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2014 Race Results

 
 

Click: Entry Form (PDF)

 

 

FINAL RESULTS:

 

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

 

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 [FINAL RACE BASKETING LIST]

 

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BASKETING DAY PHOTO ALBUM CLICK:

 

Releasing + Arrivals  Movie  (Full Edition)

Final Race Arona-TENERIFE 2014

 

 

Interview met tweede prijs Winnaar:

 

Basketing Movie Final Race 2014

 

 

 

FINAL RACE PHOTO ALBUM CLICK:

 

 

FIRST 17 PIGEONS ARRIVED PHOTO ALBUM CLICK:

 

 

GRAND AVERAGE RESULTS:

Click: ACE Pigeon List

 

 

HOTSPOT ACE PIGEON WINNER

Click: HOTSPOT CAR RACES ACE PIGEON WINNER

 

 

 

Tree Pigeon Challenge Winners

 

Hot Spot-1:

Alexander Gebel

 

Hot Spot-2:

Team Ladys Germany

 

Hot Spot-3:

Hok M. Reijnen

 

 

 

International Challenge Race Result

Click: International Challenge Race Results

 

 

 

 

KO Round Survivor Winner:

Frysian Valour - Sjaak Buwalda

 

 

Click: KO SURVIVOR LIST

 

 

 

Mar

10

 Semifinal Race 230 Km Car Race-3

 

 

MOVIE

 

 

DATE: 13th Mar 2014

Estimate Release Time: From 8:00 London Time

TOP TEN

Click: Semifinal Race 230 Km Car Race-3 Race with Photos

Click: Semifinal Race 230 Km Car Race-3 Race Fastest List

Click: Semifinal Race 230 Km Car Race-3 by Fanciers

 

 

 [BASKETING LIST]

 

 

 

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Mar

6

 Las Palmas Training

 

MOVIE

 

 

 

DATE: 7th Mar 2014

Estimate Release Time: From 9:00 London Time

TOP TEN

 

Click: Las Palmas Training Race with Photos

Click: Las Palmas Training Race Fastest List

Click: Las Palmas Training Race by Fanciers

 

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 [BASKETING LIST]

 

 

 

 

Feb

23

 Car Race-2

 

    

CAR RACE

MOVIE

 

 

 

DATE: 27th Feb 2014

Estimate Release Time: From 8:30 London Time

TOP TEN

 

Click: Car Race-2 with Photos

Click: Car Race-2 Fastest List

Click: Car Race-2 by Fanciers

 

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Feb

17

 Gran Canaria Island Training

 

As we planned in the race scheduled and under weather forecast, the next training will be held on 19th Feb.

MOVIE

 

 

DATE: 19th Feb 2014

Estimate Release Time: From 8:30 London Time

TOP TEN

Click: G.Canaria Training Race with Photos

Click: G.Canaria Training Race Fastest List

Click: Gran Canaria Training Race by Fanciers

 

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Feb

11

 Survival Race - Car Race-1

 

    

 

CAR RACE

MOVIE

 

 

 

 

DATE: 11th Feb 2014

Estimate Release Time: From 8:30 London Time

TOP TEN

 

Click: Car Race-1 with Photos

Click: Car Race-1 Fastest List

Click: Car Race-1 by Fanciers

 

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Feb

6

 Sea Training-3

 

SEA TRAINING-3

MOVIE

 

 

 

DATE: 6th Feb 2014

Estimate Release Time: From 12:00 London Time

TOP TEN

 

 

Click: Sea Training-3 with Photos

Click: Sea Training-3 Fastest List

Click: Sea Training-3 by Fanciers

 

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Feb

5

 Sea Training-2

 

SEA TRAINING-2

MOVIE

 

 

 

DATE: 5th Feb 2014

Estimate Release Time: 11:00 London Time

TOP TEN

 

Click: Sea Training-2 with Photos

Click: Sea Training-2 Fastest List

Click: Sea Training-2 by Fanciers

 

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Feb

4

 Sea Training-1

 

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.

SEA TRAINING-1

MOVIE

 

 

DATE: 4th Feb 2014

Estimate Release Time: 10:00 London Time

TOP TEN

 

 

Click: Sea Training-1 with Photos

Click: Sea Training-1 Fastest List

Click: Sea Training-1 by Fanciers

 

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Jan

31

 Training-11

 

 

TRAINING RACE-11

MOVIE

 

 

 

DATE: 31th Jan 2014

Estimate Release Time: 10:30 London Time

TOP TEN

 

Click: Training Race-11 with Photos

Click: Training Race-11 Fastest List

Click: Training Race-11 by Fanciers

 

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Jan

27

 Training-10

 

After bad weather conditions we have a bit chance to release on monday! Good Luck!

 

TRAINING RACE-10

MOVIE

 

 

 

DATE: 27th Jan 2014

Estimate Release Time: 11:00 London Time

TOP TEN

Click: Training Race-10 with Photos

Click: Training Race-10 Fastest List

Click: Training Race-10 by Fanciers

 

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Jan

21

 Training-9

 

The pigeons are demonstrating the best of condition by facing hard trainings last days!

TRAINING RACE-9

MOVIE

 

 

 

DATE: 21st Jan 2014

TOP TEN

 

Estimate Release Time: 10:45 London Time

Click: Training Race-9 with Photos

Click: Training Race-9 Fastest List

Click: Training Race-9 by Fanciers

 

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Jan

17

 Training-8

 

All is ready for the next Training Race from about 40 Km!

 

TRAINING RACE-8

MOVIE

 

 

 

DATE: 17th Jan 2014

TOP TEN

 

Estimate Release Time: 10:45 London Time

Click: Training Race-8 with Photos

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Click: Training Race-8 by Fanciers

 

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TRAINING RACE-7

MOVIE

 

DATE: 14th Jan 2014

Download the LEDESMA GPS KMZ path file of this race:

TOP TEN

 

Estimate Release Time: 10:30 London Time

Click: Training Race-7 with Photos

Click: Training Race-7 Fastest List

Click: Training Race-7 by Fanciers

 

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Jan

11

 The training series restarts!

 

THE BIG Arona-TENERIFE 2014 CONTEST restarts. The pigeons are in a very good shape. As world premiere we are going to start the new and unique feature to track live the route of some pigeons in the races!

 

DATE: 11th Jan 2014

TOP TEN

 

 

 

Estimate Release Time: 10:30 London Time

Click: Training Race-6 with Photos

Click: Training Race-6 Fastest List

Click: Training Race-6 by Fanciers

 

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TRAINING RACE-6

MOVIE

 

 

 

 

Jan

9

 6th Training

 

Due weather condition, the next training is delayed to Saturday.

 

 

 

 [PUBLIC ENTRANT ACTIVATION LIST]

If you are not participating in the race and would like to activate any non activated pigeons, you can place a reserve on any of the non activated pigeons. The first to pay is the first to select pigeons! so please contact us and pay your reserve. email:gladys@todopalomas.com  or info@todopalomas.com or fax: +34 922 169 058 Click here to PURCHASE FORM

 

 

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS WISHES - LEDESMA FAMILY

 

Entrants will have until 22nd December 2013 to activate their reserve pigeons to compete in the Arona-TENERIFE Pigeon Race.

In order to Activate pigeons please send money to one of this bank accounts:

Account Name: JOSE LEDESMA BATISTA 
Bank Name: LA CAJA DE PENSIONES DE BARCELONA
Account Number: 2100-4794-24-0200020238 
IBAN Number: ES29 2100 4794 2402 0002 0238 
Swift Number: CAIXESBBXXX 
Bank Address: La Camella, Arona -Tenerife - Spain

 

Account Name: JOSE LEDESMA BATISTA 
Bank Name: BANCO BILBAO VIZCAYA ARGENTARIA
Account Number: 0182 7320 75-0201537516
IBAN Number: ES24 0182 7320 7502 0153 7516
Swift Number: BBVAESMMXXX
Bank Address: Juan Carlos I, 32 - C.C.Bahía - Los Cristianos, Tenerife – Spain

 

(Please mentioned additional references: YOUR NAME & TEAM NAME and fax or wire sheet to: +34 922 169 058 or email gladys@todopalomas.com )

 

Without exception, on 24th December 2013 any remaining reserve pigeons will be made available to the public to enter.

Take care that bank transfer can to take many days to received in our bank account.

It is “Better to be safe than sorry” and pay for reserve pigeons early.

From 24th December 2013 the reserve pigeons will be available for third party people activation.

If you lose early payed reserve pigeons before 16th December, your money will be refunded. 
 

If you are not participating in the race and would like to activate any non activated pigeons, you can place a reserve on any of the non activated pigeons. The first to pay is the first to select pigeons! so please contact us and pay your reserve. email:gladys@todopalomas.com  or info@todopalomas.com or fax: +34 922 169 058 Click here to PURCHASE FORM

 

 

Dec

14

 Graduation day!

 

Today is the graduation day. All pigeons that complete this test will be allowed to start THE BIG Arona-TENERIFE 2014 CONTEST!

 

 

DATE: 14th Dec 2013

TOP TEN

QUALIFICATION RACE-5

MOVIE

 

Estimate Release Time: 10:00 London Time

Click: Graduation Training-5 with Photos

Click: Graduation Training-5 Fastest List

Click: Graduation Training-5 by Fanciers

 

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DATE: 13th Dec 2013

TOP TEN

QUALIFICATION RACE-4

MOVIE

 

Estimate Release Time: 10:00 London Time

Click: Qualification Training-4 with Photos

Click: Qualification Training-4 Fastest List

Click: Qualification Training-4 by Fanciers

 

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Dec

11

 Due inclement weather conditions

 

Dear participant,

Due extreme weather conditions in Tenerife island, the Qualification race-4 has been delayed to Friday.

 

 

QUALIFICATION RACE-3

MOVIE

(Germany & Mobile/Phone users can watch the movie by clicking here)

 

 

 

 

DATE: 10th Dec 2013

TOP TEN

 

Estimate Release Time: 10:00 London Time

Click: Qualification Training-3 with Photos

Click: Qualification Training-3 Fastest List

Click: Qualification Training-3 by Fanciers

 

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SECOND QUALIFICATION RACE

MOVIE

(Germany & Mobile/Phone users can watch the movie by clicking here)

 

 

 

DATE: 6th Dec 2013

TOP TEN

Estimate Release Time: 10:00 London Time

Click: Second Qualification Training with Photos

Click: Second Qualification Training Fastest List

Click: Second Qualification Training by Fanciers

 

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FIRST QUALIFICATION RACE

MOVIE

(Germany & Mobile/Phone users can watch the movie by clicking here)

 

 

I HAVE A DREAM

BASKETING MOVIE

(Germany users can watch the movie by clicking here)

DATE: 4th Dec 2013

TOP TEN

Estimate Release Time: 10:00 London Time

Click: First Qualification Training with Photos

Click: First Qualification Training Fastest List

Click: First Qualification Training by Fanciers

 

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NEWS!

Next TRAINING LIVE!

The must-have OLR race for Pigeon-Sport Fans!

 

 

Nov

30

 Derby Arona-TENERIFE, a fixture in fancier's modern life

 

Dear participant,

The pigeons are doing very well. They are flying about 1 hour and they are ready to deal with the first qualification training on Wednesday.

 

 

 

Nov

27

 A well-nigh insurmountable one!

 

Dear participant,
We already finished all individual photos of the pigeons! An absolutely huge job where 5 people working for 5 days to make and process it.

This drive us crazy, but we know that our participant are looking for. This year we offer the moult photo information in a unique act of transparency and then, in the same time, we are offering a detail of the pigeon condition with the head detail. You can click the entrancelist and click the list to see the individual pigeon's photos.
 

And this things make the Arona-TENERIFE race a well-nigh insurmountable one!

 

THE HARDEST RACE IN THE WORLD...

Only the cream of the distance, brave and orientation quality Blue-blood remaining...

 

 

 

 


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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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DERBY ARCHIVES 2008


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