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Lanarkshire Federation - Wakefield Race 04-06-21

Lanarkshire Federation - Wakefield race

This week we are in the West Yorkshire, Cathedral city of Wakefield.

The convoy of 4,800 birds and 30 other crates on board from other cubs/federation were liberated at 11 50hrs into a light south east wind for the 180 miles back into Scotland.

The winners made good speed with the winners recording just under 1490ypm for the flight of 3hrs 26 minutes for 175 miles.

This weeks winner resides in Overtown, located east of the river Clyde, one mile from Wishaw town.

That being John Menzies of Newmains club takes top position1st,Centre section,1st Open Federation with a cracking Check w/f C SU 18 577918.  This pigeon is a top performer and has already won 2x1st prizes and 2x 2nd prizes in 8 races in his racing career.

He was bred by Dougie Barns of Crossgate in Fife from Tom Gilbertson of Carlyle lines. The lines being Son of California Bell x Jay Bee lines.

I took the time to call on John for a photo of him with his winner. He advised me that he races the pigeons on Natural system with training with local transport three times per week from around the Peebles area.(30 miles).John is unable to clean out due to health reasons so the lofts are on deep litter of droppings. The birds work well on it! 

John enjoys his racing with his loft sitting overlooking the lovely Clyde valley.

No loft exercise is done around the loft.

The winner is a very tame bold headed pigeon with plenty of length and nice silky feathers. That was the furthest distance he had been in his racing career so far.

Thanks to John for his time and wish him well for the season. Well done John.

The race itself was a usual mixed bag with plenty of birds to come at clock ,two hours after timing. Reports that most birds worked in throughout the evening should see a good entry for our first pool race from Worksop next week..  

Section winners

Centre section

1st J Menzies

2nd W Strang

3rd Graham Bros

North section

1st I Rankin

2nd Sharp Cummings Durning

3rd A Stewart

Ian Rankin04 06 21
Ian Rankin wins Lanarkshire Social Circle and Airdrie clubs. Also 1st North section. Cracking flying Ian!

West section

1st J Green & Son

2nd J Green & Son

3rd D Allison

Full copy of all federation winners and average board on Lanarkshire racing pigeon federation website.

Report on this weeks winners

Andy Eadie informs me that Stevie Whiteford is so happy with their win he has invited everyone down to the Newmains social club for a free drink!

Alex Stewart of Clarkston club wishes to thank Billy Mitchell of Chapelhall for supplying him YBs last year ,winning 1st ,2nd Clarkston club this week and 2nd,3rd last week. Billy doesn't race but has the best of Crehan & O Connor stock.

Andy Durning of Sharp Cumming & Durning of Coatbridge SC informed me his winner is bred out of a check hen bred by Tom Corrie Son G/son

Keep the information coming and it will be published.

Statement from the Committee

Unfortunately a basket of pigeons from the Airdrie club wasn't liberated on Saturday at Wakefield. All concerned were informed. President John Lawrie has taken measures to make sure this human error doesn't happen again. Sincere apologies to those concerned.

Keep the information coming and it will be published.

Tom Corrie jnr

Lanarkshire Press Officer

Photos of club winners provided to me.

Eddie Robin jnr with 1st club Ypres 201904 06 21
Eddie Robin jnr wins Cambuslang club.

Jim Cassidy Dalzell FC04 06 21
Jim Cassidy wins Dalziel club

Sharp Cummings Durning04 06 21
Sharp Cummings Durning win Coatbridge SC.

Jim Finnan04 06 21
Jim Finnan wins Larkhall & Dist.

Billy Holland04 06 21
Billy Holland wins Chryston club

Gordon Orr Anwick winner 201804 06 21
Gordon Orr wins East Kilbride club

John Menzies04 06 21    John Menzies loft set up04 06 21
John Menzis of Newmains club wins 1st sect,1st Open federation & 
John Menzies federation topping loft.

1st Open Wakefield for John Menzies 04 06 21
1st Open federation named "Tommy G"  for John Menzies

Andy Graham 204 06 21
Andy Graham wins Carluke club.

Dave Allison04 06 21
Davie Allison wins Greenfield club.

George Truesdale with his 1st Open Fed04 06 21
George Truesdale wins Chapelhall club.

J Green Son04 06 21
James Green & Son win 1st ,2nd west section and Burnbank club.

Alec Stewart outside his loft04 06 21
Alec Stewart wins Clarkston club.

James Steve Whiteford04 06 21
James and Stevie Whiteford of J Whiteford & Family win Cambusnethan/Morningside club

JJK Gillon04 06 21
JJK Gillon win Newstevenson club.

RIMG043704 06 21
John Polockus wins Blantyre club