1967 Posted January 22, 2013 Report Share Posted January 22, 2013 For the Rennes Race. the 5,535. birds were liberated at 5.35a.m. on July 4th in a light northerly wind.The partnership of Mrs Jean Shillinglaw and Mr Jack Wylie of Newcastleton, Roxburghshire, were the winners of 1st Open 1st South section and the coveted Kings Cup with their pigeon(( Blue Blitz)) Blue cheq Hen SURP62S6500 which was bred by Harkness and Ferguson also of Newcastleton.Blue Blitz was competing in her first National race,previouse to which the furthest distance she had flown being from Cheltenham. She was timed in at 7.23 p.m. from Rennes 491 miles to be the only bird to top the 1.000 y.p.m. mark with a velocity of 1.044 y.p.m.Winner of 2nd Open 2nd South Section was W Gardner of Lockerbie, his bird Cheq Hen SURP60S2208, FLYING49O Miles recording a velocity of 995.Giving another excellent account of herself in National racing for the second year in succession, Mr and Mrs Horeburghs ( Ecclefechan) champion Chec Hen SURP61S5329''Fechan Lass''winner of the Rennes National Race of 1963 this time claimed 3rd Open,3rd South Section flying 485 miles at a velocity of 982 y.p.m. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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