10 NOVA 495 was bred from:
NOVA 495 hatched June 1st. He was trained with a late bred group to 180 km and joined the older group for the 2nd 300 km toss. From there he flew 4 x 300 & 370 km and was in the first drop 4 times being behind by only 4 mins from a 300 km flight. Also for these flights he was 1:30 hrs ahead of his loft mates in total time flying. A sibling was 1st UNC Bond Race when only 23% of the birds shipped clocked on the day. In 2014 he bred equal first in the Empire Classic 300 km race.