Benny Steveninck (Hamme, BE) achieves double success with first and second zonal from Poitiers!

Benny Steveninck has had a really strong start to the 2013 season. He managed to win a first prize in the first five national races of this season. He also won a first and second zonal from Poitiers against 2,688 yearlings. Everything seems to be going very well for the fancier from Hamme!

Benny and Karin Steveninck have been winning long lists of top results for years. They used to be the very best short to middle distance fanciers in the region in the races from Dourdan/Angerville. However, they were sometimes excluded from a race because they were too strong. That is when Benny shifted his focus to the national competition, aiming for the races of 350 to 700 km. He was no longer excluded but he continued to race really strongly. I suppose you are already familiar with the history of the famous Chipo bloodline; this has been widely discussed in the past. Benny decided to move his outstanding racing pigeon to his own breeding loft instead of selling it to an Asian fancier for a lot of money. It was the best decision he ever made. Benny and many other fanciers from Belgium and abroad have benefitted from this exceptional bloodline.

1st & 2nd zonal Poitiers

2012 was another excellent season for Benny and Karin and 2013 seems to be no different. He has already won 13 first prizes and he won the first and second prize in four of five national races up to now! The greatest achievement was his double national success from Poitiers with a first and second zonal in zone B against 2,688 yearlings. His pigeon Speedy BE12-4048026 was the first to arrive home at the loft. This bird has been having a magnificent 2013 season: he was Benny’s first pigeon from Bourges this season as well, winning a 2nd prov. and a 59th nat. Bourges. He was the best pigeon from Poitiers in the zone this weekend and he won a 3rd prov. and a 22nd nat. This is quite a talented racing pigeon! As always he originates from a family of top quality birds. The sire of Speedy is Greg BE09-4188061, winner of a 71st nat. Limoges, 59th nat. Zone B Argenton etc. He is a son of Gueret, 1st nat. Limoges ’09, 1st prov. Gueret, 19th nat. Gueret etc. The dam is Nina, a granddaughter of Chipo. She is a direct pigeon of Gevaert-Lannoo, another great pigeon loft in East Flanders. She stems from their top class pair Bliksem-CEO x Kaafje. Click here for the pedigree of Speedy.

The second zonal from Poitiers was won by Tibo BE12-4048991, who took the 5th prov. and 29th nat. from Poitiers as well. Tibo won a top 100 prize last year as well: a 77th national from Gueret. The sire of Tibo is Genopte Hautekiet BE08-4216913, a good racer and a full brother of Hautekiteduivin BE03-4328989, an excellent breeder in the loft of Steveninck. The dam is Chipo, the dam of three national ace pigeons! The dam of Tibo, BE10-4128055, has won for instance: 56th nat. zone B Argenton, 33rd prov. Chateauroux, etc. and she is a full sister of Crack Junior, winner of a 73rd nat. Argenton, 91st nat. Bourges, 104th nat. Argenton, 137th nat. Bourges. They are both children of De Crack, third nat. Ace Pigeon Middle Distance 2007, first prov. Ace Pigeon Middle Distance 2007, third prov. ace Pigeon 2006, 1st prov. Bourges etc. De Crack is a son of Chipo x Hautekietduivin. In other words, Tibo originates from a great pigeon family. Click here for the pedigree of Tibo.

Results of 2013

25/05 Bourges
Local       243  old birds: 1-2-3-4-8-9-10-11-16-17-19-21-25-35-36-51-55-62-67-70  20/33
            106  YL:   1-3-5-6-8-20-25  7/20
FCD         775  old birds: 1-2-4-6-14-19-22-23-54-59-66-68-81-117-132-188-203-219-249  20/33
            815  YL:   1-6-14-16-21-72-97-209-247  9/20
Provincial  3492 old birds: 4-10-17-21-48-57-73-74-160-202-234-236-277-398-465-694-761-839  18/33
            2647 YL:   2-19-35-40-54-257-359  7/20

08/06 Poitiers
Local       166  old birds: 1-2-5-6-7-8-9-10-12-13-16-16-18-29-47-54  16/24
            150  YL:   1-2-9-11-12-14-22-28-35  9/12
FCD         639  old birds: 7-8-17-21-22-23-30-31-42-47-69-69-72-124  14/24
            829  YL:   1-2-34-49-50-69-140-204-245  9/12
Provincial  3353 old birds: 45-50-125-138-140-148-206-211-271-295  10/24
            3825 YL:   3-5-164-229-230-317  6/12
Zonaal      2488 old birds: 13-17-40-46-47-49-74-76-113-120-184-185-190  13/24
            2688 YL:   1-2-72-99-100-143-333  7/12

22/06 Gueret
Local       170 old birds:  1-3-4-5-7-9-10-12-16-18-20-21-25-26-30-40-45-46  18/30
            187 YL:    4-5-6-8-13-17-18-19-24-25-27-29-31-40-41-42-43-50-56  19/30
FCD         476 old birds:  2-8-9-10-13-19-20-23-30-32-41-48-56-60-70-110-129-130  18/30
            759 YL:    3-4-6-10-24-45-46-47-74-80-92-94-103-128-129-133-169-151-…  21/30
Provincial  2345 old birds: 2-13-16-17-31-53-54-69-97-99-126-155-186-199-396-488-490  18/30
            3052 YL:   5-6-8-13-50-96-97-98-148-158-179-182-198-273-274-288-299-…  21/30

Click here for an overview of all results of 2013

These are really impressive results for Benny and Karin. Their birds are doing great; it seems they are having another great season!