There are some adjustments to this year program. Following the request of our supporters, the distance for the two hot spot races are reduced to 260 and 330 km while the final race will be from 500 km slightly northeast of Bangkok. Thailand has just passed a new animal protection law and we feel starting the first race from 330 km is too much for young pigeons besides the risk of losing too many pigeons from frequent long distance road training in bad weather. Secondly, the opening and closing time to accept the birds will be a month later than before, i.e. from March 1 to June 30, 2016. This is to allow participants to send their second or third round youngsters to the race so that they can keep their first round for their local races. Accordingly, the first two races will be moved further by about one month starting in the second or third week of December and the final race will be in the second week of January 2017. Road training can begin in late October which has less risk of raining while most pigeons will be 7-8 month old already. Thirdly, the entry fee will be Euro 125 per bird or Euro 625 for a team of six pigeons (average Euro 104 per bird). This 25% rise will be compensated by higher money prizes i.e. the first three prizes in the final race will be Euro 24,000, Euro 8,000 and Euro 4,000 respectively. There will be more prizes for all other races too, both in terms of number and amount. For a foreign nominated first prize winner the total purse will be Euro 29,600 which is 285 times of the average entry fee per bird!!! Nominated birds did win the first prize in final race many times including the past two years.
With the promised prize while total number of birds is limited, participants would not have to compete with thousands of free organizer’s birds.
TGPR 2016 (For foreign participants only)
Euro 125 per bird or Euro 625 for a team of 6 pigeons (average Euro 104 per pigeon)
A team of 5 or 6 pigeons can nominate two birds each of which is entitled to a bonus prize money of Euro 4,000 if it wins the final race.
Note: Any fund left after deducting the prize money and operating cost from the total entry fee received will be donated to charity project.
Yong birds will be accepted to the loft from March 1 until June 30, 2016
Hot Spot 1 from 260 km: The third week of November 2016
Hot Spot 2 from 330km: The fourth week of December 2016
Final Race from 500 Km: the second week of January 2017
Prize Money (For foreign participants: all prizes are in Euro)
Hot Spot 1: 260 KM
1st: 600, 2nd: 500, 3rd: 400, 4th-10th @ 200, 11th-30th@140, 31th-50th@100
Hot Spot 2: 330 KM
1st: 2,000, 2nd: 1,000, 3rd:600, 4th-10th: @ 300,11th-30th@160, 31th-50th@120
Final Race: 530 Km
1st: 24,000 2nd: 8,000, 3rd: 4,000
4th: 1,400, 5th: 1,000, 6th-10th @ 600, 11th-30th @ 240, 31th-50th @200, 51th-70th @140
If all the prizes are not taken by all arrivals up to the closing time frame, the remaining prize money will be shared equally among the pigeons that return within the time limit.
Bonus for Nominated Pigeon: Euro 4,000
If any of the team’s two nominated pigeons wins the final first prize, the owner shall receive a special bonus of Baht 200,000 (Euro 4,000)
Special Prizes for Foreign Birds
First and second birds from among all foreign entries will get additional Euro 1,600 and Euro 1,000 respectively. There is a bonus prize of Euro 4,000 for a nominated pigeon that wins the final race Therefore, for a nominated bird from any foreign team, the total purse will be Euro 29,600 (24,000+4,000+1,600)
The pigeon that has the lowest sum of coefficients from all the three races shall be declared the first ACE pigeon
Formula to calculate coefficient of each race is as follow:
Coefficient = (position won within the first 15 % of pigeons in the race / direct air distance of that race)
The first ACE bird will receive Euro 2,000; second ACE bird Euro 1,200 and third Ace bird Euro 1,000
Trophy & Certificate of Achievement
Trophies will be given to the first three positions in each race
Certificate of achievement will also be issued to all pigeons that have won prizes in all competitions
Note: All money prizes and proceeds from auctions will be paid to foreign participants in Euro at the fixed exchange rate of Baht 50 per 1 Euro.
Rules and regulations
- There is no limit for individual entry but total loft admission of paid entries is limited at 1600.
- All pigeons must wear year 2016 life rings and must be at least 40 days old before sending to TGPR loft.
- No foreign life ring is allowed for birds bred locally. Local birds cannot be teamed up with foreign birds.
- Closing time of all two hotspot races is 6.00 p.m. of the first race day. For the final race, the closing time is 6.00 pm of the second race day.
- The first 150 pigeons that successfully return in the final race will be auctioned the proceeds of which shall be shared 60% by the owners and 40% by the organization for donation to worthwhile undertaking. Pigeons that come back after the first 150 shall be retained and dispensed out at the discretion of the organization.
- The organizer reserves the right to reschedule or alter training and racing distance, race dates and race closing time as could be necessitated by circumstance or other factors. If there is a situation that is not anticipated or not covered by the existing rules/regulation, ruling by the organizer shall be deemed final.
- All birds must be vaccinated against paramyxo by dead vaccine (and pigeon pox if possible) at the age of 21 days or at least 14 days before shipment
Great Britain: Mike Cooney(Email:email@example.com)
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Spain (NEW): Rafael Medina
Racing Loft Address:
631 Nonsee Road, Yanawa District
Bangkok 10120, Thailand
Honorary Board of Directors
Dr. Wanlop Chiaravanont Vice Chairman: Charoen Pokphan Group
General Achawin Svetasreni Chairman: Thai Racing Pigeon Federation
Dr. Schwann Tunhikorn Mr. Sornthep Gomutputra
Dr. Wanlop Chiaravanont Chairman (also Chairman of Thailand Grand Pet Show)
Mr. Phillip Vudhivrathorn Vice Chairman
Mr. Teerapol Techavichian Vice Chairman
Mr. Dan Tilapornphat Vice Chairman
Mr. Viboon Kulwuthivilas Director
Mr. Thongsuk Juprajak Director
Mr. Poj Akkaradechawut Director
Mr. Arthorn Chuensiripornchai Director
Mr. Sarakit Thawinprawat
Dr. Yookti Sarikaphuti
Dr. Sawat Thummabood
Mr. Mr. Mike Cooney
Mr. Jozef Veulemans.
Mr. Jassim Alkulaib
Mr. Jan Van Wanroij
Mr. Zhang Jia Liang
Ms. Zhao Qiang
Mr. Chai Yon Zhang
Dr. Henk De Weerd
Mr. John Hanson
Mr. Nikolaas Gyselbrecht
Mr. Gommaire Verbruggen
Mr. Harry Van Boxmeer
Mr. Hugo Moris
Mr. Davis Syms
Mr. Boonchuay Sawongtrakul
Mr. Chairat Sangchai
Mr. Visuth Sornkarn
Mr. Virat Sophinpornraksa
Mr. Chupol Jarathwuthipreeda
Mr. Kajorn Charoenchaipitak
Lt. Anun Jaturawarn RTP
Mr. Sompong Tejatrisorn
Mr. Wongpun Rungpuwapat
Mr. Metha Thanomtham
Mr. Prapon PilunthanakuMr. Tna Dharmajiva
Mr. Viroj Rungsatienmetakul
Lt. Wuthiphan Natepecharachai Rtp
Mr. Suporn Lertudomtana