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Auction of One Loft 2021 Yearlings

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 […]

EU Animal Health Regulations – Channel Racing

Yesterday evening I received confirmation that the amendments to the EU Animal Health Regulation outlined in my update of 10th September 2021 have been fully adopted by the EU and are therefore now part of the European Journal. This means pigeons entering the EU from a Third country (UK) for the purpose of racing are […]

GB22 Ring Orders

We are currently taking pre-orders of GB22 rings. Click on the appropriate image below to download an order form, then complete and send it to us along with a cheque/postal order made payable to the RPRA.  Alternatively, paid-up RPRA members may order GB22 rings through our online ordering system. Please note – individual members purchasing […]

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 […]

AGM and Proposals 2021

The Annual General Meeting of the Royal Pigeon Racing Association will take place on Friday 29th October 2021 (9.00am) at the Novotel Hotel,  Bostock Lane, Long Eaton, Nottingham NG10 4EP. A meeting of the RPRA Council will follow. See this article on the Accounts for 2020 and CEO’s comments. Below is the list of proposed rule […]

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 […]

RPRA National Awards 2021

We have brought in changes to the way in which the RPRA national awards are decided for 2021. The majority of awards will now be decided by coefficient calculations.   So what has changed? With the exception of the Old Bird category (450 miles and over), there are a number of changes to the way the […]

One Loft Young Birds 2021 Hot Spot 2

RPRA One Loft Young Birds 2021 Hot Spot 2 took place yesterday from Worksop, a distance of 103 miles 1210 yards. 805 birds were liberated at 10:20 in a very light ESE wind, turning SE later. They cleared very well.  The first birds arrived back at 12:51pm, and the provisional top 10 result is […]