What can only be described as very well deserved is the success today of Lee Owen of Chapelford Lofts , Warrington winning 1st Prize in the final of todays RPRA One Loft Race from Alnwick, which from an original entry of 1502 birds, 573 made it to the grand final with Chapeltown Lofts winning 1st Prize and the £25,000 winners Prize.
Lee Owen is from a pigeon racing family with his Father who sadly passed away a few years ago being very successful including winning the very prestigious Bamfords Gold Ring Race a few times. I am sure this will be an exceptionally proud moment for Lee and he will be thinking of his Dad at such a time. Lee inherited the Pigeon Bug and that is being passed down to some of his own children to carry on the Sport.
Incidentally Lee has eleven children, so their is plenty of scope for new fanciers in the future from this tight knit family.
The winning blue cock is from a truly outstanding breeder Lee owns from Amulet and Sister Sphinx. This cock has bred Lee multiple winners for him including an exceptional performance in the Bamfords Gold Ring in 2018 for his pals Mr and Mrs Silvester winning 1st Section 6th Open .
Amulet is one of the best ever breeders from Hannibal our super son of Kannibal of Dirk Van Dyck and his mother is the fantastic Stardust another superb breeder bred by Dirk Van Dyke, this time from Heremans Ceusters famous Di Caprio when he was coupled with a daughter of Kannibal.
Sister Sphinx was bred by Rik Hermans from a pair that bred many excellent racers and breeders for him from a son of Kanon of Danny Van Dyck and a daughter of his legendary Last One.
Mother of Lee’s winning pigeon is a hen bred by Ron Hillcoat and owned by Mr and Mrs Silvester and loaned to Lee.The bloodline once again is bred from some of the very best original Heremans Ceusters bloodlines available..Nieuwe Rossi x Eenoogske…De Jan…De Olympiade 003.
In fact this pair also bred the 1st Section, 6th Open Bamfords in 2018.
Chapelford lofts also had another early bird in the final winning 76th being bred from a son of Max x Astrid coupled to a daughter of the Portugal Pair.
I must once again offer my most sincere congratulations to the Owen Family on this most fantastic win.