In November we published a report about what was yet another outstanding season for Bart Geerinckx, which you can reread here. In this report we tried to summarize the many top results that were won in other lofts with Geerinckx pigeons. Had there been a quality label for pigeon fanciers, Bart Geerinckx would be the first to get one. His list of references is really spectacular, even in 2015 alone.
It would be nearly impossible to write an overview of all the top prizes that have been won thanks to the introduction of Geerinckx pigeons. It would be a difficult task as well, since the Bart Geerinckx breed is popular all across the world. This article focuses on the results that Bart has kept track of in Belgium and The Netherlands.
National ace pigeons
No less than seven pigeons that won a prize in the National Championship KBDB 2015 are closely related to the Geerinckx breed:
PEC Racing Team ADK (Tielt - Winge, BE)
The PEC Racing Team ADK owes a lot to the introduction of Bart Geerinckx pigeons as well:
- 4th National Ace Pigeon yearlings KBDB comes from a grandson of Gladiator
- 5th National Ace Pigeon longer middle distance yearlings KBDB and 8th National Ace Pigeon long distance yearlings come from a daughter of that same Gladiator.
Gladiator, without doubt one of Belgium's best breeding birds ever (and beyond)!
Benny Steveninck (Hamme, BE)
Benny Steveninck, another Belgian grandmaster, has also been very pleased with his pigeons of Bart Geerinckx. His 5th National Ace Pigeon longer middle distance old birds KBDB comse from a son of Miss Magic.
Thibaut-Boons (Sombreffe, BE)
The 7th National Ace Pigeon longer middle distance yearlings KBDB comes from a daughter of Wittekop Sylvester.
Rudi Serre (Loksbergen, BE)
His 4th National Ace Pigeon longer middle distance young birds KBDB and 1st Provincial Ace Pigeon comes from a grandson of Glamour (moeder van Acy).
De Vroe – Van Gaver (Moortsele, BE)
Their 7th National Ace Pigeon longer middle distance young birds KBDB comes from a great-grandson of Wittekop Sylvester.
Top results in national and provincial races
PEC Racing Team ADK (Tielt - Winge, BE)
3 Provincial first prize winners are closely related to Geerinckx:
- 1st Provincial Limoges (797 pigeons) / 2nd National Zone B (2,946 pigeons) was won by a great-grandchild of Gladiator
- 1st Provincial Tulle (625 pigeons)
- 1st Provincial Brive (860 pigeons) is a grandchild of Gladiator
Their 2nd Provincial Jarnac (2,123 pigeons) / 5th National (16,982 pigeons) is a 50% Geerinckx as well.
Dirk Van Dijck (Zandhoven, BE)
The 1st Provincial Bourges (2,228 yearlings) / 5th National (14,496 pigeons) is a grandchild of Gladiator.
Ivan & Willy Baetens (Sint-Niklaas, BE)
Their 1st Provincial Bourges (1,257 old birds) is a grandchild of Gladiator.
Kobe & Kato Herbots (Velm, BE)
Their 1st Provincial Argenton (598 young birds) / 3rd National (11,223 young birds) was won by a grandchild of 1st National Limoges x National Treasure.
Willy Van Thillo (Beerse, BE)
His 1st National Zone B2 Argenton (5,327 pigeons) is a 50% Geerinckx pigeon.
Van Ostaeyen – Pickeur (Boechout, BE)
Their 1st National Zone B2 Montluçon (3,124 pigeons) / 2nd National (11,056 pigeons) is a 25% Geerinckx bird.
Luc Van Mechelen (Oud-Turnhout, BE)
His 1st National Zone B2 Bourges (4,841 yearlings) / 2nd National (16,982 yearlings) is a youngster of a full brother of Acy.
Jespers – Vanderwegen (Holsbeek, BE)
Their 1st Interprovincial Vierzon (4,639 pigeons) comes from a full sister of a 1st National Limoges
Bart & Nance Van Oeckel (Oud-Turnhout, BE)
Their 1st Provincial Issoudun (2,125 young birds) / 2nd National (11,984 young birds) is a 75% Geerinckx.
Erik Limbourg (Brussegem, BE)
His 2nd Provincial Argenton (1,152 young birds) is 50% Geerinckx and comes from a daughter of Argento x National Treasure.
Great results in The Netherlands
As we said, the Geerinckx breed is not only successful in their home country Belgium. A lot of top prizes have been won in The Netherlands as well:
Gerard Koopman (Ermerveen, NL)
The 788/2014 (grandchild Gladiator), of Team Koopman, wins no less than 3 top 12 prizes in the NPO races (one day long distance):
- Sens (4,237 pigeons): 3rd
- Gien (3,137 pigeons): 7th
- Souppes sur Loing (3,607 pigeons): 12th
Klaas and Rik Van Dorp (Rotterdam, NL)
First Olympiad Pigeon Budapest 2015 in both the old birds' and yearlings' category is a 50% Geerinckx.
Pieter Veenstra (Drachtstercompagnie, NL)
Two top class racing birds of 2015 are related to the Geerinckx breed:
- Souppes sur Loing (6,892 pigeons): 3rd - from Blue Lagoon x Miss Magic
- Sens (8,743 pigeons): 5th - from brother Miss Magic
Hermans Beverdam (Enter, NL)
- A grandchild of Gladiator won a 1st prize Heusden-Zolder against 9,074 pigeons.
- A great-grandchild of Gladiator and Wittekop Sylvester won a 7th NPO from Troyes against 1,702 pigeons.
As we said, this overview only includes the top results from Geerinckx related pigeons in Belgium and The Netherlands. This list is by no means complete. The Geerinckx breed is one of the most successful lofts in Belgium in the past few decades. Youngsters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren from this breed have been winning top prizes in Belgium, The Netherlands and all across the world on a weekly basis. This is how Bart Geerinckx has become one of the most important ambassadors of pigeon racing in Belgium.