A new provincial victory for Tom & Marnik Van Gaver (Moortsele, BE) on Orléans against 6.154 youngsters

While we are now only a few days away from the Bourges national race for the youngsters, the OVV organized the last weekend a provincial race on Orléans, one of the last preparation race before the start of the national season.

With no less than 6.154 youngsters basketed for the race, the victory was won by the super loft Tom & Marnik Van Gaver from Moortsele.


Tom avec la lauréate provinciale.

Released one day later than scheduled, the 6.154 youngsters basketed by the East Flanders on Orléans came outside at 07h30. It is the hen of Tom & Marnik Van Gaver from Moortsele near Gent who booked the victory. Clocked at 11h52''17 for 362 kilometers, she flew at an average speed of 1.382 m/min and beat the pigeons from Hugo Vlaeminck & Alex De Zutter (both at 1.375 m/min). Father & son also clocked several other pigeons on top:

21/07 Orléans prov (362 km) - 6.154 ybs:
1-55-94-122-146-237-251-309-366-369-427-499-... (18/42)

The race from Orléans was not the only feat realized by the team during the last weekend. In fact, they were also very successful on the races from Libourne & Issoudun on the same day:

21/07 Libourne nat (738 km) - 4.605 olds: 94-268-321-438-... (7/9)
21/07 Libourne nat (738 km) - 3.584 yls: 26-43-345-358-... (8/12)
21/07 Issoudun nat zone (462 km) - 2.091 olds: 10-60-170 (3/4)
21/07 Issoudun nat zone (462 km) - 2.780 yls: 27-127-140-276-... (9/24)

We are now going to introduce you to the blue hen that just added this new victory to her name. 

- 'Tetske Orleans' (BE19-4207135)

1.  Orléans Provincial   - 6.154 p.
4.  Melun local          -   138 p.
19. Chevrainvilliers loc -   661 p.
88. Chevrainvilliers loc -   582 p.

Click here to check her pedigree.

Since 2019, the lofts of Tom & Marnik Van Gaver also house a team of hens raced on total widowhood. And the less we can say is that they met the expectations their managers had towards them! Exceptional is that one of the best current hens is a full sister of the mother of the provincial winner from Orléans!

- 'Miss Blue' (BE18-4070802)

26.  Libourne national      -  4.365 p. '19 (738 km)
73.  Limoges national       - 10.783 p. '19 (631 km)
329. Aurrilac national      -  3.584 p. '19 (679 km)
8.   Blois provincial       -  1.635 p. '18
11.  Orléans provincial     -  1.470 p. '18
90.  Argenton I provincial  -  4.985 p. '19
203. Châteauroux III prov   -  2.355 p. '19
208. Orléans provincial     -  2.721 p. '19
232. Châteauroux II N. Zone -  6.627 p. '19
421. Issoudun provincial    -  4.054 p. '19
​...

Click here to check the pedigree of 'Miss Blue'.

With her 3 prizes on the long distance races including 2 on top of the national result, 'Miss Blue' is currently classified into the top 3 of the best yearlings from Belgium with 3 prizes on the long distance races and this with a coëfficient of around 10,4538%. It means that this hen booked 3 prizes from 3 long distance races with no less than 3x per 10 and after having flown 2.048 kilometers during three weeks in a row!

An update about Little Ricky


Tom with 'Little Ricky'.

The report we published at the beginning of June described 'Little Ricky' right after he booked his zonal & provincial victory on Bourges. Since then, this pigeon continued to book some super performances, which makes him a serious candidate for the final ranking of the National Ace Pigeons All-Round from the KBDB at the end of the season. Have a look to his performance list:

1.   Bourges n zone -  4.277 p. '19
     5. National    - 17.944 p.
1.   Noyon rég      -    608 p. '19
43.  Libourne nat   -  4.356 p. '19
66.  Aurillac nat   -  3.584 p. '19
86.  Argenton nat   - 22.826 p. '19
242. Orléans prov   -  2.721 p. '19
353. Vierzon nat    - 11.572 p. '19
14.  Etampes rég    -    217 p. '19
27.  Noyon régional -    603 p. '19
...

Click here to check his pedigree.

A terrific 2019 season

In Moortsele, the focus is put on the national races from 400 until 700 kilometers. Everything started marvelously this season with the race of Bourges I where Tom & his father Marnik booked the provincial & the zonal victory in the yearling category, respectively against 3.633 & 4.277 pigeons (click here to read the report we published right after this double victory). Since then, there was no racing weekend without their name on top of the national results. At the moment of writting this report, Van Gaver father & son classified themselves no less than 25 times into the top 100 national including 5 times into the top 11. You can easily understand why Tom & Marnik are both happy men now. The main goal of the season was to try to race at the same racing level reached during the last season, something they brilliantly achieved. 

Conclusion

With a national zone victory, two provincial victories and several prizes into the national top 100, the racing season 2019 is already a great success for Tom & Marnik. Father & son are now hoping to shine one last time on the two last national long distance races on the calendar, Souillac and Tulle, before putting the focus on the national races for the youngsters next week, starting with Bourges. Moreover, several pigeons are now in pole position to achieve a great place in the ranking of the national ace pigeons from the KBDB, this before discovering the final rankings of the various other championships held by the KBDB. You can feel it: everything went perfect so far this season for Tom and Marnik. Congratulations!

Youngsters

21/07/2019 Orléans (363 km)
Prov. 6.154 Ybs: 1-55-94-122-146-237-251-309-366-369-417-499-… (18/42)
13/07/2019 Chevrainvilliers (313 km)
Local 662 Ybs: 13-14-18-19-31-39-42-43-49-50-63-… (34/51)
06/07/2019 Chevrainvilliers (313 km)
Local 582 Ybs: 6-7-22-26-33-37-46-… (26/51)
22/06/2019 Melun (280 km)
Local 138 Ybs: 1-2-4-6-7-8-10-13-… (22/48)

Olds & Yearlings

21/07/2019 Libourne (735 km)
National 4.605 ob: 94-268-321-438-... (7/9)
National 3.584 Yls: 26-43-345-358-... (8/12)
21/07/2019 Issoudun (462 km)
Zonal 2.091 ob: 10-60-170 (3/4)
Zonal 2.780 Yls: 27-127-140-276-... (9/24)
13/07/2019 Aurillac (678 km) 
National 3.886 ob: 11-29-34-201-294 (5/6) 
National 3.584 Yls: 23-66-86-89-253-329-... (12/24)
13/07/2019 Argenton (514 km)
Provincial 1.947 Yls: 2-18-48-60-119-138-175-... (11/14)
05/07/2019 Limoges (631 km)
National 10.783 Yls: 8-73-241-298-326-386-397-441-460-470-511-569-672-793-819-882-925-... (19/31)
National 9.661 ob: 39-70-649-699-... (5/9)
06/07/2019 Montlucon (520 km)
Zonal 2.656 ob: 9 (2/3)
Zonal 3.434 Yls: 97-... (4/7) 
30/06/2019 Châteauroux (485 km)
Provincial 2.355 Yls: 31-77-89-108-120-203-... (9/15)
22/06/2019 Argenton (514 km)   
Nationaal 22.826 Yls: 15-25-31-32-86-159-180-258-288-303-322-511-555-628-717-774-792-... (36/41)
National 15.235 ob: 106-814-820-973-1028-1152-1494-... (9/9)
15/06/2019 Argenton (514 km)   
Local 386 Yls: 3-5-6-10-13-14-15-21-23-24-25-26-28-33-36-38-... (33/42)
15/016/2019 Cahors (738 km)
National 6.903 Ob: 6-11-44-... (9/15)
08/06/2019 Valence (675 km)   
Zonal 760 ob: 8-13-28-89-... (5/6)
07/06/2019 Châteauroux (485 km)   
Zonal 5.601 ob: 17-267-328-488-... (8/13)
Zonal 6.627 Yls: 36-49-108-122-132-205-232-323-348-372-463-477-515-... (22/43)
01/06/2019 Limoges (631 km)
Local 403 ob: 12-13-26-28-29-... (9/14)
01/06/2019 Issoudun (464 km)
Local 311 Yls: 3-8-9-10-11-15-16-20-22-25-27-... (24/42)
25/05/2019 Bourges (442 km)
Zonal 4.227 Yls: 1-22-28-34-68-124-138-178-363-413-... (18/46)
National 17.944 Yls: 5-106-133-163-284-541-587-806-1645-... (17/46)
18/05/2019 Vierzon (435 km)
National 11.572 Yls: 54-86-114-167-222-303-352-386-724-1004-1084-1148-... (19/46)
National 20.912 ob: 181-297-453-532-1065-1271-1348-... (10/16)
12/05/2019 Orleans (363 km)
Provincial 2.721 Yls: 13-15-29-53-56-76-110-122-124-127-206-208-239-242-... (26/42)
Provincial 3.826 ob: 25-28-53-94-95-103-138-200-211-214-223-239-308-378-380-381-... (33/58)
29/04/2019 Noyon (165 km)
608 Yls: 1-4-6-7-8-26-28-... (23/52)
21/04/2019 Noyon (165 km) 
603 Yls: 3-7-8-16-17-20-21-24-25-26-39-41-43-46-47-48-... (36/51)
15/04/2019 Quievrain (62 km)
265 Yls: 1-11-12-13-14-15-25-26-...(20/34)