Martial Maindrelle (Bretteville-sur-Laize, FR) is achieving astonishing results!

Three months ago, we published a report about this loft from Normandy and the title was revealing: New top loft in France. Our friend Martial is now confirming his new status at the beginning of the 2013 season and his results are quite exceptional!

With four different victories in so many weeks and no less than 6 first prizes (without duplication), the Maindrelle loft is coming to the fore! The results are amazing and his opponents are smashed each week! These performances are the results of the investment realised by Martial, a fanatic who never looked to his pocket when it was time to purchase what he wanted.  The origins are coming from some big names of our sport as we find at the base, the pigeons from Steven Van Breemen, the main basis of the loft. Then, they were strengthened by some pigeons bought on PIPA. We find pigeons from Rens vd Zijde, Van Noordenne, Koopman, Veenstra, Buis, Hoogland, Pipa Elite Center, etc. A few weeks ago, Martial was the only french fancier who bought a pigeon during the total auction of Leo Heremans, it gives you an idea of how he is dealing with his hobby.

In addition, Martial had the chance to discover a super pair who breed him exceptional pigeons on a regular basis. This couple is formed by the 660-07 x Lemmens 529.

21/04 Poitiers (286 km) - 1,589 old birds:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 26, 
30, 31, 33, 41, 53, 62, 63, 79, 98, 110, 111, 114, 316 (30/36)
28/04 Fontenay Le Comte (295 km) - 1,103 old birds:
1, 25, 33, 40, 63, 90, 92, 94, 99, 102, 104, 184 (12/15) 
28/04 Fontenay Le Comte (295 km) - 652 yearlings:
1, 2, 3, 13, 16, 19, 20, 21, 33, 68, 69, 82 (12/18)
05/05 Ruffec (345 km) - 1,274 old birds:
1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 12, 14, 17, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 35, 36, 37, 
39, 40, 41, 51, 52, 69, 70, 71, 90, 91, 94, 120, 126, 127, 314 (31/31)
12/05 Niort (309 km) - 1,540 old birds:
6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 24, 44, 46, 48,
49, 53, 65, 68, 70, 72, 142, 180, 185, 223, 224, 281, 321, 381,
382, 383 (32/51)
19/05 Marsac (442 km) - 2,518 old birds:
22, 202, 353, 481 (4/8)
26/05 Poitiers (286 km) - 1,072 old birds:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 28,
29, 36, 37, 38, 40, 41, 78, 98, 110, 218, 221, 244, 249, 254 (33/40)

Knowing that this loft is isolated in the middle of its flying line (100km x 60km), the pigeons must fly directly back to their loft without following the mass of the pigeons which is centred to the east and also whilst struggling against the west wind which is always blowing on the coast of Normandy. 
In addition, the victories are not won without a lack of any competition. Normandy and Calvados in particular are the location of some top racers at the National level with some titles of General Champions, National Ace Pigeons and a lot of victories, even at the International level.

At this moment, the two best racers of the loft are Cannonball 033321-12 (direct son of the Super Couple), and Nico 105008-12 (a grandson of Latino Van Noordenne). There are of course a few other good pigeons in the loft, which is obvious when seeing the results. 

Here are their performances in 2013 :

- Canonball (FR12-033321)

Poitiers (286 km) 1/1,589
Ruffec   (345 km) 1/1,274
Niort    (309 km) 6/1,540
Fontenay (295 km) 19/ 652​

- Nico (FR12-105008)


Poitiers (286 km) 2/1,589 
Poitiers          2/1,056
Fontenay (295 km) 2/  652 
Ruffec   (345 km) 6/1,274 
Niort    (309 km) 8/1,540

Martial, if you continue to race like this, the Olympiads in 2015 will be soon a reality! Congratulations and good luck for the rest of the season!