Chelmsford Race News from 26th June 2021
This week the birds were supposed to be at Brighton, but it wasn't looking too good for the Saturday or the Sunday, so on Friday morning we all got the message that the birds would be going to Chelmsford instead.
Saturday morning was as forecast, cloudy overcast and a few showers in places but we was hopeful of a liberation and as the morning went on the weather did start to improve, so at 1 o'clock the strings were cut and the birds got underway in a light south easterly wind.
The top 10 is as follows:
1st P. Murphy Ravenser FC 1371
2nd J. Ellerby Walton Priory FC 1361
3rd J. Martindale West Hull FC 1360
4th P. Murphy Ravenser FC 1359
5th D. P. McCracken Ravenser FC 1354
6th A & L. Jones Hessle FC 1352
7th J. Ellerby Walton Priory FC 1351
8th J. Martindale West Hull FC 1350
9th J. Ellerby Walton Priory FC 1350
10th J. Eastburn Ravenser FC 1349.
Ravenser FC: 10 members sent 207 birds. Taking 1st club & 1st fed was Paddy Murphy, clocking on 1371, winning with his multi prize winning blue two year old widowhood cock that's from Bark Bullard lines. Paddy also took 2nd club & 4th fed on 1359 scoring with a yearling blue widowhood cock, a multi prize winner that was bred from a B&D Winters cock crossed with his own Syndicate lines.
3rd club & 5th fed went to Donny McCracken on 1354 with a blue yearling widowhood cock bred from Eric Cooreman crossed with a Clive Yates Wildy
4th club & 10 fed went to last week’s winner John Eastburn, clocking on 1349, scoring with a yearling blue cock that was second ace pigeon of the year in young birds 2020 and is from the J ring cock, the Ravenser lads reported it was a good race with good returns this week.
Walton Priory FC: 7members sent 134 birds. Taking the 1st x 3 club positions and 2nd, 7th & 9th fed was John Ellerby with the help of his wife Julie who helps out in the loft while John is at work, Johns 1st bird through the trap clocked on 1361 and was bred by Ian Snaith, it’s a Hereman Ceuster yearling cock that John & Julie purchased from the NHS sale that Jason Whincup held last year, Jason wanted to raise funds to help the NHS staff during the Covid 19 pandemic, it is nice to see one winning well done Ian & John.
2nd bird clocked on 1351 and was a yearling hen from a Dave Atkin bird crossed with a Pink Eyes and Johns 3rd bird clocked on 1350 and was a yearling hen, this time a Pink Eyes x Rhianna, John's yearlings are definitely doing the business this week, well done John & Julie.
Last week’s winner Graham Howman took 4th place in the Walton Priory FC clocking on 1331 with a DeKlac x Janssen three year old cock that did the honours for Graham last week by topping the fed, well done Graham, a cock in form and one to watch out for next week.
West Hull FC: 6 members sent 94 birds. Taking the red card again in West Hull was Jamie Martindale, who also took 2nd & 3rd club and 3rd & 8th fed, all 3 of Jamie's birds were bred from his own family of Leo Van Rijns and they clocked on 1360, 1350 & 1347, well done once again Jamie, keep up the good flying.
George Hall also having a good season took the 4th spot on 1340 with a Leo Van Rijn from Jamie.
Hessle FC: 11 members sent 199 birds. The red card went to last week winner Alan Jones who also took 6th fed, clocking on 1352 with a yearling chequer pied hen, well done Alan great flying this season keep up the good work.
2nd place went to P & C Carmichael on 1342 with a two year old blue hen, the partnership of S & M Horne & Plews took 3rd club on 1331 with a three year old blue cock and Dave Chaffer took the 4th spot on 1323 with a dark chequer hen, Dave won all the pools with his 2nd bird home.
Buckingham FC: 12 members sent 130 birds. 1st & 2nd club went to Graham Shaw, his 1st bird home clocked on 1348 and was a Busschaert x Ceuster yearling cock and his 2nd bird was a Ron Williams Busschaert two year old cock bird that has taken quite a few cards this season already for Graham and this cock clocked on 1319.
D & D Allen took 3rd & 4th club on 1307 & 1280, his first bird was a DeKlac yearling hen that originates from Darren Lancaster and his next bird was a Hereman Ceuster that has scored before.
South Newington FC: 7 members sent 105 birds. Taking the red card this week was my partner Ronnie Nicklin, clocking on 1345 with a two year old widowhood cock bred from his multi winning family of Hereman Ceusters, 2nd place went to George Rudd on 1280 with a Hereman Ceuster yearling cock.
3rd went to Mr & Mrs Franciosy & Son & Bennet & Son clocking on 1279 with a two year old Koopman x Vandenabeele cock that was third from Brighton and his father won the week previous from Sleaford and George Rudd also took the 4th spot in South Newington clocking on 1278 with a three year old Hereman Ceuster cock or should I say a Custard Cream cock as Les likes to call them.
Beverley South Road FC: 12 members sent 147 birds. 1st & 2nd club went to Nigel Perry on 1332 & 1319, just as club scribe Mally predicted last week, Nigel would be at the top pretty soon and he's done better taking the first 2 in Beverley. Two yearlings, his first bird home was a gift egg from Mick Mallinson (you should have shaken it Mick) and was of Van den Bulck breeding, 2nd home was another yearling cock, a gift bird from Jimmy Oxley and the "Black hen" , Mally said "good to see the birds responding to the "one spot" treatment Nigel, happy to be of Service".
3rd club went to Phil Bolton on 1311, Phil couldn't be sure what the breeding was but it came well anyway it was a two year old cock that started to show some form, a small team but quality birds, well done Philip and taking the 4th spot was Bob Stephenson on 1308 with a three year old cock that evidently hasn't shown or won before, again the fancier unsure of what the breeding is from but that's not unusual for the "quiet man" Bob and he has been known to just make stuff up, well done anyway, always there or thereabouts.
Fountain Road FC: 4 members sent 52 birds. 1st & 2nd club went to the partnership of Graham Ollett & Simon Daniels with two distance birds, the first being a Staf Van Reet crossed with his old Busschaert strain and the 2nd was a Staf Van Reet crossed with a 800 mile strain.
In 3rd place was Geoff Davies with Bobby's Boy who must of thought it was Bourges! and 4th went to Neil Anderson with a five year old Van Hee bred by John Ladigus of the Buckingham club.
Well done to all those that sent and all the very best for next week’s race.