Enfield Continental Flying Club
It only seems like a few weeks since racing ended and the trips to Epsom and the Blackpool weekend soon came and passed, then the breeding season was soon on us, then the training and the racing were back again. This season at the Cabbage Patch we lost 2 members, Eddie Sousa who has moved back to Portugal, and Bob Hutton who sadly passed away, and is very sadly missed by all as he had a lot of close friends in the club. We also have a new member Doru Burlacu who has been welcomed to the club by all of the members.
Our first race this season was from Salisbury where 14 members sent 209 birds which were liberated at 8.15am in a Light South East Wind. Taking pole position is club Chairman Paul Stone with a Blue 6 year old Braspenning Cock named Diamond Eyes who has scored every season of his racing career. 2nd place is Club Secretary Steve Sheffield with a Chequer Louella Busschaert Cock. In 3rd & 4th spot is Peter Twyford with a Blue Busschaert Cock, a previous winner of 1st UBI Combine as a YB, as well as several other positions, and a Mealy Busschaert Cock a former prize winner for Peter. 5th & 6th place once again was Steve Sheffield with a Blue Lambrecht Cock whose parents were purchased at Blackpool and a Cheq w/f Louella Lindelauf Cock.
Race 2 with the Inter Counties was from Lyndhurst where 11 members sent 219 birds which were liberated in a North West Wind. Taking the top 3 this week is Steve Sheffield with a Blue Cock and a Chequer w/f Cock both Lambrechts from stock purchased at the Blackpool show, and a Blue Pied Busschaert Cock. Fourth spot is Peter Twyford with a Red Chequer Mealy Busschaert Cock who has been a consistant performer in the past. 5th spot this week is Paul Stone with a Blue Braspenning Cock, and finally 6th this week is Jim Courtney with a Mealy Busschaert Cock flying to a nest bowl as Jim has no hens at the present time due to a fox getting into the loft and killing them all.
Race 3 was from Blandford where 13 members sent 259 birds which were liberated at 9am in a North West Wind. In pole position this week is Geoff Barker with a Blue Pied 3 year old Lambrecht x Soontjen widowhood Cock, a previous winner of . 2nd Club Carentan, 2nd Club 17th fed Honiton, 3rd club 11th UBI Combine Carentan and 3rd Club Poitiers. 2nd Club goes to Peter Twyford with a Blue Busschaert Cock, a previous winner of 1st UBI Combine. 3rd Club is Paul Stone with a Chequer Soontjen x Braspenning Cock. In 4th and 5th spot once again is Geoff Barker 4th with a Chequer Pied yearling Lambrecht Cock and 5th Club a Lambrecht Grizzle Cock. Finally in 6th Spot is Algis Tiatauris with a Blue De Klak Hen.
The 4th race of the season was from Honiton where 12 members sent 185 birds which were Liberated at 9.15am in a Light South West Wind. This week’s winner is Mihai Piper with a Chequer Koopman x Vink Cock. Geoff Barker is 2nd club with a Chequer pied Lambrecht Cock who scored 4th Club Blandford last week. Third Club is Paul Stone with a Chequer Braspenning x Soontjen Cock. 4th Club once again is Geoff Barker with a Blue Chequer Lambrecht x Janssen a previous winner of 5th club Lyndhurst. Finally in 6th place this week is Paul Stone with a Blue Pied VDB Cock.
As i write these notes all of the National races are due to start, where hopefully our members will hopefully be performing well.
Until next time, Take Care.
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