Yesterday 3rd July 2021 was the Guernsey National Race for the NFC when 6956 birds were entered by 662 members.
Provisional winner of 1st Open is Fred Hall and Daughters of Worthing to add to their already illustrious National and Classic wins.
In 2003 Fred and his pal Steve Radcliffe bought a pair of pigeons from us that would become known simply as ‘The Good Pair’…and that is an understatement as they are responsible for countless winners over fifteen years and at all levels. Just two weeks ago Fred reported a a grandson of the Good Pair winning 2nd section, 23rd open NFC Sennen Cove against 5738 birds and he has previously been 1st Premier 100 Club Coutances.
The Guernsey winner was bred from a grand daughter on her dams side and a great grand daughter on her sires side of THE GOOD PAIR. The sire of the winner is from Fred’s own national winners and Lee Davison Max a daughter of Max the double Midlands National winner. There fore classically bred to win another National.
‘THE GOOD PAIR’ cock was bred from ‘HANNIBAL’ our well known breeding son of Dirk van Dyck’s Kannibaal when he was coupled with ‘MARITA’ bred by Flor Vervoort and a sister to Den Aske the Olypiade Asduif and grandchild of the world renowned ‘Fieneke 5000’. ‘THE GOOD PAIR’ hen was bred from ‘FIGO’ a top class Hofkens cock bred by Verheyen and daughter of Merksplas coupled with ‘GOLDEN NUGGET’ a daughter of ‘Ikon’ bred by Mike Ganus.
I received this message from Fred eight years ago and it is still work in progress….
“Hi Peter still trying to get Steve to list out performances from the “Good Pair” the cock of the good pair is a son of Hannibal x Marita the hen is a daughter of Figo x Golden Nugget, one g/dtr has been 4 times in top 10 of NW Combine, children have been 6th,9th & 10th RPRA Final one loft race, one weekend this year I took first 4 in fed from 1st channel race all four g/children and gg/children of the “Good Pair” on the same day Steve was 1st And 2nd Amal with two g/children, must get Steve to list these out a gg/son was also 2nd section NFC for us in an east wind not the best wind for us in section A.”
Another National winner expertly bred and prepared by top class fanciers Fred Hall and Daughters.
Hannibal is a super breeder with a gene pool we all look for that includes winners and plenty of them in all generations and grandsire of ‘THE GOOD PAIR’. Hannibal is sire of: *4th Rhonfried Futurity
*9th Vanrobaeys Gold Ring
*1st UK 340 b~ 6th Int Hot Spot 3042b SCMDPR
*1st UK~2nd Int Ace SCMDPR 2003
*1st Asduif Jong Vitesse Union De Baronie 2005
*1st Combine Morlincourt 8095 b Hannibal is sire of ‘CHICO’ himself responsible for at least 60 x 1st prize winners in the first and second generations when paired to different hens and for many different fanciers.
His nest sister was gifted to John Crehan of Manchester and she bred him his *1st U.K., 7th International Golden Algarve One Loft Final Race, Portugal. Another daughter of Hannibal is ‘ADELE’ NL10-3056738 and she was the winner of: *14th National NPO Orleans 6,783 birds *25th National NPO Creil 27,056 birds *72nd National NPO Creil 11,056 birds *132nd National NPO Orleans 8,687 birds *1st Sens 304 birds (31st Combine 4,775 birds) *2nd Pommeroeul 377 birds (4th Combine 6,369 birds) *2nd Orleans 157 birds (3rd Combine 1,737 birds) *2nd Creil 383 birds (3rd Combine 6,441 birds) *4th Pommeroeul 219 birds *5th Orleans 185 birds *5th Pithiviers 250 birds
‘Adele’ is Mother of: *1st St.Quentin 3,519 birds (2nd Combine St Quentin 13,618 birds) *15th Combine St Quentin 6,623birds *12th National NPO Creil 11,056 birds *20th Combine Sezanne 3,030 birds *30th National NPO Orleans 10,473 birds
Another son of Hannibal is ‘SIR GUY’ owned by D.Barron & Son Newcastle and he is Father of: *1st Rivenhall 7,132 birds *1st Newark 6,148 birds *2nd Up North Combine Folkestone 17,762 birds *38th Up North Combine Anderezel 3,849 birds *51st Up North combine Lillers 18,088 birds
Another daughter of Hannibal owned by Price Brothers &Son was Mother of: *1st Wincanton 292 birds (1st Federation 1,672 birds) *1st Kingsdown 223 birds (1st Federation 1,473 birds) *1st Portland 200 birds (3rd Federation 1,368 birds) *1st Wincanton 170 birds (5th Federation 1,237 birds) *8th Midlands Continental Classic Club Messac 1,271 birds
Two sons and two daughters of Hannibal owned by Wayne Doonan in Northern Ireland have proven great racers not only for his own racing loft but for a great number of fanciers that have purchased the bloodline from him. Here is a selection of their outstanding breeding and racing records: *1st National RossCarberry 6,845 birds*1st Open Tullamore 18,576 birds
*1st Open Thurles 10,450 birds
*1st Open Barley-cove 3,400 birds
*1st Open Pilmorebeach 6,673 birds
*1st Open Penzance 1,876 birds
*2nd Open Thurles 11,543 birds
*2nd Open Skibbereen 4,684 birds
*2nd Open Mallow 9,475 birds
*1st section Tullamore 2,432 birds
*1st section Thurles 4,753 birds
*1st section Thurles 3,867 birds
*1st section Fermoy 3,569 birds
*1st section Tullamore 3,945 birds
*1st section Fermoy 2,873 birds
*1st section Gowran Park 3,631 birds
*1st Roscrea 1,713 birds *1st Fermoy 1,896 birds *1st Tullamore 8,822 birds *1st Fermoy 1,000 birds *1st Roscrea 3,512 birds *1st Clonmel 3,544 birds *1st Roscrea 3,354 birds ,14th Open NIPA 27,770 birds *1st Clonmel 2,644 birds, 3rd Open NIPA 22,372 birds *1st NIPA Fermoy 17,691 birds (raced by J.Vage and Son) *1st Section 1,370 birds Tullamore (1st Open NIPA 8,823 birds) *1st Section D NIPA 1,696 birds, 3rd Open against 12,040 birds) *1st Section 1,846 birds Roscrea (18th Open NIPA 28,340 birds) *2nd Section Fermoy 2,698 birds , 25th Open NIPA 21,309 birds
A daughter of Hannibal owned by Garry Inkley of Uxbridge bred : *1st Section E NFC Saintes 682 birds *2nd Open National Flying Club Saintes 3,726 birds. The most prestigious middle distance race of Great Britain! Another son of Hannibal owned by Phil Bates and Son from Bagillt bred their 1st Welsh South East Combine 15.100 birds clear by 20 y.p.m. Another daughter of Hannibal is ‘BONTJE 191’ and she is dam of: *2nd Provincial Oudenaarde 8,027b
(1st Fed.1,041 b) (2nd Comb.2,958b)
*4th Combine Quivrain 3,627 b
(1st Club 349 b , 2nd Fed 1,235 b)
*6th Combine Asse Zellik 3,098 b
(6th Fed.1,171 b)
*13th Fed. Creil 1,759 b
(3rd Club 135 b)
* 75th Nat.NPO Peronne 12,211 b
(2nd Club 278 b ,11th Comb.2,302b) Another son of Hannibal is ‘AMULET’ grandsire of: *1st RPRA One Loft Race 2021 (Chapelford Lofts) winning £25,000 * 33rd Final Race SCMDPR 2019 2531 birds *1st WOESRC Bedhampton 1563 b (Paul Weams via Shaun Stockley) *1st MNFC Carentan 4440 birds (Dean Cartmell) *4th NFC Sennen Cove 5738 birds (S.Whittle)
Marita Grand dam of ‘THE GOOD PAIR’.
Figo grandsire of ‘THE GOOD PAIR’.
Golden Nugget..Grand dam of THE GOOD PAIR…