Had a great message from Dave Stokes of the R.Stokes and Son panership of Cleobury Mortimer one of the best racing lofts in the UK reporting their recent success winning the NFC Champion of Champions Award for 2023.
This award are based on the best co efficient of the National Flying Clubs program of races including all old bird races and the young bird National.
We are very pleased indeed to have played a part with our bloodlines featuring in the breeding of their principle winners.
Dave was kind enough to provide some details of their nomintaed pigeons.
Blue Hen 55 scoring in two Nationals was bred from a brother to Foxy Lady kindly on loan from their good friend Steve Price, when he was paired to a hen from the Geelooger and Harry lines from Paul Astbury.
Pied Hen 303 was bred from a cock from Brian Clennan out of Goldrush (Zidane x Doran) and the super breeder Rios Gold the nest sister of War Drum. Dam of Pied 303 is a top breeder for the Stokes’s bred from a grandson of Zelda the last daughter of The Young Couple a winner himself of 3rd MNFC 8900 birds, 12th MNFC 7100 birds and 1st Fed 1900 birds when he was paired to Farlow Sadie a winner of 2 x 1st Feds and 1st Western Region Queens Diamond Jubilee race against over 5000 birds.
Checker Hen GB22Z31406 won 4th Section J, 46th open in the tough NFC Tarbes against 2026 birds being the furthest flying yearling on the day. She has previously won 169th NFC Messac 4504 birds, 297th NFC Fougeres 5657 birds and 1st club, 14th Heart of England Federation from Guernsey. She is bred from a cock of their old family and a hen we bred from Marathon Man from Hermans Hoekstra with Star 676 bred by Cor de Heijde from a son of Cahors National winner and a daughter of the legendry Don Michel.
A very pretigious top award won by top class fanciers with jst good well tried and tested bloodlines all crossed together.
Very well done indeed.