Greytown Racing Pigeon Club news

2017-06-07 06:00

STANDERTON on the north route and Senekal on the west route were our race points on Saturday.

The weather was beautiful, with ideal conditions for racing but not brilliant results except for RD Lofts, who had a very good win from Standerton with an arrival at 11:05,50 after a 5 am liberation to give him a velocity of 1 457,735 metres per minute over the 268 km distance.

The next arrival from the same race point arrived at the Naicker Bros at 12:07, giving them second position.

Followed by third and fourth with the old Grizzle plodding in at fifth and the Naickers at sixth. Very poor returns from that race.

Senekal at 289 kms were liberated at 8.15 am and the brothers cleaned our plates by filling 10 of the 19 positions. They won the race and then let RD Lofts have the next three positions, took two more, gave another to RD Lofts and then the old Grizzle at 10th, then RD Lofts at 11th, 12th, 13th, 14thand 15th, 16th and 17th went to  the Naickers and lo and behold, 18 and 19 to the Old Grizzle.

Results:

Standerton: 1st: RD Lofts:1 457,735, Naicker Bros: 2, 3, 4, 6: 1 086,327, 1 034,1144, 839,876, 619,919, 5th TR Tatham: 707,399

Senekal: Naicker Bros: 1, 5, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 1 323,817, 1 249,397, 1 219,504, 1 209,937, 1 018,806, 987,103, 969,778, 959,470, 921,800, 921,705

RD Lofts: 2, 3, 4, 7, 11, 15, 1 265,945, 1 265,497, 1 259,528, 1 217,855, 1 005,454, 923,496.

TR Tatham: 10, 18, 19th: 1 014,049, 750,428, 659,441

Due to such poor returns on the north route, we have decided to concentrate on the west where our results have been so much better, so next week we will be racing from Winburg, approximately 345 km.

Latest news on Chris Uys is that he has had his eye operation and is well on his way to full recovery.

Good flying.

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