Gowran Park racecourse in County Kilkenny was the venue for the fourth old bird race, just short of 19,000 birds were released at 10.30am in a northerly wind. A bit of sun and blue sky over the route ensured a good race even in a headwind. The best bird was timed in Portadown & Drumcree for Jason Whitten & Son doing velocity 1349 just a yard ahead of G & A Campbell of Armagh HPS who has won all club races to date. ‘Skyfall’ the yearling open winner is a Hereman Ceuster/Van den Bulck bred by Cock Crow Breeding Lofts in Dromore.
NIPA Open Gowran Park 734/18,726 –
1-1E J Whitten & Son Portadown & Drumcree 1349, 2-2E G & A Campbell Armagh 1348, 3-1G C O’Hare & Daughter Ballyholland 1341, 4-2G S Delaney Harmony 1334, 5-3E S O’Brien Monaghan 1332, 6-4E S O’Brien 1332, 7-3G J Smyth & Sons Drumnavaddy 1331, 8-5E S O’Brien 1330, 9-1C J & D Braniff Wheatfield 1330, 10-2C D & J Campbell Eastway 1329, 11-3C J & D Braniff 1329, 12-6E S O’Brien 1329, 13-1D I Gibb & Sons Glenavy 1328, 14-7E Rafferty & Toman Gilford 1328, 15-2D K Downey Beechpark Soc 1328, 16-4G R Willioamson Newry & Dist 1326, 19-8E McGeary Bros Loughgall 1325, 20-9E G & A Campbell 1323.
Best in each NIPA Section:
Sect A 59/1383 – B Morgan Coalisland & Dist 1297, K Morton & Sons Cookstown 1287, K Carolan Coalisland & Dist 1275.
Sect B 114/3032 – A Darragh Cullybackey 1295, Mr & Mrs Robinson Ahoghill 1290, Mr & Mrs Robinson 1290.
Sect C 121/3052 – J & D Braniff Wheatfield 1330, D & J Campbell Eastway 1329, J & D Braniff Wheatfield 1329.
Sect D 92/2315 – I Gibb & Sons Glenavy 1328, K Downey Beechpark Social 1328, Johnston Bros Colin 1326.
Sect E 132/4039 – J Whitten & Son Portadown & Drumcree 1349, G & A Campbell Armagh 1348, S O’Brien Monaghan 1332.
Sect F 43/858 – McCartan & Woodsides Killyleagh & Dist 1267, McCartan & Woodsides 1267, McCartan & Woodsides 1267.
Sect G 72/2793 – C O’Hare & Daughter Ballyholland 1341, S Delaney Harmony 1334, J Smyth & Sons Drumnavaddy 1331.
Sect H 101/1254 – D Booth Mourne & Dist 1306, D Booth 1306, D Booth 1288.
Gowran Park 04/05/19 – Lib 10.30am in Northerly wind
NIPA Club results – ClubResults-Gowran-Park-OLD-Bird-2019
NIPA Open & Sect – Gowran-Park-Old-Bird-4th-May-2019
Report and Results by HOMER click here!