Hok Jos Vercammen (Vremde, BE): UPDATE after new top results on Saturday 4th June

Jos (71) and son Lars (32) Vercammen from Vremde, to the South East of the city of Antwerp, can mark 28th May on their palmares as Super Saturday. Their colony excelled on Melun (310km) and Bourges (485km).

UPDATE after weekend 4th June

Below is the article written about the phenomenal season opener of Hok Jos Vercammen. Barely a week later, they manage to strike again! The Vercammen pigeons were once again world-class on the race from Melun on June 4th! Poor weather was forecasted and so the Bourges-team of Hok Jos Vercammen was basketed on Melun. The pigeons were divided across two different federations, on one the Bourges team and on the other the usual middle distance team. It was a tough race, but the Vercammen pigeons showed to be more than capable of handling these conditions: 

04/06/2022 Melun (310 km)

Union Antwerpen:
2,110 Old birds: 1-2-3-5-12-15-21-22-23-31-46-48-56-78-97-… 33/41

Overkoepeling Mechelen + Turnhout:
2,063 Old birds: 1-2-7-18-19-25-29-33-69-70-74-92-… 39/49

This means 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th fastest pigeons of the provincial release of 7,238 p.!

The phenomenon 'El Muro'

'El Muro', BE21-6138214, and his brother 'Palomo', BE21-61380052, were once again the centre of attention. They took a 3 minute lead on all the other pigeons in the race.  

'El Muro' sensational 3 weeks in a row:

1st fastest Provincial Melun (310 km) 7,086 pigeons (3 minute lead)
2nd fastest Provincial Melun (310 km) 7,238 pigeons (behind loft mate)
4th fastest Provincial Noyon (208 km) 9,176 pigeons

A new super crack from the Vercammen loft has risen! 


On the Grotehoeveweg in Vremde, sub-municipality of Boechout, pigeon sport is practiced on an extremely high level. This has been the case for many years, and top results are achieved continuously. The Vercammens leave nothing to chance, and perform without a moment of weakness. The preparation and care of the racing team - backed by an unmatched breeding loft - allow father and son to reach a very high standard. In the weekend of the first national race from Bourges, they immediately show themselves, with a descendant of super breeder Elektro, Mustang and Iron Man. 

Further on in this article, we focus on the results of “El Muro” (BE21-6138214). He wins 1st Melun against 7,006 pigeons in the province Antwerp with a 3(!) minute lead on second place. The week prior he won 1st Noyon (208km) against 324 pigeons and was 4th fastest pigeon of the province Antwerp against 9,176 pigeons. Worth mentioning is that he did this with North Westerly wind and the other time with South Easterly wind. A top pigeons with top results. 


28/05/2022 Melun (310km)
Federation 670 Yearlings: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13 -19-20-23-24-26-28 -29-30-32-33-34-42-44-45-46-51-52-54-55-…  52/55
Federation 1,160 Old birds: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 9-10-12-13-14-15-27-28-30-34-35-37-41-42-43-46-48-49- 60-63-67-68-69-81-85- 88-89-…  57/59 (Old birds + yearlings)
-> 1st fastest pigeon of the whole release against 7,006 p. 
-> 38/59 pigeons win prizes 1:10 

The most noteworthy pigeon on Melun, as mentioned above, is first prize winner “El Muro” (BE21-6138214). He wins 1st Melun against 7,006 pigeons in the province Antwerp with a 3 (!) minute lead on second place. A week earlier, he won 1st Noyon (208km) against 324 pigeons and was 4th fastest in the province Antwerp against 9,176 pigeons. 

Saturday 28th May the wind blew from a North Westerly wind, and the week before on Noyon the wind came from the South East. "El Muro" is a grandson of "Elektro Junior" (BE16-6032012) and "Lilly"(BE15-6026002). He is a half brother of "Panda" (BE19-6016017), top racer on the lofts of Vercammen in the past.

28/05/2022 Bourges (485km)

Club St. Job 747 Old birds: 1 -3-5-6-9-14-15-16-20-21-27-28-29-39-40-42-46 -59-63-71-73-…  31/37
Club St. Job 580 Yearlings: 1 -5-6-22-32-…  20/29
-> 1st + 2nd fastest against 1,327 pigeons
-> 1st nominated “ Mustang Disney” (BE19-6016042) wins 1st Bourges against 1,327 pigeons.

“Mustang Disney”.

"Mustang Disney" won amongst others:
1st Ace Pigeon Heavy Middle Distance St. Job 2021
2nd Provincial Ace Pigeon Heavy Middle Distance Fondclub Antwerpen 2021
1st National z. Issoudun (505km) 1,588 p.
7th National Issoudun (505km) 9,777 p.
25th National Argenton (552km) 14,787 p.
1st Argenton (552km) 242 p.
1st fastest Bourges (485km) 1,327 p.
91st National Bourges (485km) 33,615 p. 
64th National Chateauroux (526km) 24,617 p.
44th National Z. Bourges (485km) 1,303 p. (different race)
26th National Z. Chateauroux (526km) 982 p. (different race)
2nd Melun (310km) 1,670 d. (behind loft mate)
11th Sermais (362km) 1,838 p.
20th Sermaises (362km) 3,125 p.
14th Sermaises (362km) 1,338 p.
28th Noyon (208km) 1,613 p.

The blue hen "254" wins 1st Bourges (485km) against 580 yearlings. She was also the 2nd fastest pigeon against 1,357 pigeons behind her loft mate "Mustang Disney". The "254" is a direct daughter of the great "Mustang Queen" (BE19-6016108). “Mustang Queen" passes her superior genes on to her offspring. 

"Mustang Queen” won amongst others:
1st fastest Provincial Bourges (485km) 9,041 p. (1227 m/min)
1st fastest National Zone Chateauroux (526km) 2,650 p. (1081 m/min) (8h7min of flying)
1st fastest Provincial Chateauroux (526km) 2,280 p. (7 minuten lead
6th National Chateauroux (526km) 7,099 p.
2nd National Zone Bourges (485km) 4,313 p.
60th National Bourges (485km) 34,311 p.
265th National Chateauroux (526km) 24,617 p.
279th National Issoudun (505km) 9,777 p.
1st Chevrain (354km) 869 p.
9th Melun (310km) 2,897 p.
10th Noyon (208km) 512 p.
11th Argenton (555km) 473 p.
13th Noyon (208km) 1,613 p.
16th Bourges (479km) 747 p.
17th Noyon (208km) 1,029 p.
18th Noyon (208km) 662 p.

“Mustang Queen”.

"Our top pigeons have given us a beautiful Super Saturday. "El Muro" might race Melun next week. Whilst "Mustang Queen" and "254" currently have Argenton on their racing calendar. Although I would like to stress that we are keeping a close eye on the weather forecast. Like it is now, there are chances of thunderstorms. Which is something to take into consideration."