Davy and his parents
The pigeons of Davy Tournelle have excelled in the sprint and the longer middle distance for several years now, and 2017 is no exception. Last year the team competed in the long distance for the first time in the races from Tulle and Jarnac, and it proved a great success as well. Davy has now demonstrated that this was no coincidence: his Tiesto descendants have just won a 1st Interprovincial from Limoges (4th of June), which shows that they are now one of Belgium's top contenders in the long distance as well. This victory is a follow-up on their 1st Provincial from Argenton earlier this season. We will take a closer look at both of his first prize winners in a minute but we start with an overview of their results of 2017 (per 10 only):
Soissons 205km 831 YL: 3-4-5-6-7-8-12-14-15-16-17-18-32-33-34-35-37-40-41-43-44-45- 46-50-53-54-59-63-65-66-72-73-74-75-76-78-79 (97/159) 613 OB: 2-3-4-6-7-8-17-22-24-29-35-37-38-40-42-43-47-57-61 (36/58) Trelou 231km 377 OB: 1-4-5-7-10-11-13-14-15-16-19-23-33 (29/56) (snelste 3.700 d) 680 YL: 4-6-7-8-10-11-13-20-21-22-23-24-25-26-28-29-30-33-34-37-38- 39-41-43-49-53-59-60 (65/151) Melun 304km 315 YL: 1-2-3-4-6-7-8-10-11-13-14-16-17-18-20-21-22-23-24-25-28-29- 30-31 (53/149) 237 OB: 5-8-10-12-14-18-21 (29/59) Melun 304km 490 OB: 1-2-3-12-20-24-30-32-36-39-44 (19/57) 519 YL: 1-2-5-6-9-10-12-13-14-20-21-23-24-25-26-29-33-35-36-37-40-41- 43-46-47 (58/132) Vierzon 467km 350 OB: 5-10-12-18-19-22-26-28-29-31-35 (30/57) 273 YL: 1-2-4-5-12-13-15-17-18-19-22-23-24-25 (49/117) Bourges 468km 420 OB: 3-36-39 (6/6) Jouy 289km 473 YL: 1-2-5-11-14-15-17-21-25-30-32-33-37-43-44-45 (39/74) (and 1+2 fastest 4,305 p.) Soissons 205km 206 OB: 1-8-11-13-16-18-21 (18/27) 448 YL: 2-10-11-12-13-20-22-25-29-35-37-38-44 (29/45) Limoges 661km 320 OB: 1-2-5-6-8-10-21-27-28-30 (17/51) 3,599 OB: 1-9-62-84-103-126-361 Vierzon Prov. 467km 1,521 OB: 8-34 (2/2) Prov. 2,258 YL: 3-4-5-7-29-31-42-46-56-58-59-68-81-95-99 (70/116) Chateauroux 519km 459 OB: 3-14-25 (5/6) 675 YL: 2-3-4-6-7-9-10-11-12-13-17-18-21-22-24-26-27-29-32-36-54-55- 60-61-62-64 (54/109) Blois Prov. 461km 3,122 YL: 6-8-10-12-13-30-35-37-38-39-40-57-58-59-72-80-82-83-84-87- 89 (61/102) Prov. 1,484 OB: 12-86 (3/6) Brive I.Prov. 691km 2,714 OB: 26-37-51-74-117-146-171 Argenton 547km 327 OB: 2 2/6) 673 YL: 1-2-5-7-10-11-16-19-20-21-22-23-26-32-34-43-47-48-49-55-56- 57-61 (51/86)
The outstanding breeding bird Tiesto is again at the basis of the team's most recent victories from Limoges and Argenton. Tiesto has been discussed extensively in some of our previous reports. Long story short: he has given birth to Olympiad Pigeons, national ace pigeons, national first prize winners and countless national top 100 prize winners. Click here to know more about Tiesto's descendants up to 2016. Tiesto and his descendants have played a pivotal role in this loft again in 2017:
1st I.Prov. Argenton 4,614 p. daughter Tiesto’s White (daughter Tiesto) 1st I.Prov. Limoges 3,599 p. granddaughter Tiesto’s White 4th Nat. Argenton 2,319 p. daughter Tiesto’s White 5th Nat. Limoges 14,879 p. granddaughter Tiesto’s White 3rd Prov. Vierzon 2,258 p. granddaughter Tiesto 4th Prov. Argenton 3,255 p. granddaughter Tiesto’s White (for Patrick Lenearts) 4th Prov. Vierzon 2,258 p. granddaughter Julie (1st National Bourges 20,954 p.) 5th Prov. Vierzon 2,258 p. granddaughter Tiesto and Torres 5th Prov. Argenton 3,255 p. granddaughter Tiesto and Torres 5th Prov. Limoges 1,660 p. granddaughter Tiesto 6th Prov. Blois 3,122 p. granddaughter Tiesto en dochter Tevez 8th Prov. Blois 3,122 p. great-granddaughter Tiesto 8th Prov. Vierzon 1,521 p. Birthe 10th Prov. Blois 3,122 p. granddaughter Torres 12th Prov. Blois 3,122 p. granddaughter Torres & Sofia 12th Prov. Blois 1,484 p. great-granddaughter Tiesto 13th Prov. Blois 3,122 p. daughter Tevez & granddaughter Torres
BE10-2167360 Tiesto's White
Tiesto's White is currently one of the eye-catchers in Davy's breeding loft. This daughter of Tiesto is the dam of Laurentine (BE16-2114261), winner of a 1st Provincial Argenton 3,254 p. (and 4th National 22,319 p.). She is also the grandmother of Tiesto's Witje (BE15-2039101), 1st Interprovincial Limoges 3,599 pigeons (6th National 14,924 p.). Click here for a list of achievements from the descendants of Tiesto's White.
BE16-2114261 Laurentine, 1st Provincial Argenton (3,254 p.)
Laurentine won a 1st Provincial Argenton (and a 4th National 22,319 p.) and she is named after Davy's grandfather Laurent, who passed away this winter. Argenton was quite a fast race, with the first pigeons reaching a velocity of over 1,600 mpm. Laurentine was basketed together with all the yearlings on a weekly basis from the first week of April. She did not compete in Bourges in the week before Argenton due to the heat, but they completed a 290km training flight instead. Like we said, the dam of Laurentine is Tiesto's White. Her sire is Starky, which is another grandson of Tiesto. Click here for Laurentine's pedigree. Shortly before winning her first prize from Argenton, Laurentine also won a 58th Prov. Blois (3,122 p.) and a 186th Prov. Vierzon (1,942 p.).
BE15-2039101 Tiesto's Witje, 1st Interprovincial Limoges (3,599 p.)
Tiesto's Witje won a 1st Interprovincial Limoges (3,599 p.), and a 6th National of 14,924 pigeons. This race from Limoges was a fairly demanding race, and the first ten pigeons from Belgium were spread across the country thanks to the north-northwesterly wind. The team for Limoges was basketed every week from April onwards, including a 205km flight in the week before Limoges. The grandmother of the interprovincial winner is none other than top breeder Tiesto's White. Click here for the full pedigree of Tiesto's Witje. In addition to her 1st Interprovincial she also won a 112th National Bourges (10,173 p.) and a 115th National La Souterraine (9,580 p.).
Successful in the long distance as well
The team competed in the long distance for the first time in 2016. Jarnac and Tulle were the races in which Davy's pigeons had a chance to show their potential in the longer distance races. It was a great success, judging from their results per 10:
Jarnac 179 olds : 1-3-5-8-9-10-16-17-18 (20/39) 198 YL. : 1-3-4-5-9-14-18 (13/33) Provincial Jarnac 322 olds : 3-16-20-26-27-32 (15/39) 401 YL. : 4-9-16-18 (10/33) Tulle 203 olds : 1-2-3-4-5-8-9-10-19-20 (22/35) 141 YL. : 1-2-4-6-8-13-14 (15/28) Provincial Tulle 394 olds : 1-2-4-5-6-12-15-17-35-38 (22/35) 562 YL. : 2-3-7-17-23-35-40-48-56 (15/28) National Tulle 6,101 olds : 15-24-33-47-58-157-192-196-347-393-429-439-465-502-595 (22/35) 7,322 YL. : 17-19-37-119-215-338-392-452-558-705-715 (15/28)
The race from Limoges shows that Davy's pigeons are now among Belgium's strongest pigeons in the long distance as well, and this in turn underlines the exceptional breeding value of Tiesto and his descendants.