The Grand National of the pigeon racing world won by North Dorset pigeon fancier

Jul 03, 2014, 08:27 AM

4th July, 2014, 27000 pigeons are released in Barcelona in the biggest event in the pigeon racing calendar. John Halstead from Nyland near Stalbridge in North Dorset knows what it's like to win; his bird Untouchable came home first in 2009. Here he tells BBC Radio Solent's Steve Harris about how he got into pigeon fancying, and what it takes to breed a winner. (music by The Unthanks - The King of Rome - details here