Derby Burton & District South Road Federation Messac 13-07-2019.
Saturday July 13th and the Derby Burton & District South Road Federation were at Messac for their final federation special race of the old bird season. The pigeons were liberated at 06-30 in a light north wind. What a weekend this turned out to be for Selston fancier Ralph Jepson. Ralph topping the fed with a yearling dark cock doing 1108.1 winning a gold medal and also winning the North Midlands Continental Classic race from Saints winning a gold medal with the only bird on the day. Two outstanding performances from an outstanding fancier. Congratulations Ralph. Taking second & tenth fed was Woodhouse members G.Jones & B.Proctor. Their first pigeon was a yearling blue cock doing 1098.9 with their next pigeon doing 1054.4.Taking the next five positions were all Woodhouse members with Mr & Mrs A Jackson in third with a with a yearling blue cock doing 1092.2 followed by B & C Brelsford & Son in fourth & fifth with a two year old blue hen doing 1091.5 and a two year old blue cock doing 1082.9.Steve Carder took sixth , seventh & ninth with two yearlings doing 1068.3 & 1058.0 and a three year old doing 1056.6. in ninth. In eighth were Poolsbrook members Jepson & Bennett doing 1057.9.
Ralph Jepson topping the fed from Messac and winning the North Midlands Flying Continental Classic race from Saintes winning two gold medals.
In Selston club it was the double gold medallist ( Ralph Jepson ) taking the honours with a a yearling dark cock doing 1108.1 followed by S & K Purdy in second & third with two yearlings. The first a cheq hen doing 1017.1 and the second a blue cock doing 994.7 with Monty Buxton in fourth with a three year old blue cock doing 992.5.
In Woodhouse G.Jones & B. Proctor took the red with a yearling blue cock doing 1098.9 with Mr & Mrs A Jackson in second with a yearling blue cock doing 1092.2.In third & fourth were B & C Brelsford & Son with two, two year olds. The first a blue hen doing 1091.5 followed by a blue cock doing 1082.9.
In Poolsbrook Jepson & Bennett came out on top with a two year old cheq cock doing 1057.9 followed by a two year old blue cock doing 1025.7 taking third. In second with a three year old dk/ch hen doing 1034.1 was M & L Herbert with Mr & Mrs Naylor in fourth with a three year old blue hen doing 987.0.
K & J Walker took the first two positions in Storey Arms with a yearling ch/pied cock taking the red card doing 1043.3 followed by a yearling blue cock doing 951.5.In third was B. Oakley with a three year old cheq cock doing 881.3 with S. Potter in fourth doing 869.4 with a two year old mealy cock.
In Kilburn club Ken Foulke gets three of the first four positions with a two year old blue cock taking the red card doing 999.4 followed by a yearling red cock doing 961.2 then a three year old cheq hen doing 860.9.In third was Stuart Wainwright with a two year old blue hen doing 881.0.
Railway Inn South winner was V. Mathews with a two year old cheq hen doing 988.0 with F & T Salt Brothers & Son taking second & third with a yearling cheq cock doing 924.5 and a four year old blue cock doing 840.4.
R.Slingsby took the red card in South Normanton with a two year old blue cock doing 981.7 followed by R.Black in second with a two year old ch/pied cock doing 939.4 with F & M Groom in third with a two year old blue pied cock doing 937.6.
D.Poole took the red card in Railway Inn North with a two year old blue cock doing 953.7 followed by V.Derricott & T.Poole in second doing 827.0 with a two year old blue hen.
In Three Ponds C. Bush took first & third with a yearling cheq hen taking top spot doing 897.9 followed by a yearling blue cock doing 878.0.In second & fourth was K.Bush with a yearling cheq cock doing 891.5 followed by a yearling blue hen doing 877.9.