Anthony Maes (Waregem, BE) claims already his 3rd and 4th provincial victory from Chateauroux II and Argenton II

Anthony Maes now has four provincial first prizes to his name this season. His racing hen Cartouche claimed a double win from Tours in the yearlings' and old birds' race, and another two provincial first prizes were won in July: De Schicht wins a 1st Prov. Chateauroux and Sir Gaby takes a 1st Prov. Argenton II.

Anthony and his wife Chantal

Anthony and Chantal managed to excel fairly early in the season with a provincial first prize from Tours. Their racing hen Cartouche claimed the win both in the yearlings' and the old birds' race. Click here for a flashback to the race from Tours. We are now two months later and the team has won an additional two provincial victories, starting with a win from Chateauroux II on 8th of July against 1,589 pigeons with De Schicht. Another victory followed two weeks later, with Sir Gaby taking the win against 1,247 pigeons in Argenton II. We introduce you to De Schicht and Sir Gaby.

BE15-3007164 De Schicht, 1st Provincial Chateauroux II (1,589 p.)

De Schicht, 1st Prov. Chateauroux II (1,589 p.)

De Schicht is a late youngster of 2015. In the 2016 season he was raced only four times above Paris, where he won the following prizes:

Chateaudun Prov.  3,531 p. 359th
Chateaudun Prov.  1,159 p.  44th
Argenton   Prov.  3,339 p. 129th

And he wins the following prizes in 2017:

Chateauroux Club    531 p.   2nd
            Nat. 20,404 p.   6th
Argenton    Prov. 1,874 p. 314th
Chateauroux Club    158 p.   1st
            Prov. 1,586 p.   1st (and the fastest of 3,912 p. with a 2 minute lead)
Argenton    Prov. 1,247 p.  49th

De Schicht currently holds a first place in the PIPA ranking for 'best old bird with 2 prizes in the Belgian national races':

Nr. Prize Race Results Distance # pigeons Coeff
1   Maes Anthony Waregem 3007164-2015   0.0923%
Châteauroux I 2017
Châteauroux II 2017
PE West Flanders
467.829 km
467.829 km

De Schicht is a half brother of Cartouche (BE16-099), which was the provincial winner from Tours against 6,720 pigeons in May. The sire is Rapido, born in 2009 and winner of numerous top results, including two provincial second prizes. De Schicht is just one of many talented pigeons in Anthony's collection that were bred from Rapido. The dam of De Schicht is Superke 43, a very successful racing hen. Click here for the pedigree of De Schicht.

BE15-3007044 Sir Gaby, 1st Provincial Argenton II (1,247 p.)

Sir Gaby, 1st Prov. Argenton II (1,247 p.)

Sir Gaby is the winner of a 1st Prov. Argenton II. He had already shown his potential in many other races before winning this provincial first prize:

  1st Prov. Argenton    1,247 p.
110th Prov. Pontoise   12,885 p.
 16th Prov. Compiegne  16,457 p.
 75th Prov. Pontoise    8,904 p.
 81st       Pontoise    5,784 p.
  6th       Fontenay      278 p.
 10th       Clermont      110 p.
 26th Prov. Chateauroux 1,159 p.
 64th Prov. Argenton    1,907 p.
182nd Prov. Tours       1,448 p.

The sire of Sir Gaby is a grandson of Bliksem of Gaby Vandenabeele from Dentergem. The dam is Favorietje, and she is in turn a granddaughter of Superkweker (BE05-806), the stock dam of this loft in Waregem. Click here for the pedigree of Sir Gaby.

Impressive list of achievements

Anthony and Chantal have had many great results over the years. It would be impossible to include them all but here is a brief overview of their best national and provincial results:

2012: 2x 1st Provincial
      2x 2nd Provincial
      1x 3rd Provincial
2013: 1st Prov. Chateauroux YL.
      2nd Prov. Chateauroux olds
2015: 1st Provincial Ace Pigeon KBDB Longer Middle Distance Olds
      3rd Provincial Ace Pigeon KBDB Longer Middle Distance Olds
      8th National Ace Pigeon KBDB Longer Middle Distance YBs
      2x 1st Provincial
      1x 2nd Provincial
      1x 3rd Provincial
2016: 1st National Argenton
      3x 1st Provincial
2017: 4x 1st Provincial

There are just a few of many great achievements in recent years. Like we said, they have already won 4 provincial first prizes this season, and given the level of quality in their pigeon loft we think it is safe to assume they will be adding a few more prestigious wins to their palmares in the next couple of years as well.