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Burton S D Fed Frome 14-05-18





What a difference a week makes, after the cold and wet conditions the week before, Saturday May 5th proved to be a glorious racing day, blue skies; sunshine; warmth and light winds.  Members entered birds for the race out of Frome; they were liberated at 11-00 in a light East wind, turning southerly enroute.

Congratulations to Jason and Karen Philips of the Brackens club in Derby on taking 1st fed on 1638 with their good yearling grizzle cock. This cock wasn’t hatched until June 1st last year and went on to top the fed out of Blandford on September 9th, well now it’s a double fed winner. This cock was bred by Fred Stevenson out of jack Whitehouse’ old grizzle family. Jason followed this up by taking 9th fed on 1622.5 with a yearling hen off Spink & Barks to cap a great day.


Hill Ridware lofts enjoyed a very productive race taking 13 out of the top 15 positions. The inform lofts of Mr & Mrs Ken Lycett took 2nd & 4th fed on 1634.70; 1631; their first a yearling Vandenabeele cock called “Monty”; his sire is a grandson off “Eddy” and the dam a full sister to “Eddy”. “Eddy” was a winner of 11 x 1st club and 5 x 1st fed and the 2013 West Midland sprint champion. Their second arrival was a 3yo blue wf hen, a direct daughter off, you’ve guessed it’ “Eddy”. She is a previous winner, one of the best hens in the loft, a sister and half-sister to federation winners.

Champion Eddy 11 x 1sts AND NOW PRODUCING THE GOODS

Taking 3rd fed only a whisker behind were Spink & Barks, Phil and Daz timed in their good Jansenne De Bruin hen “95”, she’s a wonderful hen, a winner of 5 x 1st club and 3 x 2nd fed, she was closely followed by her sister “94” in 6th spot on 1627.2. Doug Nesbitt & Sons took 5th fed on 1628 with a Leo Heremans Cheq hen; and R & G Jones & Batt took 7th; 8th; 10th’ 11th; and 12th fed on 1627.1; 1626; 1622.0; 1621.8(2); timing the five in 23 seconds, good flying Rich & Gordie.


                     G.JONES                                                                                     RICH JONES

Around the clubs;

Starting at Stretton, 16 sent 310 and Alan Brassington made it three wins on the trot, taking 1st on 1605 with “t3” his good 2yo Soontjen x De Meyer cock out of Ernie Rigby stock, this cock also won the opening race out of Hullavington; and also won 3 x 1st last year.

Phil Whetton is certainly trying hard for that top spot, this week saw him take 2nd & 3rd club on 1595.6; 1595.48; his first a Wildemeersch cock; followed by a Lambrecht cock off Matt Munslow from Chelmsey Wood. Pete & Jackie Cox couldn’t have been much closer; they took 4th club on 1595.46 with one off the best of John Sheasby stock.

Over at Hill Ridware, 14 sent 379 and their leading birds all appear in the fed report above. In a nutshell Mr & Mrs Ken Lycett made it 3 wins on the bounce, with Spink & Barks a whisker away in 2nd spot.


At Winshill, 8 sent 109 and Jim Parker & Son took 1st and 2nd on 1605; 1570; the winner a 2yo cwl hen; followed by a yearling Jansenne x Heremans cock. Melv Willis took 3rd & 4th on 1562; 1560; both yearling cocks, the first a mealy cwl x wildie; then a wildie x.

Down at Birch Coppice, 16 sent 361 and Rob Horton took the top three on 1589; 1580; 1574; Rob’s flying mainly Lambrecht and Ven den Bulks? John Craven was 4th on 1573.

Into derby now, at Osmaston park, 14 sent 234 and Mick Stone took 1st & 4th on 1607; 1579; probably Micks Ceulemans? Stan Hall was runner up on 1587 and Mick Fern 3rd on 1584.

At The Brackens, 5 sent 40 and J & K Philips took 1st & 2nd on 1638; 1622; the winner the fed topping yearling grizzle cock followed by their good yearling pied hen off Spink & Barks, she won 3 x 1st as a yb. Brian Dyjas was 3rd & 4th on 1563; 1503; with a Jansenne cock and a Jan Aarden cock.

At Etwall, 11 sent 229 and Alan & Liz Houldsworth swept the board taking the first four on 1613; 1611; 1605; 1604; good flying Alan, probably his good Lambrecht’s?

Into South Derbyshire now, and at The Nelson, 8 sent 225 and Davis, Wright & Sons took the top spot on 1615 with a 2yo Vandenabeele hen, the sire from “Jonge Bitjer x “Garbo”; the dam off “Golden Gaby” / “Band of Gold”. Mick Harvey & Son were runners up on 1599.27 with a 3yo Vandenabeele x syndicate loft cock, he won twice in 2017. Mr & Mrs Trevor Collins & Son took 3rd & 4th on 1599.20(2); both Lambrecht hens, the first a 2yo granddaughter off “The Good Hen”.

Finally, at Swadlincote Town, 14 sent 236 and Davis, Wright & Sons make it a double delight taking the red card on 1618 with a 2yo van Reet x de Meyer cock, his sire is “Marshall” a multi prize winner and sire of a fed topper; the dam is a de Meyer off Tony & Lee Painter, this cock has won 2 x 1st and 2 x 2nd now and 4 x top 20 fed positions.

Mr & Mrs Alan Stretton were a close runner up on 1617 with a 4yo pied hen, and Trevor & Gary Collins took 3rd & 4th on 1616; 1599; with a yearling Lambrecht hen out of “The Good Hen”; and a 3yo van Reet hen, she topped the fed from Messac in 2017.

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