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':
|Châteauroux I 2017
Châteauroux II 2017
PE West Flanders
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.