Leics is more for Whitby pigeon racer

NINE members of the Whitby Premier Invitation Club sent 194 birds to race from Melton Mowbray, Leics, on Saturday.

Liberated into a west south west wind, the winning pigeon, owned by Les Winspear, took 1 hrs 59 mins to fly the 119 miles.

Results: 1 L Winspear (1760.680), 2-3-4-5-6-7-9-10-11-12 S Mallinson and son (1759.323, 1758.831, 1758.339, 1758.093, 1757.847, 1757.602, 1757.356, 1757.111, 1756.865, 1756.620), 8 J Storr and son (1757.357).

S Mallinson and son win A B C D pools.

Bonus ball winner no 19 Peter Taylor.