Hardy and Burt get pigeon racing season off to a winning start

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Local sport from the Boston Standard, Lincolnshire: bostonstandard.co.uk/sport, on Twitter @standardduncan

The pigeon racing partnership of John Hardy and John Burt made what has become their customary winning start to the new season when they topped the result in Boston and District Flying Club’s opening race of 2015 from Great Driffield – 73 miles to the winning loft.

Veteran ace Dave Brackenbury took the next two places.

Results: 1 Hardy and Burt 1535 yards per minute, 2 and 3 D Brackenbury 1528 and 1515, 4 and 5 Hardy and Burt 1469 and 1468, 6 D Brackenbury 1463, 7 Mr and Mrs B Garnham 1462, 8 LR Manning 1436; 9, 10 and 11 C Collins and Son 1404, 1380 and 1377, 12 Mr and Mrs Garnham 1370, 13 LR Manning 1352; 14 and 15 Gough and Reed 1345 and 1317, 16 Mr and Mrs Garnham 1310; 17 Gough and Reed 1298.