Nico Van Noordenne has been a household name for more than twenty years now. His success story began with such iconic pigeons as Bergkamp (4 x 1st in a major race), Kasai (3 x 1st in a major race and a great breeder), and Mr. Hurry (4 x 1st in a major race), which were eventually succeeded by the renowned Torero, winner of the title of 1st National Ace Pigeon middle distance 2004. It was a crowning achievement and it marked a successful new era for Nico Van Noordenne. Nico decided after a number of highly successful seasons that it was time to sell his entire collection of old birds born between 2009 and 2014. This is a group of top class breeders and racing birds, including most notably:
Philippe Dobbelaere is selling 9 pigeons in auction, and each of them is a top quality bird. He is selling two invaluable racing birds with a proven record at national and zonal level, along with youngsters and brothers & sisters of his greatest champions. These include descendants of 'Brigitte' (8th Nat. Ace Pigeon longer middle distance KBDB and an Olympiad Pigeon), of 'Cleo' (2nd Ace Pigeon Championships Bruges 2009 and the dam of 2nd Prov. Ace Pigeon 'Froome' and 2nd Ace Pigeon Belgian Masters), and of course descendants of the parents of 'Two Times Brigitte', winner of the 1st nat. Chateauroux 2014. This is indeed a select group of super quality pigeons, bred by one of the current top players in Belgium.
The renowned fancier from Zeeland had an impressive comeback in his favourite international classics. After spending a few years in Belgium, Frederik managed to win a national first prize from St. Vincent in his second year back in Zeeland. The winner was Tarzan, a late youngster of 2014. This was already the fourth national first prize for Frederik in his early career as a fancier. He is a highly proficient pigeon fancier but he can also rely on the invaluable Dees pigeon breed, which played a key role in his career. Each of his four national first prize winners originates from this unique bloodline: Dees, 1st Int. Bordeaux 7,213 p. 2007 and 1st Nat. Narbonne 3,816 p. 2008 Horus, 1st Nat. Bordeaux yearlings 3,835 p. 2010 Tarzan, 1st Nat. St. Vincent 3,714 p. 2015 His racing birds Aton (7th Nat. Narbonne), Eduardo (Best Pigeon ZLU WHZB 2010) and De Jan (1st prov./5th Nat. Bourges, 14th Nat. Libourne and 32nd Nat. Limoges) originate from that very same breed. This is potentially one of the best pigeon breeds in the long distance. Frederik is now selling a select group of young birds from this outstanding breed on PIPA.
Hardy Kruger is a big star in pigeon racing in Germany and abroad. His pigeon family has been one of the leading names in Germany thanks to many ace pigeon titles and top prizes. He is particularly successful in one loft races worldwide: his most notable achievements include a victory in the final race in the Million Dollar Race in 2010 with Dressage Diva and a third prize in the final race in 2009 with Cut The Cuteness. This phenomenal Black Power breed showed to be a versatile pigeon family, with great potential in any circumstances. A selection from his best breeders will now be sold in this top class auction.
The German Hendrik Wilpers has had his fair share of success in the international marathon competition. His top class pigeon Barca Power was recently awarded the title of Best Barcelona Cock of Germany over 5 seasons 2011-2015. This is an exceptional feat, given that Hendrik made the switch from the program races to the extreme long distance only in 2009. Meanwhile he has won quite a number of national top 100 prizes, partly thanks to the introduction of pigeons of Freialdenhofen, Arjen Beens and Mark Van Den Berg. Hendrik is now selling a small group of invaluable pigeons, which are among the best long distance racing birds worldwide.
The Verstraete loft came to be one of the monuments in pigeon racing at international level. A countless number of lofts have obtained pigeons in Oostakker, with which they managed to step up their game significantly. Still, it is the loft of Raoul and Xavier that has achieved the most impressive results with their own breed. The latest generation of top class pigeons, including the famous Topstar, Xtra, Bijou, Belga Queen, and Grand Cru Uno have repeatedly shown their potential. This fantastic PIPA auction brings you a select group of youngsters of the current best Verstraete pigeons, including most notably two of the youngest youngsters of Xtra ever to be sold.
The golden breed De Rauw-Sablon is being preserved with great care by Flanders Collection. Many of their breeders are true collector’s items that are not available anywhere else in Europe. Underlining the quality of this Belgian champion colony is the fact that (almost) every breeder has been able to achieve sublime breeding results, as well as 1st National ace pigeons and 1st National prizes. From its best breeders Flanders Collection is offering a select group of pigeons for sale.
The English fancier Brian Bolton had basically won every competition in his country, which made him decide to move to the Belgian province of Antwerp to compete against some of the world's best pigeon fanciers - it was a bold move. He started as a satellite loft of the famous Premier Stud before joining the Van Tilburg combination. Brian can rely on some of the world's finest bloodlines and he has been able to achieve truly spectacular results both in Belgium and The Netherlands, including top results in national races and first prizes in the prestigious Union of Antwerp and in The Netherlands. Brian is now selling some of his best pigeons in an exclusive PIPA auction: Lady Di: 3rd Nat. Argenton 22,463 p. & 3x top 80 National VTB 854: 1st prov. St Quentin 21,236 p. VTB 198: 2x top 20 National These are top quality pigeons sold exclusively on PIPA.
Every year Gerard and Bas Verkerk offer for sale a round of young birds from their best breeders and racing birds. This is traditionally one of the highlights of the PIPA auction season, and this year's auction will be no different, given the way in which Bas has led his racing team to countless top results in 2015. Father and son Verkerk are delighted about the results that fanciers across the world have achieved with the help of their Verkerk pigeon breed. The fanciers have always insisted on using their prize winners in their own breeding loft instead of selling them, and they have always worked towards creating a modern day racing pigeon through strict selection. The annual Verkerk auction on PIPA brings you youngsters of the best Verkerk racers and breeders. This is a golden opportunity.
PEC introduced in 2010 "New Freddy". This super class pigeon was considered an iconic breeder from day one. Five years have passed since he won the title of 1st National Ace Pigeon KBDB in 2010 and he has already bred an incredible number of highly successful youngsters and grandchildren! Part two of the PEC's mission is based around the international classic from Barcelona, which has always been one of Nikolaas' passions. Apparently he shared this passion with Hugo Batenburg, and the two started to collaborate intensively. Their biggest eye catcher was 1st int. Barcelona winner 2013 "New Laureaat".
Pigeon racing in Germany is typically a competition dominated by a number of very strong lofts, which managed to stand out thanks to several major investments. These fanciers have turned this into a very interesting competition, often racing with a homemade pigeon breed capable of winning top prizes in one loft races worldwide. This auction brings you the very best of Germany: the country's most successful lofts will be selling their most valuable pigeons on PIPA.
He is one of the very top players in Belgium, which means expectations are always high for Geert Vanrenterghem. Geert managed to meet these expectations again in 2015, winning several provincial and national top prizes. This super class breed based on the two outstanding pairs Tsaby 1 x Kim 1 and Orlando x Nicofelia is in high demand worldwide, and even Gaby Vandenabeele did really well with pigeons of Vanrenterghem that returned to his own loft, including 1st Nat. Ace Pigeon Super Romeo. A select group of top quality pigeons will be sold on PIPA, including the eye catcher Dongura (best pigeon from Tulle over 3 years in PIPA ranking 2014), and youngsters of his best breeders.
The Thibaut-Boons combination has been one of the leading names in the middle distance in Belgium. They demonstrated this again in 2015, winning the title of 1st Nat. Champion middle distance KBDB and the titles of 3rd and 7th National Ace Pigeon longer middle distance yearlings KBDB. In addition, they won the title of 1st Nat. Champion middle distance old birds KBDB, 1st National Ace Pigeon middle distance KBDB, 4th National Ace Pigeon longer middle distance old birds KBDB and 9th National Ace Pigeon shorter middle distance yearlings KBDB in 2014. They also won the title of 1st Nat. Champion yearlings and 1st Nat. Ace Pigeon middle distance KBDB in 2005. This palmares shows that they have been a top level player for the past ten years. Each of these titles highlights the level of quality in this pigeon breed. Thibaut-Boons is now selling a selection of young birds from their best breeders and racers in an exclusive PIPA auction. The big stars in this auction are top class racing bird 373/12, 2nd Olympiad Pigeon Cat. H Budapest, and a full sister of Lola, 4th Nat. Ace Pigeon longer middle distance KBDB & 1st Olympiad Pigeon Cat. H in Budapest!
The title of National Loft Champion in The Netherlands in 204 was a crowning achievement for René and Peter Van Langen, who had been winning top prizes for several years. They were particularly successful in the most important races, and their champions Miss Evita, Eidon and Fallon managed to win the title of 1st Provincial Ace Pigeon. One of the most sensational pigeon lofts in The Netherlands in recent years will be selling a group of outstanding racing birds and youngsters of their best breeders in an exclusive PIPA auction.
The combination of two strong forces can often lead to spectacular results. Damien Baert and Roger Debusschere showed that two great champions can achieve great things if they work together. They had a spectacular 2013 season and they won a national first prize from Tulle in 2014, and 2015 was an equally successful season with many top results. Roger Debusschere is now selling youngsters from their very best breeders on PIPA.