Bartosz Szakala Drogheda Invit winner of James McGrugan Cup section winner
Welcome to Bartpigeons loft
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I race pigeons since 2012 with 2 years break between 2018 and 2019.
Starting was very hard, i didn't have clue how to race pigeons and nothing about keeping them in good health and feeding system. Didn't have much look buying new pigeons either.
First years i was happy just to get pigeons back home, young birds were always hard, loosing over 80% birds, very first race point Tramore 112 miles which is over 180km, was tough and I almost gave up. Then took some advice from my friends who also race, Slawek from Carlow and Daryl from Drogheda. They helped me get my motivation back. So I changed almost everything, my Loft, pigeons, feeding system i learned how to keep them healthy, I cut numbers down and decided to stop racing young birds as its just too hard, if the pigeons are good they're good and they will race starting from yearlings.
After changing my routine with them and getting them in form, first year back I was topping the club every week in first 10, didn't loose as much, then came the channels they were even better I was getting most of my birds home with very few lost and taking top position in the club.
I Sent 4 to Sennen Cove Yearling National in 2017, clocked 2 birds same day over 4000 in race only 200 reported on day. Bird Hercules became 3x1 prize winner, 1st Club, 1st Fed, 1st South Section, 29th National.
I started winning taking top positions in my club. Super returns on channels, finally i get to the place where i wanted to be and start to enjoy Pigeon racing again.
Base of bloodlines of my pigeons are:
Karel Schellens, Jan Grondelaers, Jos Soontjens, De Rauw-Sablon, Scherens Vangramberen,