The Racing Pigeon - 5th April 2024

THE RACING PIGEON 5 APRIL 2024

10

PETER HATHAWAY, STEVE & BRIAN POOLE OF EGHAM

Hathaway & Poole’s loft set up.

Over the last ten years I have updated the Hathaway & Poole success story several times, which featured premier winning performances every year, competing against big birdage. Their loft performance over that time must rate second to none and this latest instalment brings us right to date. The Hathaway & Poole partner of Egham in Berkshire have enjoyed a wonderful 2019 old bird season, winning many premier positions, including five times 1st BB&O Federation. The membership of their club, the Windsor RPC, hosts some the best flyers in Europe and can some weeks send as many as 1,000 birds to an inland race. Fantastic competition and a really hard club to win! Peter, Steve and Brian won the first five old bird races in the club, which included the first race from France. The highlights of their old bird performance in the Berks, Bucks & Oxon SR Federation were: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 15th, 16th, 17th & 20th Federation Honiton (2,934 birds), 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 10th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 23rd, 24th, 26th, 27th & 30th Federation Exeter (3,042 birds), 1st Federation Carentan (1,698 birds), 3rd, 7th, 8th, 9th, 12th, 14th, 15th, 26th & 28th Federation Exeter (2,377 birds), 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th & 28th Federation Portland (1,525 birds), 1st Federation Wincanton (old bird). One of the stars of the season was the Heremans Ceusters blue cock. ‘Roddy’, which had won many premier Federation positions in previous years, but in 2019 won: 1st Club (570 birds), 1st BB&O Federation (2,934 bird), 2nd Club (843 birds), 2nd BB&O

Federation Exeter (3,042 birds) beaten by his loft mate. The pigeon to beat ‘Roddy’ from Exeter with 3,042 birds competing was the yearling Lambrecht blue pied hen, ‘KT’, and she went on to win 8th

Federation Portland (1,525 birds) and 14th Federation Exeter (2,377 birds). Another top performing hen in 2019 was the beautiful Lambrecht blue chequer hen, ‘Dolly Daydream’, and she won 1st Club three times

Made with FlippingBook interactive PDF creator