In 2019, We Paid Out £1,000 In Prize Money + An Extra £500 For Futurity & £250 For Gold Ring + £789 In Pools, Totalling £2,539!

2019 Winner: C&J Howse


Unfortunately due to further Covid-19 restrictions that have been put in place, it is very disappointing for all, but we have had to make the decision to cancel our Thames National Messac/Falaise Open Race which was due to take place in September 2020.
The prize money set aside from our Breeder/Buyer race (£500) & Gold Ring race (£200) which was to be awarded to the highest velocity clocked breeder/buyer and gold ring pigeon at the open race will instead roll over to a yearling race at the BICC in 2021 (this race will be chosen nearer the time).
The funds raised from our Messac Auction which took place earlier on this year to help fund the running costs of the race will instead be used to help fund the open race in 2021. Thanks all for your support. 


In September 2019 we held our 'Thames National Messac Open Race' open to all UK fanciers which took place on
Wednesday 18th September 2019 from Messac.
Any age, any sex, one liberation.
Marked on Monday 16th September PM.
£5 Entry Fee per pigeon + £1 Admin Fee per fancier.
Optional Pools, £1, £2, £5 & £10 - All paid out.
Verification by 7.30pm

Marking Stations in Colchester, Hemel Hempstead, Basildon, Canterbury, Sundridge Park, Reigate, Poole & Radstock.

Messac Open Race Winner:
C&J Howse £500
Messac Futurity Winner B&B:
 J. Clarke&Daughters £500
Messac Gold Ring Winner:
D&J Staddon £250

8 Marking Stations, 73 Members & 418 Birds

Race Prize Pay Out Totalled £1,000
Futurity Prize Pay Out Totalled £500
Gold Ring Prize Pay Out Totalled £250
Pools Pay Out Totalled £789
Total Pay Out £2,539!

C&J Howse

Here is our Thames National Messac Open Race Winner 2019: Chris Howse & His Wife, with their winning trophy from our open race. Well Done to you both!

A big thank you to John Gerrard for kindly supplying us with the trophy.


All marking stations will be provided with race entry sheets prior to the race and they are available to download above, however if you would like this posted to you, please request this below.