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Ending auctions: J.C. van Donk, Team Sabol-Radolovic, Brian Clayburn and Batenburg-van de Merwe

On Sunday 14 May the following four auctions will end: J.C. van Donk, Team Sabol-Radolovic, Brian Clayburn and Batenburg-van de Merwe.

J.C. Van Donk (NL)

Olympic Miracle – 1. Olympiade The Netherlands Cat. A 2017

The best sprint pigeon in The Netherlands for seasons 2015 and 2016 was the outstanding NL14-1084063 Olympic Miracle. This racing bird's impressive palmares includes no less than five first prizes, which earned him the title of 1st Olympiad Pigeon Sprint in 2017. He originates from some very strong bloodlines: his full sister Super Lady won two first prizes against thousands of birds. Olympic Miracle will now be sold in auction on PIPA, along with two youngsters whose dam is a direct PEC; she was bred from the PEC's two strongest racing birds Porsche 911 (5th Nat. Ace Pigeon longer middle distance YLs KBDB 2015) and Louise (1st Nat. Bourges 19,735 p.).

Brian Clayburn (UK)

Hardy Kruger Collection

The well-known English fancier Brian Clayburn does have an eye for talent indeed. Bryan introduced youngsters of the best birds of pigeon champion Hardy Krüger into his collection of international bloodlines. The goal was to further refine the pigeons that were to be sent to the international One Loft Races. It was quite a successful approach, given the impressive results that the newly introduced Krüger pigeons managed to achieve.

Team Sabol-Radolovic (CRO)

Top class racing birds

The wizzards of the Balkans, that is what the Croatian superstars Oliver Sabol and Petar Radolović are often referred to. They brought pigeon racing in their home country to a whole new level, by investing heavily in pigeons from the great champions from Belgium and The Netherlands. The international stars are now selling six of their most precious pigeons on PIPA, including most notably Olympiad Pigeon Olympiade Faworit, and 1st Nat. Yearling Sprint Cvek, as well as the 1st Provincial & 8th National Ace Pigeon middle distance 2016, 1st Zonal Ace Pigeon Flicerica, super class racing bird Mister Fulest (a half sister and half brother of Olympiade Faworit) and racing bird De 939, winner of numerous top results. This is a PIPA auction with nothing but talented racing birds - a unique collection!

Batenburg-vd Merwe (NL): youngsters from their top breeders

There is probably no other marathon breed in all of Western Europe with such a solid foundation as that of Hugo Batenburg. Such talented breeders as 1st Int. Barcelona 2013 New Laureaat and 1st Int. Barcelona 2015 The Special One are a fundamental part of the modern-day Batenburg-Van De Merwe pigeon breed, and they were the perfect addition to the legendary Witbuik foundation. A group of youngsters from all of their best breeders will now be sold in a top class auction on PIPA.

Needless to say, New Laureaat plays an important role in this auction, having developed into the new stock breeder for Batenburg-Van De Merwe. New Laureaat came into prominence in 2013 by winning a 1st International Barcelona against 25,382 pigeons, after having won an 8th Nat. Barcelona back in 2011. This top class cock, a descendant of 1st Int. Barcelona Laureaat Barcelona Gyselbrecht, has been in Klaaswaal for only a few years, and yet his descendants have already won an impressive number of top results! The youngsters and grandchildren of this new superstar were basketed for the first time here in 2016, and their palmares is quite astounding already:

30th best European YL extreme long distance PIPA Ranking (Batenburg-VVD Merwe) with a youngster of New Laureaat
5th Int. Perpignan 12,698 p. 2016 (Jelle Jellema) grandchild New Laureaat
8th Int. Narbonne 7,811 p. 2016 (Batenburg-VD Merwe) grandchild New Laureaat
15th Nat. Agen 4,679 p. 2016 (Batenburg-VD Merwe) youngster New Laureaat
29th Int. Narbonne 7,811 p. 2016 (Batenburg-VD Merwe) youngster New Laureaat
34th Nat. Agen 4,679 p. 2016 (Batenburg-VD Merwe) grandchild New Laureaat
41st Nat. Agen 4,679 p. 2016 (Batenburg-VD Merwe) grandchild New Laureaat
73rd Nat. Agen 4,679 p. 2016 (Batenburg-VD Merwe) grandchild New Laureaat
75th Nat. Agen 4,679 p. 2016 (Batenburg-VD Merwe) grandchild New Laureaat
79th Int. Narbonne 7,811 p. 2016 (Jelle Jellema) grandchild New Laureaat
83rd Int. Narbonne 7,811 p. 2016 (Batenburg-VD Merwe) grandchild New Laureaat
117th Int. Narbonne 7,811 p. 2016 (Batenburg-VD Merwe) grandchild New Laureaat
And 123rd-167th-181st Nat. winners


In 2016 Hugo raced 4 one year old youngsters of New Laureaat: one of them won a 15th Nat. Agen, another won a 29th Int. Narbonne, and a third one became 30th best European yearling extreme long distance PIPA Ranking 2016.

New Laureaat's descendants did great in other lofts as well: Hugo Batenburg and Nikolaas Gyselbrecht (the joint owners of New Laureaat) sent in two grandchildren to the Derby Arona Int. One Loft Race, which is generally regarded as the world's most demanding one loft race. These two New Laureaat descendants put in a great performance, winning the following prizes:

7th final race Derby Arona OLR 2016
14th and 53rd prize in Car races Derby Arona OLR 2016
14th Qualification Training 2 Derby Arona OLR 2016
19th Sea race 3 Derby Arona OLR 2016
41st Int. Ace Pigeon King of the Atlantic Derby Arona OLR 2016

In this auction we have two direct youngsters of New Laureaat, which was paired to his own granddaughter, the winner of an 8th Int. Narbonne 7,811 p. in 2016. We also have two exclusive youngsters of a son x daughter of top pair New Laureaat x Kleine Jade. They come from a joint breeding with Jelle Jellema, from a 1st Int. Barcelona 2013 x 1st Int. Barcelona 2014. This is quite an exceptional pairing, and one of their sons has already bred Dafne (3rd Nat. Perpignan 2016) for the team of Jelle Jellema.

In this auction we have youngsters of some other iconic birds as well, including the (inter)national Barcelona winners The Special One and New Remy, and 1st Nat. Ace Pigeon Red Ace. A total of 16 pigeons will be sold in auction; the following is an overview of this invaluable long distance collection:

2 youngsters from New Laureaat 1st Int. Barcelona 2013 x 175 granddaughter New Laureaat 8th Int. Narbonne 2016
2 youngsters from son x daughter of the pair New Laureaat 1st Int. Barcelona 2013 x Kleine Jade 1st Int. Barcelona 2014
2 youngsters from 073 Son New Laureaat 15th Nat. Agen x Nora 44th & 65th Nat. winner. Inbred to New Witbuik 1st Nat. Barcelona 2012
2 youngsters from The Special One 1st Int. Barcelona 19,083 p. 2015 paired to a daughter of New Laureaat x Kleine Jade
1 youngster from New Remy 1st Nat. Barcelona 8,764 p. 2014 x Marseille Queen 2nd Nat. hen Marseille
1 youngster from son x daughter New Remy, 1st Nat. Barcelona 2014, and grandchildren of New Laureaat (1st Int. Barcelona 2013) & New Witbuik (1st Nat. Barcelona 2012)
2 youngsters from Red Ace 1st Nat. Ace Pigeon extreme long distance KBDB for Mortelmans x a daughter of New Laureaat x Kleine Jade
2 youngsters from son x daughter Harry, the iconic pigeon of Jan Hooymans
2 youngsters from Carlo, a direct Carlo Gyselbrecht and 10th Nat. Narbonne x Blue Perpignan 3rd Nat. hen Perpignan 2016

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