfully completed these training flights I am sure as is the case with every fancier that we had some losses. I am going into town now to pick up the two 12 field antennas that was repaired for me and will have them fitted back in the lofts later today or latest tomorrow. This means we can start clocking the pigeons and we will then have the latest stocktake lists up by Friday this week.

The published training flights will start next week and from then we will publish 2 x trainings a week. Our activation race is planned for 14 June 2024 from 150km. Race 1 from Winburg is scheduled to take place on 26 June 2024. Please note at the end of the day the published program on the rules is just a reference and if needs be can and will be adjusted.

The pigeons are in good health and if we can keep them in this condition which we will try our best we should be in for a very competitive season again. Best of luck to all the participants for your own race season, to the other one lofts across the country may you have good returns and few losses and to the participants all the best may you all have an enjoyable season ahead.
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Carnival Lofts news 6 May 2024
We are on the road, yes you read that correctly we had our first training flight from about 6km today and the team responded well.
James and Carlos have been circling them around the lofts for the last three weeks and more than 80% of the team can easily do the 40mins forced flying in the morning. The usual tree huggers are still around but as said and as you all know some of them just are not made for racing and will unfortunately not last to the end of the season.
We have done our best and have given them all a fair chance to make it to race 1 at least, I did see a few sore eyes this morning which is also nothing new and Dr. Piet van Zyl from Break-away will be mixing something special to treat the pigeons and to make sure they are back to 100% health before we do the 30km trainers later this month.
We started basketing at 07h05 this morning and was finished basketing the team at 08h35 then drove 10 minutes and opened them so they could fly a full 5 minutes home ! Most of them did circle for another 30mins or so and some did the hour plus as usual.
I will start fitting the ets rings and we will do approximately 200 pigeons a day from Wednesday this week so if all goes well the whole team will have their ets rings fitted within the next week and a half and from then we can publish results twice a week as usual.
Thanks for the patience in this matter but by now you know I generally wait till after the 100km training flight to fit ets rings, however with the new profile on Benzing olr website for the winter series we will be able to do this a lot earlier in future.
I was at the SANPO show on Saturday and had a few very interesting chats to some fanciers about the pigeon sport, when I get a chance I will do a bit of a report on that as well. We have completed the “new” section of lofts that can house a good 600 pigeons and I am thinking about what to do there with the new loft, it will be a winter series but details to follow laaaaater as I will still think as to what new competition we will host out of that section, maybe I just make it a combined fancier race loft and just race young birds from that section in an organization, who knows.
The first Summer Gold Cup pigeons are in the yellow lofts and was outside in the frames today as Carlos is starting to do his work with them. The summer intake ends 30 August 2024 for the interested fanciers.
Best of luck to all the other olr’s who are all currently busy with the pigeons as well as to every individual fancier who are busy preparing his race team!

Regards and good luck
Herman van Rensburg
Allflight Carnival Lofts
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