Comb. Verbree (Putten, NL) have another Olympiad Pigeon in their collection with the outstanding Olympic Samanta

It is fair to say the combination Verbree has had quite a few Olympiad Pigeons in their collection. They had already four Olympiad Pigeons on their palmares and they have just won a fifth one with Olympic Samanta. And Samanta is by no means the only champion in this loft.

Co and Piet Verbree (Putten, NL)

Samanta turns Olympic!

Last year we talked in detail about the outstanding hen NL14-1651260 Samanta, which achieved some incredible results in 2015. She won the following titles that season:

1st PIPA ranking Best Sprint-Middle Distance Pigeon in The Netherlands - 10 prizes 
1st PIPA ranking Best Middle Distance Pigeon in The Netherlands - 4 prizes 
1st Ace Hen (10 best prizes) WHZB/TBOTB 
2nd Ace Hen (10 prizes - 3500 km) WHZB/TBOTB 
2nd Middle distance pigeon WHZB/TBOTB 2nd sprint pigeon WHZB/TBOTB

It was announced last week that another prestigious title was to be added to this list: Samanta was selected as (second) Olympiad Pigeon Brussels 2017 for The Netherlands in category B middle distance. She was promptly renamed Olympic Samanta. Remarkably enough she won this title with her achievements of 2015 alone. Co and Piet bred racing bird Samanta from NL05-2159336 Conto and BE10-6297675 Caprina, two breeding birds with an excellent reputation. Click here for the full pedigree of Olympic Samanta.

Olympic Samanta's list of achievements also resulted in a nomination for category A sprint, in which she is ranked as tenth best pigeon in The Netherlands. Another talented racing bird, NL14-1651344 Platino, won a nomination for the Olympiad in Category D Allround, finishing in 7th place. Co and Piet showed once again to be one of the leading names in The Netherlands, having won no less than 3 top 10 nominations.


Platino is one of the eye-catchers this season; he surprised everyone by winning the title of 2nd Ace Cock in The Netherlands in the WHZB-TBOTB competition. Platino won an impressive 19 prizes this year, including a 1st Region A Province 7 Central Holland from Pont-St.-Maxence against 1,170 pigeons. Click here to browse the pedigree of Platino, which showed to be a talented pigeon already at a young age. Perhaps you might remember his victory in the NPO race from Troyes against 6,372 pigeons, where he showed his potential already as a young bird. He continued to deliver as a yearling in 2015, when he became 8th best yearling in The Netherlands in the PIPA rankings. He has now claimed the title of 2nd best Ace Cock in The Netherland WHZB-TBOTB at the age of two. He is quite a racing bird!


This great looking blue coloured hen had her share in several championship titles this season as well. Youliya is bred from Fortuno, a son of Olympic Fortuna paired to her own sire. The dam of Youliya is Fyra, a hen from the line of Ultra 31. Click here for the full pedigree of Youliya. She performed very well throughout the season and she did great in the general ace pigeon championships as well. She was one of the best performers in the one day long distance, having won the following prizes:

09-07-2016 Chateauroux   9th NPO Province 7 against 3,587 pigeons
24-07-2016 Issoudun     11th NPO Province 7 against 5,498 pigeons
06-08-2016 Blois       112th NPO Province 7 against 2,298 pigeons
28-05-2016 Orleans     165th NPO Province 7 against 5,546 pigeons

Youliya claimed quite a few championship titles this season:

1st Pigeon Champion one day long distance Region A2 Province 7
2nd Pigeon Champion General Region A2 Province 7
2nd Pigeon Champion one day long distance Entente A 
3rd Pigeon Champion one day long distance Long Distance Club Gooi & Eemland
6th Pigeon Champion one day long distance Province 7 overall
8th Pigeon Champion General Province 7 overall


The last one in a long row of blue coloured Verbree champions is Valita. She comes from a pairing of Ruco x Utopia. Her grandmother is Fyra, which we mentioned earlier on as the dam of Youliya. Click here for the pedigree of Valita. Valita is the winner of 7 first prizes this season, and she also took a teletext prize as 3rd NPO Issoudun against 3,498 pigeons. She did particularly well in the Natour competition, where she claimed the following titles:

1st Pigeon Champion Natour Region A2 (240 members)
2nd Pigeon Champion Natour Entente A (500 members)
3rd Pigeon Champion Natour Province 7 (1600 members)

We have now introduced you to some of the stars of the Verbree pigeon team. It should come as no surprise that Co and Piet Verbree have won several championship titles this season thanks to their highly successful racing birds. What follows is an impressive overview of just their first prizes in the 2016 championships:

1st Generaal Not Nominated Overall Region A2
1st Sprint Not Nominated Region A2
1st Dagfond Not Nominated Region A2
1st Natour Not Nominated Region A2
1st Natour Nominated Rayon A2
1st Midfond Nominated Rayon A2
1st Emperor General Entente A
1st General Not Nominated Entente A
1st One Day Long Distance Not Nominated Entente A
1st Natour Nominated Entente A
1st Natour Nominated Province 7 Central Holland

Click here for a complete overview of all championship titles.

Another marvellous season

Co and Piet Verbree can look back on another great racing season. They appear to achieve great results season after season, and on top of that they will be sending another Olympiad Pigeon to this year's Olympiad in Brussels. Well done indeed!