22nd June saw the Wrexham Federation’s Fougeres race being won by Phil Bates and Son Neil the top Bagillt partnership. A total of 67 members sent an entry of 578 birds.
Although the result shows them winning by a decimal , Phil reports misjudging the speed of the race and after seeing the bird land lost 6 minutes wiring up 16 pads and 2 boosters before being able to switch the ETS on. It will be great viewing the CCTV footage of Phil ‘in action’.
The winner is from a two year son of ‘War Drum’ paired to ‘Athena’. This is the only one bred this way and has bred other prize winners in his very short career. Mother of the winner is a full sister to ‘Basil, The Flying Machine’ bred by Syndicate Lofts and raced by Garry Inkley winner of 13 x 1st prizes!
We offer our heartiest congratulation on this very well deserved victory for the Bates Family.