Another lovely day at the races. The day turned out to be a warm winters day as predicted, hence the decision of liberating half an hour earlier was definitely valid and was the right decision which worked in our favour. Can you believe the temperature today is predicted as a high of 30 ºC. The middle of July is supposed to be winter, it is just out of the norm.
The birds arrived in two small packs of 6 and 8 birds. All 14 landed together with Henry Quirk 2163 ZA BDR taking the honours. Henry also took the 3rd spot with bird no 2162. I believe that they are nest mates. Well done Henry.
The 2nd bird in was bird no 2975 SLIM ZA belonging to Gaddin Bros. + Charl Stander. This bird was first last week. Well done Charl, shows you can fly both the longs and the shorts. Watch this bird as it seems to be a later mature.
The 4th bird in was Loft Einkamerer 662 SRSPV/D, a third top 5 position for this bird. Fantastic, well done Butch. Some new blood to have a look at chaps.
The 5th bird in was Myburg 282 DIAZ. Mybs is making a habit of ending in the top every weekend.
NB !! NEWS OR CHANGES TO BE MADE !!!
We as management, have decided to combine our final race, the 10th race from Greytown and the Celebratory race, which is the car race. So it will be a double WHAMMY.
Birds must be activated at an additional cost of R1000.00 per bird. Prizes in this race will be : First prize – Renault Kwid car; Second prize – Four wheeler; Third prize – Mountain bike. The fourth and fifth prizes will be hampers. This is all on condition that we have 200 activated birds.
So the 10th race will be as normal and then only the activated birds will compete in the celebratory – Car Race.
Furthermore, our Auction date will be the 26th August now and the Business race will be on the 2nd September.
Interesting stats regarding our final race over the last 3 years :
Year Won By Bird Ace Position
2015 Topflight 286 DIAZ 2014 37th
2016 Arthur’s Pet Shop 2010 OP 2016 84th
2017 Poggenpoel en Seuns 4932 PSWU 2016 43rd
Just an observation that the final race is normally a new open race and that statistics from prior races don’t always have a direct indication. In this race, it is the bird with the desire, the perseverance, the stamina and the will to win. It is a long race, 635km through mountains and flats.
We have had earlier breeds and late breeds win the race. We have had cocks and hens win the race. We have had birds in the top 50 on average and birds in above the 50 averages. Just an indication that any bird that has completed this grueling racing program is a winner in his own right and a champion. So, any bird still in the race can win the car race.
We are also considering a 2 year old competition/loft next year. You buy a bird back at the auction and re-enter in the loft to compete in a 2 year old competition. Details to follow.
Winners for the day :
1st Cally Garden
2nd Lex Webster
3rd Lex Webster
Race Day Results
1st Henry Quirk 2163 ZA BDR
2nd Gaddin Bros & Charl Stander 2975 SLIM ZA
3rd Henry Quirk 2162 ZA BDR
4th Loft Einkamerer 0662 SRSPV/D
5th M + U Racing 282 DIAZ
Ace Leader Board
1st Jacque de Coning 130 BRMK
2nd Boertjie Nel 2390 OP/DPK
3rd Free Masons 4099 OP
4th Marco Taljaard 552 EC DIAZ
5th Chris Koutsoudis 4209 OP
Team Leader Board
1st Jacques de Coning T1 330 points
2nd Webster Lofts T4 213 points
3rd Gaddin Bros + Charl Stander T3 212 points
Winners Competition Leader Board
1st K.J. Stirk and Webster Lofts 296 points
2nd Webster Lofts 188 points
3rd K.J. Stirk 166 points
Average Velocity Leader Board
1st Jacques de Coning 130 BRMK 1259.1748 m/min
2nd Glenn McEwan 0711 BHU 1249.6076 m/min
3rd Boertjie Nel 2390 OP/DPK 1247.1228 m/min
4th Loft Einkamerer 0703 SRSPV/D 1245.9678 m/min
5th Bullcat 4405 BHU 1244.3998 m/min
Only 8 birds are left in this competition.
We are heading towards the latter part of our racing season. This coming Sunday, the 29th July is our next long race, race 8 from Ixopo. It is our Rotary/Hospice race as well. It is a fund raiser @ R100 a bird. All is available at just a phone call, sms or whatsapp – all for a good cause.
Remember the change of dates. Car race entrants must be done timeously. Owners have first choice. If the owner does not activate their bird for the car race, with his permission, we will open it up for anyone to activate, including the public.
So far, all conditions look favourable for a good fair race this coming Sunday, Ixopo on the 29th July. Join us if you are around.
We thanks Glenn McEwan from Queenstown and Piet Browns from Gauteng for their visit over the weekend and race day. Hope you enjoyed the day with us.
Diaz One Loft Management
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|1||BULLCAT||—||477 (T2 K) ZA BDR 2017||22.07.2018 10:04:36.27||1338.9002||South Africa||TOMCAT|
|2||ROD & STUART||—||021 (T1 K) ZA DIAZ 2018||22.07.2018 10:04:38.63||1338.5597||South Africa||ROMEO|
|3||JACQUES DE CONING||—||130 (S) (T1 K) BRMK 2018||22.07.2018 10:04:42.05||1338.0665||South Africa||PLAY BALL|
|4||BULLCAT||—||4406 (T1 K W) BHU ZA 2018||22.07.2018 10:04:43.95||1337.7926||South Africa||REMINISCANCE|
|5||DR THYS POTGIETER||—||340 (T2 K) EC DIAS 2017||22.07.2018 10:04:53.11||1336.474||South Africa||SURPRISE|
|6||BULLCAT||—||4405 (T1 K) BHU ZA 2018||22.07.2018 10:04:54.29||1336.3043||South Africa||PERMISSION|
|7||BREAKFAST CLUB||—||49901 (T2 K) ZA 2017||22.07.2018 10:05:02.07||1335.1867||South Africa||MANGO|
|8||M + U RACING||—||017 (T1 K) EC DIAS 2017||22.07.2018 10:05:07.04||1334.4737||South Africa||PRIVATE DANCER|
|1||130 (S) (T1 K) BRMK 2018||PLAY BALL||JACQUES DE CONING||—||1259.1748|
|2||0711 BHU 2018||BOO-BOO||GLENN MCEWAN||—||1249.6076|
|3||2390 (T1) OP/DPK ZA 2017||ALBEIT||BOERTJIE NEL||—||1247.1228|
|4||0703 SRSPV/D 2017||DIVOT||LOFT EINKAMERER||—||1245.9678|
|5||4405 (T1 K) BHU ZA 2018||PERMISSION||BULLCAT||—||1244.3998|
|6||017 (T1 K) EC DIAS 2017||PRIVATE DANCER||M + U RACING||—||1244.3115|
|7||552 (T4 L W) EC DIAZ 2017||SOUTHWELL QUEEN||MARCO TALJAARD||—||1241.5862|
|8||5664 (T1) (S) ZA OP 2018||CLOSELY OBSERVED||ARTHUR`S PET SHOP||—||1241.3847|
|9||4099 OP 2018||WELL TRAVELLED||FREE MASONS / DIAZ OLD AGE HOME||—||1240.1989|
|10||191 (T1 W) ZA DIAZ1 2017||TANZANITE||WEBSTER LOFTS||—||1238.7451|
|11||1491 (T3) YSC 2017||DUNE||WIAN JOUBERT||—||1236.6376|
|12||54235 (T2) ZA 2017||CHUBBY CHECKER||ROD NIGHTINGALE||—||1235.3914|
|13||014 (T3 K) ZA DPC 2018||ELEVATE||STIRK + WEBSTER LOFTS||—||1234.4903|
|14||059 EC DIAS 2017||DE VILLE 3||MARIDENE DOLLS||—||1234.0561|
|15||4409 (T3) BHU ZA 2018||SNOWFLAKE||ROD & STUART||—||1233.5952|
|16||0615 (S) (T2) ZA BHU 2018||VIRAJA||MIKE REPAPIS||—||1233.2545|
|17||008 (T5) EC DIAS 2017||MUFFIN||ROD NIGHTINGALE||—||1232.6586|
|18||394 (T1 W) ZA EC/DIAS 2017||COWBOY CUT||STIRK + WEBSTER LOFTS||—||1232.2045|
|19||11412 (S) (T3) ZA SLIM 2018||SIMPLIFY||FRANK FERREIRA||—||1231.5985|
|20||340 (T2 K) EC DIAS 2017||SURPRISE||DR THYS POTGIETER||—||1231.5982|