First young bird race of pigeon season

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SIX members of the Whitby Premier Invitation Club sent 139 birds to race from Newark on Saturday - the first young bird race of the season.

Liberated into a north west wind, the winning pigeon owned by S Mallinson and Son, took 2 hrs 28 mins to fly the 97 miles.

Result: 1-2-4-5-6-7-8-10-11 S Mallinson and son (1149.719, 1148.562, 1137.495, 1136.488, 1114.777, 1114.656, 1114.172, 1112.965, 1111.760); 3-9 L Winspear (1147.328, 1113.514); 12 B Smithson (1108.104).

S Mallinson and son win A B C D pools; bonus ball winner no 39 RW Winspear.