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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘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’.
... 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
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’!
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.