11/10/2019 - Willy Vanhoutte is a grandmaster with a phenomenal palmares and countless references in other lofts. Willy is starting to feel his age, which eventually forced him to auction his top class pigeon family in a total sale.
10/10/2019 - The last chance to deliver pigeons for the Rolls Royce of the one loft races, the world famous Derby Arona Tenerife is getting closer. You can still deliver to the agents on 27 October or at the Market in Kassel on 26 & 27 October.
07/10/2019 - The town of Malaga set the backdrop for a memorable weekend of pigeon racing, with the 7th edition of Derby Costa Del Sol taking place from 20th to 22nd of September. The race welcomed a record number of competitors: 1,754 pigeons.
04/10/2019 - John Crehan and Jan Hooymans, the fanciers behind Team Hooymans UK, and racing as Crehan & O'Conner, can look back on another highly successful season. They won for instance a 1st National Carentan with Lilly Bear, and that was just one of many highlights for Team Hooymans UK.
04/10/2019 - Marc De Cock has had an extensive career as a pigeon fancier, having raced for quite a number of years. Several talented pigeons have made an appearance in the beautiful lofts in Temse, including his two recent sensations Rockefeller and Johan 275, who have clearly left their mark on the De Cock pigeon family.
02/10/2019 - Gert Noels (39) from Ham, Limburg has been taking big steps forward since 2012. That was the year he made a fresh start, which he did with extensive help from Jos Thoné (As) and Kurt Platteeuw (Rumbeke).
30/09/2019 - The racing team of Hadrien just booked an astonishing racing season. The best one from his very young career. From 100 to 700 kilometers, his pigeons managed to win almost each week while the young generation proved the worth of the breeding loft from his mentor, Thierry Aerts.
28/09/2019 - Many fanciers had already noticed that the pigeons of the Veenstra family where in excellent form; you could tell from their provincial top prizes recently. And everything fell into place in the sectoral race from Chalons & Champagne, where they scored a terrific result: five pigeons in the top ten against 3,122 competitors. At sectoral level these five birds finished in 2nd, 20th, 21st, 22nd and 26th place against as many as 6,919 pigeons.
27/09/2019 - Derek Rooney visited Jan Hooymans in 2013. He returned home with a couple of pigeons including Harry's Favourite. This top breeder turns out to be the main breeder of the Loft Derek Rooney!
26/09/2019 - The race from Chateauroux was the last major success for Jos and his son Lars after what has been a truly fantastic racing season. This was the last all-out effort of the old birds this season, and it resulted in 6 pigeons finishing in the national top 11 against 2850 old birds.
26/09/2019 - The Golden Algarve Race is considered to be the biggest one loft race in Europe with over 5000 pigeons participating pigeons from all over the world. Around 3500 pigeons will be basketed Thursday 26th of September for the final race of Saturday from 505 km.
25/09/2019 - This has been another fabulous season for Stefaan Lambrechts. He had some outstanding results in recent weeks, and he has now dominated the closing national race from Chateauroux as well, with an impressive overall result: a 1st Nat. Zone and 15 (!) pigeons in the national top 108 of 19,529 young birds!
25/09/2019 - A new superstar has emerged from the noble Vanbruane breed: Klein Donker. He is a fantastic racing cock with many top prizes to his name, ranging from Bourges all the way to the extreme long distance. This is the only Belgian pigeon that managed to win five national top 50 prizes in international races in four years' time.
23/09/2019 - Earlier on in the year I penned a little article that demonstrated the scintillating start to the season that this hard-working partnership were enjoying. To those who know these lads well maybe even they were a little shocked that if anything the 2019 season got even better with further outstanding team performances being achieved.