Monthly archives: November, 2017

Pigeon Radio Monday,20th November,2017

Jelle and Walter Roziers with Tony Barbara and Ivan Fonti in the WYN FM studios on their recent trip to Australia

Felix Lia from WPF organizing Young Bird series 2018

Featuring…
Ivan Fonti
In studio guest Tony Barbara
LIVE from Belgium Jelle Roziers tells us what he thought about his
recent Australian trip and more tips from Jelle
Rod Simmons
David Christensen
John Debrincat
Tony McPherson
Felix Lia announcing a young bird racing series in Melbourne
Dale Marshall from Tasmania, setting up a special charity Pigeon Race
for kids with cancer foundation. Race will be from Swan Hill to Tasmania


Pigeon Radio Monday,13th November,2017

Joe Pulis

SBS Television “THE FEED”

 

Featuring…
Ivan Fonti
Tony, Angelo, and Antonio Barbara
VRPU – Rod Simmons
Champion Melbourne Australian Racing Pigeon Fancier and
WPF Secretary, Michael Portelli
2nd Federation overall this week in WPF
from team J and J Pulis Joe Pulis
Pigeon Radio Australia Being filmed tonight for
SBS Television program, “THE FEED” Journalist and
Interviewer for the show, Una Butorac
New Pigeon Radio Australia Sydney Correspondents
for the CCF in Sydney, Milad Busad, and John Debrincat
Daniel and 15-Year-old future Racing Pigeon champion Justin Tenaglia

15 year old, Justin Tenaglia a Future champion of Pigeon Racing in Melbourne Australia


Pigeon Radio Monday,6th November,2017

Tony Canarta BASKETING FOR THE WPF 500 MILE WIN from team “The Untouchables” Tony Canarta and David Gauchi

“OSCAR” The Sydney pigeon who thinks he’s a human

Featuring…
Ivan Fonti
In Studio guests Tony and Antonio Barbara
VRPU – Winners1 – Rod Simmons
WPF 500 mile – 824 KM Fed Winners “The Untouchables”
Tony Canarta and David Gauchi
Barry Ion owner of “OSCAR” The Sydney pigeon who thinks he’s a human 
Australia – Sydney: OSCAR the pigeon has been hand-raised by humans … and now thinks he is one. 
Barry Ion from Maroubra says Oscar was found as a baby after he had fallen out of his nest and despite needing to be fed with a dropper, the bird thrived.
Now Oscar likes to go on walks with his humans and best mate Pipi the dog, even playfighting with the much bigger pooch.
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE AUSTRALIAN NEWS ARTICLE BY NICOLE HOGAN THAT HAS GONE VIRAL WORLDWIDE
Charlie Grech on VRPU 80th Anniversary celebrations 18th March 2018


BRIDGETT JUDD ABC: Forget the Melbourne Cup, how about pigeon racing?

ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC ARTICLE BY OUR GUEST ABC REPORTER, BRIDGETT JUDD, LAST WEEK AT FRANK VELLUTO’S SALE IN THE WESTERN PIGEON FEDERATION ROOMS IN SUNSHINE MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA!
THANKYOU BRIDGETT FOR SUCH A GREAT, POSITIVE AND FANTASTIC ARTICLE ABOUT PIGEON RACING! IVAN FONTI PIGEON RADIO AUSTRALIA…

 

Source: http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-04/forget-the-melbourne-cup-how-about-pigeon-racing/9102630?pfmredir=sm

 Forget the Melbourne Cup, how about pigeon racing?

ABC SOUTH WEST VIC BRIDGET JUDD UPDATED ABOUT AN HOUR AGO

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For avid pigeon racers, the Melbourne Cup can’t compare.

ABC NEWS: BRIDGET JUDD

While most punters are gearing up for the race that stops the nation, one group of avid sportsmen and women are getting their ducks in a row — or rather, pigeons — to take their competition to the skies.

In a business where bloodlines equal dollar signs, breeders are prepared to shell out the big bucks for a prize-winning pigeon.

And with the 2018 racing season just around the corner, and more than $150,000 up for grabs at the annual Victoria Cup, the rewards are hardly chicken feed.

“A pigeon is just a pigeon without the right characteristics,” said Charlie Montebello, a breeder and president of the Werribee Homing Club.

“It’s a lot like horse racing — you get the right bloodline and keep them in good form, that’s the difference between winning and losing.”

So what exactly does it take to breed a champion?

The Phar Lap of birds

Picking a prize-winning pigeon takes more skill than you’d think.

ABC NEWS: BRIDGET JUDD

Like poker, picking the right pigeon is a game of skill, patience and gut instinct according to Frank Veluto, a 45-year veteran of the sport.

“You want a bird that’s carried that strength and stamina through the gene pool,” he said.

In racing terms, that means competitors are looking to score a Phar Lap at auction to continue the bloodline.

Quite literally some of the birds up for auction are descendants of Phar Lap, a three-time Federation pigeon champion.

PHOTO Like an athlete, competitors are looking for pigeons with strength and stamina.

ABC NEWS: BRIDGET JUDD

“They’re called the Phar Lap Harrison’s, because it takes a really strong bird to get home,” he said.

“The bloke who first bred them back in the day realised they were quality, so that’s why he named them after Phar Lap.”

From squabs to old birds, pigeon racing does not discriminate

PHOTO Two children watch on at the Western Pigeon Federation auction.

ABC NEWS: BRIDGET JUDD

From training regimes to feed, every racer has their own trade secrets when it comes to breeding a champion.

But one thing they can all agree on is the importance of the sport to future generations.

“Winning is great, but pigeon racing isn’t about the money,” said Ivan Fonti, a breeder and founder of Pigeon Media Australia.

“This sport keeps kids off the street, or from looking down at an iPad all day.”

PHOTO Pigeon racing is open to fanciers of all ages.

ABC NEWS: BRIDGET JUDD

For 15-year-old Justin Tenaglia, it means spending the weekends with his father, waiting for his prized pigeons to fly over the skyline.

“It’s just the excitement of seeing them come home,” he said.

“There’s nothing that compares to it.”

Whether or not these pigeon fanciers will be able to breed a champion is yet to be seen.

But as far as they are concerned, it doesn’t really matter.

“You won’t find another community like this,” Mr Montebello quipped.

PHOTO Charlie Montebello is a veteran of the pigeon racing industry.

ABC NEWS: BRIDGET JUDD


MEET CHAMPION BELGIAN PIGEON FANCIER JELLE ROZIERS AND WIN A DOOR PRIZE THURSDAY 9TH NOVEMBER @ 7PM

Come to the Croatian Catholic center (corner of Fitzgerald Road and Whitesides Avenue, Ardeer) on Thursday 9th November @ 7 pm, have this rare opportunity to meet and talk with champion Belgian Racing Pigeon Fancier Jelle Roziers and have a chance to win one of the prestigious door prizes on offer…

RACING PIGEON DONATED BY JELLE ROZIERS.WINNER TO PAY FREIGHT CHARGES AND QUARANTINE CHARGES

*RACING PIGEON DONATED BY JELLE ROZIERS.

WINNER TO PAY FREIGHT CHARGES AND QUARANTINE CHARGES

*RACING PIGEON DONATED BY WINNERS1 ROD SIMMONS STRAIGHT OFF AN IMPORTED PAIR OF BIRDS NORMALLY PRICED AT $15,00:00

*RACING PIGEON STRAIGHT OFF AN IMPORTED PAIR DONATED BY TONY MCPHERSON

*DR.ROB MARSHALL PRODUCT PRIZE PACK

*COLAC HERALD CUP SPECIAL RINGS

*CROYDON CLASSIC SPECIAL RINGS

*ALL IN 1 BIRD SUPPLEMENTS INAFLOURISH PRIZE PACK

AND MUCH MORE!!!

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NO BOOKINGS REQUIRED – VENUE CAN HOLD 1000 PATRONS

JUST COME TO THE DOOR AND PURCHASE A TICKET!

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