Fire power. The national Brive (704km) race was a tough one. It was that kind of race where no lucky shots could be found in the head of the result. The birds needed to fly alone, fighting against the head winds. Our first arrival crossed the sky for 10 hours and 30 minutes. Our dark hen “Stella”(B16-6032172) graciously arrived at 17:14:29. She won 1° Provincial Brive 705 birds. She was the 1° fast. Provincial Brive against 1,166 birds too (old birds + yearlings). On the national zone result she can be found as 5° against 2,640 birds. On the national level she wins 57° National Brive (704km) 9,278 pigeons.
We had one of the best racing days of our career yesterday! The weather circumstances were hard and this kind of weather is perfect for our pigeons to make the difference.
The Ecouen (283km) promised to be an easy preparation race for the upcoming national Argenton (555km) race. It turned out to be a tough race for the pigeons. The pigeon flock was scattered right from the start. A loft of birds needed to fly home all alone. We started with the 1° prize in the yearlings result and the 2° prize in the old birds result!
The national race of the day was Chateauroux (526km). It was a very tough edition. The birds had to deal with foggy weather during a big part of their way back home. The temperature rose to almost 30°C and the birds had to cope with headwinds as well. It was a race for the real strong and smart birds.
The last few days we have received some interesting references from our Belgian colleagues. Please take a look below.
We had another successful racing weekend. Last Saturday no less than three races were flown. In France the weather was good and the birds had to deal mostly with headwinds. In Belgium however the weather circumstances were far from perfect (dark weather) and the wind turned towards the West (tailwind). Our birds confirmed again their excellent form.
We had another successful racing weekend! We will soon post more information about our first arrivals.
The weather circumstances were hard this weekend. The temperatures rose to 30°C and the birds had to deal with strong head winds. Our birds are known to deliver top performances in these conditions and last Saturday was another chapter to that story. After the three 2° prizes of last week, our birds were able to bring two 1° prizes and a 2° prize back home! We entered our cocks in the ZAV Federation and our hens in the Regio Mechelen federation. We sent a few hens to the national Bourges race too.
We had a great weekend. The weather circumstances were hard. Our birds showed that they are more than ready for the national racing season! As you can see we started 3 times (!) with the 2° prize.
This weekend we raced our birds on the middle distance race Melun (310km). We entered our racing hens (51 birds) in the ‘Regio Mechelen’ federation and our racing cocks (54 birds) in the ‘ZAV’ federation. The wind was blowing from the southeast. It was a smooth and rather fast race. Our birds did a good job again, they showed their condition is improving by the week. We expect them to be on their best when the national racing season starts in two weeks!
The weather circumstances were again very fast, like in the previous weeks. This is far from our favorite weather type, but tough weather is on its way. For coming weekend – the start of the middle distance races – headwinds are predicted!
We had the second official race of the season today. The birds were again sent to Noyon (208km). The weather was very hot. The high temperatures in combination with the scattered thunder showers made it a difficult race.
We hadn't published our results of the last national race of the season 2017, Chateauroux (526km) yet. So here you can finally read the detailed story about our first arrivals.
Today it was time for the second Hotspot race in the South African Million Dollar Pigeon Race. The birds had to deal with strong headwinds. The racing distance was 162km.
This weekend we will be present again at the famous ‘Golden Ten’ auction of sports magazine ‘De Duif’. Twenty-one of the absolute top fanciers from Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany, each presenting 8 (young) birds of their very best in a public auction. Interested fanciers from near and far have ample opportunity to handle and approve the pigeons, and to exchange thoughts with the sellers and eachother.
The official result of the national Argenton (555km) race has been published.
This weekend the last middle distance race of the season was flown. The weather circumstances were fantastic. The temperate rose to about 21°C. The birds had to deal with moderate to strong headwinds. It was the perfect race to see which youngsters are worth their spot in next year’s racing team!
The racing season is slowly approaching its end. There is no more time to waste. Especially the young birds need to be raced now so that they can show who is worth a spot in next year’s racing team. We entered our complete team of youngsters on two different races. On both races they really crushed the competition! The weather circumstances were rather calm, there were no crazy tailwinds like previous weeks.
We had a racing weekend full of top results! In this article we will tell you something more about our triumph on the semi-national Aurillac (712km) race.
When it started to rain above our lofts, we thought we could forget to win top results on the middle distance race Pont St. Maxence (250km) today. The rain however did not seem to bother our pigeons too much since they won a top result on this race!
Another race this weekend was the national Tulle (657km) race. Due to the tailwinds it became a fast race.
The velocities of the races this weekend were extremely fast! On Saturday the pigeon were blown to home because of the strong wind from the Southwest. We still managed to win some great results. More about these races you can find in other newsflashes. The tailwinds on Sunday were even stronger. The fastest birds of the Noyon (208km) race reached an average velocity of 2,200 m/min! This speed is equal to 132 km/h!
Today was the final weekend on the calendar for the national championships on the middle distance. It was the last chance for the possible ace-pigeons to win another top prize.
We had three races this weekend: the middle distance race Gien (410km), the national race Jarnac (697km) and the young birds race Noyon (208km).
We had a busy racing weekend with no less than three races scheduled: the national races Chateauroux (526km) and Limoges (672km), and the middle distance race Chevrainvilliers (354km). In France the birds had to deal with headwinds (blowing from the north). When they crossed the Belgian border the wind direction changed to northwest. The temperature was around 26°C. Our pigeons met again with the expectations!
In part 1 we have already presented the birds that flew top prizes on the Chevrain race in the weekend of 17 June. In this article we will tell you something more about the semi-long distance race Blois (462km) and the national long distance race Brive (704km).
Our top hen “Lilly”(B15-6026002) was the star of the day. On the national Argenton (555km) race of today she wins 1° Provincial Argenton (555km) 1,561 p. / 1° National z. Argenton / 3° National Argenton 13,621 p.
Last Saturday we finally had the type of weather we were counting on for many weeks: headwinds and high temperatures. Our birds showed that day that they are very hard to beat in these circumstances. We had three races: the middle distance race Melun (310km), the great middle distance race Blois (462km) and the long distance race Brive (704km).
Today we finally had the type of weather we were counting on for many weeks: headwinds and high temperatures. Our birds showed today that they are very hard to beat in these circumstances.
This weekend we raced birds on two races: the middle distance race Chevrain (354km) and the national long distance race Limoges (672km). These races were both postponed till Sunday due to the bad weather circumstances on Saturday. On Sunday the temperature rose to about 20°C and there was moderate tailwind to side wind blowing.