‘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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