A report on the Central Southern Classic Flying Club race from Bordeaux on 26th July 2020

159 members entered 932 pigeons into the Central Southern Classic Flying Club race from Bordeaux. They were liberated at 07.15CEST into good visibility. The following is a report on the provisional result based on members' verifications.
Erik Neilson

Wearn Brothers and Neilson of Ramsdean were first open and first south-east section with a two year old on 1178ypm. Jimmy and Erik timed a blue hen named Ramsdean Clare. Her breeding on the sire’s side is Herman Ceusters and on the dam's side is John Gerard. She has been raced every other week with her last race being Messac. All the partner's birds have been raced celibate this season and results have steadily been improving in recent weeks.

Roger Lowe

Roger Lowe of Reading timed two pigeons to take second and eighth open, first and second north-east section. First on the clock was a two year old on 1177ypm. Next to time was another two year old on 1125ypm. Roger's two winners are nest sisters bred from The Main Man, first federation and second and third open NFC Saintes. The Main Man has bred many winners including The One, first open Guernsey and Main Son, first open Sigogne. The dam of the sisters is Lucky Supreme, given to Roger as an egg by Mark Gilbert.

John & Pat Webber's Classic Bronze

J and P Webber of Abertillery were third open and first north-west section with a two year old on 1149ypm. The Webbers timed a second pigeon to also take second north-west section. John and Pat clocked Classic Bronze, raced on the natural system and bred by their good friend Ray Lambert from Abergavenny. Classic Bronze was twelve and a half hours on the wing and the partners timed three out of their five entries on the night, with the other two being from their George Carteus x Padfield family of pigeons.

Ken Francis

K and S Francis of Southampton were fourth open and second south-east section with a three year old on 1137ypm. Ken and Sue clocked a blue chequer cock flown on the widowhood system and containing Billy Lynch Casaert bloodlines, the only family of pigeons they now keep at their lofts.

Dr Michael Yates

Dr M W Yates of Southampton timed a yearling on 1136ypm to take fifth open and third south-east section. Michael used to race with his father before retiring from the sport in 1977. When he started up again in 2016 he was gifted thirty-five youngsters from his good friends Danny Knapp of Laughton and Maurice Collins of Southampton. Michael timed a dark chequer hen bred for him by Danny and which as a young bird flew Guernsey with the Solent Federation.

Dr Yates' hen
Richie Thomas & Ruby

R Thomas of Portsmouth was sixth open and fourth south-east section with a yearling on 1132ypm. Richie's winner was bought at a Premier 100 Club breeder buyer sale and was bred by Bill Edwards of Gosport, being a grandson of Bill's NFC Saintes winner. It was raced on the widowhood system.

Peter Fyfield

Peter Fyfield of Borden clocked a two year old on 1128ypm to take seventh open and fifth south-east section. Peter's pigeon was bred from a pair of birds gifted to him by his good friend Willy Cable, who sadly passed away earlier this year.

Mark Gower

Ninth open and first south-west section was won by Mark and Julie Gower of Fordingbridge with a yearling on 1112ypm. Mark and Julie's cock was flown on the roundabout system and was a result of some co-breeding with Andy Parsons of Salisbury. It's four grandparents are fourth, second and fifth open Tarbes winners and a stock cock originating from Keith Bush

Completing the top ten and in third north-east section are J and P Parker of Beenham with a three year old blue hen on 1097ypm.

Around the sections

Rodney Muspratt

R Muspratt of Poole was second south-west section with a four year old on 1061ypm. Rodney timed a blue widowhood cock bred from two youngsters from his Andrew Lawley Vandenabeele family. He has now named it Neil C after his late son.

Mr and Mrs Cowley of Grimstone were third south-west section with a two year old on 1037ypm.

Rob & Maureen Kerr

Mr and Mrs Kerr of Gloucester were third north-west section with a two year old on 1072ypm. Rob and Maureen's winner is a Jan Theelen x De Weerdt red cock, the dam of which was bred by Alen Gibb of Gloucester.

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