Impressive overall results
The racing team of Benny Steveninck was off to a very good start this season. Some fanciers tend to aim towards a few important races (the nationals) but Benny is able to perform at a high level for weeks on end. Only the very best are able to achieve great results every single week, and Benny's racing team is without doubt among the finest pigeon breeds today. Let's have a look at his impressive palmares:
05/05/2018 Pithiviers 351km 406 olds: 1-2-2-4-11-16-20-24-27-28-30-34-35-... (29/31) 301 yearlings= 2-10-11-14-15-21-24-26-27-29-30-... (17/35) 12/05/2018 Pithiviers 351km 414 olds: 1-2-3-4-7-8-9-9-11-12-21-36-... (27/31) 468 yearlings: 5-7-12-27-33-34-41-... (21/30) 19/05/2018 Prov. Vierzon 455km Club Baasrode 139 olds: 1-2-3-4-7-9-10-12-... (15/15) 66 yearlings: 1-2-5-... (9/16) Union FCD 1,179 olds: 2-5-10-14-15-24-41-49-67-98-99-... (15/15) 831 yearlings: 1-6-14-32-76-... (12/16) Provincial 7,369 olds: 11-19-53-69-83-165-293-337-439-656-658-... (15/15) 3,854 yearlings: 4-25-85-215-... (11/16) 26/05/18 Bourges National Club Baasrode 250 olds: 1-3-4-9-16-23-... (21/30) 277 yearlings: 1-3-7-8-11-12-18-20-21-22-25-26-27-... (17/31) Union FCD 844 olds: 5-18-20-46-79-... (14/30) 1,124 yearlings: 11-47-64-66-97-101-... (15/31) Provinciaal 3,385 olds: 17-65-68-201-... (12/30) 3,886 yearlings: 60-217-283-286-... (14/31) 02/06/2018 Toury 358km 348 olds: 1-2-5-8-9-13-16-18-20-22-25-26-... (27/32) 231 yearlings: 1-2-5-7-10-11-14-... (13/17) 09/06/18 Chateauroux National Club Baasrode 183 olds: 3-4-5-5-7-9-10-15-16-17-18-... (24/29) 326 yearlings: 3-4-6-7-10-11-14-15-21-23-... (26/34) Union FCD 781 olds: 9-17-18-18-21-31-33-42-44-48-50-64-68-... (24/29) 1,392 yearlings: 17-20-23-24-32-39-66-69-116-126-... Provincial 3,115 olds: 17-39-41-42-46-71-72-91-98-107-120-185-194-245-275-... (23/29) 5,209 yearlings: 64-72-83-84-125-181-310-334-... (15/34)
Pepchi, the new superstar
Benny Steveninck's international success story pretty much began with the birth of stock breeder Chipo, who was joined by Gueret and Sun later on. These three invaluable birds have made history in Belgium, turning Benny into an international star in the world of pigeon racing.
Pepchi, the new superstar in Benny Steveninck's collection
Another highly talented pigeon joined the ranks last year: Pepchi, the national winner from Chateauroux of 2,780 pigeons and winner of a 1st Provincial Montluçon of 3,700 birds. To add to that, he also became ace pigeon PIPA ranking over 6 national races in 2016, while also claiming the title of 7th National Ace Pigeon Longer Middle Distance KBDB. Pepchi is in fact a grandson of Chippo, which explains a lot. And Pepchi's brothers and sisters turned out to be very talented racing birds as well: a sister and brother of Pepchi have already won several top 10 prizes this season:
BE16-4024809 (sister Pepchi):
Phitiviers: 11th of 406 p. Phitiviers: 2nd of 414 p. (behind loft mate) Vierzon: club 2nd of 139 p. (behind loft mate)/ Union: 5th of 1,179 p. /Provincial: 19th of 7,369 p. Bourges: club 9th of 250 p. /Union: 46th of 844 p. /Provincial: 201st of 3.385 p. Chateauroux: club: 17th of 183 p. /Union: 48th of 781 p. /Provincial: 107th of 3,115 p.
BE16-4024909 (brother Pepchi):
Phitiviers: 3rd of 414 p.(behind 2 loft mates) Chateauroux: club: 3rd of 183 p. /Union: 9th of 781 p. /Provincial: 17th of 3,115 p.
The racing lofts
And let's not forget Jen
This team has so many great pigeons that we almost overlooked Jen (BE14-4059828), another highly talented bird. She became 10th National Ace Pigeon Middle Distance YLs KBDB in 2015, as well as 2nd Ace Pigeon PIPA ranking over 7 national races that season.
Jen, a great racing hen and one of Pepchi's partners
Jen is still competing in races today, winning the following prizes so far this season:
Pithiviers: 9th of 414 p. Bourges: club: 3rd of 250 p. /Union: 18th of 844 p. /Provincial: 65th of 3,385 p. Chateauroux: club 23rd of 183 p. /Union: 64th of 781 p. /Provincial: 185th of 3,115 p.
On to the next triumph
A successful fancier like Benny Steveninck does not have to wonder if but rather when he will be able to win another great prize. We cannot predict what prizes the superstar from Hamme will be winning over the course of this season but we have every reason to believe that this team will deliver another great champion or another great performance in the near future, adding to the already impressive palmares of the grandmaster from Hamme. Stunning!