Hi everyone, another very good day at the loft, weather has been superb, the older youngsters were out again and in just three days they are spending more and more time flying, if the weather stays ok I think this small group will be batching by Wednesday next week, the younger group have again continued their education and all is going great.
We had another three beauties delivered to us to-day by Walkers from the syndicate of Owen&Hogarth from Anglesey in North Wales, this syndicate have supported us now for 3 years and their birds really excel in One Loft Racing such is the quality they house, again these youngsters were of the perfect age and arrived in superb condition.
Just a polite reminder now: You need to transfer the birds yourselves into the name of G&A Tomlinson, Loft No DY1453, Chapel Farm, Plains Lane, Blackbrook, DE56 2DD.
The youngsters have continued their education to-day and are doing really well, this is only the second time they have been out so I thing they trapped pretty good. The condition of the babies is superb.
Good evening all, its been a long day for us to-day because we decided to let the oldest youngsters out for the first time, this is always a heart in the mouth time because although they have been through the traps scores of times you never know whats gonna happen, well most behaved themselves and came in to the whistle, however there was 5 which thought better and just messed around, flicking about etc for 2 hours, but eventually all went in through the traps, we will continue to get them out daily weather permitting and I bet the 5 Amigo’s don’t mess around tomorrow, they will soon learn there is only one master.
We have continued to put the 8 youngsters which came on Sunday through the traps by hand and in just 3 days they are really pulling to get through the bobs and into the aviary.
Hi everyone, the weather has again been absolutely superb, the youngsters continued their education and they are progressing very nicely, we had another 8 little beauties all of the right age bought to us by the syndicate of Walton&Liversey, Simon and Amanda are great supporters of our race and are another syndicate which has been with us now for 4 years, for this we are very grateful.
We have decided to add two more traps to the landing area and Myself and Rob fitted the new home made traps to-day and I must say we have made a really smart job of building them so for 2019 we will now have 6 x 22 inch traps. I have have filled out the official RPRA liberation site forms for the UK and France, these will be sent first class to the reddings tomorrow, we convoy our own pigeons to all races and they are liberated on their own, in 2017 and 2018 no one else raced out of France on the days we did so our birds had no help what so ever which is the only way to have a One Loft Race to produce a true champion.
Good evening everyone, the youngsters were given their first bath this morning and they absolutely loved it, we have more birds coming tomorrow.
I have had Will Fretwell and his friend Lewis two software wizards over this afternoon to work on the TauRIS Live Clocking, absolutely superb news we did 5 dummy races and it works superb so I am over the moon so to speak, I would like to say a massive thank you to these two guys for giving up their precious time to come over and work everything out, so in 2019 we will have live clocking through TauRIS ETS System which you will view through this web site.
Good evening everyone, we have had another six absolute cracking youngsters bought to us to-day by the top Ashbourne partnership of Smith & Massey, Ann & Michele only race a very small team of pigeons but win out of turn such is the quality of stock they house, they were 4th in the WDW Final of 2016 and also have been 1st, 2nd, 3rd in hot spot races in 2015, again their youngsters are the perfect age, this morning we’ve continued with the education of the other babies and all is going very well. Can we ask that if you are sending birds by courier then please put your syndicate name on the box.
The birds from Ireland arrived at 3.30am this morning, once the sun started coming up myself and Annette vaccinated them and they were in the loft for 8.00am, yet again another cracking sample of youngsters and again the perfect age, its all now starting get quiet exciting.
Hi everyone, its been a glorious day and I have spent quiet a bit of time up at the loft doing various jobs, the youngsters were all put through the traps and are adapting very well, Colin Bradford of the Osga’s syndicate bought along two absolute cracking youngsters which are the perfect age, Colin is a great supporter of your race, he has entered WDW since it was formed in 2014 and his birds have performed very well, we have more birds arriving over night, these are being delivered at 3am in the morning from Ireland.
Hi everyone, welcome to our new web site. Will Fretwell our web site designer has kept it quite simple so everyone can navigate quite easily, its very information based and more will be added as we go along. Gary put 3 venture birds into the loft to-day and what crackers they are, Sire of two of them is our super Forrest Gump cock 165 and the Dam is one of our top stock hens, the third youngster is exactly the same way bred as the winner of Hot Spot 4 in 2018, the Sire being a mealy bred in the purple by Sheldon Leonard and the Dam came via the late Dennis Blackey this hen was 2nd overall ACE Pigeon in 2014. All the ventures are bred from the best we have check out the performances in previous years. Annette
If you purchased any of the pigeons at the WDW on-line Auction and are having them collected by courier can you please tell the courier the Lot Numbers or Ring me on 07368307667 with the Lot Numbers so I can have the birds ready.
Good evening to everyone, with sale of the birds now over all that remains is for everyone to pay for their birds and organise a courier, all we ask is can you do this ASAP because we want to get everything finished for 2018. Myself and Annette will be delivering all the Irish pigeons on the 17th November, we have arranged to meet them all at the Dublin Show were Who Dares Wins International One Loft Race will be in attendance.
Hi everyone, the 2018 auction is now live on our auction page.
To register hold your curser over My Account then select Register and fill out the form, any problems send me an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone my new number 07368307667. There is no live auction this year what the birds make on-line is what they are sold for so don’t miss out on some outstanding future stock. The 2018 race was our toughest yet so all these birds are tried and tested, its important to remember WDW International OLR is not a land race neither was the birds doing crazy velocities, it was a very hard race only 209 birds liberated on their own flying 295 miles from France with 30mph West North West Winds in the channel a true test.
I would like to congratulate Maurice O’Donnell on an outstanding performance in the Algarve Final, what Maurice achieved has to be yet another record in One Loft Racing, we are fortunate to have such quality fanciers in our race.
In the WDW 2018 Maurice won the 2 bird average by finishing 4th & 6th in a very hard final, again in 2019 Maurice was 8th Open in another hard final, on our web site now we are auctioning off the 2018 birds which came home from the final, included in this sale is 6 beauties bred and entered by Maurice O’donnell.
The 2018 auction has now gone live and when you look at the auction history you will see I am bidding on some of the birds, this is because I have commission bids from various fanciers who are not registered on our site or are not computer literate, all these bids are all genuine.
Hi everyone, myself and Annette are back home, we had a super time although Annette was slightly under the weather, it was great to meet up with so many fanciers who enter our race each year, there is no doubting next year is going to be another super year at WDW International OLR, yesterday alone whilst we were in Portugal I had 123 entries.
The 2018 sale starts tomorrow, the birds are moulting really well and there is some outstanding youngsters on offer, to view the birds Click on Auction and you can view the birds
To make a bid click on register and fill out your details, if anyone is having any issues then please contact me by e-mail at email@example.com or ring my new number 07368307667
Good morning to everyone, just a polite reminder letting fanciers know that there is still quite a lot of pigeons on our auction site with no pedigrees/details, the dead line to receive details is Wednesday 26th September because myself and Annette are going to Portugal on Thursday for the Algarve One Loft Race Final, we still have 4 out of our 6 entries left so we are very pleased.
We can also confirm that we will have the Benzing Live System installed in the loft for 2019.
Hi everyone, we have had another bird home to-day this is GB18B25916 and it belongs to The Good, The Bad, The Ugly Syndicate, I have started to upload the birds onto our auction site, please can anyone who has not yet sent details of their birds do so asap, the auction will commence on the 2nd of October at 8.00am and it will run for one week closing on the 9th October at 6pm.
Good evening to everyone, I took the birds over to Leicester this morning for Chris Sutton to photograph and whilst I was there we have had another 4 birds return from the final race these are: IHU18S087479 belongs to Ron Fewings,GB18F33012 belongs to Humber View Lofts. IHU18S055418 belongs to Garret Hensey, GB18P04655 belongs to D&M Willis, I will make arrangements with Chris to take these 4 birds to have the photos done, we have had a few pedigrees come to-day but please anyone who has birds still here can you supply details, also more entries for 2019 arrived in the post to-day.
Hi everyone, we have now finalised were the birds are going to be sold, we will be holding an online auction on this web site because then everyone has the same opportunity to purchase any of the pigeon’s, the sales list will be as the birds came home in the final for e.g the winner will be Lot 1 and so on, it is important that anyone who did get a bird home or has a bird which has returned from one of the other races sends in either a pedigree or some details of your pigeon, no details equals no monies sorry but thats how it is, I will be posting a full loft list tomorrow evening then everyone will know what we have. The birds are going tomorrow to be photographed by Chris Sutton and we want the auction to start on approx 3rd October and it will finish on the 10th October.
Hi everyone, we have had a few more birds home yesterday and to-day these are: SU18P1365 belongs to Winton Wizards, SU18E695 belongs to Monday Night Club, GB18V51983 & GB18V51986 both belong to Sylvan Lofts, GB18N70349 belongs to P&D Clarke,
We will be hand scanning all the birds tomorrow then on Wednesday I am taking them to Leicester on for Chris Sutton to photograph, please can you send pedigree’s or details of your birds asap so we can prepare everything for the sale.
Please see the list below of the prize and pool monies won in the final.
Hi everyone, we had another bird home late last night GB18N59515 this belongs to Milly’s Loft this now makes it 58 home in total from our toughest race in 5 years. we also had a bird return which is in immaculate condition GB18Z20363 this belongs to the syndicate of John Greenwaddy this bird was lost in training and it’s the syndicate second bird in 4 days to return, we have another back which went missing at Hot Spot 2 GB18E13074 belongs to AAP again I would say by the condition of the bird that this has also been sat in someones loft.
Good evening to everyone, I went to-day to pay my respects to Gentleman Jack Whitehouse who sadly passed away at the age of 89, Jack was very good to the federation I used to be secretary of and will be sadly missed, Jack excelled when it came to hard races over the channel and I remember telephoning him some years ago when we were racing Saintes 511 miles, the wind was North East and we had nothing and there was no birds in the fed timed well thats what I thought, I rang Jack and he said yes Gary I have got one I said well done mate he said yes its GB09P33352 the pigeon you bred and gifted me, this same pigeon raced 500 miles 5 times plus in the same seasons had 2 other channel races, I think the bird won and topped the federation on at least 3 occasions from across the water, anyway buddy I know you will be looking down upon on us we will meet up again one day rest in peace for now mate.
We have had another 7 birds home to-day making it 56 now in total, the result list will be updated at 8.30pm, I have started to sort through the pools etc and should have the result posted over the weekend.
Hi everyone, we have had another 8 birds home to-day up to yet making it 49 brave warriors, we have also had a few others home over the last couple of days and these are : GB18V47023 belongs to Mums The Word Syndicate, GB18Z20362 John Greenwaddy, GB18Z17347 WTH, IHU18S088229 Tag Team, GB18N45118 belongs to Freehand Fighters.
We have received our first entries for the 2019 race, yes thats right 2019 confirmed and paid for thanks Garret for your continued support, also big thank you to the following Irish Syndicates of Gregory Brothers, Tag Team, Collylofts and Arron Dickenson all these have also confirmed, the Irish certainly don’t hang around as they have said this is a proper one loft race from over the channel, Who Dares Wins, just for the record in 2019 the loft will again be limited to just 200 teams of 3 birds, same price £500 for 3 all activated.
Hi everyone, the winner of the ACE PIGEON 2018 is Errol Flynn IHU18S134677, although this bird is showing as 3rd on the Ace Pigeon Result it wins because the birds in 1st & 2nd did not time from the final please see rule 19,
The winners of the 2 bird average are C.James&Sons GB18Z74790 finished 5th & GB18Z74771 finished 23rd in the Final
Good evening to everyone, what a weekend our toughest race in 5 years, first of all I would like to say a big thank you to all who have supported us in 2018 and for the kind words and support yesterday, trust me it was lonely place to be up at the loft on your own especially when it got to 10 hours and we had nothing home, I knew in the morning after speaking with Steve Appelby that we were in for a very hard race, 27mph west north west winds in the channel and only 209 birds liberated on their own being asked to fly 295 miles after 3 days in the basket, however you sent us some class pigeons and they have done you all proud and did not let us down, although we only had the one on the day which was a very game pigeon pure class, we now have 41 home and I will be updating the result when the race closes at 8.30pm, the hold over was never ideal but the welfare of the youngsters came before any function or final day entertainment which trust me has not come cheap, the race has certainly lived up to it’s name of WHO DARES WINS.
I can only apologise for the live streaming yesterday but this was out of my hands, I sent e-mails to both the Benzing UK some 2 weeks ago and also in April agents asking for a quote to install their system but never had a reply, we know we have to make improvements on the social media side in 2019 and we will, thats a promise.