Gold, silver and bronze: The Vandenheede Brothers (Kruisem, BE) win 1st-2nd-3rd Nat. Limoges Yearlings

This has been another spectacular result for Freddy & Jacques Vandenheede from Kruisem! They had had an excellent final rehearsal with the old birds in Limoges I, and last weekend their yearlings did exceptionally well in Limoges II: they claimed a 1st-2nd-3rd-… National of 9,756

It feels like stating the obvious but there is no denying that the pigeons of Freddy and Jacques have been incredibly strong again in this corona season, delivering great results in provincial and national competitions week after week. It all started with the provincial opening race from Vierzon, where they claimed a double provincial victory. Two weeks later, they were victorious at provincial level in Limoges I, besides winning a 1st-2nd-3rd-8th-9th-... National Zone. And last weekend they had the best result of all: they claimed the first three spots at national level of 9,756 yearlings and they had the fastest three birds of all the 20,075 pigeons in the race! We take you through the dazzling results:

9,756 yearlings: 1st-2nd-3rd-23rd-50th-98th-134th-142nd-200th-238th-247th-266th-278th-366th-434th-434th-... (45/80)

10,319 old birds: 10th-14th-20th-25th-28th-47th-140th-141st-148th-151st-212th-212th-267th-269th-432nd-433rd-... (32/42)

As many as six pigeons finished in the national top 20, with 12 pigeons claiming a spot in the top 100.

Laura - BE19-4084174 - 1st Nat. Limoges II - 9,756 yearlings

Last weekend's race winner is a direct daughter of top breeder Calypso. Calypso is also the sire of a 1st Nat. La Souterraine / fastest La Souterraine of 10,245 pigeons, and of two national ace pigeons:

  • 4th Nat. Ace Pigeon All round KBDB 2019
  • 10th Nat. Ace Pigeon longer middle distance KBDB 2015

Calypso is in turn a son of the fantastic New Freddy (1st Nat. Ace Pigeon longer middle distance KBDB 2020 - top breeder PEC) x Funnel Of Love, a daughter of De Limoges (De Rauw - Sablon).

The dam of race winner Laura is Rikkertje Van De Wouwer, a direct Gaston Van De Wouwer, bred from Rik, a talented son of Kaasboer x Gita. Gita is a half sister of Palme D'Or, the dam of Amalia & Nikolaas, two national ace pigeons for Casaert-Sénéchal.

Pedigree Laura - BE19-4084174 - 1st Nat. Limoges II - 9,756 yearlings

Wonderful Mattheo -  BE19-4084346 – 2nd Nat. Limoges II  - 9,756 yearlings

This cock is a son of New Mattheo, a full brother of Annelise. And she is a 1st Nat. Ace Pigeon longer middle distance KBDB 2013, bred from top breeder Mattheo (also the sire of a 6th and 14th Nat. Ace Pigeon long distance KBDB) x Morgane (also the dam of Miracle Ace - 1st Nat. Ace Pigeon long distance KBDB 2013).

The dam is Wonderful Lady, herself a 7th Nat. Ace Pigeon long distance/extreme long distance KBDB 2018, bred from Hot Spicy Junien (also the sire of a 13th Nat. Ace Pigeon long distance KBDB 2015) x Domino.

Pedigree Wonderful Mattheo -  BE19-4084346 – 2nd Nat. Limoges II - 9,756 yearlings

Dienko - BE19-4084474 – 3rd Nat. Limoges II – 9,756 yearlings

The bronze medal winner is a male racing bird well. His sire is Doctrine, winner of a 1st prov. Orleans of 6,375 pigeons. Doctrine is a son of Flinstone (sire of a 10th Nat. Ace Pigeon longer middle distance KBDB 2017 and others) x Faisal.

The dam is Chanelleke, a daughter of that same Mattheo (the sire of a 1st-6th-14th Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB) x Chanel nr. 1 (Sylvain Verhestraeten - winner of a 1st Nat. Chateauroux of 12,071 pigeons and now the dam of a 1st Olympiad Pigeon Cat. A / 6th & 14th Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB).

Pedigree Dienko - BE19-4084474 – 3rd Nat. Limoges II – 9,756 yearlings

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Freddy & Jacques Vandenheede: they have been one of the leading names in the longer middle distance and the long distance for quite a few years now, both at home and abroad. Their list of achievements is very impressive indeed. And yet, the brothers continue to surprise and amaze their opponents on a regular basis, for instance in Limoges II last weekend. No one would try to guess if they have finally reached their peak, although it would be almost impossible to do even better. But you never know with such an impressive group of super class pigeons. The Vandenheede brothers never cease to amaze!