After the passing of father Maurice on 29 March earlier this year, Luc was forced to run the loft on his own. He is determined not to let his level of performance drop. In fact, you can tell from his first results in the middle distance in 2015 that he is planning to further step up his game.
Jerommeke takes the win against 2,122 yearlings
Luc De Laere took the win in the yearlings' race with Jerommeke, which was clocked at 12:58'00" after completing a total of 435.554km. This makes him the fastest of 2,122 yearlings, with a velocity of 1327.91 m/min.
In 2015: Tours Prov 2,122 p. 1 Fontenay 215 p. 67 Clermont 282 p. 64 In 2014: Chateaudun Prov 4,869 p. 320 (16 Aug) Chateaudun Prov 2,910 p. 494 (23 Aug) La Souterraine Prov 3,232 p. 460 Gueret Prov 2,834 p. 37
Sire: Bonten BE12-3116505
He won a 2nd Prov. Poitiers 1,183 p. and a 2nd Prov. Bourges 775 p., and he is a half brother of Prins Tieke, winner of a 1st Prov. Orleans 3,797 p.
This makes him a grandson of supercrack and stock sire Tieke, being a son of Medarke BE09-5000788 x 759 Tieke BE07-3204759 (a daughter of Tieke BE00-3010207, 1st Prov. Ace Pigeon Middle Distance KBDB 2000).
Dam: Gabriëlla BE11-3070273
A direct Gaby Vandenabeele, being a daughter of Beauty Bond BE09-3180382 (a son of 1st Nat. Bourges 31,166 p. James Bond x Hilde, a daughter of breeding legend Bliksem) x Betsy BE07-3199957 (a daughter of 1st Nat. Brive 16,007 p. Alfred x Blauwke Picanol).
Jerommeke managed to put the icing on the cake for Luc that weekend, after his Sproet Tieke had won a provincial first prize Fonteany WVOU earlier that day.
Sproet Tieke the fastest pigeon WVOU from Fontenay
The star of this loft was out for revenge. He won an impressive national first prize from Chateauroux last year but he arrived a lot sooner than expected, and Luc clocked him when he was already in the loft. As a result, the control ring was clocked 17 minutes later than the electronic clock. Sproet Tieke was stripped of his national victory by the official regulations. It seems Sproet Tieke wanted to make up for his loss in 2015, which he did with a great performance from Fontenay:
-Sproet Tieke BE11-3115645
1. Intprov. Ace Pigeon Old Birds Both Flanders 2013 17/5 Fontenay Club 157 p. 1 WVOU 7,988 p. 1 (fastest of 16,001 p.) 09/5 Fontenay Club 295 p. 26 WVOU 9,261 p. 224 18/4 Clermont Club 282 p. 29 12/4 Arras Club 447 p. 31
Who knows what else this pigeon has in store for us. He does not appear to be satisfied with just a single victory!
The De Laere racing team is obviously in great shape, which sounds promising for the upcoming national classcis of the longer middle distance. Luc De Laere has made his mark this season, and he will be a name to be reckoned with the next few weeks. Congratulations Luc!
Luc holding his Sproet Tieke