National Flying Club Fougeres 21-5-17

Underhill & Prettejohn

When the partnership of Underhill & Prettejohn timed in their first arrival it was not until they walked into the clubhouse for the clock check in the evening, that they realised their pigeon “Rossi” had won the first National Flying Club race of the season. The members of the Plymouth & District Classic Club, greeted them with two bottles of Champagne and a round of applause. This surprise almost matched the arrival of their winner, as Mike was busy taking care of an injured pigeon when he dropped onto the landing board several minutes before expected. Continue reading National Flying Club Fougeres 21-5-17

The Magic of the Tarbes Grand National

The Magic of the Tarbes Grand National

When I visit National winners, the very next day after their triumph over the whole nation, they are walking on air, the phone never stops ringing with congratulations and a memorable moment is forged into their pigeon-racing career. But of all the National Races I have covered over recent years, there is nothing in UK pigeon racing scene that compares to the magic of the National Flying Club’s “Tarbes Grand National” it is something very special indeed. I have witnessed every emotion around this race from jubilation to disappointment, and I have seen uninhibited tears from grown men due to the realisation of their achievement. Continue reading The Magic of the Tarbes Grand National

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