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Karlo Van Rompaey (Sint-Truiden, BE): 1st Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance Yearlings and once again outstanding on Bourges in 2021

Having won a National Ace Pigeon title on the long distance and achieving an absolute top result on Bourges, Karlo Van Rompaey can look back on a beautiful season in 2021.

1st Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance KBDB Yearlings 2021 with 'Pascal' BE20-4157827

Top pigeon 'Pascal' excelled on the long distance races by winning not 1, but 2 Provincial races which were good for a National Top 4 spot both times! 

1st Prov. Tulle 770 p. - 4th Nationaal 7,267 p.
1st Prov. Souillac 371 p. - 3rd Nationaal 4,571 p.

With such exceptional results for a yearling, a top rank amongst the national ace pigeons on the long distance is within reach. These top results even lead to 'Pascal' taking the top spot in this ace pigeon competition and winning Karlo the title of 1st Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distnace Yearlings KBDB.

Furthermore, 'Pascal' also won 48th Prov. Gien against 2,910 pigeons and is a full brother to the 1st Interprov. Chateauroux 6,923 p. 

Father is the "914", BE14-2230914, from the PIPA Elite Center (PEC). An outstanding racer who later proved to have the quite some breeding talent. He himself won amongst others: 

3rd Prov. Vierzon 1,175 p.
32nd Nat. Bourges 21,522 p.
53rd Nat. Zone Argenton 3,188 p.
84th Nat. Montluçon 9,462 p.
113th Nat. Limoges 6,492 p.

As a breeder he became father of:

1st Iprov. Châteauroux 6,923 p.
1st Prov. Tulle 770 p.
4th National 7,267 p.
1st Clermont 544 p.
2nd Soissons 2,077 p.
7th Prov. Sourdun 3,713 p.
7th Prov. Fay-Au-Loges 1,350 p.
15th Nat. Valence 7,591 p.
22nd Nat. Zone Souillac 1,285 p.
45th Nat. Brive 4,384 p.
61st Nat. Brive 4,384 p.
76th Nat. Châteauroux 33,833 p.

The "914" is a son of Nice One x Toppie, BE13-6143677 an original Bart Geerinckx pigeon and Miss Tarzan 88, BE13-5065188, a daughter to Tarzan x New Patricia, again from the success lines of the PEC. 

Mother is Sister Porsche 399, BE18-4194399. Another child from the star pairing Wacko Freddy x Lieve and thereby also a full sister to Porsche 911 and Boxter!

1st Prov. Limoges with Italia Porsche

With Italia Porsche, BE19-4184785, Karlo Van Rompaey also won the 1st Prov. Limoges against 591 pigeons, good for the 60th Nat. against 6,986 p. Italia Porsche is a granddaughter of Porsche 911, BE14-2230911. On Tulle she also won the 215th Nat. against 5,067 p. 

In her pedigree we find many icons from the PEC and also a decent amount of Gino Clicque bloodlines. Father is Son Porsche 911 x Golden Princess BE18-4194926. He was bred from co-breeding between PEC and Gino, during which both lofts brought their best. Mother is Sister Dali 096, BE14-2320096, a PEC/Verreckt-Ariën product from Tarzan, BE11-5035555 and New Patricia, BE11-5035751.

Bourges II

Bourges is the flight which Karlo Van Rompaey will always be associated with. In the past, Karlo has won this National classic a staggering 3 (!) times. In the past season, Bourges II was once again the time to strike in Sint-Truiden. With 3 pigeons in the National Top 15 in the yearlings race we can well speak of a stunt once again! The pigeons hereafter also came quickly which resulted in the following National result with the yearlings: 

4-6-14-47-373-522-526-613-1212-1407-2233-2572-2648 (13/30) against 11,952 yearlings

Karlo had also basketed 5 old birds and was once again close to victory on 'his' Bourges: 

6-1562 (2/5) against 8,410 old birds

Successful breeding results with Hattrick, Prima Dora and PEC bloodlines

The foundation to these successes can be traced back to 2 former super racers from Sint-Truiden as well as co-breeding with the PEC. Karlo has managed to make the most out of these three breeding lines. 

Hattrick won 1st Nat. Bourges against 14,449 p. in 2015. The hen Prima Dora won in 1st Nat. Bourges against 18,826 p. in that same season. 

One of the top pigeons that was bred from crossing these lines is the mother of 'Maurice', 1st National Souillac against 7,514 pigeons at Casaert-Senechal. Mother of Maurice is BE18-4194002, Dochter Hattrick x Boxter. Besides the national winner Maurice, she is also mother of: 

149th Nat. Zone Chateauroux – 7,593 pigeons

‘238/20’, wins the following prizes at the Algarve Golden Race 2020:
2nd Semi-Final Castelo Branco – 3,915 pigeons
8th Portalegre- Azaruja – 4,081 duiven

Another top pigeons from these lines is the cock BE18-4194346, son Hattrick x Prima Dora. In co-breeding with various PEC pigeons, this son of Hattrick and Prima Dora is father to: 

1st HotSpot 1 Vic Falls 2,667 p.
2nd Reg. Soissons 560 p.
6th Nat. Bourges 11,952 p.
16th Nat. Zone Souillac 1,285 p.
17th Nat. Bourges 25,096 p.
22nd Nat. Zone Bourges 4,514 p.
23rd Nat. Zone Châteauroux 3,349 p.
30th Nat. Châteauroux 24,617 p.
58th Nat. Zone Bourges 4,801 p.

Phenomenal breeding genes, which is no surprise with such parents (both National Bourges winners)! The crossing with top pigeons from PEC is proven to be a great success, which immediately ensures results on the middle to long distance races. 

With such results and breeding lines, that continue to deliver, Karlo Van Rompaey can go into the coming seasons with confidence. With spectacular pigeon racing in Sint-Truiden, Karlo Van Rompaey will undoubtedly continue to shine in the future!