From the loft

2018-06-20 06:02

THIS week two race results are being included in one report as last week “Old Grizzle” was busy chasing his tail.

On Saturday, June 9, the birds raced from Winburg, a distance of 356 kilometres.

R.D. Lofts got his nose in front of the Naicker brothers with a good velocity of 1 506 metres per minute to push them into second and third positions.

This week racing was from Theunissen, a distance of 388 kilometres.

This was flown in a time of five hours at a velocity of 1 314:564 metres per minute.

Once again, the Naicker brothers loft swept the boards. It must be mayhem at their loft when the birds arrive en masse.

RD Lofts, not to be outdone, notched in a couple of early returns as well. Between the Naicker brothers and RD Lofts, they took the first eleven positions. Once again, Leon Potgieter’s birds arrived in 12th and 13th positions relegating “Old Grizzle” to 14th.

THE RESULTS WERE AS FOLLOWS:

Naicker brothers: 1st 1314:564; 3rd 1265:041; 5th 1252:666; 6th 1252:127; 8th 1242:183; 9th 1240:992; 15th 1188:828

RD Lofts: 2nd 1278:220; 4th 1264:554; 7th 1243:434; 10th 1219:998; 11th 1219:423

L. Potgieter: 12th 1208:383; 13th 1207:443; 16th 1084:731

T. Tatham: 14th 1190:889

The next race is a yearling race from Paul Roux at a distance of 272 kilometres which offers hope for better results. Until next week, “good flying”.

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