Philippe Dobbelaere (Olsene, BE) claims his second provincial win this season from Bourges against 1,062 old birds

After his provincial first prize in the opening classic from Vierzon, Philippe has now won his second provincial first prize. In addition, he finished in second place provincial in the yearlings’ race.

These provincial successes are the result of an outstanding 2015 season, in which he has won 17 first prizes so far!

17 first prizes, 6 times 1st & 2nd, and 2 provincial first prizes

This is quite a list of achievements for 2015 so far, and it is fair to say Philippe Dobbelaere is having an exceptionally strong year. It takes a consistent level of performance to be able to win so many top results. Philippe shows to have a team of exceptional racing birds! The racing team of Dobbelaere put in an impressive overall performance in the race from Bourges:

Bourges club   63 olds: 1-17 (2/2)
       Prov 1,062 olds: 1… (expected top 50)
Bourges club   169 yearlings: 1-4-9-11-17-26-31-51 (8/8)
        Prov 2,124 yearlings: 2-22… (expected top 50)
Bourges  432 young birds: 2-6-11-14-16-23-31-52-56… (12/31)
  Prov 4,490 young birds: 9-26… (expected top 50)

The provincial winner is a hen called Bella, and she is a daughter of the invaluable stock dam and Olympiad Pigeon Brigitte BE07-4022161, which was paired to Prins BE10-4073635, a full brother of Cleo. Cleo is one of the other key stock breeders of Philippe Dobbelaere.
Bella has won the following prizes:

-Bella BE13-4063002

2013:
Angerville      Club        535 p. 1
Orleans         Prov      5,975 p. 80
La Souterraine  Nat.     13,089 p. 495
2014:
Clermont        Club        284 p. 10
Fontenay        Club        251 p. 6
Vierzon         Prov      3,848 p. 81
Montluçon       Club        313 p. 2
                Zone A2   3,408 p. 2
                Nat.     19,298 p. 9
2015:
Issoudun        Club        307 p. 11
                Prov      3,162 p. 159
Argenton        Club        265 p. 2
                Zone A2   3,706 p. 13
                Nat.     12,187 p. 18
Bourges         Club         63 p. 1
                Prov      1,062 p. 1 

Click here for the pedigree of Bella


Golden stock dam and Olympiad Pigeon Brigitte, which has now bred Bella, 1st Prov. Bourges 1,062 p.

Bella has a full sister called Britt BE14-4022201 (see pedigree); she has had a great 2015 as well, having won the following prizes:

Gueret          Club        328 p. 2
                Zone A2   4,878 p. 6
                Nat.     16,262 p. 140
Montluçon       Club        347 p. 35
                Zone A2   4,541 p. 337
                Nat.     16,982 p. 1302
Argenton        Club        362 p. 7
                Zone A2   5,877 p. 46
                Nat.     19,925 p. 81
Chateauroux     Club        398 p. 1
                Zone A2   5,641 p. 15
                Nat.     18,658 p. 333

It was the super class hen Geschelpte Sylvie BE12-4218745 that had a particularly successful start to the 2015 season, winning a provincial first prize from Vierzon, the first highlight in Philippe’s season. Meanwhile she has won a few more early prizes in 2015:

In 2014: 
La Souterraine  Zone A2  1,391 p. 1
Chateauroux     Zone A2    543 p. 3
In 2015:
Vierzon         Club       619 p. 1
                Prov     6,298 p. 1
Argenton        Club       265 p. 5
                Zone A2  3,706 p. 39
                Nat.    12,187 p. 57
Gueret          Club       255 p. 14
                Zone A2  4,003 p. 251

Click here for the pedigree of Geschelpte Sylvie

The pigeons of Philippe Dobbelaere have only had a weekend off during La Souterraine, due to the high temperatures. It was perhaps one of the only weekends of 2015 in which his racing pigeons have not won a top prize. Any fancier would enjoy seeing his pigeons fight for top results week after week. This is why we do it. It is any fancier’s dream.
His pigeons are obviously in a winning streak, and we would not be surprised to see him win many more early prizes in the coming few weeks. We assume Philippe will be aiming for a third provincial first prize this season. Congratulations on a splendid season.

An overview of his first prizes and other top results in 2015:

18/04 Clermont        322 YL.  1
18/04 Clermont        295 O.   1
17/05 Fontenay        319 YL.  1
17/05 Vierzon         619 O.   1
17/05 Vierzon Prov.   6298 O.  1
24/05 Fontenay        271 YL.  1-2
24/05 Fontenay        234 O.   1-2 
07/06 Clermont        436 YB   1-2
13/06 Gueret          328 YL.  1-2  Zone 4878 p. 2-6
14/06 Clermont        404 YB   1
20/06 Fontenay        564 YB   1-2
20/06 Limoges         188 YL.  1    Nat. 6272 p. 8
27/06 Fontenay        316 YB   1
11/07 Chateauroux     398 YB   1-2 
18/07 Bourges           63 O.  1
18/07 Bourges Prov.  1062  O.  1
18/07 Bourges         169 YL.  1    Prov. 2124 p. 2