Post Race Review.
Well Niort did not go too badly but as you will see from the Prov. Result we do better
with a head wind than a tail wind, I’m not sorry about that. Our Team of 6 arrived as
shown below, with 222 coming in first thing on day 2. The Mealy, 917, has not yet
put in an appearance although I am sure he will unless he has met with an accident
of course. Our first pigeon is provisionally about 91st although I am sure there will
be many more in front on the final result. I have not submitted times for any races
this year so far mainly because I have been doing the B.B.C. web site in the evening
which does not allow much time.
1. GB 09 J 31665 Blue Chequer Cock 1333.592
2. GB 08 R 45948 Blue Chequer Cock 1210.497
3. GB 07 V 44141 Dark Pied Cock 1173.566
4. GB 09 J 31666 Blue Chequer Cock 1044.511
5. GB 05 N 07222 Red Pied Cock 576.111
6. GB 08 R 45917 Mealy Cock awaits.
So we now move on to the two main races of the year Tarbes, the test for the two
year olds, in two weeks followed by Barcelona in four. It is now a time for rest and
feed and I start tomorrow with a week’s treatment of Coxoid which is for coccidiosis
and acts as a kind of boost. They are being fed breeding mix for a few days and then
change over to race mix to build up the Tarbes Team of three, whose relative
performance over 3 races and 738 miles this year you can see below:
GB 10 K 47202 Cock Blue Chequer 97.7%
GB 10 K 47178 Cock Blue Chequer 96.3%
GB 10 K 47175 Cock Blue 92.3%
So they go in that order on the sheet.
While the Barcelona Team, over 4 races and 1,104 miles this year, are as below,
except 917 of course who has not yet completed 3 and 828 miles:
GB 08 R 45948 Cock Blue Chequer 97.8%
GB 09 J 31665 Cock Blue Chequer 97.5%
GB 07 V 44141 Cock Dark Pied 97.0%
GB 09 J 31666 Cock Blue Chequer 95.3%
GB 05 N 07222 Cock Red Pied 94.0%
GB 08 R 45917 Cock Mealy 58.3%
GB08R45917 finally arrived at mid-day Wednesday and whilst having lost a little
weight he otherwise seemed perfectly fine. He will be entered for Barcelona and will
go subject to regaining weight and condition over the next couple of weeks.