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Arona-TENERIFE 2015 STARTS!

Click for your country race coordinators: Contact Information

Click: Entry Form (PDF)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click: 2015 Intake List Fastest

Click: 2015 Intake List with Photos

 

 

Click: 2015 Raceplan

 

 

 

 

 

 

KLAUS COMPANY PARTICIPATING IN ARONA

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One more shipment just arrived to Arona-Loft CLICK:


 

This is a reminder to all British fanciers that I will be picking up pigeons on route from North of England to Venlo ( Netherlands ) on the 12th of July 2014. This will be for the Tenerife one loft race. Costs will be as follows 12 euro England to Germany. 23 euro Germany to Tenerife but also any European birds ( France 5 euro Belgium 3 euro holland 2 euro )  this will be a pick up on route.

Situación de england 

Many thanks - Great Britain co-ordinator

Mark Williams  - 07825302007 - Email: dyserthloftsuk@btinternet.com

 


 

 

Derby Arona by Silvio Mattchione CLICK:


 

Diplomas 2014 ready to send by post CLICK:

 

 

 

2015 BROCHURE CLICK HERE:

 

 

The Derby Arona Final Race 2014 report is in this weeks issue Racing Pigeon UK, dated 9th May!
 

 

Netherlands Collecting Dates:

 

 

May

6

 Final race auction STARTS

 

High in status where International one loft races are concerned is Derby Arona Tenerife. A race where the toughest of pigeons stand out in the crowd and only great endurance can bring success. In auction the top winners and acebirds, all of great quality. Amongst the pigeons pigeons bred from champions who dominates all over the world in one loft racing. It proves the high standard in this valuable auction:

 

 

西班牙阿罗那特内里费公棚赛 ~ 海翔决赛优胜鸽

西班牙阿罗那特内里费公棚赛是备受鸽友推崇的国际公棚赛事之一,只有最卓越的赛鸽才能在高手如云的比赛中脱颖而出;而只有耐力最好的鸽子才能获得最后的胜利。

本场拍卖会为您奉上该公棚赛决赛优胜鸽&鸽王,这些经过跨海赛艰苦考验的英雄战将可谓品质非凡!这些精英强将,均出自世界各地公棚赛上屡建奇功的冠军赛将血系。这再次证明本场拍卖鸽的超高品质!

 

 

 

May

5

 TRANSPORT PIGEONS IN GERMANY

 

Liebe deutsche Sportfreunde,

falls Sie ein Problem haben, Ihre Tauben in Deutschland zum Koordinator zu versenden, dann können wir Ihnen helfen.
Das Unternehmen Ilonexs Rostock versendet deutschlandweit Ihre Tauben:

Ilonexs Rostock
Telefon (0 38 20)75 61
Ilonexs-Rostock@gmx.de
 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basketing Movie Final Race 2014

 

 

Releasing + Arrivals  Movie  (Full Edition)

Final Race Arona-TENERIFE 2014

 

 

Interview met tweede prijs Winnaar:

 

 

Second Day Final Race Arona 2014 Photo Album CLICK:

 

 

 

Finale Derby Arona REPORT

"Battle against of the forces of nature"

Click here:

 

BANDERA Dutch version click: Finale Derby Arona -Tenerife 2014 toont harde strijd tegen de elementen

BANDERA Deutsch Bericht: Das Finale "Derby-Arona" – wieder ein Kampf gegen die Naturgewalten

 

 

 

 

Apr

21

 Final race auction informations

 

Dear participants, the 24 finalist pigeons are ready to send to PIPA. Unfortunately only 3 more pigeons arrived just yesterday to the loft: ESP-82593 / NL-1580454 / RO-174797. They presumably was pull out from Gran Canaria Island with the pigeons of the Tenerife Island Federation races held yesterday.

 

The Derby Arona-TENERIFE 2014 winner pigeons auction on PIPA will start on the 5th of May !!!

 

Words of thanks from Paul smith:

Dear Jose, Gladys & Team,

Now the dust has settled after another year I just thought that I should say a BIG WELL DONE to both of you and also your great team of fellow workers for all your hard work and effort you have all put into a wonderful race series.

CONGRATULATIONS of course go to all the winners including the gallant 17 pigeons that were officially recorded on the day of liberation.

Also CONGRATULATIONS must go to all the winners in the 3 CAR RACE HOT SPOTS.

The videos on your web site of the WELCOME DINNER, LIBERATION, RACE DAY and PRESENTATION AWARD DINNER were first class and very professional in every way.

Best of luck for the future and I for one am looking forward to competing again in the next race. Everybody knows it is a tough race for the pigeons that compete but that is what makes this race so different to others in the world today.

Yours in sport,

Paul Smith.
United Kingdom Race Team Shipper & International Race Co-ordinator,
 

 

Gala & Awards Ceremony Movie

(Trailer Version)

 

 

Gala & Awards Ceremony Photo Album CLICK:

 

 

 

FINAL RACE ARRIVALS MOVIE

(Trailer Version)

 

FINAL RACE PHOTO ALBUM CLICK:

 

 

FIRST 17 PIGEONS ARRIVED PHOTO ALBUM CLICK:

 

 

 

CHAMPION 2014

 

 

 

 

2.POSITION

 

 

 


 

 

 

3.POSITION

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

I Morning Jose, Gladys & Team,

Firstly, I would like to say that I have really enjoyed another great season's racing.

At last by giving the pigeons more sea training it seems to have produced the results with more pigeons getting to the Final Race than in past years. Well done to you and your great team for all the extra efforts put in. I know from vast experience that it is hard work and generally you only get out of it what you have put into it.

I will between my meetings tomorrow be logging onto the web site and following the Final Race.

GOOD LUCK to all the competitors and entrants tomorrow and I wish I could have travelled out to be present but business must come first as I am sure you appreciate.

I close by wishing you and your great "TEAM" all the best for a successful Final Race tomorrow.
Have a great day to all that will be present.

Best regards.
Yours in sport,
Paul Smith.

WELCOME DINNER MOVIE


 

 

FINAL RACE NOMINATIONS OPEN!

 

 

 

 

DATE: 26th Mar 2014

Release Time: 7:45 London Time

TOP TEN

 

Click: Final Race 300 Km with Photos

Click: Final Race 300 Km Fastest List

Click: Final Race 300 Km by Fanciers

 

Watch Video Feed & Chat:

 

 

 

 [FINAL RACE BASKETING LIST]

 

Compare the time in the list with the time in the movie to check all pigeon's video in basketing:

https://new.livestream.com/accounts/2247239/events/2855068

 

BASKETING DAY PHOTO ALBUM CLICK:

 

 

 

 

Mar

22

 FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK & TWITTER!

 

http://www.facebook.com/DerbyAronaTenerife

 

 

Mar

21

 Final race informations & Basketing Live!

 

I am glad to inform all participants the shape of the pigeons is completely impressive. I held one or two pigeons every day and I can tell I am feeling so gratefully when I manage this amazing birds in my hands, the best of the best 200 pigeons from 1200 that start the championship.

The condition of the pigeons is TOP.

They learned to fly over the sea, learned to fly from the Island to the sea, then learn to rid off the falcons, against strong winds and seas.

Congratulations to those brave pigeons!!

As a world premiere we will broadcast live the basketing process with the pigeons information in the top of the screen.
 

J.Ledesma

 

 

BASKETING LIVE CLICK HERE:

 

Mar

20

 Final race SCHEDULED!

 

Under weather forecast, we can confirm Final Race Planned on Wednesday 26th March!
Basketing on monday 24th in the morning. Party Celebration on saturday 29th March.

GOOD LUCK!
 

 

 

FINAL RACE EVENT PROGRAM SCHEDULED!

Monday 24 March 2014
- Public Birds Basketing at 9:00 (Fanciers can Handle their own pigeons during basketing)

BASKETING TIMETABLE: 9:00
Loft Address: San Silvestre, 15 - Llanos de Guaza - Arona - Tenerife

Tuesday 25 March 2014
- Day at leisure to participate in optional activities
- Welcome dinner at LA BRASA, the best restaurant in the South of Tenerife. Departure from the Zentral Center HOTEL Free Bus at 19:00. (30 euro Ticket with Transportation to the Restaurant Included (Ticket Reservation: gladys@todopalomas.com )




Wednesday 26 March 2014
- The birds will be liberated 7:45 (If weather permit)
Free Bus Service from the Zentral Center HOTEL at 09:30
- Lunch in the Loft. Enjoy the day with local fanciers and enjoy free food and drink

Saturday 29 March 2014
- All fanciers who would like to handle their birds or winning birds can arrange a Loft Visit 
- Awards/Party Dinner at Mare Nostrum Hotel. 55 euro Ticket

Party shows for Final Race Dinner on Saturday 29 March - Time: 19:30 Mare Nostrum Resort (Arona-Pyramid)


 

 

 

 

 

Mar

19

 Final race info!

 

By the moment, under weather forecast, the Final race will be hold from 24th to 28th as planned! Exact day not decided yet. FIRST THE PIGEONS!
Arona Team

200 FINALIST PIGEONS PHOTO ALBUM:

 

Mar

17

 Final race scheduled 80% possibility on 25th March!

 

By now, under weather forecast there are 80% possibilities to held Final Race on 25th March. Take care the basketing will be 2 days before the final race.

 

Mar

16

 Final race scheduled 75% possibility from 25th to 27th March!

 

By now, under weather forecast there are 75% possibilities to held Final Race from 25th to 27th March. Take care the basketing will be 2 days before the final race. The Celebration dinner is on 29th as planned.
 

 

 

 

Mar

15

 Final race scheduled from 22nd to 28th March!

 

Looking for the best weather day we are looking to book the final race. By now, under weather forecast there are 90% possibilities to held on 26th or 27th March. The Celebration dinner is on 29th as planned.
The Semifinal Race was the best semifinal race we can remember from Fuerteventura Island.
 

RESERVE YOUR CELEBRATION TICKET NOW!

Saturday 29th March 2014
Awards/Party Dinner at Mare Nostrum Hotel. 55 euro Ticket
 

 

Day before final race:

 Welcome dinner at LA BRASA, the best restaurant in the South of Tenerife. Departure from the Zentral Center HOTEL Free Bus at 19:00. (30 euro Ticket with Transportation to the Restaurant Included)

 

PHOTO ALBUM SEMIFINAL RACE:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

Mar

13

 Semifinal Fuerteventura Island 230 Km Pigeons released!

 

The pigeons were liberated 8:10
Only 2 minute orientation and leaving the releasing point with good direction as rockets!
GOOD LUCK TO ALL!
J.Ledesma

 

Mar

12

 Semifinal Fuerteventura Island 230 Km!

 

Abel Ledesma & Roberto all day taking care of the pigeons at the liberation point!

 

Mar

12

 Semifinal Fuerteventura Island 230 Km!

 

Pigeons already in the liberation point!

 

 

 

 

 

Mar

11

 Semifinal Fuerteventura Island 230 Km Double Step Car Race-3!

 

Our expedition team is sailing on the way toward to Fuerteventura Island! GOOD LUCK!

 

 

 


 

 

 

CLICK HERE RACE RESULTS & MOVIES 2014:

 

 

 

 

PHOTO ALBUM TRAINING RACE LAS PALMAS

 

 

 

 

In the photo Mr. Erik Reijnen

 

 

FINAL RACE WEEK

SPECIAL HOTEL ACCOMMODATION OFFER GROUP DERBY ARONA:

DOUBLE ROOM

Zentral center hotel****: 60 Euro

www.hotelzentralcenter.com Tel: (+34) 922 78 71 50

 

Mare Nostrum Resort*****: 108 Euro (Gala Dinner Here)

www.expogrupo.com Tel: (+34) 922 75 75 00

 

 

(Breakfast Included - Please, mentioned Derby Arona for this Special Price)

MAKE YOUR RESERVATION TODAY!

THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE WONDERFUL HOLIDAYS IN TENERIFE FOR FINAL RACE!

The backdrop to the 9th annual Arona-TENERIFE Pigeon Race is The Canary Islands.

Are you ready for the unique experience in holidays? 

 

Canary Carnival Comparsa

Maquinaria Band

 

2 Special options for Final Race Accommodation!
Unforgettable HOLIDAY
EXCLUSIVE Offer for DERBY International 

5 stars Hotel in Tenerife for Final Race
IN THE BEACH

 

 

www.hotelzentralcenter.com

DOUBLE ROOM + Breakfast = SPECIAL 60 Euro / GROUP DERBY ARONA

Hotel Tel: (+34) 922 78 71 50

reservas@hotelzentralcenter.com

(Say Keyword: GROUP DERBY ARONA)

 

www.expogrupo.com

DOUBLE ROOM + Breakfast = SPECIAL 108 Euro / GROUP DERBY ARONA

Email: IMartinez@expogrupo.com

Hotel Tel: (+34) 922 75 75 00

THE PYRAMID OF ARONA

Final-Race-Party

Live Music + Show

Buffet ***** Special Price for Derby Arona: 55 Euros

The Big Party

 

 

Mar

4

 Training matters

 

Our purpose:

SEE YOUR PIGEON IN THE FINAL RACE!
Our goal is your enjoyment!

 

We have heard some nonsense rumors about Old Birds going to the Derby Arona final race. This is not true and makes no sense. The Derby Arona Blue Blood birds navigate the Ocean alone, they have been highly trained and succeed because they are the best in the world . To confirm, some old birds are used but only for the trainings.
People should understand our effort in order to help the birds in the trainings.
OF COURSE! NO OLD BIRDS IN THE FINAL!
We never done and we will never do!

Arona race is the hardest race in the world. We can compare with no other OLR race around the world. We have our own race and it is not possible same to other OLR races.

All OLR races are doing that they want to make enjoyment to the participants. ARONA contest is unique in this matter. The winner pigeons are the winner pigeons, all pigeons same opportunities. No matter how the trainings were done. The trainings before the Final Race are ONLY TRAININGS with a prizes and opportunity to win 3 cars and enjoy it.

Our mission is save the race, save the pigeons until final race trying to avoid the disaster losses same as in the past, save the money of participants and assures the future of the race.

There are no other 110% transparent race as Derby Arona in the world. Participants that like Arona Race welcome. Participants believing in our honesty and good work welcome...

J.Ledesma
Arona-TENERIFE Team


 

Mar

3

 Las Palmas Training is booked!

 

Under weather forecast and as scheduled, we will try the next Gran Canaria Island(Los Giles 120 Km) Training on 7th Mar.

 

 

In the photo Mr. Josef A. Lang with his wife Wir

 

PIGEON'S CONDITION MOVIE

 

Feb

23

 Car Race - 2 is booked!

 

Under weather forecast and as scheduled, we will try the next Gran Canaria Island(Los Giles 120 Km) Car Race-2 on 27th Feb.

 

Feb

22

 We are looking for the best day to held the next Car Race

 

Under weather forecast, we are looking for the best day in order to select the best weather condition.

 

Feb

17

 Gran Canaria Island Training is booked!

 

Under weather forecast and as scheduled, we will try the next Gran Canaria Island Training on 19th Feb.

 

 

Feb

6

 Survival Race is booked!

 

After 3 successful Sea Races and under weather forecast we will try the first CAR RACE (Survival Race) on 11th Feb.

We like to inform what the reason we cannot make more sea races:


1. First to all the wind and the height of wave not allow us to sailing with the baskets in the boat. We will not take this risk.
2. From middle of the next week the south wind will came and we must avoid the risk of “calima” this can cause a long delay in the first Survival Race and it is not good for the pigeons psychologically.
3. We will not make a long sea races because this is a real risk that the pigeons can fly to other island and it will cause huge losses same to last year.
4. Pigeons were trained from 50 and 60 Km previously to the sea races. It is enough to ahead a 95 Km Survival Race.

Good Luck!

    

 

CAR RACE - SURVIVAL RACE

NOMINATIONS OPEN!

 

 


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Feb

4

 Sea Training-2 + Sea Training-3 Scheduled!

 

Under weather forecast and sea stations, the best option for the next sea Trainings is on 5th & 6th Feb.

 

Feb

2

 Sea Training Scheduled!

 

Under weather forecast and sea stations, the best option for the first Sea Training is on 4th Feb. The Sea Trainings purpose is only to keep out the pigeons's fear to fly over the sea and accustom them to fly from the sea to the Island.

 

 

 

Feb

1

 Over the Sea Races

 

We are looking for the best days to make the sea races in order to avoid losses. This means the best weather condition and the best option for a boat.

 

 

 

Jan

29

 NEWS!

 

After the last 2 difficult trainings we are going to make an 30 Km training in the coast from Gran Canaria Island direction to fit the orientation and increase the moral of the pigeons. We are looking to hold this race on Friday. After that, we will start with the sea trainings.

 

Jan

26

 We are ready to Training-10

 

 


 

 

Jan

23

 9th training informations

 

A 100% sure source report us minimum 1 pigeon in La Palma island. In order to let the participants 100% information, no GPS were used in this training. The unique option possible is the only that we can to improve! The other matter it is orientation mystery.

 

 

Nov

16

 A leisure day in Arona-TENERIFE Loft

 

(Click to see the photo gallery)

Nov

01

 More visitors checking his pigeons in the race

 

 

 

Oct

22

 UK visitors checking his pigeons in the race

 

Men of Went Syndicate and others...

 

 

THE DREAMS COME TRUE

Now Arona-TENERIFE race is able to import pigeons all over the world!

A couple of photos of USA pigeons in the Arona-TENERIFE lofts:

(Click to see the photo gallery)

 

 

 

Oct

04

 Jan Polder join to Arona Race as 2014 participant

 

He is sending the pigeons tomorrow.

Oct

04

 Ireland visitors ready to send pigeons in the next season

 

John o Callaghan, Harry Mc Cann & Thomas Tynan

 

Click for 2014 Brochure:


 

Trouble sending pigeons to us?

Do you want to speak directly with us?

 

WE WILL HELP YOU!

 

CALL NOW!

Tel: +4921635714549 (We speak English/Dutch/German) Europe assistent

Tel: +34607922922 (We speak Spanish/Englis) Arona Headquarters


 

 

Information for UK/Ireland fanciers:

 

We will be doing the first shipment leaving the Uk on the 12th July 2013 from the North continuing down to South Wales, across the M4 to M25 the down to Folkestone. Any fanciers out of range please use courier and ship pigeons to 7 Caradoc road Prestatyn North Wales LL197PG by 11th July 2013 contact number 07825302007 or dyserthloftsuk@btinternet.com

Shipment cost will be 32 each bird please make sure all birds are vaccinated with certificate and witnessed. Please download entrance form for main site and send with shipped birds. Entrance fee needs to be paid to Derbyarona directly prior to shipment.

 

Mark Williams.
 

 

WINNERS 2013 PIPA AUCTION

The Derby Arona-TENERIFE auction amazes the world of One Loft Races!

The auction raised +50.000 euro and it became clear that the Derby Arona-TENERIFE 2013 auction is one of the best and most transparent race in the world. Was something unique. A new average record in OLR races in Europe. The winner “Gallopin Garbage” reach 22.000 euro and all of them had been sold to Qatar.

Derby Arona in Tenerife quickly earned its reputation at the international scene of one loft racing.
A race in which the toughest of all pigeons shine and in which only great endurance can bring success.

This auction contained the top 10 winners and ace pigeons, all of which are of excellent quality. With Helmut and Alfons Klaas triumphing in the race and other great participants winning the prices, Derby Arona has winners who dominate all over the world in one loft racing.

 

 


 


 

 

2014 RACE

INTAKE OPEN FROM 1 MAY TO 30 SEPT 2013

Click for your country race coordinators: Contact Information

 

Apr

24

 NON ACTIVATED AND OUT OF RACE PIGEONS

 

The auction of the late pigeons and non activated pigeons are helding on TODOPALOMAS.com

 

 

Apr

7

 DERBY ARONA IN THE TOP OF PIGEON WORLD NEWS

 

The transparency, honesty, wel organization and possibility to test your pigeons over the sea is growing the interest to participate in Derby Internacional Arona-TENERIFE each day. This is only an example.

FINAL RACE AWARD CELEBRATION

 

2014 PROVISIONAL RACEPLAN!

(CLICK HERE)

 

More than a Life Style!

 

CLICK 2013 RACE RESULTS

 

 

Apr

2

 LATE PIGEONS LIST FINAL RACE

 

Click: FINAL RACE LATE RETURNS List

 

Hello fanciers, participants and visitors,


In the morning from final day we are with many fanciers at breakfast, and all say, it looks today for a good race, the weather looks good, all we know that the wind came, but it was harder than we think. We have had a hard but nice final race, all the people at the final day, I think have had a good day at the loft. Only we must wait a long time for the first pigeon. Jose and his team made a very good job, and all the people that have handle the pigeons before final race basketing saying that all the pigeons are in very good condition.

It was only the hard wind, and over the sea, nobody known’s what goes on. Only 5 day´s after race we became a mail that 4 pigeons are in a loft in Morocco, and many other are on different Islands so we hope many more pigeons returned.

Now we are a week later, and many ,many fanciers ring, mail or speak with us in this time and say:
WE WILL SEND AGAIN! And we know it. It´s not for nothing: THE HARDEST RACE IN THE WORLD!!

But we will send pigeons to this race, because at home in the lofts you lost pigeons at the races, and you select after race season pigeons out. and here they are tested, and only the best can win. In other OLR they lost more pigeons in one year than here in four years, in all races we know, you lost pigeons…

The fanciers say it is all so nice you can see it all live, became sms, see the nice video´s, it´s absolutely 100% TRANSPARENT.
You think you race at home your own pigeon, and that in the winter at the couch near the heating. Because it´s all direct LIVE.

We for us must say many many thank you to jose and his team for all their work, drinking, food all it was perfect organized, the pigeons looks good, all in perfect condition and it was nice to see old friends and meet some new. We must say a special thank you to my co-coordinatorts creemers and zoon from Belgium, Mark williams from Wales and Alexander Gebel from Germany.

We have send over 500 pigeons to the race 2013, and we will do it again!!!

The new dates are:
NEXT RACE COLLECTING DATES
1st,2nd June, 13th,14th July, 24th,25th August,22th September, 5th,6th October
Contact: Karl-Josef Stroetges - Email: Andrea-Dickmann@t-online.de Tel: +49(0)2163 5714549

All the best and have a good racing season this year.

ANDREA DICKMANN
KARL-JOSEF STROETGES

PS: Sorry if i didn´t have often the time for my friends, it´s a lot of work!
 

 

Mar

30

 THE PIGEONS KEEP RETURNING AFTER THE RACE CLOSED

 

We are surprise today two pigeons returned from Final race. Many pigeons had returned from HOTSPOT races in the past months and many more pigeons will do. The are who speak about sea loses, in their hell bent effort to justify their point of view, would have one believe that the pigeon that chooses to exercise its free choice to seek greener pastures in other islands must be viewed as mortality. In Canary Islands more of 50.000 are breeding and tested every year.

From all entrances we still having about +100 Pigeons in the loft and many more will back. This pigeons will be auctioned in the next months.

 

FINAL RACE ARRIVALS MOVIE

 

 

 

Click: FINAL RACE PARTY DINNER PHOTO GALLERY

 

Mar

27

 THE 2013 RACE WAS CLOSED

 

The 2013 Arona-TENERIFE  race was closed. Congratulations to the winners!

 

Click: FINAL RACE RESULTS 300 Km List with Photos

 

 

ACE PIGEON LIST

Click: GRAND AVERAGE ACE PIGEON

Click: HOTSPOTS AVERAGE ACE PIGEON

 

 

 

Click: TOP-3 HIGHT DEFINITION PERFORMANCE

 

 

 

Mar

26

 THE HOTSPOT CAR WINNERS

 

 

Marek & Marcin Rzepka semifinal car winners opted by take money and add theirs to buy a Top Class model.

 

 

Mar

27

 EXTREME HARD FINAL RACE - 2014 CONSIDERATIONS!

 

Congratulations to the winners. On race day, the sea wind turns really strong head wind during the morning. In order to avoid these extreme circumstances, the final race 2014 will be booked for the first week of April from Monday to Friday. The basketing date will be open to confirm from 29th March to 3rd April. The 2014 final race will be held only if no bad weather forecast. The price money rest in final race, as rules, will be split in all activated pigeons in the race. We are working in movies and photo galleries.

Click: FINAL RACE 2nd DAY PHOTOS

 

Scott Stewart holding the sire of Big Bro' 1st UK, 6th Open Derby Arona Final 2013, Jay holding the prestigous Gold Ring, and Willie Donachie holding 'Diazepan' 1st UK, 1st Open Semi Final Car Race and 2nd UK, 3rd Open Derby Arona Final 2012.

 

Click: FINAL RACE MORE PHOTOS RACE DAY

 

The pigeons will be auctioned at PIPA!

 

DATE: 23rd March 2013

TOP TEN

 

Release Time: 7:45 London Time

Click: FINAL RACE RESULTS 300 Km List with Photos

Click: FINAL RACE 300 Km Race Fastest List

Click: FINAL RACE 300 KM List by Fanciers

 

Click: FIRST 7 PIGEONS JUST ARRIVED PHOTOS

 

Click: FINAL RACE PHOTOS

 

Click: WINNER PHOTOS

 

Mar

22

 Final Race 23rd March!

 

All is perfectly organized for Final Race 2013. The basketing process has been ok. Finally 138 Pigeons are going to compete in the Final Race. Unfortunately 4 pigeons were lost in the trainings last days.
The pigeons are in Fuerteventura Race Point 300 Km. today since 7:30 a.m.

The pigeons will have a strong head wind. In order to avoid a little this fact the pigeons will be released about 7:45. The sunrise will be at 6:50 a.m. in race point.

Good Luck!

 

Click: BASKETING PHOTOS

FORECAST SATURDAY March 23rd 2013 10:00 a.m.


 

The unique option possible is the only that we can to improve! The other matter it is orientation mystery... (Arona-TENERIFE Team)

 

Mar

19

 FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK & TWITTER!

 

http://www.facebook.com/DerbyAronaTenerife

https://twitter.com/aronatenerife

 

Mar

14

 Beyond the Seas and Skies!

 

We are absolutely delighted to present the new movie "SEMIFINAL RACE - Beyon de Seas and Skies" In that you can check all Semifinal race process: Training, Releasing and Arrivals.

Now, the pigeons were already checked individually. All of them has been sex separated (About 42 hens and 100 cocks). After a little purification they are ready to start an "ULTIMATE CHALLENGE" preparation!

 

Click: SEMIFINAL RACE PHOTOS

 

 

 

 

 

Mar

11

 SEMIFINAL RACE: A BIG SUCCESS!

 

The Semifinal race was a big success: +50% in a double step Islands Sea race. +140 Pigeons are going to compete in the ULTIMATE CHALLENGE!

 

 

 

 

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 Pigeons Condition - New Film!

 

Enjoy our new film about pigeons condition 2012-2013!

 

 

 

 



 

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LOOKIN FINAL REPORT AT PIPA!

(Very Intersting)


 

FINAL RACE 2012 IN BRIEF:


Final Race Winner Interview Jorge Almeida - PORTUGAL

 


Final Race Celebration Part-1 Arona-TENERIFE Final Race

 

 


Final Race Celebration Part-2 Arona-TENERIFE Final Race

 


Pigeons Arriving Part-1 Arona-TENERIFE Final Race

 

 


Pigeons Arriving Part-2 Arona-TENERIFE Final Race

 

 


Pigeons Arriving Part-3 Arona-TENERIFE Final Race

 

 


Pigeons Arriving Part-4 Arona-TENERIFE Final Race

 

 


Pigeons Arriving Part-5 Arona-TENERIFE Final Race

 

 


Pigeons Arriving Part-6 Arona-TENERIFE Final Race

 

 


Final Releasing Arona-TENERIFE Pigeon Race 2012 24th Mar 2012

 

 


Arona-TENERIFE Pigeon Race 2012 - Final Basketing-1

 

 


Arona-TENERIFE Pigeon Race 2012 - Final Basketing-2

 

 

CLICK TO SEE PROFESSIONAL PHOTOS OF THE WINNERS


Derby Arona: By Silvio Mattachione

Jose is successful in many different fields of human endeavor. Beautiful music, beautiful design and beautiful racing pigeons what more could you wish to achieve? Well it would seem that Ledesma is always looking for a challenge. Most men would never have considered attempting to organize a one loft race let alone bring it to International attention and of all places on an Island in the middle of the Atlantic. If anyone had ever run such a scheme by me I would certainly have accused the originator of such an incredible idea of being "a few notes short of a symphony!"Yet this is exactly what Jose Ledesma did! He successfully created the "Ultimate Challenge" he brought the "Ultimate One Loft Race" into existence regardless of all of the negative pontifications the "nay sayers". There is no one loft race in the world that can lay claim to being the "Ultimate Challenge" that is not up until Ledesma created "DERBY ARONA". "Derby Arona" has within a brief five years established itself as a "World Class" sporting event.

The marriage of an ancient activity (the racing of pigeons) with the 21st Century technology of the internet allows fanciers from all over the world and all walks of life to showcase to the entire world their prowess as breeders of the ultimate animal athletes. Reputations can be made overnight if you have both the courage to participate and the horsepower or more appropriately the "pigeon power" to establish a world class performance. I can assure my readers that this race is not for the faint of heart, your pigeons must be exceptional in every way or you will indeed be wasting your time. This race is for the realist, the brutally honest fancier who believes in the superiority of his stock and is willing to challenge the "Atlantic Ocean" and all that, that entails. This race is not for whiners or believers in affirmative action, this race is for the professional seeking to pit his breeding prowess against the fury of the seas. You will be racing against the very best endurance pigeons in the world for the highest prize money in Europe.

I think, it would be an understatement if I were to say that racing pigeons instinctively do not like to fly over large bodies of open water. In Taiwan as well as many other Island Nations like The Canary Islands many fanciers value a racing pigeon solely on its ability to fly over the ocean. Therefore they seek out and greatly value racing pigeons that can fly over an unforgiving open ocean! Let’s be very clear here, not all racing pigeons have the requisite qualities to be able to do so. These flights are dangerous, grueling and can and be deadly. Risking flights over the open ocean requires the ultimate in terms of a pigeon’s ability to orient, its physical performance, its endurance, its courage and its iron will to return to its home. So what is my sudden fascination with water, when most friends of mine know that I cannot swim a stroke? I am fascinated because it never fails to amaze me that the birds that we keep can have so much courage, so much raw power, so much strength, so much endurance, so much determination and such a love for home that nothing, not even a deadly ocean would stop them from trying to get to their homes. Yet it seems that the Canary Islands (officially a part of Spain) has a large, extremely dedicated racing pigeon fanciers community as well as racing pigeons that face these incredible challenges every race day. Just imagine the oceans, totally unpredictable, deadly calm one minute and gigantic 10 storey waves and winds the next. Water, fog gale force winds, peregrine falcons and add to all of this a distance of 300 kilometers and you certainly have a recipe for the "most extreme one loft race in the world". The "ultimate

"challenge! This then is the background for the Derby Arona which (and I believe rightly) bills itself as "The Most Extreme One Loft Race in The World"!.

Till this happens we can only sit on the sidelines and watch as the Europeans and others take up the challenge. There are a number of long established highly successful and fully subscribed "One Loft Races" in the world today. The two that have the longest and most successful track records and pay out the largest prize money are "Sun City Million" in South Africa and "Derby Arona" in Tenerife, Canary Islands. Only the very best racing pigeons bred should be sent to Derby Arona. The entire training takes place via huge ocean going ferries very similar to the one represented in the photo below. The releases are videoed so as to have a permanent record of not only the release but the conditions at the time of the release. The birds are well trained and given every opportunity to perform at the very best of their abilities. The flights are not easy but the youngsters must come to know and understand the conditions that will confront them. Below you can see the giant wake left behind the ocean ferry. There is no room for error here. The 2011 Derby Arona attracted participants from 30 countries a virtual "who’s who" of the racing pigeon world worldwide. A United Nations of racing pigeon fanciers descended upon Tenerife to enjoy the hospitality of this tropical paradise and hopefully also emerge victorious in the ultimate challenge that is Derby Arona. With the emergence of the One Loft Races worldwide the sport of racing pigeons rose to a new level. Racing pigeons in exotic destinations for large prize money what a great excuse for a family holiday! Tenerife is an incredible holiday destination for the entire family. A favourite destination for visitors from all over Europe and clearly you can see why! - Europeans have an ongoing opportunity to support a world class event, that is professionally operated at the very highest level with complete transparency built into every facet and where the birds receive incredible care and attention to detail is paramount. Jose Ledesma the virtuoso composer has created his greatest "Opus" for racing pigeon fanciers of the world and it is called "Derby Arona!" I leave you with one image and this image is what our sport is ultimately all about. The face of victory. We all love our pigeons and we all love to win and this shot tells it all.

 

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