Nel­son club’s best

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Sport -

Hor­sham Homing Club raced from Bourke and Co­bar in New South Wales.

Four­teen mem­bers en­tered 151 pi­geons in the 810-kilo­me­tre Bourke race and 864-kilo­me­tre Co­bar route.

Weather con­di­tions at both re­lease points were favourable for rac­ing. Pi­geons were re­leased at 5.55am at Bourke and 7.45am at Co­bar.

Pi­geons met a slight south-west­erly breeze mid-way along the flight path near Hill­ston, NSW. From there the breeze picked up and for the last 160 kilo­me­tres a south-west­erly fresh­ened to 10 to 20kmh and slowed the birds down.

Con­se­quently, no birds were timed in on Fri­day, with the lead­ing birds ar­riv­ing to their Hor­sham lofts from 7.43am the next day.

Club pres­i­dent Rob Nel­son was the most suc­cess­ful mem­ber, col­lect­ing a sec­ond plac­ing from Bourke and a third in the Co­bar race.

This week­end, the club will have the fi­nal race on its south-east line for the year, from Devon­port, Tas­ma­nia.

Re­sults – Bourke: 1. Terry Brauer, in a fly­ing time of 12 hours, 48 min­utes and 28 sec­onds, at a speed of 1058 me­tres a minute; 2. Robert Nel­son, 12.50.11, or 1055.51; 3. John Muszki­eta, 13.56.17 or at 968.96; 4. Den­nis Smith, 14.39.42, or at 920.16. Co­bar: 1. Leigh Arnott 11.41.46 sec­onds, 955.3; 2. Gra­ham El­bourne, 8.09.09, or 927.33; 3. Robert Nel­son, 12.29.58, or 887.72; 4. Terry Brauer, 8.38.56, or 885.62.

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