This is highlighted by the race winner, owned by S & T McCurry, who clocked his 2 year old dark hen recording 1232. This bird has already won 1st ESE section from Carentan earlier in the season.
The bird is home bred, being a daughter of the McCurry’s number one breeder ‘28’ who is bred from a direct son of ‘Telly Savalas’ the famed Busschaert cock which was bred and raced by my old pal, Alan Atkinson, and later purchased by Louella. The mother is an Eric Ceulemans bird which was purchased from Frank and George Bristow. When I visited Stewart’s home, which can only be described as a pigeon fancier’s dream residence, he showed me the birds that he is blending around ‘28’ to build a strong and reliable sprint and middle distance team at both Federation and National levels. Judging by the quality of the birds in the hand I think that he could be on the right track. As we left Stewart he was busily basketing his youngsters for training in preparation for the MNFC Portland race, another race which Stewart has his sights firmly fixed on. If conditions favour his area, I for one won’t bet against him repeating his National victory from the same race point, making it three wins in two seasons. Without a doubt a very ambitious man is Stewart McCurry.