Hok Jos Vercammen (Vremde, BE) excels in National Limoges

The fanciers from Vremde will long remember the first national long distance race of the season. Their racing team was getting stronger and stronger in recent weeks but their achievements last weekend were really something else: 2-3-6-35-46-... National of 15,981 pigeons!

Their closest opponents could only stand and watch as the pigeons arrived home in Vremde with tremendous speeds, exceeding the average speed of some sprint races. Their times of arrival were 14:27'03", 14:27'06" and 14:29'44". Keep in mind this was a long distance race of 672km! The overall results were nothing short of impressive:

Limoges National (04/07/2020) - 672 km - 15,981 old birds

2nd-3rd-6th-35th-46th-157th-159th-... (12/22), or three pigeons in the national top six, five pigeons in the national top fifty and seven pigeons per 100!

Sugar (BE18-6020227) - 2nd Nat. Limoges - 15,981 pigeons

The 2nd National goes to Sugar BE18-6020227, a talented hen with several top results to her name.

Palmares Sugar

2nd National Limoges (672km) - 15,981 pigeons
3rd Provincial Tulle (975 km) - 969 pigeons /
9th National Zone - 2,085 pigeons (1,139 m/min)
12. Noyon (208km) - 166 pigeons
13. Melun (310km) - 441 pigeons
34. Chateauroux (526km) - 615 pigeons

Sugar is a daughter of Lexus, a successful racing bird and half brother of the two top breeders Elektro Junior & Samsung. The dam is a daughter of top breeder Emma, a daughter of Shakira.

Pedigree Sugar (BE18-6020227)

La Donna (BE18-6020283) - 3rd Nat. Limoges - 15,981 pigeons

The winner of a 3rd National of 15,981 pigeons is La Donna (BE18-6020283). She featured in an earlier article a few weeks ago, as the winner of a 1st Melun of 2,759 pigeons (Union West). She had already been quite successful in 2019, and she added another great result to her palmares last weekend.

Palmares La Donna (BE18-6020283)

3rd Nationaal Limoges (672 km) - 15,981 old birds
1st Melun (310km) 2,759 p. (Union West) / 4th - 4,423 p. (Hoofdprijskamp Union)
17th Provinciaal Issoudun (504km) 2,147 p.
4th Chevrain (354km) 848 p.
6th Argenton (555km) 335 p.
7th Melun (310km) 762 p. (behind 6 teammates)
11th Melun (310km) 1,210 p.
15th Montlucon (555km) 371 p.

La Donna is a daughter of the terrific breeder La Perla, winner of a 1st National Gueret of 2,656 pigeons.

Pedigree La Donna (BE18-6020283)

Princess Barco (BE17-6025104) - 6th Nat. Limoges - 15,981 pigeons

This proven racing hen arrived home two minutes after Sugar and La Donna, securing a 6th National. She has a long list of achievements already, including several prestigious results.

Palmares Princess Barco

6. National Limoges (672km) - 15,981 pigeons
30. National zone Argenton (555km) 4,350 pigeons
2. Chevrain (354km) - 1,654 pigeons
2. Chevrain (354km) - 1,071 pigeons
2. Montlucon (555km) - 174 pigeons
3. Argenton (555km) - 278 pigeons (other race)
5. Blois (462km) - 359 pigeons
19. Melun (310km) - 1,182 pigeons
10. Noyon (208km) - 669 pigeons
47. Melun (310km) - 4,902 pigeons
96. National Zone Argenton - 1,547 pigeons

As her name suggests, she is a granddaughter of stock sire Barco (from her father's side). Her dam is Emma (which is also the grandmother of Sugar). Emma is a daughter of top class hen Shakira, and a granddaughter of their other stock breeder Elektro.

Pedigree Princess Barco (BE17-6025104)

The other two top 50 finishers

And lastly we have BE18-6020208 and BE18-6020129, which finished in 35th and 46th place national in Limoges of 15,981 pigeons.

BE18-6020208 had won a 49th National Chateauroux (2,850 pigeons) earlier on, and she is a daughter of top breeder Super Elektro (a direct son of stock breeder Elektro). Super Elektro is also the sire of Fanta, which was 2nd fastest in a national race from Issoudun (504km) of 19,173 pigeons. The dam is Nevada, a successful breeding hen and sister of Origi.

BE18-6020129 claimed a 4th National Chateauroux (526km) of 2,850 pigeons in 2019. She is a granddaughter of Green Elektro, one of the talented sons of stock breeder Elektro.

Elektro, de absolute stamvader, had weer een belangrijke bijdrage tot de succes van het afgelopen weekend
         Stock breeder Elektro proved pivotal in the team's fantastic performance in Limoges.

The many achievements of this pigeon family are quite breathtaking indeed. And Lars Vercammen knows all too well that their team of racing hens did something extraordinary this weekend. This is perhaps a once in a lifetime performance, although you never know with such a collection of highly talented racing birds. In fact, we have often had a hard time trying to put the achievements of father and son Vercammen into words. This is a fantastic combination with a brilliant pigeon breed. Every weekend we look forward to another great result from this team. You can rest assured that we will always be keeping an eye on them.