Friday, August 27, 2010
BEN CRAIN TAKES FIRST
Special to Red Bluff Daily News
August 27, 2010
Young bird races have started for members of the Red Bluff Pigeon Club.
The first young bird race for the Red Bluff Pigeon Club began on Saturday, Aug. 14, where Ben Crain of Los Molinos took first place in the junior division.
His blue bar hen AU 2010 POP 371, flew 134.7 miles at a speed of 47.5 miles per hour against 368 club pigeons from the California and Oregon border.
On Saturday, Aug. 21, Ben took first place again with the same blue bar hen POP 371 flying from south of Klamath Falls, Ore. Flying against 295 pigeons she flew 135 miles at a speed of 42 miles per hour against a south wind of 10-15 mph.
Ben . . . has been flying with the Club for seven years. The last two years he has taken several first place positions with his birds. He placed 215th in the nation out of 2,500 participants on the American Racing Pigeon Union database.
We will be flying 10 total races this year so look forward to hearing about a junior winner each week.