Times they a-chang­ing for birds in full flight

Daily Dispatch - - Sport - RAC­ING

with many only reach­ing their lofts on Sun­day morn­ing. The Any-age race was a much more keenly con­tested af­fair with the top 10 po­si­tions be­ing shared amongst all ar­eas. Ti­aan Land­man of Queen­stown ‘dropped’ two birds to­gether (76.62km/h) to pick up the pre­mier po­si­tions. In third spot was Mostert and Son, two min­utes fur­ther back. The first Kowie bird was clocked by Dave Tar­rant (75.35km/h) while Ja­cobs con­tin­ued his loft’s fine per­for­mance by clock­ing the first EL pi­geon (74.70km/h). RE­SULTS: Bor­der Hom­ing Union/EC Pi­geon Fed­er­a­tion: Year­lings.(364 birds) – Touws River:1,2 and 8 Ja­cobs Loft (AFC); 3 and 9 Ris­tow & Jamieson (NFC); 4 Drie Dui­we­boere (AFC); 5 A Boucher (NFC); 6 A Kemp (AFC); 7 RL Schenk (ECPF); 10 M En­gel­brecht (AFC).

EL Rac­ing Pi­geon Com­bine:-Year­lings- Touws River: 1,2 and 7 Ja­cobs Loft (AFC); 3 and 8 Ris­tow & Jamieson (NFC); 4 Drie Dui­we­boere (AFC); 5 A Boucher (NFC); 6 A Kemp (AFC); 7 RL Schenk (ECPF); 9 M En­gel­brecht (AFC)

BHU/EC Pi­geon Fed­er­a­tion: Any-age.(403 Birds) - Touws River: 1 and 2 T Land­man (QRPC); 3and 7 F Mostert and Son (QRPC); 4 DE Tar­rant (ECPF)

EL Rac­ing Pi­geon Com­bine:-Any-age – Touws River: 1 and 5 Ja­cobs Loft (AFC); 2 C Benn (AFC); 3 A Boucher (NFC); 4 and 9 D Hartwig (NFC); 6 S Amos Brown (AFC); 7and 8 A Kemp (AFC); 10 H Chowles (CHS).

KEY: AFC – Ab­bots­ford Fly­ing Club, CHS – EL Com­rades Hom­ing So­ci­ety; ECPF – E Cape Pi­geon Fed­er­a­tion; KWTH _ King Wil­liam’s Town Hom­ing So­ci­ety; NFC –EL North­erns Fly­ing Club; QRPC – Queen­stown Rac­ing Pi­geon Club; SHS – Stut­ter­heim.

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