Hardy and Burt register third win of pigeon racing season

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

The weather was excellent for pigeon racing on Saturday, and the successful partnership of John Hardy and John Burt took full advantage to register their third win of the season in Boston and District Flying Club in an 80-mile race from Wetherby.

But the fastest pigeon into the two Boston clubs went to the Kirkman and Weir partnership in Boston Central RPC for their first win of the season.

Results from Wetherby:

Boston Central RPC (10-175): 1 Kirkman and Weir 1450 yards per minute, 2 Upsall and Frost 1440.404, 3 and 4 Appleby and Daughter 1440.238 and 1428, 5 Tim Appleby 1426, 6 and 7 S. Snowden 1419 and 1418, 8 Upsall and Frost 1417, 9 G. and C. Edwards 1416, 10 Tim Appleby 1404, 11 A Cooley 1399, 12 G. and C. Edwards 1390.

Boston and District FC (9-192): 1 and 2 Hardy and Burt 1441 and 1438.672, 3 and 4 D.J. Brackenbury 1438.551 and 1438.103, 5 Hardy and Burt 1417, 6 Trinder and Reams 1389, 7 C. Collins and Son 1377, 8 D.J. Brackenbury 1372, 9 and 10 J. McFadyen 1368.685 (2), 11 L.R. Manning 1345, 12 Mr and Mrs B. Garnham 1274.

Swineshead: 1 G. Wheatman 1392, 2 Mr and Mrs T.F. Welby 1375, 3 Mr and Mrs S. Poulter 1324, 4 Mr and Mrs Welby 322, 5 G. Wheatman 1320, 6 Mr and Mrs Poulter 1312, 7 Mr and Mrs A.G. Fisher 1247.