Date: 2 February 2020
Conditions: Light headwind with temperatures up to 35 Degrees Celsius
Birds in race: 1548
The race was like most Million Dollar races of the past very tough and only three pigeons were clocked on the day.
1st (clocked 18:32) - MARJANA S (Vandenabeele/Prange/Eijerkamp/Vercammen/Roeper) of Team Barbara & Miha Sovic of Slovenia, winning $300 000.
2nd (clocked 18:48) - SUZA U PISMU (Clemens/Koopman/Ganus) of Beko Loft of the USA, winning $150 000.
3rd (clocked 19:27) - VIENTO (Pollin/Koopman) of Koopman Racing Team of the Netherlands, winning $100 000.
31st - Senekal Duiwe Klub with CANGO GABY (also 209th HOT SPOT 2 and 165th HOT SPOT 5) bred by Jaco Bekker. The nestmate CANGO GABY 2 was 211th in the final and 72nd HOT SPOT 2, 105 HOT SPOT 3 and 15th HOT SPOT 5. Their grandmother is CHRISTINE (1st ace pigeon Kalahari Pigeon Federation 2014) and she is a daughter of super breeders KROMME and DOGTER GOLDEN EYE. Also in the pedigree are WITTENBUIK 1717 (son of JULIE BLIKSEM and HALF PINT) and LITTLE BLUE.
47th - Team Judels with CHRICOR 33. Grandmother is a halfsister of super breeder KROMME. Also in the pedigree are ASDUIFIE (descendant Bakleigat Bliksem and Golden Eye), CORN FLAKES, WITTENBUIK 370 and MISS AMSTERDAM.
What is very interesting is that the names of Gaby Vandenabeele, Gunter Prange, Gerhard Koopman and Leo Heremans were in most pedigrees of the top performers in the race.