Last Saturday Brabant 2000 raced from Chateaudun a middle distance race of around 450 km.

This was one of the very few races if not the only one over 400km raced in The Netherlands and Belgium that day as everywhere was heldover due to conditions.

The birds obviously hit rain en route home as returns were very erratic but most made home by nightfall or the next morning.

We was pleased enough with 15 in the prizes from 24 entries starting with prizes 2,8th and 10th in the club against 171 birds entred by 15 members also taking 8th Union de Baronie against 1302 birds and 25th Provincial against 5888 birds.

First bird was a blue check late bred 2023 hen scoring for the first time being bred from LIONEL bred by Jan Hooymans inbred Harry paired to VIOLET a previous winner of 47th NPO Pontoise 19,730 birds amongst other early prizes.

NL23-9386714  25th Provincial Chateaudun 5888 birds.