Variable results in pigeon racing
Horsham Racing Pigeon Club had two races – one from Lake Bolac on a southeast line on Friday and another from Mildura on a north line on Saturday.
With less-favourable weather conditions predicted for Sunday, the club rescheduld the Lake Bolac race to Friday.
Leading pigeons took two hours and 18 minutes to cover the 121-kilometre flight from Lake Bolac, relatively slow given the southwesterly breeze on Friday.
The winner, owned by John Muszkieta, averaged 871 metres a minute which equates to an average of 53kmh.
Muszkieta’s winning entry was 3.46 minutes ahead of the Mcphee family’s second-placed pigeon.
In contrast, the winning pigeon in the Mildura to Horsham race, owned by Rob Nelson, averaged 84kmh.
It covered the 277km in 3.19 hours, a quick flight, in part aided by the freshening northerly breeze on Saturday morning.
The mob of 669 race pigeons owned by 17 members were released at 8.30am and the winner entered its home loft in Horsham at 11.49am.
Next weekend’s racing will be from Coombah on the north line and from Mortlake on the southeast line.