08/06/2015 - The UK pigeon racing scene has evolved greatly since the turn of the new Millennium. The new technologies used in the sport, the methods used by fanciers and the quality of the pigeons continue to improve year on year. Premier Stud of Patrington Haven has more than played its part in the sport’s evolution.
21/10/2013 - The main enthusiast behind the Premier family is Graham Sparkes, whose dedication and professionalism leaves nothing to chance. After starting the stud in 2009, he has since been joined by racing director, Brian Bolton and then by marketing and sales director, Derek Nicholls, both internationally renowned in the pigeon sport in the UK.
12/09/2012 - It seems like no time at all since I wrote the last Best of British leader report. Once again Pieter Oberholster, the UK agent has pulled out all of the stops to obtain pigeons from fanciers from amongst the very best that Great Britain has to offer the world of pigeon racing. The lofts that I wish to inform you briefly about in this report are responsible for countless national, one loft and classic wins, not to mention full blown international wins.
18/03/2012 - This weekend (Saturday & Sunday) 4 auctions end: the auction of all the racing cocks of Luc Houben, 19 young birds of the best breeders by Premier Stud, 21 birds of the unique De Rauw-Sablon/Aelbrecht collection from Flanders Collection and March Auction II. Below an intro on every auction.
16/03/2012 - A few days ago I was talking to Derek Nicholls the manager of Graham Sparkes ‘Premier Stud’ and he was a very excited man because the Stud is planning to race in both Belgium and Holland in 2012!.
09/03/2012 - Nikolaas & Thomas of PIPA visited Premier Stud last week. It was a great visit. Premier Stud is one of the largest breeding studs for pigeons in the world. They have undoubtely one of the most impressive collections of breeding pigeons in the world. They buy everything with name & fame.
16/10/2011 - When Graham Sparkes made the decision to found his ‘Premier Stud’ a few years ago he was committed to purchase only the very best bloodlines that were available. Second best was simply not an option for Graham.
28/06/2011 - L'époque durant laquelle la Grande-Bretagne exerçait l'hégémonie mondiale est révolue … mais dans le village de Merksplas en Belgique, ce n'est pas vraiment de l'histoire ancienne. Car ce que ‘Sittner Premier UK’ – la filière belge de la célèbre station d’élevage anglaise Premier Stud – a ajouté à son palmarès en aussi peu de temps peut être résumé en un mot : ‘fabuleux’.
05/08/2010 - Not many people would have failed to notice that there are some new kids on the block in the province of Antwerp, that are getting themselves noticed by the super performances of their wonderful racing pigeons.