Team BDS/De Clerck (Meulebeke, BE) wins 1st Zone La Souterraine yearlings

The team of hens of Team BDS, which are looked after by Bart De Clerck, has claimed an overwhelming victory in the zone from La Souterraine. The hens continued to excel one week later, winning 12 prizes from Argenton with 12 pigeons, including 6 provincial top 100 prizes.


Bart De Clerck and Dr. Piet Blancke also known as Team BDS/De Clerck

Bart De Clerck is one of the three fanciers of Team BDS, which he runs together with Dr. Piet Blancke, and Dirk Speybroeck. Bart is mainly responsible for the team of hens, which have been outstanding so far. He moved from Tielt to Meulebeke in late 2015, and as a result the entire team of racing hens was auctioned on PIPA. This means Bart started the 2016 racing season with a brand new team of one year old hens, selected from the young birds that had already been kept in his new loft in Meulebeke in 2015.

It was obvious from day one that this new team consists of a highly talented group of pigeons. Bart managed to achieve great results right away, and his first important result was a victory from La Souterraine I with his yearlings in Zone A2. His winning hen was none other than Zola, a promising racing hen and a half sister of Magic Aske 1 (from the same sire). Her dam is a full sister of Rudi De Saer's top class racing bird Favoriet. Zola was successful in last weekend's race from Argenton II as well, which shows she is in great form at the moment.

- Zola BE15-3109034

 1st  Zone A2 La Souterraine I   2,545 p. ’16  
45th  Nat. La Souterraine        9,580 p. ’16
44th  Prov. Argenton II          1,907 p. ’16
233rd Nat. Argenton II          12,449 p. ’16
 9th  Fontenay                     397 p.

Sire: Hamilton 192 BE11-3050192
A super class breeder coming from Marc Pollin. He is already the sire of Magic Aske 1, 11th Nat. Ace Pigeon Longer Middle Distance KBDB 2014. Hamilton 192 is a son of Hamilton BE09-3091037, winner of a 1st Orleans 485 p., a 1st Orleans 584 p., a 3rd Nat. Chateauroux 18,725 p., a 4th Nantes 2,883 p., a 58th Nat. Argenton 9,816 p., and a 118th Nat. Chateauroux 22,718 p. Hamilton is in turn a son of As-Trix (1st Prov. Ace Pigeon Long Distance KBDB ’07) x Nanteske (1st Interprov. Nantes 1,498 p.). The dam of Hamilton 192 is Dochter Boris BE05-3227746.
Dam: Sister Favoriet BE13-3145779
She comes from Rudi De Saer and she is a full sister of supercrack Favoriet (1st Nat. Limoges ’15, 2nd Nat. Limoges ’14, 2nd Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance KBDB 2015. She is a daughter of top class pair Champion BE09-3040476 x Bliksemgirl BE09-3149960 (she originates from Rik Cools, being a granddaughter of Bliksem-Vandenabeele).
Click here for the full pedigree of Zola


Magic Aske I: 11th Nat. Ace Pigeon Longer Middle Distanc KBDB 2014 and a half sister of Zola (bred from the same sire)

Great results from Argenton II: 12/12 provincial!

The team of hens really excelled in the race from La Souterraine I, winning the following prizes against 2,545 YL in Zone A2: 1-18-27-54-117-134-192-588, etc. Bart selected 12 of these hens for the race from Argenton II, and they were in great form once again:

Argenton II Club. 211 YL: 3-4-7-8-11-13-21-23-26-29-63 (11/12)
         Prov.  1,907 YL: 37-40-44-47-55-69-125-146-194-209-459-601 (12/12)
         Nat.  12,449 YL: 199-203-233-249-303-355-641-737-984-1031-2391 (11/12)

This racing team is clearly in excellent form, and we expect them to do great in the upcoming classics as well. This is a group of pigeons with a bright future.

The racing cocks of Team BDS/Speybroeck in Vinkt were equally successful in last weekend's races from Argenton and Limoges, with a total of 8 pigeons in the provincial top 100. They won a 30th and 33rd prize provincial against 1,971 old birds, and a 47th and 89th provincial against 2,654 yearlings in the race from Argenton, as well as a 60th and 68th provincial against 2,015 yearlings (7/13) and a 65th and 78th against 1,797 old birds (5/8) in the race from Argenton, according to the preliminary results (top 100). These are the national results from Argenton:

Argenton II Nat.  9,228 olds: 60-66-499-539-639-1447-1659-1861 (8/10)
Argenton II Nat. 12,449 YL:   130-267-420-738-1298-1309-… (10/15)

Both the racing cocks and the hens of Team BDS are having a strong season. This pigeon family combines a top quality breed, great form, and a group of proficient pigeon fanciers. It is a recipe for success.