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Gino Clicque (Wevelgem, BE) wins a 1st national Châteauroux II

A national first prize does not happen overnight but sometimes you can tell from the results in previous races that a pigeon loft is up to something special. In fact, many fanciers were not surprised to see the Gino Clicque pigeon breed take home a national victory in the yearlings' race from Châteauroux II.

Bound to happen

Pigeons in good form that are looked after really well are always up to something special. This is why few were surprised to see racing bird Golden Devil take the win last Saturday, beating 12,942 opponents with a velocity of 1208.573 m/min. He arrived home at 12:48'17", after a 457km race. He got beaten by one of his older teammates however, and this old bird made the race an even greater sucess for Team Clicque, finishing in 3rd place national of 8501 old birds.

The pigeons have been reaching high speeds in recent weeks, as you can tell from the numerous top 50 prizes that they won over the past six weeks:

1 NAT 13086 CHATEAUROUX YLs ---- GOLDEN DEVIL
3 NAT 8634 CHATEAUROUX olds ---- GRANDSON PIRAAT
4 NAT 5331 GUERET olds ---- GRANDAUGHTER GOLDEN PRINCE
5 NAT 19133 BOURGES yearlings ---- DAUGHTER STRONG BLIKSEM
5 NAT 7629 LIMOGES olds ---- GRANDSON SUPER PRINCE
6 NAT 7230 LIMOGES yearlings ---- GRANDSON PIRAAT
7 NAT 13086 CHATEAUROUX yearlings ---- GRANDSON PIRAAT
8 NAT 19859 ARGENTON yearlings ---- GRANDSON PIRAAT
8 NAT 8634 CHATEAUROUX olds ---- DAUGHTER PRINCE RUDY
8 NAT 7629 LIMOGES olds ---- GRANDDAUGHTER SUPER GABY
9 NAT 8493 GUERET yearlings ---- GRANDSON PIRAAT
11 NAT 20284 BOURGES olds ---- GRANDSON PIRAAT
12 NAT 5331 GUERET olds ---- SON PRINCE RUDY
14 NAT 20284 BOURGES olds ---- GRANDDAUGHTER GOLDEN PRINCE
17 NAT 8634 CHATEAUROUX ---- SON DEVIL PRINCE
17 NAT 7230 LIMOGES yearlings ---- GRANDSON PIRAAT
18 NAT 19133 BOURGES yearlings ---- LINE ROBERT
18 NAT 8634 CHATEAUROUX olds ---- GRANDDAUGHTER GOLDEN PRINCE
19 NAT 4384 BRIVE yearlings ----- SON RED FILIP
20 NAT 15789 LIMOGES olds ---- SON CALDWELL
20 NAT 8493 GUERET yearlings ---- DAUGHTER STRONG BLIKSEM
21 NAT 7230 LIMOGES yearlings ---- SON RED FILIP
23 NAT 20284 BOURGES olds ---- DAUGHTER DEVIL PRINCE
25 NAT 4305 AGEN yearlings ---- LINE SUPER PRINCE
26 NAT 11837 ARGENTON olds ---- GRANDSON PIRAAT
26 NAT 4384 BRIVE yearlings ----- GRANDSON PACHA
27 NAT 20284 BOURGES olds ----- SON DEVIL PRINCE
27 NAT 9275 BRIVE olds ---- GRANDDAUGHTER PIRAAT
29 NAT 8634 CHATEAUROUX olds ---- DAUGHTER DEVIL PRINCE
29 NAT 4384 BRIVE yearlings ---- GRANDSON ARGENTON BOY
31 NAT 19133 BOURGES yearlings ---- GRANDDAUGHTER PIRAAT
32 NAT 20284 BOURGES olds ---- DAUGHTER PRINCE RUDY
32 NAT 13086 CHATEAUROUX yearlings ---- MONA
36 NAT 7230 LIMOGES yearlings ---- SON GOLDEN PRINCE
38 NAT 20284 BOURGES olds ---- SON PRINCE RUDY
45 NAT 19859 ARGENTON yearlings ---- GRANDSON PIRAAT
47 NAT 7629 LIMOGES olds ---- SON DEVIL PRINCE
48 NAT 8634 CHATEAUROUX olds ---- DAUGHTER PRINCE RUDY
49 NAT 19133 BOURGES yearlings ---- DAUGHTER GOLDEN PR.

They won 57 national top 100 prizes in six weeks' time:

11 times top 10 national
21 times top 20 national
39 times top 50 national


BE17-3061560: Golden Devil : 1st nat. Châteauroux 12,942 p.

After selling his entire old birds' collection in March 2017, many assumed that Gino would have a hard time regaining his place as a top class pigeon fancier. However, turns out his youngsters of 2016 and the youngsters bred in 2017 were just as eager to win races as the pigeons that had just left the team. The parents of Golden Devil were sold as well but that did not keep their son from winning a major race.

Sire: BE-3160367: Just Argenton Boy: winner of a 59th nat. Brive of 5951 p. and an 82nd nat. Limoges of 6492 p. This pigeon was sold to Rudi De Saer, who shows to have an eye for talent indeed.

Dam: BE15-3050622: Ida: winner of a 4th interprov. Chateaudun of 4579 p. and an 8th prov. Chateaudun of 2587 p.

Click here for Golden Devil's full pedigree.


The head and the full wing of Golden Devil

Golden Devil was quite successful in Bourges (18th nat. of 19,133 p.) and Gueret (67th nat. of 8,517 p.) as well, which means Gino has a tough decision to make. "I usually never race my national winners anymore but with his current coefficient all he might need is one more top result for a chance at winning a national ace pigeon title. It is something I have to take into consideration if the weather allows."

A new future champion: First Lady (BE16-3144110)

19th nat. from Châteauroux was won by First Lady BE16-3144110. This granddaughter of the famous Golden Prince has done some great things this season, as you can tell from her impressive palmares:

1st  provincial Chateauroux 5904 p. (457 km) 0.0169 %
4th  national Gueret 5331 p. (526 km) 0.0750 %
14th national Bourges 20284 p. (417 km) 0.0690 %
8th  provincial Chateauroux 3402 p (457 km) 0.2351 %
18th national Chateauroux 8634 p (457 km) 0.2084 %

Click here for the full pedigree of this new champion.