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Racing Homing Pigeons!  
47+ YEARS (since 1973) of breeding and racing these wonderful birds.
This website has been on-going since 2004, updated often, last update 3/23/2021
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***(see Birds for Sale page)*** Our email address is or call 618-585-3624
Goldstar Racing Loft was actually founded in 1973 but the strain is more than 3/4 century old.  The birds, a strain I have named and developed over the last 40+ years in my loft
had been bred in part by the late Gene Goldschmidt of St. Louis Mo.  The combination of his
decades of breeding and several key birds I blended into them over the years has
created a family of birds I call the
"Goldstars".   The Goldstars are a quality  breed of birds which excel at the distance and or on hard weather races as well as any distance
from any direction.   Everyone who obtains them wins with them and observes how smart these birds are in racing home or just in the loft.  Not only smart they are some of
the most beautiful birds you will ever handle. Read on and check out all the pages on the site.  Any comments or suggestions are welcome.  
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"Superior Long Distance Racing Pigeons"  
Now developed into excellent young-bird One-Loft Race birds!
(having 14 wins at 600-mile races - but read on for more about these birds)
Loft news and update:  Around the Goldstar Loft.  ===>   2020 Young birds a VERY good year.  We've raced all 7 club races, three 176-miles (our shortest races)
two 221-mile races, which we WON both races and two 284-mi races.  In fact we sent 53 entries in total to each of last 4 races and only lost one bird. We never train over
40-miles and then once a week, after the first 221-mi race NO training at all.  The birds go back to back to back on all races.  I have never had birds so healthy.  NO medications
used at all since before training began and then only 5 days of the 5 in 1 med.  Of course we use pro-biotic, ACV, and very little vitamins. 2020 we won Club Average Speed,
Champ and Master Loft.  Won over a $1000.00 on our club auction race.  Few birds lost means birds for sale.  Check out the page on this site of sale birds.
We raced 4 young bird races 2019, in the 176-220-220-mile, we were 2nd club in all 3, sent total of 52 birds and lost only 3.  Many of my birds first race was 221-miles.  No
problem, virtually no loses.  Then came the 250, its 284-miles for us.  It was a smash race, out of 347-birds sent, only 30 birds clocked in two days in entire Combine.  Of course,
a hard race means tough birds and that means the
GOLDSTARS win again.  We took 1st and 2nd Combine, as well as 7th and 18th.  See the "Birds for Sale" page for these
same birds for sale.   You will never find quality birds like these this inexpensive.  Fly them or use for breeders, detailed pedigrees provided with every bird.  Plus check out the

Goldstar Rockets
info on the Birds for sale page.  Great young bird racers for One lofts Money races.  Follow results of these birds on see the
Hoosier Classic Race loft name
Goldstar and Angel Loft.  One Loft racing, its the new thing in pigeon racing and here to stay.  Its fun to watch each race or trainer on your phone.  
Any birds you see with a "STAR" band was bred by Goldtstar lofts no matter who is racing it.

At this stage of the game (game of life), I am going to fly only a few old bird and a few young bird races while breeding for even better quality birds and compete more in One Loft
Races.  Pigeon racing in this area, with NEVER any course changing, has ruined the fun for many members so it will continue to shrink.  I hope other area other country  are more
open minded toward the entire membership concerns.  
One direction racing is not the answer to fairness in the sport.  Short lofts always short, long lofts always long, its
easy fix, just fly from different directions.  It would be so much fun and very interesting, however here the short enders keep control and won't allow it.  Even the race schedule is
designed for short races.  Bye-Bye long races.  So new plan, have fun flying One Loft races.  Watch them on or go to the race yourself and have a good
 I just did and I am amazed by my own young birds ability, in a FAIR competition setting!

We fly 627-miles on the 600 (Shamrock, Texas to Bunker Hill, IL. (Before we moved it was 623-mi.) In 2012 we sent 13 birds, ALL birds home.  In 2013 sent 8 birds 600-mi ALL birds home,
2014 sent 12 birds
ALL birds home!  33 entries (birds) to 627-miles in over a three year span and NO birds were lost!  (and many diplomas were won!)
One more thing I did not and do not train the old birds (or young birds) much at all.   With good birds and good management you don't need to train!
It is allot more fun when you don't have to waste time and gas training the birds and when you don't lose birds..   
If you want to have FUN watching your birds score at the top of the sheet (especially on long hard races) you might try some of these Goldstars.  Or the Goldstar Blue Rocket
line for One Loft Money races.
The AU certificate to the left is what I am most proud of.   Just to set it straight, it was awarded after
submitting my long distance race record for that 5 year period.   What brought this on was what the
Goldstars did in 2003, which is to win 5 long distance races in the concourse, all with day birds (of
the 7 long races we had that year).  This is 10th place ALL-TIME Long Distance Champ in the USA in
the 21-30 Loft category. (and will remain so until someone knocks me down a notch)
.  It has held up
for over 15 years so far.  The only reason it is not higher up (more points) is due to the shipping
limits we have here due to trailer size.   Of course the birds that won those races became breeders
and the loft is full of their relatives.
Here is what you will find on this website. (there are 8 pages)
1.  Pictures of lofts inside and out plus pictures of our racing pigeons.  
2.  Race records of our birds in club, Combine, and Concourse competition.  
3.  Hints and tips on health care of the birds, breeding, training and racing techniques.  
4.  History of the Goldstar birds and how they came about.  
5.  Testimonials of others who have had success with the Goldstar birds.  
6.  Pigeons and other items available for sale.  
7.  Information on how to contact me plus links to the AU and the IF.
Many have told me that this is one of the most informative pigeon sites on the Internet -
Thank you all for your positive comments about the site and the birds!
Champion "Golden Star" DC cock
AU 2006 STAR 1679
Above.  623-miles on the
only one loft 25-miles shorter in front of him.  Has
multiple diplomas won from other races in only two
years.  A exceptional bred Goldstar bird.  (father 2871)
The below 4 birds are all 623-mile DAY birds, #0243 1st Concourse race A, #2011 1st Concourse Race B and the
ONLY day bird in race B entire concourse
(most all lofts are a shorter distance, some even 50-miles less and got no birds home on the day)
The above hen is #0058 "Gold
Baby", was
4th Concourse on
the day 623-miles
. The year
before she was 7th 623-mi. Also
was 1st at the 400 (Kansas)
among many other diplomas.

On the right is her son cock #0243
who was
1st Concourse
623-miles on the day.
 He is
also the son of the bird called

"Paul" who was 5th
Concourse 623-mi that year
The above hen is #2011 "Miss
Goldstar" who was
1st Concourse
623-miles on the day and
the ONLY
day bird in race B in the entire
with almost all lofts
being shorter in distance.
Note: She is also the mother of the bird to
the right, the "Golden Star cock"
Note: the father to the
bird to the left (0058) is
2871 "Golden Boy" &
also is the father to the
"Golden Star" cock far
right.   2871 was raised
to be a stock bird and
never flew a day in his
life and produced 2
day-birds at 623-miles +
Countless other winners
Note: We live in the mid-west and the long races are in June when it can be in the 90's with extreme humidity so day birds are very rare here.  The above birds bloodline make up
the entire Goldstar strain along with a few more winners and key birds and are all over the pedigrees of any birds we sell as Goldstars.  (the parents and brothers and sisters of
these birds).  Notice how winners make winners!  The genes need to be there and they are there in all the Goldstar birds!
To the left is #4203 DC Hen, 1st
Concourse 623-miles on a very tough
race with head winds.
 She won the
race with a speed of 844.968 arriving
at 12:54 the 2nd day to beat the entire
Concourse.  She was 5th the year
before in the same race.  Her mother
was #2010 sister to the above #2011
Miss Goldstar. Her father was #0016
from the old line Flyway-Goldschmidt
To the left here is the famous "Broken
Arrow" cock #5369 who was
Concourse 623-miles on a tough 600 with
a winning speed of 911.420 YPM.
cock with a broken keel was one super
race bird and qualifies as an AU
Registered Champion he won so many
diplomas.  His son won a 128-mi race at
over 1900 YPM.  He comes from all "Old
Line" Chicago Bastin and the
"Flyway-Goldschmidt cross".  
The bird to the left is #1719 one
extremely well built beautiful bird
and Show winner who was
club, combine and concourse at
 Also on a previous
race, a 200, that was the worst 200
we ever had in old bird racing she
was 1st Concourse and one of the
few returning in race time.
Retired and bred good race birds
as her blood remains in the
Goldstar line.
The bird to the right is #2855 who
1st club and combine at
623-miles plus he was also 1st
at a 200 and at 250-miles.
His sister #2854 was and great
breeder for me as well,  His older
brother #2804 was consistent
racing and bred great race birds.  
His blood remains throughout the
Goldstar lines.  (show winner as
The above birds plus the other 600-mile winners were usually retired to the breeding loft so this is how the Goldstars were created and made better and
better.  It took years to do but now it is fun, not losing birds (seldom) and watching them return from far away places that I wouldn't even want to drive to
or from.  Amazing what they can do!  (on any distance races 100 to 600-miles)
There are several birds out of some of my best breeders. (see birds for sale page)
Not many birds left to sell now.  You need to try a couple, it will help you win, it always does.
Not many left!
(but they are good ones)
You will not be sorry, you will love these birds and they will perform for you.
The New game in Pigeon racing is One Loft racing!  Goldstar Pigeons for One Loft Racing, see the "Birds for Sale" Page
Finding quality birds by testing them for years by performance on the long races has resulted in a strain of birds that fly super
well on longer harder young bird races.  In other words, QUALITY racing pigeons.

For more information on One Loft RACES around the U.S. See the website
We are in Partnership as
Goldstar and Angel Loft.  We are in the Just4Fun syndicate, 2020 with 34 birds to start from 30 different lofts.  Only 12
birds left to go to the final race and
BOTH Goldstars were still there!  Any STAR banded bird you see we bred!!!!!!!!!

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