On Saturday July 26, four members of the Gourdon and District Pigeon Racing club sent 72 birds to Arniston (1), the first race of the young pigeons.
The birds were liberated at 8.15 am. In 1st position was a Gourdon bird flown by father and son team , Dave and David Hay, velocity being 1174.95. 2nd position went to Inverbervie member, Brian Craig with a velocity of 1159.89. 3rd, 4th and 5th went to D&D Hay, velocities of 1124.00, 1120.46 and 1098.45.
In 6th position was veteran fancier, Eddie Mann, from Johnshaven ,velocity of 994.46. 7th bird home belonged to Mark Peterkin from Glenbervie. Its velocity was 983.89 and in 8 th place was D&D Hay velocity of 980.67.
The birds certainly had good weather for the first race