Victoria Falls World Challenge Pigeon Race (ZIM)

Stars in the final & ace pigeons

The international one loft race Victoria Falls has quickly built a strong reputation. Fanciers compete for a prize pool of more than one million dollar in a fairytale setting and in tough but fair conditions.
Renowned fanciers from across the globe select their best pigeons for this prestigious competition, where the winners and ace pigeons will promptly gain international fame. This prestigious race is gradually taking the place of the Million Dollar race in terms of prestige. The winners and ace pigeons of 2020 come mostly from Europe; take for instance Gerard Koopman, Jelle Jellema, Jan Hooymans and G&C Cooper. Their eye-catchers will be sold in a PIPA auction. This is your chance obtain pigeons that battled through the African conditions with flying colors.

Here are a few statistics:
4,309 pigeons were sent for this competition
Hot Spot I (192 km) with 2,667 p.– fastest pigeon 1617 mpm (clear skies and a tailwind)
Hot Spot II (235 km) with 2,588 p. – fastest pigeon 1408 mpm (28°C and a slight tailwind)
Hot Spot III (318 km) with 2,407 p. – fastest pigeon 1832 mpm (strong tailwind)
Hot Spot IV (405 km) with 2,252 p. – fastest pigeon 1002 mpm (very hot, very demanding)
Hot Spot V (450 km) with 968 p. – fastest pigeon 1721 mpm (25 degrees and a tailwind)
Finale (544 km) with 859 p. – fastest pigeon 1265 mpm (strong sidewind)

The Super ace competition takes into account the Hot Spot 3, 4 and 5 as well as the final.
The ace pigeon competition is based on the 7 best races across the 10 longest flights.
The Grand Average ace competition takes into account every single race.

Important information

  • Buyers from outside North America (USA, CA & MX) will have to take into account an additional 3 months of delivery time on top of the standard delivery time (can be more due to COVID-19).
  • The pedigree as shown in the auction will be the pedigree that you receive. Please note that not all pedigrees come with an autograph of the original breeder.
  • On top of the auction sale price you will also be charged a fee for the transport of each pigeon that you buy

Buyers with a shipping address in the US/Canada & Mexico pay an additional fee on top of the auction sale price:

- 180 EUR (transport Zimbabwe-USA + quarantine USA), to be paid to PIPA. This will be invoiced separately, alongside the original invoice of your pigeon.

- as well as a shipping fee for local transport within the US or to Canda/Mexico for each individual pigeon. This fee is to be paid to the carrier.

Buyers with a shipping address in Europe also pay an additional fee on top of the auction sale price:

- 180 EUR (transport Zimbabwe-USA + quarantine USA), to be paid to PIPA. This will be invoiced separately, alongside the original invoice of your pigeon.

- and 210 EUR (transport USA-Europe + quarantine Europe), to be paid to PIPA. This will be invoiced separately, alongside the original invoice of your pigeon.

- As well as a fee for local transport within Europe, if applicable

- Prices do not include 6% VAT, if VAT applies

Buyers with a shipping address outside of Europe or the USA pay the following fees on top of the auction sale price:

- 390 EUR (see European buyers for cost breakdown)

- And the standard shipping rate for transport from PIPA to you, the end customer.

- Prices do not include 6% VAT, if VAT applies

If you would like to get detailed information about the overall cost for you as a fancier, please contact us at logistics@pipa.be

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