Racing pigeon auction

A racing pigeon named Bolt officially became the most expensive pigeon in the world earlier this week when a Chinese businessman bought him at auction for $400,000. The pigeon, who is named after Olympic superstar Usain Bolt, sold at Belgiums Pipa auction house, according to the AP. The previous record price for a pigeon was $322,000.

A racing pigeon named Bolt officially became the most expensive pigeon in the world earlier this week when a Chinese businessman bought him at auction for $400,000. The pigeon, who is named after Olympic superstar Usain Bolt, sold at Belgiums Pipa auction house, according to the AP. The previous record price for a pigeon was $322,000.

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most expensive pigeon, Blue Prince, a highly pedigreed racing pigeon.
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M&C Hansen - Racing Pigeons Online

M&C Hansen - Racing Pigeons Online

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M&C Hansen - Racing Pigeons Online

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Leo Heremans auction amazes the world of pigeon racing: his pigeon family is sold for 4,346,500 Euro, a new world record | Pigeon Paradise

Leo Heremans auction amazes the world of pigeon racing: his pigeon family is sold for 4,346,500 Euro, a new world record | Pigeon Paradise

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A racing pigeon named Bolt officially became the most expensive pigeon in the world earlier this week when a Chinese businessman bought him at auction for $400,000. The pigeon, who is named after Olympic superstar Usain Bolt, sold at Belgiums Pipa auction house, according to the AP. The previous record price for a pigeon was $322,000.

A racing pigeon named Bolt officially became the most expensive pigeon in the world earlier this week when a Chinese businessman bought him at auction for $400,000. The pigeon, who is named after Olympic superstar Usain Bolt, sold at Belgiums Pipa auction house, according to the AP. The previous record price for a pigeon was $322,000.

Belgian Pigeon "Bolt"  Most Expensive Racing Pigeon on the World
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Commando, a red chequer cock pigeon was used in service with the British armed forces during the Second World War to carry crucial intelligence. The pigeon carried out more than ninety missions during the war, and received the Dickin Medal (the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross) for three particularly notable missions in 1942.

Commando, a red chequer cock pigeon was used in service with the British armed forces during the Second World War to carry crucial intelligence. The pigeon carried out more than ninety missions during the war, and received the Dickin Medal (the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross) for three particularly notable missions in 1942.

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After the Pattaya International Pigeon Race were held this month, with 1,547 birds from 10 Nations in Asia competing in the 530 km race starting in the northern city of Udon Thani. Organizers were surprised at the attention some of its birds received from the Thai public (see picture below). A point of interest to some would be pigeon racers, the event also held an auction where 10 million baht was splashed out on these once lofty messengers, with 2.5 million spent on one bird alone.

After the Pattaya International Pigeon Race were held this month, with 1,547 birds from 10 Nations in Asia competing in the 530 km race starting in the northern city of Udon Thani. Organizers were surprised at the attention some of its birds received from the Thai public (see picture below). A point of interest to some would be pigeon racers, the event also held an auction where 10 million baht was splashed out on these once lofty messengers, with 2.5 million spent on one bird alone.

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