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A report on the Central Southern Classic Flying Club race from Wakefield on 27th May 2023

102 members sent 993 pigeons to Wakefield with the Central Southern Classic Fling Club. They were liberated at 10.00CEST. The following is a report on the provisional result based on members verifications.
Nigel Easton & Dad

N Easton from Havant has three pigeons drop together to take the first three open positions and the first three in SE section. All were clocked on 1507ypm over a distance of 195 miles. Nigel's first pigeon on the clock was a blue hen named Joanne's Star, a daughter of his good racing cock, 30, that is now at stock. 30 was paired to Our Joanne, named after Nigel's late sister. The second and third pigeons were both bred by Nigel's friends from the Midlands, Owen, Joesbury and Sons. Second open contains Eddie Belamns x M and D Evans bloodlines, whilst third is Johan Donckers x Johan De Belser. 

Tony Stephens

A Stephens of Parkstone was fourth open and first SW section with a yearling on 1498ypm over 202 miles. Tony clocked a chequer hen that won the club as a youngster, taking third federation, and was bred by Clive Lister.

Lee & Michael Kruger

Lee Kruger and Son of Winchester timed a three year old on 1492ypm over 181 miles to take fifth open and fourth SE section. The Kruger pigeon is inbred to Harry with the sire being Syndicate Lofts' Sunday Girl. The dam also contains Syndicate Lofts bloodlines and came from Paul Weems. It was raced on the natural system and its hen had just laid her second egg. 

Robbie Hooper

R Hooper of Poole was sixth open and second SW section with a two year old on 1491ypm over a distance of 205 miles. Robbie clocked a dark chequer cock, flown on a traditional widowhood system. His next timer was a son of the first. 

Bleep Bleep

S Travers of Poole was seventh open and third SW section with a two year old on 1488ypm over 203 miles. Steve timed Bleep Bleep, a gift bird from his good friend Pat Harris of the Edwards and Harris partnership. It's bloodlines come from his old Busschaert family crossed with new Busschaert stock and it was sent sitting eggs for sixteen days. 

Steve Cobb

R Cobb and Son of Swanage timed a yearling on 1485ypm over 213 miles to take eighth open and fourth SW section. Steve's hen contains Vandenabeele bloodlines from stock he purchased from Mel and Sue King of Blandford Forum. It was sent sitting a seven day squeaker. 

Darren, Josh & John May

Mr and Mrs May and Son of West Ashling timed two pigeons to take ninth and tenth open, fifth and sixth SE section. First on the clock was a yearling on 1484ypm over 196 miles. Next up was another yearling on 1483ypm. First to time was bred from Spider Web x Tornado Witpen, being therefore a grandchild of Last Pitbull, Lady Tornado, Blue Rossi and Combine Queen. Tenth open was bred from the partners' elite breeding couple, Romeo and Juliet, who have bred over ten first federation prize winners across the UK. 

Wearn Bros & Neilsen's loft

Jim Wearn and Erik Neilsen of Ramsdean timed a yearling on 1476ypm over 186 miles to take eleventh open. They had eight drop together and first on the clock was bred by JPS Lofts. 

Around the sections 

Sharon Staunton's cock

S Staunton of Bridgwater clocked a two year old on 1301ypm over 188 miles to take first NW section. Sharon's section winner is JayJay, a Janssen Bros x Koopman, with the dam being inbred to a Koopman cock bought at Blackpool from Wall, Lunt and Green. 

Philip Duckett

P Duckett of Highbridge was second NW section with a five year old on 1285ypm over 180 miles. Philip's pigeon had previously been flown east with the West of England South Road Combine. 

A Brooks of Paulton was third NW section with a two year old on 1255ypm over a distance of 169 miles. 

John Hambidge

John Hambidge of Chipping Norton timed a two year old on 1400ypm over 116 miles to take first NE section. John had three birds drop together and first on the clock was one of his old family of pigeons. 

A Murrey of Banbury was second NE section with a four year old on 1348ypm over 116 miles. 

S and D Abery of Reading were third NE section with a five year old on 1339ypm over 154 miles. 

That concludes the report on the provisional result of the Central Southern Classic Flying Club race from Wakefield.