The Lanarkshire Committee have been working extremely hard in preparing the transporter's for this coming season. The units have been fully serviced and cleaned inside and out in order to provide the members with the best transporters available to the fancy.
Inside transporter, sparkling! & Lanarkshire Federation transporter
There is still uncertainty due to Covid-19, bird flu and Post Brexit EU transporting restrictions when we will get racing this season. We will await the Scottish Homing Union advice and when we are given the go ahead to race then members will be notified. We just have to stay positive.
Another view of the transporter and trailer & Tunnocks Biscuit's or main sponsor logo on transporter
As well as having the top 15 in each section available on the website our Secretary Jim Cameron is also hoping to publish the top 45 pigeons by velocity each week. He just has to speak to club secretaries. All this will be available firstly for viewing on the federation website. I'm sure this will be pleasing for the members as always good to have such information on performance pigeons in the UKs largest federation.
This week I have highlighted some of season 2020s best performance pigeons in Lanarkshire federation, these below are from the brilliant loft of GWP Macaloney.
GWP Macaloney, winners of best Average Old birds, Best Combine Average over all federation races, Best individual inland old bird average, lowest winning velocity in federation programme, best average three longest races flown, winner of yearling open race, winner of Wakefield race on 22nd May, Best average over first seven old bird races, winner of longest flown inland race, best young bird average in Centre section, winner of Kettering race, winner of centre section combine average.
Winner of the 2020 Lanarkshire Social Circle Bird Of The Year
He is a super pigeon, Bred by GWP Macaloney, from a line of Stefaan Lambrecht introductions that we feel are going to be top birds, Three sisters have all bred Fed toppers in only 2 years, Willie highlighted these three hens from birth, he wasn’t wrong.
This superb Yearling was in hot form, over the short 7 race old bird season, He managed to win
1st Yearling Derby 2,960 birds 213 miles
1st Federation 4,225 birds 213 miles
2nd Federation 5,697 birds 157 miles (bblm)
25th Federation 791 birds 276 miles
26th Federation 2,006 birds 249 miles
She topped the Federation back to back weeks from Melton Mowbray and Kettering races
She was also on the drop to top the Fed as a yb.
Bred by Belgian sprint ace Yves De Wit and raced by GWP Macaloney
1st Federation 2,004 birds 250 miles
1st Federation 791 birds 276 miles
6th Federation 890 birds 64 miles
This hen could have quite easily have 3 x 1st Feds to her name. The partnership have big plans for her this season, with the Inland National being her target.
Bred by GWP Macaloney
Direct son of Man’o’War x dark velvet
He tops the Federation at Ripon 157 miles
1st Federation 5,697 birds
2nd Federation 2,768 birds
7th Federation 2,100 birds
8th Federation 2,437 birds
34th Federation 791 birds
Paul said it's taken me a season or 2 to work him out, He is a cock that you can easily have wound up too much, he is always active and buzzing in the loft, he doesn't need much more, or he has his race in the basket.
Also included is photos of some of last year’s trophy winners and also photos of the federation transporters after their pre-season cleaning.
Tommy McDonagh winner of best old bird average west section. Davie Love winner of fourth flown young bird race.
Walter Bosewell winner highest velocity of Lanarkshire member in SNFC Gold Cup Race.
Andy Graham, winner of third flown young bird race.
Tom Corrie jnr
Lanarkshire Press Officer