Tarn-et-Garonne: 30,000 birds will fly from the Beaumont racecourse for the international racing pigeon competition

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Once is not custom, it is not the trotters who will hold the star, Saturday July 2, at the racecourse of Beaumont-de-Lomagne. Thirty thousand pigeons will be released at 6:30 am in an international racing pigeon competition. Proceeds will be donated to research into childhood cancers.

The show promises to be breathtaking this Saturday July 2 in the sky of Beaumont-de-Lomagne. It is from the Borde-Vieille racecourse that more than 30,000 carrier pigeons will be released, at 6.30 am sharp. It’s been 6 years since this international racing pigeon competition chose “The Mecca of trotting” (nickname given to the Beaumont racecourse, which in its long history has hosted the greatest trotting racehorses in the world, including the unforgettable Ourasi ) as a take-off ground.

This competition brings together pigeons from Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, Great Britain and of course France. Taking into account the location of the dovecotes that the pigeons must reach, they will have between 700 km and 1200 km to cover under their wings. The classification will be done by speed and the fastest pigeon will win. You should know that a pigeon flies at an average speed of between 70 and 75 km/h depending on the atmospheric conditions.

This international competition is organized for the benefit of research against childhood cancer and leukemia.

If you want to attend this release of pigeons, you will have to get up early since the departure of the 30,000 travelers is set for 6:30 am on Saturday. Hoping that the weather is favorable otherwise, the release should be delayed to prevent the pigeons from getting lost.

Entrance to Beaumont Racecourse is completely free and the public is cordially invited to this impressive spectacle.

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