On Saturday, the first yearling pigeon races of the 2018 season took place from Vrede (135km) and Paul Roux (180km). 78 Ladysmith pigeons were sent to Vrede and 140 to Paul Roux.

The first Vrede pigeon was clocked by Paul Manuel at 10:01, 17 minutes ahead of the second pigeon clocked by Lappies from Labusch Lofts. The pigeons from Paul Roux arrived at 9:50, but were still very energetic.

Most people struggled to get their pigeons in because they were flying around at home.

Jimmy Hanlon clocked the winning pigeon, beating Tiekie Crouse by 37 seconds into second place.

The winning pigeon from Vrede flew an average speed of 66km/h and from Paul Roux, the average speed was 99km/h.

The full results are as follows:

Vrede: Paul Manuel 1,21; Labusch Lofts (Lappies) 2,7,8,12,16,17,19,20,24,26; Tiekie Crouse 3,4,6,9,10,18,23,27; Mark Clayton 5,11,13,14,15,22,25.

Paul Roux: Jimmy Hanlon 1,11; Tiekie Crouse 2,9,18,28,29; Lewis Hay 3,4,5,6,7,8,14,21,24,25,26,27; Mark Clayton 10,12,13,20,23,30; Labusch Lofts (Lappies) 15,16,17; Imraan Kader 19; Paul Manuel 22.

The previous weekend, Tiekie Crouse won the KZN race from Middelburg by five minutes. Congratulations to him.

The open series continues this weekend, with races from Middelburg and Dealesville.


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