Cassaert Maurice and Grégory, "They are for the pigeon sport what Armstrong is for the Tour de France"

Maurice and Grégory CASAERT - from Néchin

A third TOP PRIZE added to his rich list of records.....
Three sons, three national victories
What does this mean? In fact, we mean: Julienne, the spouse of Maurice, the mother and the three Cassaert sons.
The first lady is Julienne, the lady of the house, who with plenty of love takes care of the inhabitants of the house. She receives the guests with endless hospitability and her house is empty only very seldom. If they don’t come to seek support, people often turn up for a good advice and some just stop by to say hello to the family. Julienne is always there with a friendly word – the perfect hostess. And finally, Julienne is also the loft manager. For several years Maurice has been having problems with his breathing and has to avoid any encounters with dust. The two oldest sons already fly on their own wings and have already left the family nest. The youngest one, Grégory, works in Luxemburg, where he stays the whole weeks and comes home only for the weekends.

Three sons...
The Casaert clan consists of three sons. The oldest one has already raced by himself and has already achieved top results on national flights. Now he lives in a house right next to the parental house and he is again drawn firmly into the pigeon racing in Néchin.
Sébastien, the second son, races in Saint-Léger under the name of Casaert-Sénéchal and he crushed all his competitors when the season of youngsters strated. He has worked for Toye and for two years helped him to achieve national titles, mainly in the category of youngsters..
The third one is Grégory, the youngest one but surely not the least gifted one. He must have been born with a pigeon nest, because his passion for for pigeons is immense. As we have mentioned before, he works in the financial sector...far away from home.

Three national victories...
Before the national race Montauban in 1992, only one pigeon was basketted. It was to be the most difficult Montauban in his history. The liberation has been put off until Wednesday with a strong northern wind.. With 20 minutes ahead on the second one the «L’Invincible Montauban» achieved national victory. The 628452/90 gave a performance that will be remebered for a long time.
In his pedigree we can find the old strain with which the Néchin loft was built up.
His father is the "Plume Blanche", which comes from "Petit Bleu" originating from Borghmans in Turnhout and a hen from Gillyns from Steenhuffel.
The mother of the national winner of Montauban is a very special hen with “golden eggs”. The «Belle Deseyn» is a daughter of the 1st national Limoges from Deseyn-Out ofdemeulebroecke from Vichte X sister of the 1st national Narbonne 1987. It is the best material from the Deseyn-Out ofdemeulebroecke loft. Pigeons from this loft are to be found in pedigrees of very many champions all over the world.
In 2000, the same weather conditions are repeated, but only with a bit less sun. A strong head wind and again bingo for Casaerts. This time from Souillac. It was the «Nasdaq» who made them jump!
The father of the laureat from Souillac, the «Limoges», is a super racer who is capable of flying the most difficult or extraordinary races. First he became 6th national Limoges, then he missed the rest and next year he became 36th national Limoges. But in the breeding loft he sure didn’t deliver any losers. He is a father of the winner of semi-national Argenton and now also of the 1st national Souillac.
The father of the «Limoges» won himself a first prize from Châteauroux and fathered also the «Turbo», 4th national Brive. He is one of the key breeders. The mother «Limoges» is «Wonder Woman», her parents are the half brother of the national winner of Montauban X a hen from the "Geschelpte Gillyns".
The mother of the national winner of Souillac is «Arcadia», a golden breeding hen and a mother of the winner of the semi-nationals from Argenton, of the winner of provincial Châteauroux and an unbelievable number of other ace pigeons.
She comes from "Bronzé" that has made his mark as the 6th national Brive, 11th and 15th national Tulle, etc . This «Bronzé» is no other than the brother of «Montauban». The mother of «Arcadia» is the «Belle Deseyn» who is at the same time also the mother of the winner of Montauban.

An explosive blood relation…Don’t you think???

And, of course, we come to the national winner of Brive 2004.
The «Mistral», won under the same weather conditions like the two previous pigeons. In the past he was already 1st from Chantilly, he achieved a provincial victory from Limoges and another one from Brive. During the first Brive he came in 36th national out of 19 477 old pigeons .
The father of «Mistral», 9071581/02, was also of a victoriuos type. He already became 1st in semi-national Argenton against 7,613 pigeons duiven, but unfortunately, he dissapeared during a training flight of several dozen kilometers at the begin of the season. But he left a royal gift behind: the «Mistral».
This pigeons came from an old pigeon, acquired from André Dedeyne from Halluin (France). During the many visits that Maurice received, he heard a lot about a certain André Dedeyne. He raced his pigeons on very many sprint races, but didn’t want his pigeons to stay out of the house longer than one night. Middle long distance was therefore not interesting for him. Maurice went to get several pieces from this strain, built up with Maurice Verheye’s pigeons from Olsene.
In the begining of 2000, one pigeon was still left at Dedeyne’s and he was having doubts about the breeding capacities of this pigeon. After a lot of convincing Maurice could have him. He provided him with only 4 youngsters, but one of them was the 1st national Brive....
The hen that was coupled with this Dedeyne pigeon, comes from a sister of the national winner of Montauban coupled with «Victor» from the Christiaens’ in Humbeek.
The mother of «Mistral» is a daughter of the national winner of Souillac 2000, coupled with a daughter of one Dedeyne pigeon X and a sister of the national winner of Montauban. As you can see, the pedigrees look very much alike.

Three times bravo...Champion!
With this victory they have added again a golden page to their already so rich list of records. Personally, we can hardly hide our admiration for this performance. The simplicity, with which these result were achieved deserves our respect. We could go on and on for hours about many of their provincial and regional victories. To be honest, Maurice and your whole family, we are very happy and proud to be one of the family’s friends....
Congratulations again...

Some of the results in 2004
25/04 Chantilly 397 old pigeons : 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 11, 14, 18, 19, 20, 26, 54, 93 out of 18 participating.
310 yearlings : 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 13, 19, 20, 28, 32 out of 20 participating.
01/05 Pithiviers 281 old pigeons : 1, 2, 3, 6, 9, 12, 13 out of 9 participating.
182 yearlings: 1, 3, 7, 57 out of 4 participating.
02/05 Chantilly 203 Old pigeons : 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13 out of 10 participating.
197 yearlings: 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20 out of 16 participating .
15/05 Toury 497 old pigeons : 1, 2, 3, 5, 13, 26, 37, 38, 40, 44, 53, 60, 67, 98, 137, 142 out of 19 participating .
349 yearlings: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 19, 20, 33, 44, 45, 69, 76, 81, 97 out of 19 participating.
16/05 Epehy 231 youngsters : 1, 4, 31, 73 out of 5 participating.
22/05 Vierzon 1036 old pigeons : 2, 6, 15, 16, 29, 30, 37, 60, 108, 143, 229, 250, 264 out of 15 participating.
563 yearlings: 1, 2, 9, 37, 87 out of 10 participating.
Semi-nationaal 16724 old pigeons : 8, 98, 309, 320, 578, 588, 695, 1060, 1616, 2087, 3488, 3787, 3978.
7839 yearlings: 3, 7, 177, 564, 1541.
05/06 Bourges 824 old pigeons : 2, 5, 6 out of 4 participating.
815 yearlings: 1, 5, 22, 84 out of 4 participating.
05/06 Bourges 1055 old pigeons : 1, 3, 9 out of 4 participating.
Nationaal 19477 old pigeons : 36, 71, 133.
05/06 Orléans 148 yearlings: 1, 5, 9 out of 3 participating.
26/07 Bordeaux 1746 old pigeons : 88 out of 2 participating.
03/07 Orléans 463 youngsters : 8, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 36, 37, 39, 43, 57, 60, 101, 119, 120, 121, 123 out of 20 participating.
03/07 La Souterraine 399 old pigeons : 9, 14, 20 out of 6 participating.
489 yearlings: 1, 16, 22, 33, 61, 84, 123 out of 8 participating.
10/07 Blois 503 youngsters : 1, 2, 15, 129, 164 out of 8 participating.
17/07 Bourges 360 yearlings: 1, 11, 13, 76 out of 6 participating.
24/07 Toury 473 youngsters : 1, 2, 3, 4, 24, 45, 91, 95, 105, 144 out of 14 participating.

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