Diaz pi­geon sea­son off to fly­ing start with baby auc­tion

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THE scene is set for what promises to be a great rac­ing pi­geon sea­son this year for Diaz One Loft, a na­tional pi­geon loft based in Bush­man’s River Mouth with an in­take of 580 birds.

“We are ex­cited be­cause this is our tenth year as a na­tional loft and we are look­ing for­ward to the com­ing cel­e­bra­tions. This year we will stage 11 races, the 11th added to com­mem­o­rate our 10 years of rac­ing,” com­mit­tee chair­man Dr Luiz Pe­dro said.

The sea­son starts with a baby auc­tion on Sun­day at the Diaz Coun­try Club on the cor­ner of Alexan­dria Street and the R72 in Bush­man’s. All birds pur­chased will be en­tered into the baby race, which will take place dur­ing the fourth race of the sea­son, start­ing from Kok­stad. Good prize money can be won and the sea­son lasts un­til Septem­ber.

“I would like to in­vite any­one even re­motely in­ter­ested in pi­geons to at­tend the auc­tion. It is a great way for the pub­lic to get in­volved,” said Pe­dro. all cor­ners of the coun­try, there will be sev­eral so­cial events. The most pop­u­lar thus far was the Hospice Pi­geon Race last year, or­gan­ised by the Ken­ton Ro­tary Club.

“The venue was packed with peo­ple dressed up as they would for the Dur­ban July Hand­i­cap. Fun bets were placed and all pro­ceeds do­nated to the hospice in Port Al­fred. The Ro­tary Club’s suc­cess has led us to plan more so­cial and char­ity events in the com­ing sea­son,” Pe­dro said.

Sun­day’s auc­tion starts at 12 noon and the pi­geons can be viewed from 10am. The kitchen and pub will be open for drinks and meals.

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