Liberation Point: Gweru
Release Time: 2019-07-06 06:50:00
Hotspot 5 was staged from 450 km (280 miles), which proved very difficult for the birds. There was a strong tailwind ahead of a cold front that resulted in very high velocities for early arrivals, many of which were tired on arrival. Later birds that stopped flying came back through the day in reasonably good condition but with about 50% still out by the evening of day one.
SONJA (ZA 18-108213), one of Bertus's entries, was clocked 12 seconds after the winner and finished 7th. SONJA is a daughter of SONNY BILL (Golden Eye x his daughter Sterke Kleinen) and BLOUE MARIEKE (Bakleigat Bliksem x Marieke Junior).
SONNY BILL and BLOUE MARIEKE are the parents of:
- ZA 15/00314 - 3 x winner
- ZA 15/00315 - 2 x winner
- ZA 15/22703 - winner
- ZA 16/15509 - 2 x 1st club and 1st EPPU Union 383km 1171mpm 1324p
- ZA 16/15557 - 2nd club, 11th NRHU 2020p and 22nd WCPTA 404km 1444mpm 4878p & 2nd club, 4th NRHU 1791p and 13th WCPTA 623km 4727p (should have won - clocked 80 seconds after landing)
- ZA 17/49854 "HIGH VOLTAGE" - 12th ace pigeon Dinokeng Lofts 2018
Pictures of SONNY BILL and BLOUE MARIEKE.