‘Why I paid R5 million for a pigeon’
It’s one of the best investments I’ve ever made.Mark Kitchenbrand
We want to win at any price.Mark Kitchenbrand
This pigeon will be kept in a breeding pen where he will breed for the rest of his life.Mark Kitchenbrand
Two South Africans paid R5 million for a Belgian racing pigeon, an all-time record.
Mark Kitchenbrand and Samuel Mbiza outbid a Chinese syndicate to become the new owners of “Golden Prince”; described as “one of the best long distance pigeons ever”.
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Kitchenbrand.
Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for more quotes from it).
In 2011 we won a $1 million race.Mark Kitchenbrand
That bird will be breeding and that offspring will be available worldwide for sale.Mark Kitchenbrand
There is a whole crew of vets looking at the bird fulltime.Mark Kitchenbrand
This pigeon is a Usain Bolt!Mark Kitchenbrand
In China about 10 million people are racing pigeons every weekend.Mark Kitchenbrand
It was a bloody nose for them [the Chinese syndicate]!Mark Kitchenbrand
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This article first appeared on 702 : ‘Why I paid R5 million for a pigeon’