This biography has been processed by Luis Fernandez
of the Retana (President of Catalan Federation 1982-1994), Victor
Gallemi (President of Catalan Federation 1994-2002), Juan Montmany
(Champion of the Glass of His Majesty the King 2001) and Jose Mª
Corona (President of the Sport Committee and Competition, and Vice-president
of the Real Federation Spanish Pigeon).
Carlos Márquez Prats introduced in colombofilia of the hand
of his Father at the age of 14 years, becoming partner of the Messenger
Society Pigeon of Barcelona. At that time presided over by D. Antonio
Luis the very young Fernandez and Juan Montmany then, still we
remembered when with other friends, children also of colombófilos,
the brothers Is vacant, we spent good short whiles playing futbolín
in the bar " the Euras ", of the seat Rius and Taulet
of Barcelona, seat of the Society.
Carlos began with a single dove, to which the Champion " called
" and thus aid during one season whole. All were ed ***reflx
mng and commented "... young, bring the dove again, not yet
are lost " and he, week after week competed with " the
Champion " (to say has was a dove given by its Agustín
uncle), and died at the age of 24 years
Few could glimpse what " the boy " would arrive has to
do in the world of colombofilia.
Gallemi writes " memory those afternoons in the house terrace
Márquez talking with him and his Father, Higinio Diaz and
another friend of many years the well-known Ortega, unfortunately
passed away the past year ".
1956 already it began to gain some that another prize. It was a
very competitive society, more than 100 colombófilos formed
the competing being. Nothing less than 100 pigeon houses with true
teachers of colombofilia. It was necessary to learn much and fast.
In 1958 it occupies the position of Secretary of the Society, with
17 years, position that occupied in 1958-1959-1960, simultaneously
that was Champion of its group winning great amount of trophies.
In 1961 it arrived at the highest from his incipiente race pigeon,
when winning really among others the Social Championship, but that
was snatched to him by the fraud committed by another pigeon, as
it were demonstrated later by the Board of directors that forced
to this partner to the return of the gained prizes and his expulsion
of the Club. This fact and when entering completely the world of
the businesses, did that demoralized Carlos left the competition
momentarily, therefore the doves, that continued in the pigeon house
of the Sarriá Avenue, not traveling them but without competing.
In 1979 Carlos, always thinking about making the dream of his life,
that was not other that to get to be a great pigeon, acquired a
property of 10 hectares in I finish municipal of Sant Feliu de Codines,
and there he constructed pigeon houses of most modern at that moment.