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RPRA National Awards 2021

The RPRA National Awards for 2021 have now been determined. In a change to the way in which the awards were decided, the majority were decided by coefficient calculations, others by decision of the RPRA Council. The award winners are listed below – our congratulations to them all. (Click on the image to see the […]

Avian Influenza – Code of Practice for Pigeon Racing

In view of the current situation with Avian Influenza (bird flu), we have uploaded an updated version of the Avian Influenza – Code of Practice for Pigeon Racing. Amendments to the previous document have been highlighted in red. This document should be read in its entirety and strictly followed and implemented. Once the current position […]

Data Protection and Stray Reporting

Following a review of the General Data Protection Regulation requirements, the way that we provide personal information in respect of stray reporting is changing. In future only a telephone number and/or email address will be given out to the finder and the owner.  In view of this, it is important that the information in our […]

2021 Rule Book now available

Following the delayed Annual General Meeting, the RPRA’s 2021 Rule Book is now available to download by clicking on the image below.   Please note: We are no longer able to produce a Ring List under the General Data Protection Regulation 2018.                    

Auction of One Loft 2021 Young Birds

At the end of each racing season, the remaining birds in the RPRA One Loft are put up for auction on our dedicated auction site, with half of the proceeds going back to the owner/breeder and the other half to the Future of the Sport Committee for reinvestment back into the One Loft.  The auction […]

RPRA Annual General Meeting 2021

The Annual General Meeting of the Royal Pigeon Racing Association took place on Friday 29th October 2021. You may download a copy of the minutes of the meeting, including the results of voting on proposed rule changes, officers of the Association etc below. The annual accounts and CEO’s comments can be seen at this page. […]

Applications Open for One Loft Yearlings Race 2022

Entries are now open for the RPRA One Loft Yearlings Race 2022. There is an entry fee of £200 per pigeon (£100 deposit and £100 final payment), and the allocation of spaces will be granted on a first come, first served basis, initially to entrants from the 2021 RPRA One Loft Young Birds Race 2021. […]

One Loft Young Birds 2021 Final Race

The RPRA One Loft Young Birds Final Race 2021 took place today from Alnwick (235 miles, 898 yards). The 525 birds were liberated at 08:45 into a moderate headwind, and cleared well down the east coast.  The top 10 result is below – click on the image to see the full result. The full […]

RPRA Accounts 2020

A copy of the RPRA Accounts for 2020 can be downloaded here. Comments from the CEO The accounts for year ending 31st October 2020 demonstrate a significant loss. For years the RPRA has relied on the profit generated at the BHW to make up the deficit within the RPRA.  However, despite recent efficiency driven changes at […]

One Loft Young Birds 2021 Hot Spot 4

Following the cancellation of Hot Spot 3, RPRA One Loft Young Birds 2021 Hot Spot 4 took place today from Richmond, North Yorkshire, a distance of 167 miles 566 yards. Jeremy released the 552 birds at 9.00am into a west wind and said that they “cleared brilliantly”.  The first birds arrived back at just […]