We would like to introduce some of past season’s racing stars. Starting off with the provincial winner on Issoudun, by taking a podium spot he was also very close to the national victory.
It was the yearling cock Feniks who arrived like a rocket in Ruiselede on June 26th. That day this yearling with ringband number BE21-3077407 was good for:
2nd Nat. Zone Issoudun 1,575 p.
3rd Nat. Issoudun 12,349 p.
This was one of the many provincial victories for Rudi and his strong colony. It is no coincidence we find De Saer his New Tours back in the pedigree of Feniks. An absolute star and the foundation cock to the colony, who was a phenomenal racer himself:
6th Nat. Limoges 14,679 p.
10th Nat. Souillac 5,282 p.
18th Nat. Limoges 13,781 p.
New Tours (brother Antonio, the other world-famous star of De Saer) was paired to Daughter 1 New Jens (BE15-3110250). From this pairing Matteo BE19-3039703 was bred, who in turn is the father of Feniks.
Mother of Feniks is Lotte BE19-3039783, a half-sister of the 1st Nat. Limoges. She descends from top breeder Gino Boy BE09-3171413 (direct Gino Clicque) and Flasch BE10-3020796 (100 % Gaby Vandenabeele).
Amongst the old birds, there were 3 pigeons in particular which showed themselves. Milan BE19-3039571, a grandson of New Tours, is one of these stars. He won amongst others:
79th Nat. Tulle 9,763 p.
150th Nat. Perigieux 3,783 p.
156th Nat. Cahors 3,018 p.
168th Nat. Bourges 5,780 p.
530th Nat. Tulle 4,185 p.
925th Nat. Limoges 17,356 p.
5th Clermont 890 p.
Milan’s father is Milanov (BE14-3115675), a full brother of Falco, 3rd Nat. Ace Pigeon Allround KBDB 2016 and 18th Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance 2015. Milanov and Falco are sons from the pair Zorro (BE10-3183604) x Bianca (BE12-3120246) are largely from Gaby Vandenabeele bloodlines, like many of Rudi De Saer’s pigeons. Moreover, Bianca, just like Antonio and New Tours and many other top pigeons, a child of the super pair Zoon Groten x Tgoedje.
Mother is Azalia (BE17-3075291) a daughter of New Tours and Bianca. The mother of Milanov can thereby be found twice in the pedigree of Milan, he is a double grandson of Bianca. With grandparents Bianca (2x) and New Tours, the stock pair Zoon Groten x Tgoedje can be found thrice in Milan’s pedigree. A fantastically inbred pigeon!
The next old bird that made a name for himself on the racing lofts is Blacky (BE20-3092661). He flew amongst others the following prizes:
48th Nat. Perigieux 4,779 p.
2nd Brive 128 p.
2nd Clermont 625 p.
3rd Brive 298 p.
22nd Orléans 987 p.
180th Orléans 14,198 p.
361st Nat. Limoges 17,356 p.
286th Nat. Tulle 9,763 p.
505th Nat. Libourne 3,317 p.
In the pedigree of Blacky we can once again find the bloodlines of a.o. New Tours, Daughter 1 New Jens,…but also Black Lola, Neymar, Neymar Jr., Tamra, Neymara,…all top pigeons from the De Saer colony.
Father is Loco (BE19-3039586), a super breeder that was paired to Acelyneke (BE18-3030462).
The third striking racer is Jamal (BE20-3092578), a leading figure on long distance races. He won 2x 1st Brive at the club and also flew a.o. the following prices:
5th Brive 1.181 p.
26th Nat. Chateauroux 7.547 p.
165th Nat. Limoges 17,356 p.
Jamal is a son of Jacko (BE12-3120040), he in turn is a son of top breeders Orange x Daisy and Lama (BE17-3075120). Lama is a daughter of Champion who is another son of Tgoedje, paired to Den 18 at the time, a grandson of de Wittenbuik of Vandenabeele. Mother of Lama is Bianca, a daughter of the stock pair Zoon Groten and Tgoedje.
With Axel (BE17-3075142), Rudi De Saer houses another long distance crack. Axel has flown amongst others:
30th Nat. Cahors 3,018 p.
44th Nat. Jarnac 4,960 p.
199th Nat. Souillac 4,144 p.
312th Nat. Limoges 6,986 p.
2nd Saumur 213 p.
Interestingly, this cock is related to Blacky who we mentioned earlier. The mother of Blacky, Acelyneke, is a full sister of Axel. Their parents are Brother Ace (BE16-3112137) and Neymara (BE14-3115585).
Rudi De Saer can look back on a fantastic racing season at his lofts. He continues to be a fancier to watch when it comes to long distance racing, but also on the shorter distances he can regularly be found at the top of the charts. Evidence hereof are the results on amongst others Clermont, Pontoise and Fontenay this past season.
Several results from 2022:
Clermont 520 Yaarlings: 3,4,7,8,9,16,23,24,25,29,....(36/49)
Clermont 574 Old birds: 1,2,3,7,9,11,12,13,18,24,30,31,34,.....(32/48)
Clermont 423 Yearlings: 1,2,3,7,8,10,11,12,15,19,22,23,24,....(35/48)
Pontoise (237 km) 272 Young birds: 2,3,6,8,15,18,20,22,23,24,25,....(35/46)
Fontenay (325 km) 668 Old birds: 5,8,10,13,28,45,51,.....(16/20)
Orleans (362 km) 987 Old birds: 3,3,22,36,39,66,71,....(34/66)
Montoire (408 km) 558 Young birds: 7,13,35,45,57,....(18/50)
Bourges (450 km) 706 Old birds: 22,31,67,69,....(7/8)
Chateauroux (487km) 987 Old birds: 3,34,63,63,90,97,....(15/19)
Tulle Nat. (624km) 9,763 Old birds: 63,79,286,289,609,....(9/18)
Tulle Nat. 6,842 Yearlings: 89,293,328,367,691,.....(8/14)
Tulle Nat. 4,185 Old birds: 263, 530 (2/3)
Limoges Prov. (633km) 3,458 Old birds: 48,81,115,181,255,305,317,....(12/19)
Limoges Nat. 17,356 Old birds: 165,262,361,562,767,888,925,.....(12/19)
Brive Nat. (670 km) 6,117 Old birds: 7,11,91,257,284,696,....(6/6)
Cahors Nat. (742 km) 3,018 Old birds: 30,156 (2/4)
One Loft Races
In the past, the De Saer pigeons already booked fantastic results on One Loft Races. That this is a good way to test the strength of one’s colony is evident. Some of the most noteworthy victories at One Loft Races in the past years with De Saer bloodlines:
Steve Mardis (USA): 1st Final S-Africa Million Dollar race '17 & 2nd Ace Hoosier Classic '17
F&D Lofts (Canada): 1st California 25.000 Dollar & 1st Florida 10.000 Dollar
Daniel Bucaciuc (Belgium): 1st Nat. Ace FCI Category General '21
These successes have pushed Rudi more and more towards One Loft racing and recently he decided to partake in these flights himself. He does so quite selectively still. In 2022, he only participated in 2 different OLR. Despite these ‘limited’ chances, he still raced for the prizes!
On only 2 One Loft Races, namely the Pattaya International Pigoen Race (PIPR) and AfrikaPro OLR, the following results were achieved:
25th Asduif 3 races PIPR
32nd Asduif 3 races PIPR (Daniel x Nat. Ace hen x Romy, een dochter Black Lola)
30th Asduif 10 races AfriKaPro
Winnaar 1e race AfriKaPro
Leader 1st and 4th race AfriKaPro
With these results, the bloodlines of Black Lola, which already ensured successes on his own lofts, now shine on One Loft Races!
His OLR achievements are an impressive feat, but quite possibly the result of a specific breeding strategy Rudi has.
De Saer enters pigeons to OLR which are a cross of the Best Kittel family of PIPA Breeding and his own stock. The cross between De Saer and PIPA Breeding is clearly a golden combination.
The cock 'Junior x Mother Best Kittel 052' (BE19-4130052)' offers a quality impulse in terms of OLR racers. On father’s side he is a grandson of Best Kittel and is mother is Mother Best Kittel (BE14-1034371). The 14-052 thereby certainly carries the necessary Best Kittel genes.
Lastly, we would like to address some impressive references from pigeons that descend from the De Saer colony, amongst them are 2 National winners in 2022!
Joël Verschoot won the 1st National Valence against 6,056 Old birds. Joël won this tough race, in extreme heat, with Bisty (BE17-3031152). On both sides of his pedigree, we find the stock of Rudi De Saer. Grandfather on fahter’s side is de As (04-3176837), a grandson of Sister Tgoedje.
On mother’s side, we find the grandmother is Saerke 06 (BE06-3125852). She is another 100% De Saer, bred from two 1st Prize winners: Blauwe Turbo x Argentonneke.
Bisty is a brother of Baziel (2nd Nat. Angouleme 2018) and he himself is also winner of 72nd Angouleme against 5,030 p.
The second national victory in 2022 with a De Saer bloodlines was on account of Fabio raced by Team BDS/Speybroeck. Fabio (BE21-3099103) wins 1st Nat. Souillac against 12,349 Yearlings.
Fabio is a grandson of the icon Antonio (BE10-3020860), winner of 1st Nat. Souillac 7,756 p. Antonio is, like many other cracks, a child of stock pair Zoon Groten x Tgoedje.
On many fronts, 2022 was a fantastic year for Rudi De Saer. On his own lofts, on One Loft Races and even through national victories by descendants from his stock, Rudi could truly enjoy the 2022 season. Names such as New Tours, Antonio, New Jens, Black Lola,...are now followed by amongst others Blacky, Axel, Neymara, Acelyneke, Milanov, Milan, Loco, Ace and of course Feniks...
The foundation of this precious stock built by Rudy, still ensures the successes booked today in Ruiselede, or anywhere else in the world for that matter. This stock that has proven itself time and time again on a national level. It is clear that with such a strong foundation, a fancier can not only reach the top, but stay there.