Batenburg-VD Merwe (Klaaswaal, NL) winner of 2nd-3rd-6th-9th-11th and 14th national Bordeaux old birds

Last season this partnership were the winners from races like the Western European marathon and the national marathon. This time it was a triumphant win for them in the ZLU race from Bordeaux. It was quite a dominating win, unique in the world of marathon racing. It shows that Batenburg-Van de Merwe are among the greatest champions in middle distance racing in The Netherlands.

“I thought we would not be the only one with their pigeons following each other so closely”, said Hugo Batenburg, who is still impressed. “I have never had this before in a marathon race. But shortly I appeared to be the only one with such a result. What an experience.” This sure is impressive. Let’s have a look at the results of the race of their lives:

Bordeaux (30-06-2012) 889km
47 pigeons/27 prizes 1:4
      I.prov. North- and South Holland – 2,745 p.
      1st-2nd-3rd-6th-8th-10th-19th-23rd-50th-61st-70th-75th-etc.
      National – 4,507 p.
      2nd-3rd-6th-9th-11th-14th-60th-74th-etc.
      International - 10,249 p.
      5th-7th-12th-19th-23rd-40th-etc.

Winner of the second national and fifth international Bordeaux was NL10-1666653 Amalia. Hugo was given this pigeon by his good friend Ad Fortuin. He wanted to thank him for all of the good pigeons that have moved from Klaaswaal to Ad’s lofts in Strijen. Amalia was bred from a son of Narbonne from Nouwen-Paesen (1st and 2nd provincial Narbonne and a top class breeder) x a hen of Moulin Rouge Breeding Stud from France, which was bred from two direct Brockamp pigeons.

3th national / 7th international Bordeaux: NL10-1667385 Aron
Sire: Bred from a son of Jonge Witbuik from his good friend Guus Van Aken, an inbred from the old Witbuik
Dam: A hen of vet Piet Blancke from Ruiselede (a direct Rudi Desaer). Also as sister of Bleken (4th Nat. ace pigeon middle distance KBDB), bred from Den 18 x 't Goede

6th National/12th International Bordeaux: NL10-1667315 Annick
Sire: A direct Roger Debusschere and a brother of Barcelona Crack (2nd National ace pigeon Barcelona 2007-2008)
Dam: A granddaughter of Witbuik

9th national / 19th international Bordeaux: NL10-1667373 Aisha
Sire: a direct Roger Debusschere and a half brother of Barcelona Crack (2nd national ace pigeon Barcelona 2007-2008)
Dam: a grandchild of Witbuik

11th national / 23th international Bordeaux: NL10-1667312 Anne
Sire: a direct Roger Debusschere and a son of De Perpignan
Dam: bred from Jonge Witbuik (super son Witbuik) x Lady Narbonne (1st provincial Narbonne)

 

Highlights of Batenburg-VD Merwe 2010-2011

1st Western European Super Marathon 2010
1st Western European Super Marathon 10 nominated 2010
1st Europe Marathon 2010
1st National Marathon Kampioen 2010
1st National Marathon 10 nominated ZLU 2010
1st Pyrenees Cup ZLU 2010
1st Supercup Toppigeons 2010
1st Keizerkampioen Club der Azen 2010
2nd Europa cup 2010
2nd Keizer grand distance ZLU 2010
2nd Champion International middle distance  N.P.O. Province 5 South-Holland 2010
3rd International pigeon Competition extreme long distance 2010
1st National Marathon champion 2011
1st Keizer champion ZLU 2011
1st Keizer champion Interprov. North- and South-Holland extreme long distance 2011
1st Champion not nominated Interprov. North and South Holland extreme long distance 2011
1st Champion nominated Interprov. North and South Holland extreme long distance 2011
1st Keizerkampioen prov. 5 South Holland extreme long distance 2011
1st Barcelona Masters 1° and 2° nominated 2011
2nd Europa cup 2011
3rd IATP Ranking PIPA 2011 (first Dutchman)