Saturday August 27 and the Burton & South Derbyshire Federation were at Blanford (2) for their 6th young bird race, a distance of 143 miles into Derby.
Getting the first pigeon into Derby and taking the first three positions in Osmaston Park Homing Society also winning his fourth young bird race was the Little Eaton loft of S & H W Hall doing 1540, 1523 & 1509. Their first pigeon was a blue pied their second pigeon was a blue cheq which also won previously both being bred of Alan Brassington stock and their third pigeon was a blue which was bought at Help the Heroes sale and was donated by Geeff Kirkland; all the first three were hens. In fourth position with a b/cheq pied hen was secretary Steve Stone doing 1478 which was bred by Mick Willis.
In Derby South Road Club the Mackworth loft of Roy Gregory & Son continue their good run with their in form team taking the red card with a cheq hen doing 1536. The next four positions went to the Spondon loft of Farrar & Peters doing 1533.5, 1533.2, 1531 & 1530. Their first two pigeons were hens and their next two were cocks. In their five bird section Jack Whitehouse gets the winner doing 1462 with Roy Gregory & Son taking the next three positions doing 1457, 1427 & 1424.
In Etwall & District Flying Club Mr & Mrs Childs & Son take the red card with a blue pied cock doing 1498. Second position went to last week's winners Mr & Mrs Whitehurst doing 1454 with a blue pied cock. In third position doing 1451 with a mealy cock was Paul Burton with Alan Peach in fourth with a cheq hen doing 1437. In their old hens race A. Peach & Son take top spot doing 1416 with the next three positions going to Dave Williams & Son doing 1404, 1395 & 1376.
Derby Premier were at Portsmouth with the Derby Burton & District South Road Federation, a distance of 142 miles into Derby and were liberated at 07-30 in a moderate west wind. This turned out to be a two loft race with Daniel Johnson taking the top two positions doing 1287 & 1281. Daniel's first pigeon was a blue hen and his second pigeon was a pencil cock. In third & fourth positions doing 1244 & 1243 with a blue hen and a blue cock was Jack Whitehouse.
Daniel Johnson, Derby Premier winner from Portsmouth