A report on the North Road Championship Club race from Perth 2019

The second race of the season for the North Road Championship Club was held from Perth when one hundred and seventy-five fanciers sent one thousand, eight hundred and twenty-seven pigeons. The winners were the grandfather and grandson partnership of Richard and Tom Mamwell of Louth.

Richard and Tom Mamwell

This was Richard's third win with the North Road Championship Club, having won the young bird national in 2008. Then in 2018, he and Tom shared the win from Dunbar. This season from Perth, their chequer cock recorded a velocity of 1311ypm over a distance of 252 miles.

The winning pigeon was brought out of retirement for the race, having been retired to the stock loft as a two year old, the reason being that it was a descendant of the legendary Mamwell Brothers' Janssen bloodlines. The brother to the winner had been second open from Dunbar whilst another brother, Shrek, was an outstanding racer. Having completed its breeding duties under lights during the winter, in February this year the winner commenced exercise around the loft for the first time in two years, was reintroduced to the basket and given a few training tosses. It was eleventh open in the previous race from Dunbar and then romped home, fourteen minutes ahead of any of the pertners' other entries. The south-west wind and the warm weather meant that the pigeons had to work hard and sections C and F benefited most from the conditions.

Richard and Tom are over the moon with their win, they sent twenty-eight and had twenty-four on the day of the race.

The Mamwell Loft