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(02/07/2018) Barcelonakoorts begint langzaam te stijgen

Komend weekend is het weer zover. Zijn alle ogen gericht op de zowat meest prestigieuze marathonvlucht van het jaar, de internationale vlucht uit Barcelona. Wie stapt straks de galerij van eeuwige roem binnen als winnaar van de editie 2018? Dromen mag, nu het nog kan.

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(30/06/2018) John Crehan (Salford, UK) wins first Three Counties Combine from Carentan with a direct Jan Hooymans pigeon

Adding another fantastic result to his already spectacular season, John Crehan of Salford wins first Three Counties Combine against 3,887 pigeons and 442 competing lofts. The winner was yet another of his direct Jan Hooymans’ pigeons.

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(30/06/2018) Gevaert-Lannoo (Meigem, BE) discovers a new gem in Ivanka

World class racing hen Ivanka ended her first racing season as a summer youngster with a provinical first prize from Orleans, and she is on her way to a highly successful 2018 season as well, even with a potential ace pigeon title to her name.

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(30/06/2018) Tridem Schoors-De Waele (Adegem, BE) winnen 1e Nat Argenton Jaarlingen

Deze krachtpatser was met een gemiddelde snelheid van 1231 m/min bovendien de snelste duif van het ganse deelnemersveld, met in totaal 31.702 duiven in wedstrijd. Meteen goed voor de 3e nationale overwinning in hun carrière.

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(29/06/2018) New start for Tom & Marnik Van Gaver (Moortsele, BE) and already they have won 1st national Brive against 4,412 yearlings!

To take a new start and win a national victory in the first year: what could be better! That's what has just been accomplished by Tom & his father Marnik Van Gaver with winning the first national Brive in the yearlings category.

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(29/06/2018) GG & CJ Cooper (Peasedown St John, UK) win 2nd National Pau

The “Wizards of the West,” G.G. & C.J. Cooper, conjured up a magical performance from the recent Pau International, on 24-06-18. The 11.739 birds were liberated at 07-00am (EST). The easterly winds meant a difficult race would ensue.

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(29/06/2018) “Mr Supreme” Mark Gilbert (Windsor, UK) wins 1st National Pau

Once again Mark Gilbert shows us how it’s done by timing a bird to win 1st National Pau, in the first of the International events in the UK. Clearly, Mark Gilberts gallant bird was one of less than a handful of birds that it could be said to have made it to the UK coast by nightfall, and then had to rise and shine the next day to achieve their results.

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(29/06/2018) Annick Goeteyn (Deinze, BE) has been in great form all season

Annick Goeteyn-Vanrenterghem had already won a provincial first prize from Orleans in late May, and her racing birds have continued to excel in the past few weeks with several first prizes and top results in the club, the province and at national level.

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(29/06/2018) Super performance for the yearling team of Francis Franssen (Bolland, BE) on Brive

This loft from the area of Liège just booked the first two places from the zonal result of Brive, a superb performance he managed to book thanks to the descendant of his two most famous pigeons, St-Vincent & Origui'.

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(29/06/2018) Verweij- de Haan combination (Mijdrecht, NL) has a strong start to the international marathon season

The international long distance season took off last weekend with a race from Pau. The Verweij-De Haan combination put their cards on the table, with no less than four pigeons in the national top 100.

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(29/06/2018) Lubomir Kubacek (Bohunovice, CZ) wins first, second and third national from Krajkova against 28,131 pigeons

Lubomir Kubacek from the Czech Republic has once again triumphed, winning the first three positions in the national race from Krajkova against 28,131 pigeon and over a distance of 348 kilometres. This is yet another superb achievement by this young and ambitious fancier.

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(28/06/2018) G. & S. Verkerk (Reeuwijk, NL) finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd of 13,628 pigeons in last week's NPO race from Sezanne

Gerard and Bas Verkerk pretty much dominated the NPO race from Sezanne last Saturday. They won a 1st, 2nd and 3rd of 13,268 pigeons, taking the entire podium. And on top of that, they had 12 pigeons in the top 20.

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(28/06/2018) Bart & Jurgen Geerinckx (Wommelgem, BE) claim 1st and 2nd provincial Argenton

The pigeons of Bart and Jurgen are particularly fond of Argenton, and they showed this again last Saturday with a 1st Provincial of 3,025 yearlings and a 2nd Provincial of 1,457 old birds.

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(28/06/2018) Jo Bauters (Gavere, BE) wins a 1st National Cahors of 6,356 pigeons with Totti

Jo Bauters from Gavere has skyrocketed to the highest level of pigeon racing in Belgium. His results have continued to improve dramatically since winning his first provincial victory in 2012. This national first prize from Cahors of 6,356 pigeons is another highlight in his career.

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(28/06/2018) Pierre & Patrick Philippens (Fourons, BE) champion général de la Province de liège en 2017

Le moins que l’on puisse dire, c’est que la colonie Philippens a démarré en trombe la saison 2018. Ce super tandem vient d’ailleurs de fêter sa 59e victoire provinciale sur le concours de Fays aux Loges (412km).

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(28/06/2018) Nicolas & Filip Norman (Knokke-Heist, BE) schlagen von Cahors gewaltig zu

Mit einem 1., 2. und 3. Preis lokal von Cahors, was auf nationaler Ebene dann den 3., 4. und 12. Platz bedeutete, macht die Norman-Mannschaft von sich reden. Bemerkenswert und brillant, und das ganz bestimmt angesichts der Flugbedingungen und der alles andere als günstigen Lage.

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(27/06/2018) Blick auf die Woche Deutschland vom 23.06. - 24.06.2018

Das Wetter in Deutschland und auch im angrenzenden Ausland war sehr unterschiedlich. Teilweise war ein Taubenauflass nicht möglich. Für eine ganze Reihe von Reisevereinigungen war notgedrungen erst am Montag ein Auflass möglich.

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(27/06/2018) Vanoppen-Luyten Combination (Herk-de-Stad, BE) victorious in provincial race from Gien two weeks in a row

Patrick Vanoppen (52) and Carlo Luyten (54) have been racing as a combination in Herk-de-Stad since 2009. Their double provincial first prize from Gien shows that they have a strong group of breeders at their disposal.

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(27/06/2018) Embregts-Theunis (Hoeven, NL) gets two top results in just 7 days: 1st NPO Argenton and 1st NPO Gien

Anyone who can read results must have noticed: the pigeon breed of Embregts-Theunis from Hoeven is pretty much outstanding this season. Led by caretaker Peter Theunis, this racing team has been victorious twice in just seven days' time: Argenton (596km) of 5,187 pigeons and Gien of 6,451 pigeons.

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(26/06/2018) Kurt & Raf Platteeuw (Rumbeke, BE) show overwhelming strength in the early season

Racing pigeons at the highest level is nothing new for team Platteeuw, they have been doing it for several years now. Here is an overview of their best results in recent weeks: 18 national prizes per 100, 6 times top 5 provincial, 5 times top 5 in the zone, etc.

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(22/06/2018) Stijn and Jeroen Rans (Wijgmaal, BE) claim a 1st Prov., a 1st Zone B2 an da 2nd Nat. Valence with Chanti

Stijn and Jeroen are a force to be reckoned with in the upcoming long distance races, having just won a 1st Prov. (589 p.), a 1st Zone B2 (2,408 p.), and a 2nd National (7,682 p.) from Valence with a fantastic prize percentage.

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(22/06/2018) Kees Klink (Den Bommel, NL) wint St.-Vincent, de openingsklassieker van het nationale marathonseizoen

Met een dag vertraging gingen op vrijdag 16 juni in St.-Vincent ruim 12000 duiven op de wieken voor de openingsvlucht van het nationale marathonseizoen 2018. Kees Klink won het concours met glans.

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(21/06/2018) Victoire semi-nationale sur Maçon pour Olivier Nicolay (Vaux-sur-Sûre, BE)!

Revenons sur ce superbe exploit réalisé par cette femelle baptisée 'Elodie' sur le concours de Maçon du 19 mai dernier, auquel nous rendrons également hommage par le biais de ce reportage puisqu'elle n'est malheureusement pas rentrée du concours de Moulins à la fin du mois de mai.

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(20/06/2018) Guido Loockx (Tessenderlo, BE): Provinciale zege uit Valence veegt de spons over het miseriejaar 2017

Nadat hij vorig jaar geen enkele provinciale zege wist te behalen, trok Guido Loockx twee maand geleden vol goede moed naar de vluchten van dit seizoen. Op Valence pakte hij de 1e Provinciaal, waarmee hij een streep trekt onder 2017, een jaar met zieke duiven om snel te vergeten.

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(20/06/2018) John Crehan (Salford, UK) aka 'The Manchester Maestro' wins first national Ancenis with Solo Warrior - his single entry

Six hundred and twenty-nine members entered five thousand, one hundred and sixty pigeons into the National Flying Club race from Ancenis on 16th June 2018. They were liberated at 07.10CEST and the winner was clocked seven hours, twenty-nine minutes and forty-six seconds later at the Salford loft of John Crehan, also known as The Manchester Maestro.