The pigeons had lovely weather along the entire course, and there was just as light breeze from east-northeast. These were excellent racing conditions, well suited for top level racing birds. The Vandenabeele pigeons put in a strong performance, winning most notably a 4th national prize against 25,126 old birds.
Half brother New Bliksem wins 4th National Chateauroux
The first pigeon to arrive back in Dentergem was a two year old cock, clocked at 13:22’02”. His name is Kain, and he was outstanding in 2015 as well, winning a 1st Prov. Bourges. He has an impressive pedigree too. He is a half brother of Froome (1st Prov. Ace Pigeon KBDB 2013) from his father’s side, and his dam is Kiana, which as you know is the dam of New Bliksem, winner of a 1st Nat. Tulle 5,731 YL in 2014.
4th Nat. Chateauroux 25,126 olds '16 1st Prov. Bourges 1,415 YL '15
Sire: The Hunter 10-1693078
A super class breeder and the sire of Froome, 1st Prov. Ace Pigeon KBDB in 2013.
Dam: Kiana BE09-3095175
She is the dam of New Bliksem, 1st Nat. Tulle 5,731 YL in 2014, and a daughter of Topstar (top breeder for R. & X. Verstraete) x Lisa (daughter Bliksem x Frieda).
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Official results were not yet available at the time of publishing. What we do know is that the entire racing team of Vandenabeele was in excellent form, finishing at 13h22-33-33-36-39-40-42-44-44-45-48-48 etc. Outstanding!