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Penzance 6th June




by Neil Crean

The fed race form Penzance was held on Wednesday 6th June. The birds were convoyed to the race point by the Irish South Road Federation. The forecast was not good; heavy rain fell all the way to Penzance up until 10am when the skies cleared. After checking with Mick O’Driscoll, convoyer John Heffernan was given the go ahead to liberate at 10.15 into a south west wind. It proved to be a wise decision as there was another rain belt coming from the west later in the day. The race velocities were decent enough and returns into Dublin were good. The first bird into Cork was doing 1200 yards per minute and dropped to myself at 14.35 to win the fed - the bloodlines were Janssen from the late Eddie Wright and the full sister to the winner was 1st Club, 2nd Fed Stirling on the North Road so the breeding is good.

Winner of 1st Fed

In 2nd place are Noel Barry and Son clocking their very good blue hen which was a 2 year old and the bloodlines are Pat Sullivan from Enfield, London. Her velocity was 1109. 3rd place went to Noel Hegarty and Son who clocked his 3rd old Barker hen flying her 3rd race ever, velocity 995. In 4th place was clubmate Jim Donovan who timed his blue hen a 2 year old - velocity 967. Here are the 14 birds clocked:

1st M&N Crean

2nd N Barry & Son

3rd N Hearty & Son

4th J Donovan

5th L O’Sullivan

6th Hegarty Brothers

7th L O’Sullivan

8th B Wallace & Son

9th G Forde

10th G Forde

11th K Papazian

12th M&N Crean

13th J Oldham

14th N Barry & Son

Our next fed race will be from Penzance Wed 13th June.