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    John Muszkieta and one of his racing pigeons.

Muszkieta pigeons lead way

Horsham Racing Pigeon Club’s 2021 season is nearing completion with two or possibly three weekends remaining.

John Muszkieta leads 2021 championship standings, but Leigh Arnott recorded a commanding win in a 230-kilometre Bannockburn race at the weekend.

Pigeons flew into a north-westerly breeze up to 22kmh resulting in the entry of 313 racing pigeons averaging a relatively slow time. 

The leading pigeon arrived home after a 4.59-hour flight. 

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A Bruce Rentsch entry was second home after allowing for overfly by 7.28 minutes. 

Results –

Section one for small race teams: 1,  Bruce Rentsch at 740.39 metres a minute and second in championship; 2, The McPhee Family, 575.85mm; 3, Ken Kerr, 397.36mm. 

Section two for large race teams: 1, Leigh Arnott, 758.66mm; 2, John Muszkieta 669.89mm; 3, John Aisbett, 663.91mm.

This weekend’s racing will be from Bookaloo and Pimba.

The entire October 13, 2021 edition of The Weekly Advertiser is available online. READ IT HERE!