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Falcon Racing

Welcome to Vowley Racing

Vowley is proud to be the first and only Falcon Racing venue in the UK.

Located in Wiltshire, the exclusive 110-acre site boasts purpose-built falconry facilities in addition to three flat race courses and three high flight arenas. Vowley plays host to a series of Falcon Racing events throughout the summer months.

You can find further details and links to our races below…

 

Flat Racing

Flat racing is a timed race over level ground in a straight flight to the lure (tilwah) between a start beam and a finish beam spaced 400 metres apart. Flat Racing is used to determine the fastest Falcon. It is currently practised mainly in the Middle East.

Click here to download the Flat Race Rules

Hunt Racing

Hunt racing is used to test the Falcon’s hunting abilities. The race starts with a Falcon being unhooded and chasing a robotic Roprey into the sky, climbing as quickly as it can until it reaches a pre-set height (normally events run at 100 metres altitude intervals to a maximum of 500 metres). Once it has reached the set height, the Pilot dives the Roprey. The Falcon must stoop and pursue the Roprey, catch it in the air and land on the ground with it inside a 150-metre square landing area. The fastest Falcon wins.

Click here to download the Hunt Race rules

While Flat Racing tests the speed of the Falcons, Hunt Racing offers different elements:

Click here to read more

Hunt Racing

Hunt racing is used to test the Falcon’s hunting abilities. The race starts with a Falcon being unhooded and chasing a robotic Roprey into the sky, climbing as quickly as it can until it reaches a pre-set height (normally events run at 100 metres altitude intervals to a maximum of 500 metres). Once it has reached the set height, the Pilot dives the Roprey. The Falcon must stoop and pursue the Roprey, catch it in the air and land on the ground with it inside a 150-metre square landing area. The fastest Falcon wins.

Click here to download the Hunt Race rules

While Flat Racing tests the speed of the Falcons, Hunt Racing offers different elements:

Click here to read more

Location Event Name Date
Vowley, UK Flat Race and Hunt Race Competition Aug 29th 29/08/2020
Vowley, UK Flat Race and Hunt Race Competition Sept 12th 12/09/2020
Vowley, UK Qualifiers September 25th 25/09/2020
Vowley, UK Qualifiers September 26th 26/09/2020
Vowley, UK Finals September 27th 27/09/2020