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.
26/08/2012 - Met de veiling van Premier Stud vandaag werd het 3e en laatste deel van hun kwekers en beste vliegers van hun Koopman/Reynaert/Van Dyck-collectie verkocht. De 3 delen samen, verkocht over het laatste anderhalf jaar, brachten zo een immens bedrag van 631.500 EURO op.
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.
17/06/2011 - De tijd dat Groot-Brittannië wereldwijd heerser was leek lang en breed voorbij … in het Belgische Merksplas schijnt die tijd allerminst geschiedenis te zijn. Want wat Sittner Premier UK – de Belgische vertakking van de vermaarde Engelse kweekstal Premier Stud – in korte tijd al op de erelijst mocht bijschrijven, kan kortgezegd ‘fabuleus’ worden genoemd.
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.