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LAURA IS A BIG WINNER TODAY (GFL 267-15) wins the 2016 South Africa Million Dollar Final Race from 336 miles against 2,161 birds!  Also winning 1st
Country Challenge and 7th Place Grand Average Speed.  On February 6, 2016 the 2161 remaining birds in the 2016 South Africa Million Dollar Final Race were
released at 6:15 am into 70 degree weather and a light head wind.  As the day progressed, temperatures reached about 88 degrees with moderate head winds
and the possibility of some rain and thunderstorms. At 14:55, LAURA IS A BIG WINNER TODAY arrived all alone making a victory lap and landed on the
rooftop of the loft. To be alone on the loft must have been a strange feeling for her as there were usually groups of birds on the previous trainings and races. 
She finally made a move for the trapping area and was officially clocked at 14:57:35 with a flying time of 8 hours 42 minutes, 1130 ypm, a working race.
Then at 15:12:34 the second pigeon arrived - 15 minutes behind the winning pigeon.  No other winning bird ever recorded a 15 minute lead over the rest of
field in the previous nineteen Million Dollar Races.  There were 43 pigeons officially clocked on the day, the toughest and smartest pigeons that would not
give up, the real fighters of the loft.
As the crowd watched in the Monte Casino Ballroom in South Africa, my wife and I were watching on our computer.  When the winning pigeon was announced
my dream came true of winning this prestigious race.  The South Africa Million Dollar Final Race is like the Super Bowl to football, like the World Series in
baseball. This is the grand finale in our sport of racing pigeons.
My phone started ringing, my cell phone started ringing, the emails from around the world and the text messages that were coming in made this moment
unforgettable.  I realized that my plan to win the SAMDPR had materialized - select and buy the best from past Million Dollar pigeon races and build a
breeding loft that can breed me race contenders in the shortest amount of time.
I have always felt that winners breed winners and their blood is the future of our sport.  My breeding plan consisted mating UNTAMED DESERT - 1st Place
Winner 2013 South Africa Final Race to SAID IN SPUN SILVER - 2nd Place Winner 2013 South Africa Final Race, 1st Knock Out Winner, 4th Grand Average
Speed Winner, 23rd Car Race 5.   They produced MARGO'S TREASURE (GFL 51-2014).  I mated MARGO'S TREASURE to SUN CITY (DV 02656-10-85) and these
are the parents of LAURA IS A BIG WINNER TODAY.  SUN CITY also bred the 2012 South African Million Dollar Final Race Winner - REBELLOUS!  SUN
CITY's accomplishment is incredible - the only bird to have sired 2 South Africa Final Race Winners!!!!!!!!
In addition to 1st Place in the 2016 Final Million Dollar Race, GFL placed 22, 73, 226, 247, 284, 330, 397 ,486, 497, 511.
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                      Video of Laura is a Big Winner Today arriving in 2016 Final Race
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Ganus Family Loft's (GFL)s record in the previous Million Dollar Races includes:  2014 Million Dollar Final Race - 29, 72, 87, 156, 161 199, 238, 293 - 8 birds in
the prize money. 2013 Million Dollar Final Race - 53, 70.  2012 Million Dollar Final Race - 48, 120, 130;  12th and 17th Grand Average.  2011 Million Dollar Final
Race - 168th. 2010 Million Dollar Final Race - 69th.

South Africa 2013 Race- Incredible Results For GFL's "Mike Has A Very Good One"

An incredible race series for GFL's MIKE HAS A VERY GOOD ONE (GFL 483-13).  She placed 53rd in the Final Race from 411 miles against 3478 birds.  Her
overall winnings for the race series was over $100,000 USD.  She was a very consistent and tough racer through the whole series. Pedigree for MIKE HAS A
VERY GOOD ONE - Dam: daughter of Mona Lisa (GFL 487-06), Sire: Wolverine (Belg 3181936-09).

Top Winners in 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014 South Africa Races Breeding at Ganus Family Loft

GFL has over 20 top racers from the South Africa Million Dollar Races breeding for us now.  Our latest acquisition from the South Africa Race series is
HALOVER (DV 7164-13-0270) - the 1st Place 2014 South Africa Million Dollar Final Race winner.  She joins the other superstars we've added to our loft.
The 1st and 2nd Place Winners in South Africa Million Dollar Final Race 2013 are breeding at Ganus Family Loft.   These birds were the top racers through
the whole series and came to the top to win the 2013 final race. The 1st Place Winner of the Final Race against 2,793 birds - UNTAMED DESERT. Also won 89th
Hot Spot Car Race 4, 57th Hot Spot Car Race 5. The 2nd Place Winner of the Final Race - SAID IN SPUN SILVER, also the Knock Out Winner and 4th Grand
Average Winner.
From the Million Dollar Final Race 2012 I acquired SORAIA - 36th Place 2012 Final Race and 1st Knock Out Winner. GFL also added SYLT ORPHEUS to our
breeding loft - the 2nd Place South Africa Million Dollar Race winner.
I went to South Africa for the 2011 final race and was impressed with two special birds - SUGAR SHACK and SORAIA. SUGAR SHACK won 59th in the Final
Race along with 63rd Hot Spot Car Race 1, 69th Hot Spot Car Race 2, 62nd Hot Spot Car Race 3, 29th Hot Spot Car Race 4 and 167th Hot Spot Car Race 5.
Spectacular race results. SORAIA was the Knock Out Winner and won 36th in the Final Race. The morning after the final race she handled like she never flew
a tough final race. She won 19th Hot Spot Car Race 1, 34th Hot Spot Car Race 4, 16th Hot Spot Car Race 5.
These are just the birds added to our loft from the SAMDPR series. They join the already outstanding breeders here at GFL.
So I want to welcome you to my collection of some of the finest racing and breeding pigeons in the world.  I am proud to introduce you to my loft and the
birds that are placing Ganus Family Loft and many other fanciers at the top of international races, one loft races, local clubs and combines. Take a look at
the accomplishments of the GFL birds here in the US and all over the world.  Here in the US, GFL has helped numerous fanciers win just about every race
there is as well as national loft and national ace awards.
The results GFL has achieved did not happen overnight.  I have spent many years building a super collection of great birds. I've spent many hours in my loft
handling and studying my birds so I can find the perfect couples. Over the years I have had the pleasure to meet many great people in the sport. I want to
thank everyone who has placed their trust in GFL. Come join the Ganus team.  Enjoy this wonderful sport by placing your results at the top of the race sheet
with GFL birds.
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the fancy and racing pigeon sports for over 30 years.  For quick service and quality products at competitive prices, Vita King Products is the answer.