Constantly at the top thanks to ironclad bloodlines
Rudi can rely on the breeding potential of several stars which held the De Saer name high during their own racing careers at the top of national pigeon sport. The following cracks are renowned stars; New Tours, Antonio, Neymar, New Jens, Champion, Black Lola, ...
In 2023, the athletes of De Saer had another strong season, from the preparatory speed races to the races which it was all about. Especially the performance on National Limoges was exceptional: against more than 10,000 pigeons De Saer placed his first two nominated pigeons as 15th and 36th! In summer with northeasterly winds this racing team showed themselves, the rest of the season was also completed at an impressive level:
Arras (113km) 497 Old birds : 5-7-8-9-18-19-23-25-26-29-... (25/51)
Clermont (200 km) 722 Old birds : 2-11-17-20-21-31-32-33-34-38-45-60-... (45/73)
Orleans (362 km) 943 Old birds : 2-11-12-29-32-41-45-49-51-60-62-65-71-... (39/72)
Chateauroux (486 km) 521 Old birds : 5-9-15-16-20-22-28-35-... (15/23)
Limoges Nat. (634 km) 10,381 Old birds : 15-36-108-165-207-333-459-470-... (10/23)
Limoges Prov. (634 km) 1,456 Old birds: 1-10-86-93-... (6/14)
Souillac Prov. (699 km) 903 Yearlings: 60-65-85-88-... (10/14)
Tulle (624 km) 118 Yearlings: 1-2-3-9-... (10/14)
Tulle Prov. (624 km) 706 Old birds: 2-18-... (6/8)
Tulle Prov. (624 km) 1,021 Yearlings: 21-33-48-79-... (8/14)
Such a beautiful series of results ensures top ranks in various competitions and championships:
2nd Champion Long Distance Old birds in Ruiselede-Wingene 2023
3rd Prov. Ace Pigeon KBDB Long Distance Old birds (Jack)
8th Prov. Ace Pigeon KBDB Long Distance Old birds (Milan)
9th Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB Long Distance Old birds (Milan)
8th Nat. Champion KBDB Long Distance Old birds with 1st & 2nd Nominated
Especially the descendants of Black Lola (BE10-3155220) make that top results at the De Saer household seem like everyday business. Black Lola is the second stock hen - after 'T Goedje - and still active as a breeder despite being 13 years old. When we limit ourselves to Black Lola's offspring which achieved Top 3 rankings at National Ace Pigeon competitions and the most prestigious races we still find a very long list of class results:
1st Tulle 75 p. - 1st Brionne 113 p. - 1st Tulle 181 p. - 1st Limoges 290 p. - 1st Limoges 310 p. - 1st Tours 361 p. - 1st Clermont 427 p. - 1st Tours 542 p. -1st Prov. Limoges 1,456 p. - 1st Prov. Issoudun 1,940 p. - 1st Prov. Bourges 3,548 p. - 1st Prov. Ace Pigeon KBDB Long Distance 2016 - 1st Ace Pigeon PIPA Ranking 5 races 2022 - 1st Ace Pigeon Queens Cup UK - 1st Ace Pigeon Gran Canaria OLR - 1st Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB Long Distance 2016 - 1st Best Old birds 6 & 7 long distance races - 1st Loftus breeder 2016 & 2017 - 1st NPO Chateauroux 7,151 p. - 1st Nat. Zone La Souterraine 4,119 p. - 1st Nat. Argenton 11,823 p. - 2nd Best Old bird 5 long distance races - 2nd Prov. Tulle 706 p. - 2nd Orleans 943 p. - 2nd Chateauroux 942 p. - 2nd Prov. Limoges 2,489 p. - 3rd Prov. Limoges 3,090 p. - 3rd Nat. Limoges 7,274 p. - 3rd Nat. Issoudun 12,349 p. - 3rd Prov. Ace Pigeon KBDB Long Distance 2013 - ...
When taking a closer look at the stars from the 2023 season, Milan (BE19-3039571) was without doubt one of them. He became 9th National Ace Pigeon KBDB Long Distance Old birds and played an important role in winning the title of 8th National Champion KBDB Long Distance with 1st & 2nd Nominated pigeons. Moreover, Milan became 13th Best pigeon across 5 races and 23rd Best pigeon across 4 long distance races in Belgium in 2023. He won seven (9th-15th-22nd-79th-150th-156th-207th) national top results, each time against thousand of pigeons. One of the country's greatest long distance stars. Not a huge surprise knowing he is a grandson of the illustrious New Tours (BE10-3020802) 1st National Cahors, a wonder pigeon which has ensured countless successes in Ruiselede and elsewhere.
Jamal (BE20-3092578) also stood in the spotlight as co-winner of the title 8th National Champion Long Distance 2023. His results include two club victories from Brive in addition to 3rd Chateauroux 987 p. - 5th Prov. Brive 1,181 p. - 6th Limoges 364 p. - 7th Prov. Souillac - 7th Nat. Brive 6,177 p. - 26th Prov. Chateauroux 7,547 p., ...he is another grandchild of one of the super breeders from the De Saer colony, this time from Champion (BE09-3040476). This champion is father of 1st-2nd-17th National Limoges! The link is quickly made to his mother: stock hen 'T Goedje (BE05-3177035). In other words, Jamal is a typical De Saer pigeon, descending from the best bloodlines and proven his worth with sensational results.
Blacky (BE20-3092661) also delivered in 2023. This 3 year old crack has several top results on her palmares including 2nd Orleans 942 p. and 6th Prov. against a staggering 13,159 pigeons, 11th Nat. Brive - 36th Nat. Limoges - 48th Nat. Perigieux, ... even on short and middle distance races Blacky showed to have what it takes. Father Blacky is Loco (BE19-3039586) son Neymar JR. He is thereby a grandson of Neymar (BE17-3075066). His pedigree also leads us to the previously mentioned Black Lola.
Jack (BE20-3092604) became 3rd Provincial Ace Pigeon KBDB Long Distance 2023, 7th Best pigeon across 4 long distance races and 12 Best pigeon across 5 long distance races. With a coefficient of barely 0,92% this crack finished 6th PIPA Ranking across 2 races from Tulle in 2022 and 2023. As if that wasn't enough, Jack also became Best Limoges pigeon in Belgium in 2023 and 2022 - 2 prizes (0.83%).
Besides a Provincial victory from Limoges, Jack has achieved many top results. In the Club he already won on Tulle: 1st against 181 p. and Limoges: 1st against 310 p. On a provincial level his results include a/o 1st Prov. Limoges 1,456 p. - 2nd Tulle 706 p. - 22nd Prov. Orleans 14,198 p. - 77th Prov. Chateauroux 5,076 p., ... A crack like this has also proven himself on a Zonal and National level: 29th Nat. and 63rd Nat. Tulle - 54th Zone Aurillac - 69th Nat. and 108th Nat. Limoges, ... Father Jack is son Antonio (BE18-3030507): 1st Nat. Souillac (son 'T Goedje) and mother Jack is Lovely (BE18-3030203) daughter New Tours: 1st Nat. Cahors (son 'T Goedje). Good pigeons breed good pigeons...
Video Milan & Blacky
Talented generation 2022
The younger generation from the De Saer colony also show themselves more and more. We therefore introduce two talented racers from 2022. Thiago (BE22-3064424) is one yearling which proved he has a lot of potential with the following results:
54th Prov. Chateaudun 4,007 p.
96th Prov. Chateaudun 7,278 p.
12th Prov. Limoges 1,600 p.
95th Zon. Limoges 2,701 p.
2nd Club Tulle 118 p.
33rd Prov. Tulle 1,021 p.
88th Zon. Tulle 1,966 p.
Father Thiago is Power (BE15-3110385), son New Tours x Bliksem Girl. Mother Thiago is Saskia (BE17-3075243), daughter New Jens x Black Lola.
Another talented athlete is Thunder (BE22-3064518). He was also seen upfront on several occasions:
1st Club Tulle 118 p.
21st Prov. Tulle 1,021 p.
67th Nat. Tulle 1,966 p.
28th Prov. Chateauroux 1,724 p.
28th Prov. Chateauroux 2,102 p.
40th Prov. Chateauroux 2,584 p.
45th Prov. Chateauroux 3,125 p.
Father is Raspoutin (BE18-3030317) grandson 'T Goedje. Mother Tunder is Neymar meets Goude (BE15-3150212), daughter Neymar N. & S. Ally (1st Nat. Montauban).
Rudi De Saer his legendary status was once again confirmed in 2023. Especially when the National long distance races get tough, his pigeons are at their best. Thanks to the combination of world-class breeders, top racers, and a talented younger generation, his colony is all set for the future.