Pigeon Racing's Old World Charm Enchants New, Wealthy Fans A hen bred in Belgium — she's named New Kim — just fetched a record price at auction: $1.9 million. The anonymous Chinese buyer also purchased the previous record holder last year.
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Pigeon Racing's Old World Charm Enchants New, Wealthy Fans

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Pigeon Racing's Old World Charm Enchants New, Wealthy Fans

Pigeon Racing's Old World Charm Enchants New, Wealthy Fans

Pigeon Racing's Old World Charm Enchants New, Wealthy Fans

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A hen bred in Belgium — she's named New Kim — just fetched a record price at auction: $1.9 million. The anonymous Chinese buyer also purchased the previous record holder last year.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Pigeon racing is a popular pastime in Western Europe, has been for generations, and now its old-world charm enchants new wealthy fans. A hen bred in Belgium - she's named New Kim - just fetched a record price at auction - $1.9 million. The anonymous Chinese buyer also bought the previous record holder last year, although that bird went for a song - a mere $400,000. It's MORNING EDITION.

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