AviRings Derby 2024

AviRings Derby is a unique one-loft-race with young pigeons, characterized by the use of state-of-the-art electronic equipment for pigeon racing. Our innovative technical approach will provide participants of the AviRings Derby with current and transparent information about their pigeons. AviRings Derby is different from other races, especially because:

a) ENABLES tracking pigeons with the AviRings GPS ring

b) GUARANTEES 24/7 live stream from the loft and photos & videos of individual young pigeons

c) OFFERS darkening and lightening of the loft in the training phase

Participation is limited to associated members of the AviRings Derby Club, which also serves as the race’s organizer. Natural and legal persons can participate. Participating pigeons must wear an official closed ring dated 2024.

Participation in the “AviRings Derby 2024” competitions requires a correct and complete registration in advance.

The registration fee for one pigeon is set to 175 €. If one participant sends a team of 5 pigeons, the registration fee is 700 € (1 pigeon free). All pigeons are activated and can win prizes; only for the Ultimate 600 Race, if a participant decides to send the pigeon to the ultimate race, he has to pay activation before the race.

The end of registration can be announced when loft capacities are reached.

The space in the loft is limited to a maximum of 2.100 pigeons. Places will be provided on a first-come, first-served principle, whereby places will be guaranteed to teams that have been registered and paid the registration fee first.

Registrations can be sent to the AviRings Derby Club:

- by e-mail derby@avirings.com

- or on the https://derby.avirings.com/ website

Registration fees for the AviRings Derby can be paid by bank transfer. The necessary bank details can be found in the chart below:

Recipient Klub AviRings Derby

Bank Delavska hranilnica d.d.

IBAN SI56 6100 0002 5306 192

Swift HDELSI22

Purpose name of the particpants (identical as in the registration form)

Bank address Miklošičeva 5, 1000 Ljubljana

Payment confirmation should be sent directly to AviRings Derby (derby@avirings.com) or through your local coordinator.

Collection of Pigeons

Delivery of registered and paid pigeons must be made from 12/2/2024 to 15/5/2024. Pigeons must be equipped with the TRACES documentation, whereas the “consignee” should be selected “Klub AviRings Derby” ISO Code = SI.

Delivery can be conducted in person, using animal transport, or through collection locations in each country on specific dates.

Delivered pigeons must come with an ownership card and a correctly completed pedigree. Pigeons without delivered pedigree and ring card till the first official race will not be able to win any prizes, so it is very important that with the pigeon, the participant also delivers the ring card and pedigree.Pedigrees will be published on the website just before the final flight.

Pigeons can be delivered only if they are at least 28 days old and have been vaccinated against paramyxovirus before delivery. We recommend vaccination against rotavirus as well.

Ultimate 600 bonus race (activation)

After the final race of 520 km, we will organize a bonus race from a distance of over 600 km. This race will be organized at least 12 days after the final race if the number of activated pigeons for the bonus race exceeds 200.

The first 40 pigeons from the final race, as well as the first 10 ace pigeons and the first ten pigeons in the 3-race cup ranking, will not participate in this race by default, which means these pigeons will go straight to the auction.

All other pigeons can be sent to the Ultimate 600 race by their participant by paying for the online activation of their pigeons.

The activation fee depends on the number of returned pigeons from the final race and will be known soon after the final race.

From the activation money, we will cover the race costs, and the rest will go to the prize money for the ultimate 600 race (approx. 25:75). The prize money will be known a few days before the race occurs.

Not-activated pigeons for the Ultimate 600 race will not take part in the race and will go to the auction.

The results of the Ultimate 600 race do not aim for ace pigeon competition, 3 -races cup, and average speed ranking.

AviRings GPS pigeon ring

The organizer will ensure that for every official race, approximately 20 pigeons will carry the AviRings GPS rings. These pigeons will compete normally with other pigeons. However, they will not be aiming for any of the prizes.

After the race, the flying routes gathered with the GPS rings will be analyzed and shown to the participants.

Participants can also lease a GPS ring for their pigeon. The rent costs for alle AviRings races, semi-final and final flights are 100 € per pigeon.[1] In case this pigeon gets lost, rent will not be refunded.

Flight schedule

In the period between acclimatization and the final flight (14/9/2024), pigeons will have the training and intermediate distance flights (AviRings races) according to the planned schedule below:


Release Location

Approx. Distance (km)

Flight Status
















































Race 1








Race 2








Race 3








Race 4








Race 5












AviRings Final Race




Ultimate 600 Race

Remark: The organizer has the right to change and adjust the flight schedule with respect to weather conditions or any other condition out of the organizer's control and may endanger the safety of the pigeons.

The organizer explicitly reserves the right to change the schedule of training and races. If required, additional training can be organized. Trainings that are not carried out are usually not replaced. Races, inclusive of the final flight and, respectively, the Ultimate race, can be carried out on different dates if they can’t be realized on their planned dates (due to weather conditions, etc.). Overall ranking (for example, the Ace Pigeon competition) is based only on races that have been realized.


AviRings Intermediate Races

All pigeons compete for prizes in official races. In first 4 races, we have prizes for the first three places:

Prizes for Races 1-4

1st place

700 €

2nd place

500 €

3rd place

250 €

Semi-Final Race


1st place

2.000 €

2nd place

1.500 €

3rd place

1.000 €

Overall ranking: Ace Pigeon

The five best pigeons on 4 intermediate races, the semi-final race, and the final flight will be rewarded - (overall ranking). Pigeons are ranked first according to the prizes (in the first 1/3) and second criterium, according to the Ace points (calculated on the 1:3 principle).

The top three pigeons will get the “Ace Pigeon AviRings Derby 2024” trophy, and top five pigeons will get the following prizes:

1st prize: 7.500 €

2nd prize: 5.000 €

3rd prize: 2.500 €

4th prize: 1.500 €

5th prize: 750 €

AviRings “3-races” Cup - 2024

Pigeons compete in three races (320km, 400km and 520km) for “3-races” ace pigeon.The pigeon with the lowest total time in thosethree races willbe the best pigeon in theAviRings “3-races” Cup competition.The top three pigeons will get theAviRings “3-races” Cup” trophy, and the top five pigeons will get the following prizes:

1st prize: 4.000 €

2nd prize: 3.000€

3rd prize: 2.000 €

4th prize: 1.000 €

5th prize: 500 €

AviRings Final Race

The final race will be – if conditions permit – started from a distance of approx. 520km, offering a fair test for pigeons’ skills. The release of pigeons will be scheduled for the morning hours, according to the organizer’s judgment.

The final race of the AviRings Derby 2024 is planned for September 14. If the final race can’t be realized on September 14, 2024, due to the bad weather conditions, it will be rescheduled. The organizer will announce the new date in due time. Monetary and non-monetary rewards will be given for the final race. The ranking is determined by the arrival time of pigeons. If more pigeons share the same arrival time, they will also share the same rank. The prizes for such ranks will be shared equally in this case.

1st place: 20.000 €

2nd place: 10.000 €

3rd place: 5.000 €

4th place: 3.000 €

5th place: 2.000 €

6th to 10th: 1.500 €

11th to 15th: 750 €

16th to 20th: 500 €

21th to 30th: 250 €

31th to 40th: 200 €

41th to 50th: 150 €

51th to 65th: 100 €

66th to 90th: 50 €

As described above, the prize pool is valid for 1.900 registered and paid pigeons. In case of fewer registered/paid pigeons, the prize money will be adjusted accordingly in percentages. In this case, the organizer will announce the changes in due time before the final flight. Monetary prizes will only be paid through a bank transfer.


Pigeons that successfully finish the program (final race or even ultimate race) will be auctioned online.

Pigeons are normally auctioned at AviRings Auction (auction portal which is part of the AviRings group). The gender of the young pigeons at the auction is only presumed, and the auction organizer is not responsible for the wrong gender presumption.

In this case, auction proceeds will be shared between the organizer and the participant who originally registered the pigeon (50:50 share). Participants’ shares will be paid through bank transfers. The auction will be announced in due time through the website: https://derby.avirings.com.

Pigeons that are not sold in the first attempt will be auctioned later for the second time in the AviRings auction. If they are not sold again, they become AviRings Derby's property.

Some pigeons (with interesting results) can also be auctioned at other online auctions by our partners (for example, PIPA).In this case, auction proceeds will be shared between the derby organizer, participant, and auction partner in the following shares: 30:35:35. Before dividing, from each pigeon winning amount will be deducted the general costs of the organization of such auction in a proportional amount (photos, DNK, transport costs, etc.).

Each participant with pigeons that have interesting results will be asked if he agrees to sell the pigeon on the partner’s auction portal. In case of explicit refusal within the determined deadline, the pigeon will be sold at AviRings Auction, according to the conditions described above.


If a pigeon gets lost in the loft surroundings during training, intermediate races, or the final flight, respectively ultimate race, the registration fee is not refunded. In this case, it is not possible to register and deliver a replacement pigeon.

The organizer reserves the right to cancel all flights. If the final race of the AviRings Derby 2024 is canceled, paid fees, reduced by all organizer’s expenses, will be refunded. All the pigeons collected up to that point will be auctioned online athttps://derby.avirings.com. 50% of the auction proceeds will go to the participant and 50% to the organizer. If just some of the flights are canceled, no registration fee will be refunded.

Pigeons will be registered for the races with an electronic system “AviRings Live”, created by the company AviRings d. o. o., Murska Sobota.

A ranking list will be created for each AviRings Race, semi-finale race, final race and ultimate 600 race. The race is finished when 33,5% of all released pigeons arrive back to the loft. The announced prize fund will be given out to 90th place regardless of this.

Participants are responsible for equipping registered and sent pigeons with a pedigree and ring card. Pigeons without delivered pedigree and ring cards will not be able to win any prizes.

AviRings Derby does not offer any guarantee that the information in the pedigree documents is correct.

Final provisions

If any part of this public announcement is or becomes invalid, or if this public announcement contains any gaps, this does not affect the validity of the announcement. Instead of any inefficient provision or gap in the announcement, a new provision will be issued based on an agreement between the club and participants in specific conditions. Legislative provisions apply if this is impossible to achieve with a supplement explanation.

By registering, participants accept all terms & conditions of this public announcement as binding. Legal proceedings are excluded.

We look forward to your participation.

[1]Remark: It should be mentioned that carrying the GPS ring could be disadvantage for the pigeon in comparison with other pigeons without the GPS ring. Participants should be aware of this assumption, before deciding for the lease of the ring.

Registration form

Click here to download the registration form