Lanarkshire Federation - Catterick Race
This week we were at Catterick, North Yorkshire around 139 miles back into Central Scotland. The weeks weather has been very unsettled, some federations changed their race day.
It looked difficult to predict what was best, our race controller Paul Macaloney stood fast and his decision was to go for a Saturday race.
The day started rather overcast but brightened up well and the birds were liberated at 10:15 in a light south east wind.
The winners made great speed, into the sixty miles an hour bracket. The fantastic GWP Macaloney had two pigeons that had a magical result winning the federation and beating the 5,300 Lanarkshire convoy and in total convoy of over 6,000 by over 100 ypm.
It’s a breath taking result from a race of only 139 miles and to put that sort of distance between themselves and the other lofts in Lanarkshire and surrounding federations.
Their performances are remarkable and every week they are looking to break records.
The two Blue cocks hit the traps to be first but like always there can only be one winner. They are bred out of their best lines including Stefaan Lambrecht Den Bulk, Vandenabeele ,Andreas Drapa lines.
The winner is called B-52 and is a previous 1st Open federation winner.
The 2nd Open winner Super 90 is bred out of Supermac 76 x Rik & Jan Hermans & Jan Hooymans breeding lines.
A real mixture of all their winning lines.
Well done to the Macs who win Airdrie club & Lanarkshire Social Circle as well as 1st,2nd,9th,15th Open federation. They are just on a different planet!
Special mention to our secretary Jim Cameron who has had 2 x 1st sections and 2nd section in the first three races. Brilliant flying Jim.
The race itself was erratic with birds scattered throughout the day. Returns were a mixed bag.
Section top five
1st,2nd ,4th GWP Macaloney
3rd Sharp Cummings Durning
5th I Rankin
1st J Cameron
2nd Mrs Blyth
3rd J Lawrie & Son
4th J Carswell
5th Bolsen & Gilfillan
1st M Krivokapic
2nd A Morrison
3rd B Ward
4th,5th G Baird
Full report on all section winners on lanarkshireracingpigeon.co.uk
Some club winners haven't got a photo unfortunately to show.
Tom Corrie jnr
Lanarkshire federation press officer
Inside Mio Krivokapic loft showing his unique nest boxes & Mio Krivokapic small winning loft.
Richard Jukes wins East Kilbride club
Jim Cameron is having a brilliant start winning 2 x 1st Centre sections also winning Uddingston club.
Mio Krivokapic wins 1st west section and Greenfield club.
John Hood with friend John McCallum win Chryston club
Wullie McDonald wins Dalziel club.
B52, this weeks 1st Open federation for GWP Macaloney "What a cracking pigeon" Already double 1st Open federation & Super 90 is 2nd Open federation for GWP Macaloney.
Brian Ward (R) wins Blantyre club.
Arthur Morrison wins Burnbank club
Paul & Wullie Macaloney win 1st & 2nd North section,1st,2nd Open federation. Also winning Airdrie & Lanarkshire Social Circle clubs
Lawrie wins Newmains & Cambusnethan/Morningside clubs
George Lightbody wins Low Waters.
Norman Orr wins three in a row in Larkhall & Dist.