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Rafael Cancio
Race Owner
In English or Spanish

Roberto Cancio
Loft Manager
En Español

5150 SW 118th Ave.
Miami, FL 33175


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Race Rules


The Miami International Pigeon Race will be a dream come true with the dedication and hard work by the Cancio family. The Cancio family has been Pigeon breeders since childhood and now American Racing Pigeon Union members.  Our race will offer to all lovers of Homing Pigeons in the world, a one loft race with an experienced team to handle and care for the pigeons.  Furthermore a loft full of great technological advances and great conditions; located in Miami "The Sunshine State" a beautiful place with tropical weather and beaches. The local advantages offer not only the opportunity to visit the race facilities but also the opportunity to visit Miami one of the most paradisiacal places sought by vacationers. Our facilities are not only designed for the enjoyment of breeders, your family will also have amenities to have a great time in Miami, the breeders and their family who plan to visit the races can contact us to make arrangements for travel and accommodations.

This race will be a series of three races to one loft. It will be accepting birds from March 1st through May 31st; breeders can send replacement birds until June 15th.

Birds on arrival will be quarantined and vaccinated for Paratyphoid, PMV and POX.

  • Perch Fee will be $100 per bird or $250 for 3 birds or $500 for 6 birds.
  • The Perch Fee is Due when birds arrive.
  • Activation Fee will be $200 per bird due after the 100 miles training.

The birds will be trained to perform a 100 miles toss (minimum); every breeder can follow their performance in our web page during training, after every race, and practice flight.  We video cameras that allow real-time following of training and race bird’s arrival from the comfort of your home.  All birds will be treated equally throughout the period of training and racing in our facilities. After the release of the 100 mile toss the birds MUST be activated individually by 200 points, you can make payments through our website or send check or money order payable to Miami International Pigeon Race to our address, 5150 SW 118th Ave, Miami Fl 33175. Every breeder will have their birds in competition teams of a maximum of three (3) birds they can choose which birds they put on each team or the race management will organize their teams at random, birds cannot switch teams after the competition begins, breeders have the right to send as many teams as they wish.

Remaining birds should be activated October 17 through October 24. Non-activated birds will become the property of Miami International Pigeon Race and they will be auctioned to the general public. (Birds not sold to anyone will be removed from competition and will remain property of the Miami International Pigeon Race.)
The races will be organized as follows:

  • 150 miles November 5th
  • 225 miles November 12th
  • 300 miles November 19th
  • 350 miles November 26th - All Star Cienfuegos Classic (optional event)

All three (3) races will award capital points per clocking position. We also have an average speed award based on the average speed per bird calculated over all three races. The bird must complete all three races to win the average speed award. The bird with the highest credits in the 300 mile race breaks a previous eventual tie.

After the final 300 mile race, we will organize an optional extra race, with the option to fly for more award points and a trophy. The optional All Star Cienfuegos Classic 350 miles race will be organized on November 26th. The entry fee to this race is 100 points per bird. The race will not be launched unless 50 birds are activated (activation is possible after the 300 miles race). Prizes will be awarded to the first 5 places per clocking position).

All races will be open for three (3) days from the moment of release. If not enough birds clock to fill the points, the race management reserves the right to recalculate the winner’s points. The Electronic Timer will be used with Win Companion Live Races.

Whistles, droppers and other bird calling methods shall not be used during any of the races. Birds do the approach to the antenna and clocking voluntarily.

The management reserves the right to shorten the distances, to release or not – according to the weather conditions of each race.

Miami International Pigeon Race is not responsible for any birds lost in training or race time, and has the right to refuse any entries.

If a breeder does not have any bird left in the competition at the end of the 100 miles training toss,, the Miami International Pigeon Race offers a free perch for a team of three (3) pigeons for the following year's race.

The Miami International Pigeon Race will post training reports at the time that training starts.

When the last race is over, Miami International Pigeon Race will hold an auction where each breeder may optionally participate with their remaining birds, the profit will be divided 50/50 between the race and the breeder, breeders who do not want to participate with their pigeons in the auction MUST make arrangements with the race management to get their birds back, arrangements must be made to have your birds returned before December 4. We would like to make a kind reminder, after this date the birds become property of the Miami International Pigeon Race.

We encourage volunteers to accompany / follow all trainings and race releases!

We are not responsible for errors or mishandling issues of the shipping carrier when returning birds to breeder at the end of the final race.