First open and first NC section was won by the partnership of Hoggard, Linley and Ellis of Bridlington. Nathan, Stuart and Tony timed a yearling celibate hen on 1381mpm over 98 miles. The winning hen contains Herman Ceusters bloodlines with the sire being bred by Shane Reading. The partners bred the dam from a pair purchased from Premier Stud.
Mr and Mrs Kingswood of Huttoft clocked a yearling roundabout cock on 1353mpm over a distance of 152 miles to take second open and first NE section. It contains Lambert Van Reet bloodlines and the grand-dam won from Lerwick. It was also the partners single bird nomination having recovered well from an accidental fall down the chimney a week before the race.
Harry Jackson of Selby was third open and second NC section with a three year old on 1323mpm over 96 miles. Harry timed a hen bred from an Albert Babbington Vandenabeele cock when paired to a Frans Zwol hen bred down from Dutch Prince, De Diament and King of Reem.
Around the sections
Mark Gilbert of Windsor was first CS section and ninth open with a yearling on 1203mpm over 250 miles. The section winner was a grand-daughter of Mark's best breeder, Goldern Barcelona. The sire was from Cor Di Heidi, second national Barcelona and the dam is a daughter of Golbern Barcelona, second ace pigeon Barcelona internationals and sire to two first national Barcelona winners.
Wearn Brothers and Neilson of Ramsdean were second CS section with a two year old on 1198mpm over a distance of 278 miles.
A and T Deacon of Waterlooville were third CS section with a yearling on 1183mpm over 285 miles. Albie timed a cock bred from his old Southwell family and sent sitting eggs.
Norman Holliday and Son of Colchester were first ES and sixth open with a yearling on 1224mpm over 245 miles. Norman timed three birds in quick succession and first on the clock was a latebred chequer cock containing Becker x Anabel x Forest junior bloodlines on the sire's side with the dam coming from his long distance family.
Dean Childs of Wickford timed a three year old on 1192mpm over 258 miles to take second ES section. Dean timed a pigeon bred from a cock he bought from Darren Ede containing Jan Hooymans' Harry bloodlines. The dam was a full sister to Chalice Marge, third national Alencon.
N Flint of Billericay was third ES section with a four year old on 1172mpm over 256 miles. Norman's pigeon was a chequer cock containing Deweerdt bloodlines from Mark Gilbert and Geoff and Catherine Cooper. It has flown Pau on the south road and this was its first north road race.
The WS section winner was Tomasz Fedyk of Melksham with a two year old on 1188mpm over 247 miles and which was also fifteenth open. Tomasz' hen was on its first north road race with no training. The sire contains G and C Cooper bloodlines, whilst the dam came from Steve Slade and was a full sister to Champion Classic 2017.
Mr and Mrs Peart of Birdlip timed a two year hen old on 1179mpm over 215 miles to take second WS section.
Clive and Jill Rogers and Neil Sales were third WS section with a three year old on 1124mpm over 254 miles. Having turned north to get some distance racing the pigeons were not trained at all just sent first to the Classic from Ilkeston and then to Hexham with the BICC.
Nicholas Adshead of Selby timed a yearling on 1307mpm over 92 miles to take third NC section. Nick clocked a grand-daughter of Milly, his Tarbes certificate of merit winner who is also a half sister to Hermia Solus, fourth open Pau. It was raced on the roundabout system.
Mr and Mrs Paul Woolliss of Grimsby timed a two year old cock to take second NE section on 1287mpm over 129 miles. This cock was a latebred and was raced to the coast as a yearling. He contains the partners' long distance bloodlines.
Mr and Mrs Brian Garnham of Butterwick were third NE section with one of their yearlings raced on the widowhood system on 1202mpm over 163 miles. It was bred from their Wildermeersch x Jan Theelan family of pigeons.
Mr and Mrs N Shaw of Crewe were the NW section winners with a yearling on 1071mpm over 131 miles. This pigeon was also sixty-first open. The section winner was a blue hen, bred by J and B Oakley and lightly raced as a youngster.
Booth and Roper of Tewkesbury were second NW section with a three year old on 1015mpm over 204 miles. This was Trevor and John's first north road race and they sent six and had them all home by late afternoon. Their winner was a consistent hen that has had combine and section wins in the past.
The Chambers Family of Cannock clocked a three year old hen on 935mpm over 157 miles to take third NW section. Raced on the roundabout system, this hen is bred from two of the partners' main long distance stock pigeons and is a half-sister to their seventh open Tarbes winner.
That concludes the report on the provisional result of the British International Championship club race from Hexham.