RACING

Main Race & £5 One Bird Nominations

Two races are available to participate in on weekends, our normal main race and a optional £5 one bird nomination race which races for Prize Money, liberated all together.

Optional £5 one bird noms apply to the full Thames programme (except for midweek races & if any additional races are added after 10/09/22).
The one bird nom will need to be chosen & paid for at marking.
There are no split liberations.
A separate result for £5 one bird noms are required.
Nom prize money of £5.00 per pigeon is generated on a per race basis (split 1st 50%, 2nd 30% & 3rd 20%) and paid out prior to the AGM


Race Programme

  • This race programme has been confirmed by the RPRA 10.03.22 (races 4 & 14 have been changed to Holmsley due to RPRA availability).  

  • Old bird & Young bird racing is permitted throughout the programme.

  • Main Race birdage prices are 65p per bird + 50p admin fee per member.

  • Optional £5 one bird noms apply to the full Thames programme (except for midweek races & if any additional races are added after 10/09/22). The one bird nom will need to be chosen & paid for at marking. There are no split liberations. A separate result for £5 one bird noms are required. Nom prize money of £5.00 per pigeon is generated on a per race basis (split 1st 50%, 2nd 30% & 3rd 20%) and paid out prior to the AGM.

  • Please note: this race programme is subject to changes due to RPRA availability or government restrictions require short notice changes. 

  • All Thames members are now UBI members.

  • All other clubs races listed as per their programmes issued as of 24/02/22 and are subject to change, Thames take no responsibility.

  • 20 August - BICC Guernsey YB race is the Thames breeder buyer race.
    10 September - BICC Falaise YB race is the Thames gold ring race. Verification on www.thamesnec.co.uk on day of clocking required so a provisional result can be produced.

  • 3 vaccination forms are required: two to be placed & kept on each transporter for the full season and the third to be kept by marking station.

  • To comply with ALPHA/DEFRA, every bird must be accounted for so all race entry sheets must be placed on the transporter for each race. Trainers must also be listed. No bird is permitted on the transporter without being noted.

  • Marking for all Thames races will be the evening before the race as usual.

  • Members should notify their marking stations by each (Thursday for a Saturday race) & (Mondays for a Wednesday race) with their expected birdage send as marking stations delegates are to contact the Thames secretary by 4pm on those days so that transport arrangements can be made.

Distances

Distances are in loft number numerical order.
Last Updated 05/05/2022.

Race Entry Sheets

For all rubber entry's a race entry sheet must be completed for each race.
Trainers should also be noted down. 

Vaccination

3 Vaccination Certificates should be provided to your marking station secretary prior to racing. Two of these will be placed and kept on each of the transporters for the full season and the third copy will be kept by your marking station.

Transfers

All rings should be in the name of the racer.

The RPRA now offer free online transfers if both parties have a registered email address using the link below, alternatively you can download a transfer form and transfer rings in the usual way.