Algarve Great Derby
One Loft Race
winter Race 2024
1 TEAM (4 + 2 PIGEONS) - 4 ACTIVE + 2 RESERVE
Entry Fee : 400 Euro
algarve great derby - one loft race
winter race 2024
total prizes and awards
75.000 Euro *
8 races + ACE PIGEON COMPETITION
1st Prize Final : 10.000 Euro
* Calculated based on 300 Teams
What is a one loft race ?
One loft pigeons races become more and more popular. Fanciers bring their young pigeons (from 6 weeks old an up) to one central loft. In this loft the pigeons will be raised and trained.
The AGD has a Summer Race and Winter Race edition. In both competitions an ACE pigeon competition is part of the awards.
In the Algarve Great Derby One Loft Race we make sure that housing and training gets the highest priority. In our opinion it is the basis of future success.Our loft is in Moncarapacho, Portugal
Most One Loft Pigeons Races, like our Algarve Great Derby, start with training races and competition races, in which the pigeons will be released at the same time from different distances. After release all birds ‘race’ back to their home loft.
Because the pigeons carry a so called ‘chipring’, all pigeons will be registered in the Benzing system of the organisation. Results appear live on the internet at oneloftrace.live at every race
races and auction
In the summer race 2023, the pigeons will be taken from AGD to 13 locations and released there in good weather conditions. The first eight releases are training races. No price money can be won in training, but will give the fanciers a good overview of the performance of their pigeons.
After 8 training sessions ‘the real work’ will start. The prize money is awarded in the following 5 releases.
The grand finale, with a distance of approximately 490 kilometers, will be held on 29 September 2023 Mark this date in you calendar !
Our ace pigeon race also relates to the last 5 races.
When all races have been held, all pigeons are put up for auction and will eventually find their way to new owners worldwide. A fair share of the proceeds from the auction then goes to the breeder of the pigeons that are successfully sold.