Norbert Ally (Aarsele, BE) claims double provincial victory from Blois

Norbert and his son Stefan claim a provincial first prize of 3,289 old birds and 3,367 yearlings in the provincial classic from Blois. Both first prizes were won by one and the same doubled yearling, a half brother of the invaluable Neymar.

Stefan and Norbert Ally win a 1st Prov. Blois twice

The races from 400 to 800km, or the longer middle distance and the long distance, are pretty much cut out for him. Norbert Ally's racing birds really come forward in the provincial and national classics. They play a leading role in these races, and they are always among the main contenders for victory. And they were again in the lead on 2nd of June.

The Ally racing birds did really well last weekend, claiming not one but two provincial first prizes: one with the yearlings and one with the old birds. Here is a closer look at their overall results in the province:

Blois Prov. 3,289 olds:
1-10-11-61-215-233-313-412-482-489-509-656 (12 out of 17)

Blois Prov. 3,367 yearlings:
1-9-27-41-161-164-273-325-341-364-381-397… (15 out of 30)

This is a very promising performance indeed, especially with a national long distance classic about to come up almost every week.

Half brother Neymar triumphant in Blois

In pigeon racing, the apple does not fall far from the tree. Last week's provincial winner of Norbert & Stefan Ally has some solid origins indeed; his pedigree shows that he comes from some high value bloodlines. His sire is a half brother of Neymar (from the same sire, Schalie Souillac), and his dam is Neymar's own dam. This makes the provincial winner from Blois an almost exact copy of Neymar, the current leader of the five star team from Aarsele.

Neymar is the superstar of the Norbert Ally pigeon family. He was an outstanding racing bird and he is now a fantastic stock breeder as well. Here we have his best results as a racing bird:

 1st Nat. Montauban 3,990 p. 2015
 Fastest pigeon from Montauban of 6,119 p. with a 10 minute lead
 2nd Best yearling long distance Belgium – 3 races, PIPA Ranking 2014
 6th Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance YLs YL KBDB 2014
 2nd Nat. Brive   3,850 p. 2014 / 1st club 135 p. (20 minute lead)
39th Nat. Tulle   5,731 p. 2015
54th Nat. Limoges 6,907 p. 2014

Neymar is now the sire of Neymar Junior BE17-3011652, winner of:

 3rd Nat. Ace Pigeon shorter middle distance YBs KBDB 2017
 4th prov. Tours     6,741 p. 2017
 5th prov. Tours     1,483 p. 2017
15th prov. Blois     2,380 p. 2017
27th prov. Orleans   3,398 p. 2017
34th prov. Pontoise 18,184 p. 2017

And Neymar is the sire of so many other talented pigeons, including a 3rd Prov. Tours 5,313 p., a 43rd Nat. Jarnac 5,117 YLs, 57th Nat. Limoges 10,554 YLs, 4th Prov. Chateaudun 1,887 p., 48th Prov. Chateaudun 3,594 p., etc.

The latest provincial winner from Blois comes from a half brother Neymar x dam Neymar. His pedigree shows that he has some excellent origins indeed, and he soon started winning top prizes as well:

-1st Prov. Blois BE17-3011601

 1st Prov. Blois 3,367 YLs ’18 – 1st Prov. Blois 3,289 olds ’18 
 8th Fontenay     381 p. ’18
19th Pontoise     262 p. ’17 - 735 Prov. 18,184 p.
37th Tours        692 p. ’17 – 132 Prov. 6,741 p.
38th Chateauroux  216 p. ’18 – 409 Prov. 2,343 p.
42nd Clermont     687 p. ’17
79th Fontenay     514 p. ’18

Sire: Schalie Beauty BE12-3078469
A half brother of Neymar (the same sire), being a son of Schalie Souillac BE10-3075514 (6th Nat. Souillac 7,760 p. in ’12) x Daughter Narbonne 418 BE11-3036418 (daughter of 1st Prov. and 18th Intnat. Narbonne).
Schalie Beauty is a new top breeder in the lofts in Aarsele; he is the sire of:

-Shunsine, winner of:

Co-winner of 2nd Nat. Champion Longer Middle Distance YBs KBDB 2015
13th  Nat. La Souterraine  9,760 p. 2015
24th  Nat. Issoudun       11,984 p. 2015
114th Nat. Limoges II      6,946 p. 2016
123rd Nat. Limoges II      9,151 p. 2017
152nd Nat. Chateauroux II  9,540 p. 2016
151st prov. Argenton I     3,339 p. 2016
342nd prov. Chateaudun     4,275 p. 2015

- Tourske ‘582/17’

1st prov. Tours – 6,741 p. 2017
1st club Fontenay - 105 p. 2017

Dam: Daughter Provincial Poitiers BE11-3050244
A half sister of 1st Nat. Libourne. A direct Marc Pollin. As her name suggests, she is a direct daughter of Provincial Poitiers BE07-3080116 (1st Prov. Poitiers 1,457 p., renowned racing and breeding bird) x Daughter Cadel BE08-3090037 (dam of 1st Nat. Libourne and 3rd Nat. Bordeaux). She is the dam of Neymar, and of Nestpender Lucas 407/12, which won the following prizes:

 3rd Nat. Limoges II 2015 – 8,303 p. / 1st club 372 p.
10th Nat. Cahors 2016     – 6,164 p. / 1st club 113 p. 
37th Nat. Zone Brive 2015 – 3,703 p.

Click here for the pedigree of the 1st Prov. Blois

Stefan noticed how all the prize winners from last weekend, both in Blois and Limoges, were coming from one and the same racing loft. Turns out the level of fitness in the other racing loft is not quite as high, which Norbert and Stefan could tell from their daily training flights at home. Nonetheless, they hope to get this second racing loft in top form as soon as possible as well. They could then try and win prestigious races with two teams, either at club level or provincial level, and perhaps even at national level. You never know what to expect from the descendants of such super class birds as Schumi and Neymar.

They already got their first double victory of the season, with a provincial win from Blois. And they are eager to do even better in the months to come. Congratulations Norbert and Stefan.

Schalie Souillac: the sire of Neymar, and grandfather of a 1st Prov. Blois