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A report on the provisional result of the Central Southern Classic Flying Club race from St Philbert on 18th June 2022

Dave & John Staddon
Twenty-Four members sent two hundred and thirty-seven pigeons to St Philbert with the Central Southern Classic Flying Club. They were liberated at 06.45CEST into blue skies and broken cloud. The following is a report on the provisional result based on members' verifications.

D and J Staddon of Shepton Mallett timed eight pigeons in the top twenty of the result taking first, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, twelfth, fifteenth and nineteenth open and the top five in SW section. First on the clock was a four year old cock, Miracle Maker, on 1234ypm over 281 miles. Raced on the chaos widowhood system that the partners have perfected, Miracle Maker is one half of a nest pair of brothers known as the The Miracle Brothers. The Miracle Brothers have numerous club, federation, section and open wins to their name, including five times first section, plus a first, second and third national. They are both bred from champion breeder The Real Miracle, a direct son of the Miracle Pair when The Real Miracle was paired to Comet. Miracle Maker was over an hour and a quarter ahead of the Staddon's second pigeon, a yearling containing Barry Winter's Little Gem x Bill Lewis' Freelands Gem bloodlines. This was followed by a two year old cock that is a grandson of Dave and John's two NFC ace pigeons, Evie and G-Force. 

Booth & Roper with John Gerard

Booth and Roper of Tewkesbury were second open and first NW section with a three year old on 1164ypm over a distance of 333 miles. The section winner was raced on the partners' version of the roundabout system and contains their old family of Van Den Bosche x Dordin bloodlines with a little of their French hen in the mix. It was their fancied bird and it duly came through the storms. The dam, French Magic has cards from Falaise, Carentan, Le Mans and Guernsey, whilst the grandsire, Sportsview TJ, scored from Messac and Ancenis. The partners timed two more pigeons on the day. 

Bob Pegler

R Pegler and Son of Salisbury were third open and first SE section with a two year old on 1068ypm over 260 miles. Bob and Mark clocked a widowhood cock, the sire of which was bred by Roy Orchard and contains Kirkpatrick bloodlines. The dam was bred down from the Snake by Geoff Kirkland. 

Mannor Lofts' hen

M, C and J Norman (Mannor Lofts) of Southampton were eighth open with a two year old hen on 921ypm over 253 miles. On the sire's side this hen contains their own family of Andy Parsons, Les Kidd and Guy Reed bloodlines, whilst the dam was bought from Earling Dean and was bred by Roger Phillips of Guernsey. The partners timed a second pigeon, another two year old on 855ypm to also take thirteenth open. 

The Webber's cock

J and P Webber of Abertillery clocked a two year old on 886ypm over a distance of 329 miles to take ninth open and second NW section. John and Pat timed a chequer cock containing their George Carteus bloodlines with the dam being a winner from Tarbes in 2019. It was raced on the natural system. 

Mel & Sue King

Completing the top ten and in sixth SW section are Mel and Sue King of Blandford with a yearling on 877ypm over 256 miles. This hen was raced on their version of the celibacy system and contains their old Vandenabeele bloodlines. The sire is a grandson of their Shadow Daughter and the dam is a grand-daughter of their Shadow Hen. 


Andrei Bargaoanu

Andrei Bargaoanu of Basingstoke timed a yearling hen on 383ypm over 272 miles to take first NE section and twentieth open. Andrei's pigeon was bred in his stock loft from his mealy hen that was bred by Romanian national winner Peste Ionut and a stock cock from Daniel Coropciuc. This Old 13 Cock is a grandson of Dehl Holander of Jan Kestelijn. 

Andrei Bargaonu's hen

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