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(03/12/2018) Auction weekend closes with 460,000 euro – Batenburg-Van de Merwe 3,915 euro/pigeon - Jan Hooymans 3,225 euro/pigeon

8 different auctions closed last Sunday, raising 461,625 euro in total for 161 pigeons, with an average of 2,867 euro/pigeon.

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(20/11/2018) Jan Hooymans (Kerkdriel, NL) has two new aces in his breeding loft: New Harry and Harry Junior

Youngsters and grandchildren of New Harry and Harry Junior show their breeding potential again in 2018, both in their home loft and in other lofts.

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(10/10/2018) The 2018 racing of Jan Hooymans (Kerkdriel, NL) - an ode to the sensational Harry

Harry drew out his last breath in August, and his descendants paid homage to this fantastic pigeon, delivering some fantastic results over the course of the 2018 season. We zoom in on some of the most remarkable results.

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(01/09/2018) Ending auctions: Maurice Hasendockx, Crehan & O’Conner and Derek Rooney

Three auctions will end on Sunday 2 September, starting at 12:00: Maurice Hasendockx, Crehan & O’Conner and Derek Rooney.

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(15/08/2018) The most renowned pigeon in The Netherlands, Harry of Jan Hooymans, is no longer with us

He was praised across the globe for his fantastic results, and he was even more famed for his enormous breeding qualities: NL07-2007621, also known as Harry, has died. Diagnosed with a tumor, Jan Hooymans was forced to put one of his favourite pigeons to sleep last week.

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(30/06/2018) John Crehan (Salford, UK) wins first Three Counties Combine from Carentan with a direct Jan Hooymans pigeon

Adding another fantastic result to his already spectacular season, John Crehan of Salford wins first Three Counties Combine against 3,887 pigeons and 442 competing lofts. The winner was yet another of his direct Jan Hooymans’ pigeons.

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(18/06/2018) Jan Hooymans (Kerkdriel, NL) victorious both in the NPO one day long distance race from Gien and in Asse-Zellik last weekend

Jan Hooymans scored a two out of two this weekend: he took the win in the NPO one day long distance race from Gien with a son of Sister Harry, against 4,581 pigeons. And he was victorious again in Asse-Zellik, this time with a son of Harry Junior.

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(03/04/2018) Auction weekend ends with 290,000 EURO – Bender 36,500 EURO, Poulidor 20,000 EURO, Daughter Yelena 12,000 EURO

Today, the 1st of April, was the closing day of 8 different auctions. It was a very successful auction weekend, with an average sale price of just over 2,960 EURO/pigeon. We briefly take you through each of the auctions.

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(31/03/2018) Jan Hooymans (Kerkdriel, NL) chases his One Loft Race ambitions with Carnival Wonder

It is no secret that Jan Hooymans is doing everything he can to reach his ambitions in one loft racing. He recently obtained the best pigeon ever to have competed in the Carnival One Loft Race in South Africa: Carnival Wonder DV03391-16-17. This pigeon is another invaluable addition to his already impressive OLR breeding lofts in Kerkdriel.

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(26/01/2018) Jan Hooymans (Kerkdriel, NL) aims for the top in one loft races worldwide with Birdy descendants

Jan Hooymans saw his chance to obtain OLR champion Birdy in the total auction of Mark Kitchenbrand. This racing hen is generally considered to be the best OLR pigeon of all times, and Jan Hooymans is determined to reach new heights with the help of Birdy's descendants.

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(12/12/2017) Jan Hooymans (Kerkdriel, NL) sees Harry Junior as the successor for his legendary breeder Harry

Jan Hooymans has found a promising successor for his current stock breeder Harry: breeding bird Harry Junior. He was still in his first year as a breeder when he bred four talented and very successful youngsters, two of which have won a highly coveted teletext prizes. Those are some remarkable results indeed; he is well on his way to following in the footsteps of his illustrious sire Harry and ...

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(21/10/2017) John Crehan (Manchester, UK) and his Hooymans' superstars

John Crehan is now into his fourth full season of racing the Jan Hooymans' pigeons which are closely selected for him by the ace fancier from Kerkdriel. Each year, pigeons sent by Jan to John perform exceptionally and this last season has been no different.

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(18/07/2017) Jan Hooymans (Kerdriel, NL) wins 1st NPO Bourges and obtains top class hen Yolanthe in much debated weekend

The unsurpassed Harry bloodline of Jan Hooymans has been victorious in the NPO race from Bourges against 4,814 pigeons: the one year old racing cock Baron Harry claimed victory and was almost victorious in the Northern Union as well against 14,322 pigeons. The pigeon that beat him was Yolanthe, winner of two first prizes. She was promptly transferred to the Hooymans breeding lofts.

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(30/06/2017) Bloodline Harry of Jan Hooymans (Kerkdriel, NL) shows its potential again in 2017

Jan Hooymans is letting his Harry bloodline shine thanks to a meticulously planned breeding strategy. We are only ten weeks into the season and the descendants of the world famous Harry have been winning top prizes one after another, and not just for Jan Hooymans. The Harry bloodline has excelled in many other lofts as well.

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(09/03/2017) Jan Hooymans (Kerkdriel, NL) earns international fame with his Harry dynasty

Jan Hooymans had a pigeon he most recent final of the SAMPDR that was based on the Harry dynasty. The dam of this bronze medal winner, Jeanette, is a sister of Harry, who put the Jan Hooymans team on the map once again.

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(09/02/2017) Jan Hooymans draagt ereprijs South African Million Dollar Pigeon Race op aan loftmanager Mario

Met vier dagen uitstel werden vanmorgen om 6.40u op een afstand van 493 km. de deelnemende duiven van de editie 2017 van de eenhoksraces onder de eenhoksraces de South African One Million Dollar Pigeon Race gelost.

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(20/01/2017) John Crehan (Salford, UK) has two pigeons representing the UK at the Olympiad in Brussels

After another successful season in 2016, John Crehan had two pigeons qualify for the UK Olympiad team in Brussels. Both bred by Jan Hooymans and raced by John, Olympic Jan qualified for the yearling class whilst Olympic Janette will be in the young bird class.

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(16/01/2017) Hooymans pigeons climb up the ace pigeon ranks as Million Dollar Race final approaches

The 4th Hot Spot Car Race of the South African Million Dollar Pigeon Race took place on 8th January, a race of 309km into a headwind. A group of 3,100 pigeons were released, and the fastest bird completed the race in five hours with a velocity of barely 60 km/h. It was in this particularly demanding race that Team Hooymans claimed a preliminary title of 1st Ace Pigeon Grand Average.

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(05/11/2016) Another successful season for John Crehan (Salford, UK) and his Jan Hooymans' family of pigeons

John Crehan of Salford first started racing Jan Hooymans' family of pigeons in 2014 with great success. The following years have seen the two fanciers further their collaboration resulting in incredible race results and an excellent season in 2016.

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(12/10/2016) Jan Hooymans (Kerkdriel, NL) and many other (inter)national top lofts reap the benefits from the Harry dynasty

Jan Hooymans has a collection of exceptional breeding pigeons, including not only Harry but also several brothers, sisters, youngsters and grandchildren of Het Fenomeen. The number of prize winners that have been bred from the Harry dynasty continues to grow season after season both at home and abroad, and 2016 was no exception.

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(04/05/2016) Team Hooymans (Kerkdriel, NL) brings top breeder Beauty Harry back to its old breeding loft

In the end of 2013 Team GPS (Elshout, NL) reinforced their breeding loft with a cock from the line of Harry of Team Hooymans. In no more than two years' time Beauty Harry, as he was called by Team GPS, has bred numerous highly successful descendants. This pigeon had such an impressive list of references that Team Hooymans eventually decided to get him back.

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(17/02/2016) Jan Hooymans (Kerkdriel, NL) and many other fanciers reap the benefits of super class pair Jonge Bliksem x Dirkje

Jan Hooymans has created an unparalleled breeding loft based on his super class pair Jonge Bliksem x Dirkje, two pigeons of the Harry dynasty. The descendants of this pair have shown their value repeatedly both in Kerkdiel and in other lofts at home and abroad.

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(08/08/2015) Jan Hooymans (Kerkdriel, NL) closes a successful one day long distance season with a 1st and 2nd NU from Argenton

Jan Hooymans had already won a first prize NPO this season in the race from Bourges. He has now won an additional first and second prize in the final one day long distance race of the season, the NU race from Argenton, which means 2015 has been an excellent one day long distance season for him.

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(30/06/2015) Jan Hooymans (Kerkdriel, NL) takes gold in NPO Bourges

The national victory from Chateauroux in Belgium was won by Rick Hermans, while Gerard Koopman claimed a 1st NPO Souppes. Apparently, the bloodline of Harry continues to win prizes at international level, and grandmaster Jan Hooymans did not want to stay behind: his pigeon Alyda was the fastest of 4,842 pigeons in the NPO Bourges, bringing home another win for the pigeon family from Kerkdriel.

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(19/03/2015) Jan Hooymans (Kerkdriel, NL) did great in other lofts in 2014

Jan Hooymans is a particularly ambitious fancier. The now well known and highly successful pairing of the superior bloodlines of Koopman’s Kleine Dirk and Vandenabeele’s Bliksem have given him the renowned Harry NL07-2007621, and the parents of Harry have bred several more outstanding descendants. These pigeons have been really successful in one loft races, while having won quite a few prizes ...

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(05/06/2014) Peter Netten (Den Bosch, NL) met kleinkind Harry naar 1e NPO Montluçon 6.787 d.

Waar een kennismaking in de voetbalkantine al niet toe kan leiden … in het geval van Bosschenaar Peter Netten en duivenvirtuoos Jan Hooymans tot de 1e NPO Montlucon in afdeling 3; met een kleindochter van icoon Harry.

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(10/10/2013) Jan Hooymans (Kerkdriel, NL) has had an excellent season

Winning teletext prizes has become an important goal for many fanciers from The Netherlands. Some fanciers are satisfied with one teletext prize every season. Jan Hooymans from Kerkdriel, however, has won several teletext prizes in the past few years. His secret weapon? An outstanding breeding pair!

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(18/09/2013) Jan Hooymans (Kerkdriel, NL) is writing history by winning 1 & 3 in the Final of Balkanik Fair Play Race

It was a very strong final, a real final with the first 2 pigeons reaching the velocity of 957 mpm, after flying a distance of 500 km, from East to West, from Ukraine. Released at 7.45 in the morning the first two pigeons arrived at 16.27, Jan Hooymans winning the first price and Reijnen Loft the second.

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(14/08/2013) Jan Hooymans (Kerkdriel, NL) wins first, third and fourth NPO Bergerac

There seems to be no end to the impressive list of NPO wins in Kieldrecht. The closing race of the old birds’ season from Bergerac resulted in a first, third and fourth.

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(01/07/2013) Jan Hooymans (Kerkdriel, NL) plaatst superkoppel “Jonge Bliksem x Dirkje” met 1e, 6e en 13e NPO Blois 4.413 d. weer volop in de schijnwerpers

Op een geweldige luxueuze locatie in het Gelderse Kerkdriel wordt er door de Jan Hooymans (45) en zijn hokverzorger Piet Broeders (56) hard gewerkt om een stam onverslaanbare duiven te kweken en deze op uitmuntende wijze te laten presteren. De geweldige samensmelting tussen kweker Jan en speler Piet werpt ook in 2013 weer haar vruchten af.

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(13/02/2013) Sky Chen feat. Jan Hooymans: a unique combination of top quality

The two fanciers are well known and well respected in the world of pigeon fancying. They both have a top class collection. The two most important birds of the two fanciers are Chanel No5 and Harry. This is a unique pair that was bred in line, for instance to Kleine Dirk.

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(27/07/2012) Jan Hooymans (Kerkdriel, NL) winner of 1st NPO Chateauroux against 5,620 birds

The top class pair Jonge Bliksem x Dirkje has bred another NPO winner from Chateauroux. Jan Hooymans and loft manager Piet Broeders were of course very happy with this victory. The winning pigeon was Alexica, a full sister of Harry.

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(16/06/2011) Jan Hooymans (Kerkdriel – NL) shined with 1st-6th-9th-13rd-15th NPO Bourges

‘As usual’ miracle loft Jan Hooymans showed what they were worth in the NPO Bourges by winning and nestling 5 pigeons in the top 15 against 7.356 pigeons… a renewed triumph march for perhaps teh best breeding couple in Holland at the moment; ‘Jonge Bliksem’ x ‘Dirkje’.

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(20/05/2010) “Bliksem”start voor Jan Hooijmans (NL) in 2010

... met o.a. 4e , 5e Mantes La Jolie (401km) tegen ± 18.500 duiven & 7e ,8e ,32e ,81e, 82e NPO Salbris (540km) tegen ± 6.550 duiven

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(26/03/2010) Jan Hooymans - Kerkdriel (NL) Supercrack ‘Harry’ opent de deuren naar ‘eeuwige roem’ als 1° Nat. Asduif Dagfond WHZB 2009

Op de eerste lentedag van 2010 trokken we de grens over, richting Kerkdriel… op bezoek bij Jan Hooymans (42 j.)… de man die in het sportseizoen 2009 de ‘beste dagfondduif’ van Nederland op het hok had zitten, met zijn ‘vliegend wonder’ van Kerkdriel… de ondertussen wereldberoemde ‘Harry’!

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(16/01/2010) Spectacle in Thorn! Most expensive youngster ever sold!

Friday evening the 15th of January in the auction room Oad Thoear in Thorn (NL) a new world record established. The auction took place of 57 youngsters from Jan Hooymans from Kerkdriel.