A top season in 2023
It is a phenomenal season for the champion from the East Flemish Olsene. The 2023 racing season will go into the history books as one of his best. Certainly because of the many 1st Prizes won in a single season. This season Philippe has won 1st Prizes like never before....which were also good for beautiful results on the highest levels. What about his top result from Orleans on July 22nd - when he won the first 8 prizes Provincially against 9,231 Young birds - a feat you can read all about here at PIPA.
Now also 1st and 2nd Interprov. Chateaudun against 2,889 Young birds
It didn't take long before the next top result worth writing about was in the making. During the weekend of 26th August the young bird team of Philippe took a double victory, with 1st and 2nd Interprovincial Chateaudun (352km)...clocking his 1st and 2nd Nominated! It doesn't get much better than that. The result in numbers:
26/08 Chateaudun Interprov. 2,889 Young birds:
Something worth mentioning, making this double provincial victory extra special, is that both winners are bred from the same breeding pair. One could even argue that it is the second provincial victory for both pigeons, as they were only beat by loft mates on Orleans (when Philippe won the first 8 prizes on a provincial level).
The pigeon winning 1st Provincial is a true new crack, it is the fourth time that this pigeon wins a Provincial Top 100 prize.
- Black Tornado 114 BE23-4038114
1st Interprov. Chateaudun 2,889 p.
6th Interprov. Orleans 9,231 p. (behind loft mates) (on 22/07)
35th Interprov. Orleans 7,138 p. (on 29/07)
61st Interprov. Montoire 3,919 p.
10th Clermont 603 p.
Father: Son Super Jan BE21-4078447
As his name suggests, he is a direct son of Philippe's legendary Super Jan BE21-4078387: 1st Nat. Ace Pigeon Allround KBDB 2021, 5th Nat. Ace Pigeon Heavy Middle Distance KBDB 2021, 1st Nat. Zone Chateauroux 2,604 p., 9th Nat. Zone Argenton 4,831 p… (he himself is a son of Jan 341/19:14th Nat. Ace Pigeon Middle Distance KBDB 2020, paired to Dochter Robby 707/20. Robby himself became 7th Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance Old birds KBDB) x Bontje BE21-4078426.
Mother: Daughter Giliam BE20-4128528
Direct daughter of another super crack, Giliam BE18-4076038: 2nd Olympiad pigeon Middle Distance (Cat. B) KBDB 2020, 2nd World Best Pigeon Middle Distance KBDB-FCI 2019, 1st Prov. Ace Pigeon Middle Distance KBDB 2019, 1st Nat. Zone Issoudun 2,780 p., 1st Prov. Argenton 1,947 p… (bred from Father Giliam/Brother Ivo 230/14 x Zorah 915/15: winner of 11th Nat. Bourges 23,155 p., 14th Nat. Montluçon 10,753 p…) x Rosita BE18-4076107 (full sister Robby: 7th Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance Old birds KBDB, Rocco: 5th Nat. Limoges, and Father Robin and father of 1st Nat. Ace Pigeon Long Distance YL KBDB.
The best of the current stock come together in this one pigeon, pure class.
The winner of 2nd Interprov. Chateaudun comes from the same royal blood, and has already showcased her talent on several occasions:
- Blue Tornado 041 BE23-4038041:
2nd Interprov. Chateaudun 2,889 p. (behind loft mate)
8th Interprov. Orleans 9,231 p. (behind 7 loft mates)
35th Interprov. Montoire 3,919 p.
117th Interprov. Chateaudun 5,280 p.
A full brother of the 1st Interprov. Chateaudun, and thereby bred form the pair Son Super Jan 447/21 x Daughter Giliam 528/20.
Has Philippe Dobbelaere discovered a new super pair? It could well be. What is certain...is that the bloodline of his 1st Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB in 2021 - Super Jan - is golden. This Super Jan immediately became father and grandfather of new generations of 1st Prize winners up to a (inter)provincial level. Fantastic racers with an unstoppable will to win...this will not be the last time you heard about these pigeons.