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Get to know the stars behind the successes of Team BDS in 2022

The pigeons responsible for the phenomenal successes in 2022 include a/o a 1st National winner, 1st Best Belgian Heavy Middle Distance pigeon across 5-6-7 races and 2nd National Heavy Middle Distance YL KBDB.

Those who follow pigeon racing closely, will have noticed that the men from Team BDS rocketed to the absolute top of national heavy middle distance and long distance racing. After they made name for themselves on middle distance and provincial races, they switched focus in 2018, targeting national long distance races from then on. 

The pigeons of Team BDS have really outdone themselves in recent years. This resulted in a series of provincial and zonal victories, and several podium spots on a national level (2nd Nat. Brive, 3rd Nat. Aurillac, etc., ...), all leading up to their highlight; 1st National Issoudun Yearlings in 2022 after having won zonal victories from La Souterrain and Bourges. The phenomenal 2022 racing season, was possibly the best in their careers. 

With these results, they also took on KBDB podiums, are ranked high in several ace pigeon competitions and are amongst the best pigeons of Belgium in 2022! A short overview of their 2022 achievements: 

1st Nat. ISSOUDUN 2022 – 12,349 YL (New Fabian)
2nd Nat. Ace Pigeon Heavy Middle Distance YL KBDB 2022 - 4 races (Fabiola)
1st Ace Pigeon KBDB Ranking Heavy Middle Distance YL 2022 - 5 races (Fabiola)
1st Nat Ace Pigeon Heavy Middle Distance YL 2022 KBDB Ranking – 5 races (Fabiola)
1st Nat Ace Pigeon Heavy Middle Distance YL 2022 PIPA Ranking – 5 races (Maxima)
1st Nat Ace Pigeon Heavy Middle Distance YL 2022 PIPA Ranking – 6 races (Maxima)
1st Nat Ace Pigeon Heavy Middle Distance YL 2022 PIPA Ranking – 7 races (Maxima)
1st Best Belgian La Souterrain pigeon across 2021-22 (Miss La Souterraine)
1st Nat. Zone La Souterraine 2022 -  1,022 YL (Miss La Souterraine)
1st Nat. Zone Bourges I 2022 – 2.996 YL (fastest 7,562 p. in Zone A2) (Supreme Bourges)
7th Nat. Champion Long Distance YL KBDB 2022
11th Nat. Ace Pigeon Heavy Middle Distance YL KBDB 2022 – 4 races (Maxima)
18th Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance Old birds KBDB 2022 (Kaasboer Anton)

Note....this is only a selection of highlights from the many titles won in 2022. Not many fanciers can hand over a results list of this magnitude. It shows the great class of this colony and fanciers!

Team BDS would like to introduce three of their key figures from the phenomenal 2022 racing season in the video's below. 

Fabiola: 2nd Nat. Ace Pigeon Heavy Middle Distance YL KBDB 2022

BE21-3099019 Fabiola

2nd Nat. Ace Pigeon Heavy Middle Distance YL KBDB 2022
1st Ace Pigeon Heavy Middle Distance KBDB Ranking 2022 – across 5 races 

2nd Nat. Zone Gueret 1,837 YL
5th Nat. Zone Chateauroux I 838 YL
15th Nat. Bourges II 10,366 YL
43rd Nat. La Souterraine 6,761 YL

It is no secret where Fabiola got her talent, as granddaughter of Fabian (Jo Bauters), winner:

1st Nat. Poitiers 2014
1st Prov. Bourges 2012

Maxima: 1st Best Belgian Heavy Middle Distance YL across 5-6-7 races

BE21-3099044 Maxima

1st Nat Ace Pigeon Heavy Middle Distance YL 2022 PIPA Ranking – 5 races 
1st Nat Ace Pigeon Heavy Middle Distance YL 2022 PIPA Ranking – 6 races 
1st Nat Ace Pigeon Heavy Middle Distance YL 2022 PIPA Ranking – 7 races 
11th Nat. Ace Pigeon Heavy Middle Distance YL KBDB 2022 – 4 races 

2nd Nat. Zone Chateauroux I – 838 YL
3rd Prov. Argenton III – 1,022 YL
21st Nat. Zone Bourges I – 2,996 YL
13th Nat. Zone Gueret – 1,837 YL

137th Nat. Bourges II – 10,366 YL
237th Nat. La Souterraine ) 6,761 YL
501st Nat. Argenton I – 18,763 YL

New Fabian: winner 1st Nat. Issoudun YL in 2022

BE21-3099103 New Fabian

This cock, a summer youngster from 2021, won the following results on the first national races he was basketed on: 

1st Nat. ISSOUDUN 2022 - 12,349 YL
40th Chateauroux Club 1,050 YL
181st Prov. Chateauroux 7,286 YL

This crack proves that winners are bred from winners, as:
Grandson of Fabian, winner 1st Nat. Poitiers 2014 and 1st Prov. Bourges 2012
Grandson of Cees, winner 1st Nat. Brive 2013

Supercrack Double Kaasboer shows his breeding value 

One of the key figures from the 2019 season, and the most expensive pigeon from their auction late 2021 was...

Double Kaasboer BE18-3106301

1st Best Belgian Long Distance / Extreme Long Distance YL (3 races) 2019
5th National Ace Pigeon Long Distance YL KBDB 2019

1st Club / 3rd Nat. Libourne – 4,354 YL 2019
1st Club / 18th Nat. Tulle – 7,155 YL 2019
3rd Club / 60th Nat. Limoges II – 10,783 YL 2019

After these results he was transferred to the breeding lofts, where he immediately proved his value as a breeder. 

A direct child from Double Kaasboer won 93rd Semi-final PIPR OLR 2021-22 against 4,937 p. (430 Km).
His qualities are passed on in his offspring, across generations as several of his grandchildren have shown, also on One Loft Races. He is grandfather of a/o: 

3rd Nat. Ace Pigeon Extreme Long Distance YL KBDB 2022 (at Geert & Koen Couvreur)
5th Ace Pigeon Hotspot 4 & Finale PIPR OLR 2022-‘23
56th Final PIPR 2022-’23 against 5.805 p.
57th Hotspot 1 PIPR 2022-’23 against 6,894 p. (245 Km)
61st Ace Pigeon PIPR 2022-‘23
146th Hotspot 4 PIPR 2022-’23 against 6,537 p. (430 Km)
etc., …

In the video below, Double Kaasboer is introduced alongside several other racing stars from the period between 2017-2021 who have all become fantastic breeders. 

Double Kaasboer and other BDS cracks between 2017-2021

Who wouldn't dream of having these pigeons on their lofts?