Had a great message from Jackpot Loffts from Ireland to say they won 2nd prize in the Who Dares Wins Final Race earlier today frtom Abroath approx 250 miles.

The bird IHU22S-025786 wins £17,000 plus pools.



The sire of the 2nd Prize Winner W.D.W 2022 is a son of the famous ‘Son Teofilo’ bred by us and purchsed in our Dublin Auction in 2009 by Maurice O’Donnel who bred a mutiltude of One Loft prize winners from him over many years before being purchased by Jackpot Lofts where his bloodline has continued to produce the winners. The dam of the 2nd WDW Final race won 2nd Ace Pigeon in the Who dares Wins Race 2015 and she is of the best Marcel Sangers lines.

GB2009L18854  ‘Son Teofilo’  Bred by Syndicate Lofts now owned by Jackpot Lofts Ireland.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   In 2011 Maurice and his brother decided to enter a team of 3 birds into that years Sun City Million Dollar Race and while considering which birds to couple together they made a ‘mistake’ by coupling him to a long distance hen bred by the famous Jos Joosens of Brecht. One of their youngsters ‘Dave the Rave’ was entered into the race with an initial entry of over 8000 birds. The final itself was one of the hardest ever flown with gale force winds and thundery downpours that resulted in only 50 birds clocked on the day. ‘Dave the Rave’ arrived early next morning to win a very creditable 116th Open.
Spurred on by this result they sent 5 direct children of ‘Son Teofilo’ to ‘have a go’ in the 2012 event. Between them they won 8 x first Country plus 9 x second Country prizes also winning 1st Open Cascade Challenge from 4861 birds and 1st Country Challenge Semi Final against 4073 birds. In the final from 578 km they won 110th, 444th,674th,945th,1477th open to achieve a 100% score of 5 clocked from 5 entries.
Maurice retained a good number of direct children of  ‘Son Teofilo’ for his breeding loft and subsequently mated every direct child back to his other original Syndicate Lofts and Jos Joosens breeders and that meant that every youngster was at least 25% of his blood.                                                                                                                                                                Then in Maurice’s own words ‘The winning started’…
They won over 30 first Clubs against an average of 400 birds…25 first Sections and 5 first Federation’s against an overage of 2000 birds.
In two Irish Homing Union N.F.C. Nationals they won 5 positions in the top 10 in each race and in the Young Bird National from Barleycove they won 7 of the top eleven prizes 1720 birds!!
In the I.N.F.C. Penzance National 2652 birds they won 2nd and 3rd South Section flying over at least 160 miles of sea.
Other One Loft Race results with children and grandchildren of the ‘Son Teofilo’ cock are in 2012 1st Ace Bird North Coast Challenge One Loft Race ~ in 2013 2nd Open Final North Coast Challenge ~ in 2013 1st Hot Spot winner North Coast Challenge ~ in 2013 3rd Open Final of the South West One Loft Race ~ in 2013 20th Open Final in the Algarve One Loft Race ~ in 2014 2nd Open in the Final of the French Derby One Loft Race winning £4850.
In the 2012 Sun City Million Dollar Race from the 5 children entered one in particular ‘Panacky Pete’ won 1st Country 11th International 5833 birds ~ 1st Country 13th International 4935 birds ~ 1st Country 1st International 4681 birds ~ 1st Country 81st International 4073 birds ~ 1st Country 64th International 3535 birds and then 2nd Country 110th International in the Final.
Friends of Maurice who have received some of the bloodline of ‘Son Teofilo’  have also experienced good results, for example D & T Ryan from Waterford won 3 first Federations with 3 different grandchildren ~ Eamon Kelly from Abbington with a direct son won 46th Open in the B.B.C. Young Bird National in 2013 when only 59 birds were timed in ~ in 2014  S & J Leahy won 1st Irish Homing Union N.F.C. Young Bird National from Cahirsiveen against 1171 birds.


The dam of their winner today is from Jackpot Lofts Van den Bulck bloodline from the very best available and they own the very best of this bloodline all selected individually direct from Dirk Van Den Bulck.

‘Son Teofilo’ not only is responsible for a great winning line of One Loft Race prize and money winners but he also comes from a line of pretty much the same.

His dam was Rosetta a really beautiful quality hen bred by us in our Dutch Loft from Casanova a first Dutch National Ace that was Purchased by Mike Ganus and bred Rosetta with Syndicate Britannia before being shipped to the States.

‘Rosetta’ granddam of 44th & 46th International SAMDPR 2016 and much more… Daughter of Syndicate Britannia… 

Syndicate Brittania won the Vegas Race .com winning $76,000 and that was in 2001!! The final race was from 300 miles.  Dam of Brittania was ‘The Classic Winner’ and she won 1st Florida State Classic Race Final 370 miles in 1997 for Mike.

So like breeds like… Its all in the genes!

Many congratulations indded to all at Jackpot Lofts, Dublin.

Syndicate-Britannia a golden hen grandaughter of Topo with a splash of Ad Schaerlaeckens and Broekcx Van Hee Hofkens and a bloodline that we still have in our lofts today and also winning for many fanciers.