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BURTON & SOUTH DERBYSHIRE FEDERATION

by Pete Wightman

 

GREAT OPENING RACE FROM CHELTENHAM SEES JOHN GILBERT TAKE TOP SPOT AND BULLS HEAD DOMINATE RESULT

SATURDAY APRIL 15TH SAW THE OPENING RACE OF THE 2017 SEASON FROM CHELTENHAM, THE BIRDS WERE MET WITH A COLD WNW WIND, TURNING MORE WESTERLY AS THE DAY WENT ON, BUT THEY ALSO HAD CLEAR SKIES. AS EXPECTED THE EAST SIDE OF THE FED DOMINATED AND APART FROM JOHN GILBERT DOWN AT DORDON, THE TOP END OF THE FED DOMINATED THE RESULT, INDICATING A HARDER START AND AN EASIER END TO THE RACE? THE LATER THE LIBERATIONS ON THIS DAY ACTUALLY SAW WINNING VELOCITIES AROUND THE 1550 YPM MARK.  118 MEMBERS ENTERED 2213 BIRDS, A VERY GOOD START TO THE SEASON; THESE WERE LIBERATED AT 11-00 INTO A COLD NW WIND BY OUR CONVOYER ELEANOR, AND I RECEIVED A COUPLE OF THANKYOUS FROM CLUBS TO PASS ONTO THE CONVOYER;DRIVER AND RACE CONTROLLER FOR GIVING OUR BIRDS A GOOD OPENING RACE.

1ST FED ON 1490 WAS JOHN GILBERT OF DORDON, FLYING IN THE BIRCH COPPICE CLUB; JOHNS FED TOPPER WAS A 2YO FVW X LAMBRECHT COCK. JOHN FLIES 25 MILES SHORTER THAN ANY OTHER LOFT IN THE TOP TWENTY; THERE WAS NO OTHER BIRD BETWEEN TAMWORTH AND DERBY IN THE RESULT? THIS WOULD POINT TO THE LEADING BATCH GOING UP THE EAST SIDE OF THE FED? 2ND FED ON 1488 WAS MICK FEARN OF OSMASTON PARK IN DERBY; MICK TIMED IN A 4YO VAN LOON COCK. THE MOST NORTHERLY CLUB IN OUR FED, THE BULLS HEAD AT ILKESTON TOOK 14 OF THE NEXT 15 POSITIONS. THEIR WINNER C V DOLAN TOOK 3RD; 4TH; 9TH; AND 10TH FED ON 1485.6(2); 1478.5; 1478.2. MR & MRS JOHN DOWD WERE 5TH & 6TH FED ON 1484.3; 1484.0; AND MR & MRS RICK SHELTON TOOK 7TH; 8TH; AND 11TH FED ON 1483; 1482; 1475.

JOHN GILBERT 1ST FED CHELTENHAM 2017

AROUND THE CLUBS,

STARTING AT STRETTON, 13 SENT 228 AND ALAN BRASSINGTON MADE AN OMINOUS START TAKING 1ST; 3RD; AND 4TH ON 1458; 1445; 1439; ALANS WINNER A 2YO COCK OUT OF HIS PETER FOX STOCK, THIS COCK AS A YEARLING SPENT 3 WEEKS GOING BACK AND FORTH TO A NON FANCIER IN BRIERLEY HILL, LIVING IN THEIR CHILDRENS WENDY HOUSE, NOWT STRANGER THAN PIGEONS!! ALANS NEXT WAS A 2YO SOONTJEN X PETER FOX, THIS COCK WON THE OPENING 2 RACES LAST YEAR, AND ALANS THIRD WAS A YEARLING DE MEYER X SOONTJEN, AGAIN A WINNER OF 2 RACES IN 2016.  PETE WIGHTMAN & SON WERE RUNNERS UP ON 1448 WITH A 3YO RAY FORBES SOONTJEN COCK.

AT OSMASTON PARK, MICK FEARN GOT AN EXCELLENT BIRD TO TAKE TOP SPOT ON 1487, HIS WINNER A 4YO VAN LOON COCK. MICK WAS ALSO 4TH ON 1454 WITH A VAN REET.MICK WILLIS & FAMILY WERE RUNNERS UP ON 1457.8 WITH A LAMBRECHT HEN, JUST PIPPING DAVE GLEW, WHO WAS 3RD ON 1457.3.

AT THE MINERS ARMS, ALAN STRETTON WAS 1ST & 3RD ON 1457; 1392.3, THE WINNER A 4YO WIDOW HEN BRED MY MICK & NEIL HARVEY AND PURCHASED AT SWADLINCOTES BREEDER BUYER, SHE HAS WON MANY PRIZES FOR ALAN.HOOGENDYK & PARKER WERE 2ND & 4TH ON 1392.6; 1391; THEIR FIRST A 3YO VANDENBOSCHE X CUESTER HEN, A WINNER OF 2 X 1ST, SHE WAS FOLLOWED BY A 3YO VANDENBOSCHE X JANSENNE HEN A PREVIOUS WINNER OF 3 X 1ST.

AT WINSHILL, 4 SENT 46 AND MELV WILLIS WAS 1ST & 2ND ON 1425; 1390; THE WINNER A 2YO WILDIE COCK, FOLLOWED BY A YEARLING WILDIE X JANSENNE COCK. JIM & MATT PARKER WERE 3RD ON 1381 WITH A 3YO JANSENNE X HUYBRECHTS HEN AND P & M STRINGER WERE 4TH ON 1365WITH A 2YO SOONTJEN X VAN REET COCK.

AT ETWALL, 11 SENT 174 AND A GREAT PERFORMANCE FROM ALAN & LIZ HOULDSWORTH, THEY TOOK THE FIRST FOUR ON 1464; 1463; 1421; 1406.

DOWN AT BIRCH COPPICE, 2 SENT 74 AND JOHN GILBERT TOOK THE TOP TWO ON 1491; 1475; BOTH WILDIE X LAMBRECHT COCKS. CLIFF SANDERS WAS 3RD & 4TH ON 1392; 1258.

AT TUTBURY, 11 SENT 188 AND NIGEL CAWSER GOT A CLEAR WINNER ON 1441 WITH A GASTON VAN DE WOUWER OFF EDDIE KEYTE.PHIL WHETTON WAS 2ND CLUB ON 1416 WITH A DE MEYER X WAL, LUNT & GREEN OFF MICK SALE. PETE & JACKIE COX WERE 3RD ON 1407 WITH ONE OFF JOHN SHEASBY X ALAN BRASSINGTON, AND MICK SALE WAS 4TH ON 1393 WITH A HERMAN.

ACROSS AT APPLEBY MAGNA, MR & MRS JOHN PASSEY & FAMILY WERE 1ST & 2ND ON 1430 WITH TWO WIDOW HENS, A 3YO CEULEMANS  AND A 2YO, BOTH OFF GEOFF KIRKLAND STOCK. GEOFF BUCK & SON WERE 3RD ON 1384 WITH A 5YO BUSCHEART COCK FLOWN ON THE ROUNDABOUT, THIS COCK TOPPED OUR FED LAST SEASON. LITHERLAND, BAILEY & HARRISON WERE 4TH ON 1373 WITH A YEARLING BLUE HEN OFF THE OLD TOMMY LITHERLAND LINES.

AT THE NELSON, MR & MRS PAUL MIDDLETON WERE 1ST & 4TH ON 1438; 1407; BOTH YEARLING VAN LOON COCKS.DAVIS, WRIGHT & SONS WERE 2ND & 3RD ON 1423; 1417; THEIR FIRST A 3YO COCK OFF A VANDENABEELE X DUTCH HEN. THE SIRE WON 3 X 1ST. FOLLOWED BY A 2YO MEALY COCK OFF T & D FEARN STOCK, THE SIRE OFF BROKENWING X MARCELIS X JAN THEELEAN, THE DAM IS A DAUGHTER OFF “TIGER”, FROM DEBBIES NO 1 STOCK PAIR.

AT SWADLINCOTE TOWN, T & D FEARN WERE 1ST & 2ND, THE WINNER ON 1449 A 2YO CHEQ COCK OFF BROKENWING X JANSENNE. RUNNER UP WAS A 2YO RED COCK ON 1447, THIS COCK WAS BADLY HAWKED LAST YEAR. HIS SIRE IS THROUGH BROKENWING X MARCELIS, THE DAM OFF BROKENWING X BOMBER AND THEELAN LINES, THIS IS DEBBIES NO 1 STOCK PAIR.                                                                                                                 DAVIS, WRIGHT & SONS WERE 3RD ON 1443 WITH A YEARLING COCK, SIRE A BERT HESSION VAN REET, DAM THE DUTCH HEN.MR & MRS TREVOR COLLINS & SON WERE 4TH ON 1433 WITH A YEARLING BLUE SYNDICATE LOFTS COCK, THE SIRE LOANED FROM PETE WATSON.

OVER AT HILL RIDWARE, 12 SENT 239 AND SPINK & BARKS TOOK THE FIRST THREE ON 1455; 1453; 1452, THE WINNER A JANSENNE X KOOPMAN HEN, THIS HEN HAS NOW WON 6 X 1ST AND TOPPED THE FED TWICE. RUNNER UP WAS JANSENNE X DE KLAK HEN FROM BRIAN MURRAY, AND THIRD A YEARLING HEN FROM LES GREEN, THIS HEN WON 2 X 1ST AS A YOUNGSTER AND ALSO WON THE HILL RIDWARE OPEN RACE IN 2016, GREAT FLYING LADS. DOUG NESBITT & SONS WERE 4TH ON 1432 WITH A VAN REET X SOONTJEN HEN, THIS HEN WASN’T RACED LAST YEAR, SHE WAS JUST USED AS A WIDOW HEN.

THE MALTSTER

01283-568000

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