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.

War Drum our top breeding cock and direct sire of 15 x 1st Federation winners. His winning grandchildren are countless however one of them won 1st Wrexham Fed Fougeres race 2019 for Phil Bates and Son.

Athena bred by Leo Heremans from his New Dream Couple (Nieuwe Rossi x Eenoog) she waas paired to War Drum to breed the father of 1st Wrexham Fed Fougeres. Amongst others she is also the dam of Mellisa NL11-1867279 a winner for us of:-
13th Dutch National Ace Young Bird WHZB 2011
1st Sezanne 800 b
2nd Section 3030 b
32nd Nat.NPO 12.518 b
2nd Orleans 205 b
16th Section 2331 b
47th Nat NPO 10.473 b
4th Pommeroeul 420 b
29th Combine 6.924 b

Sire of 1st Wrexham Fed Fougeres 2019

Dam of 1st Wrexham Fed Fougeres 2019.