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(08/01/2020) Erik Limbourg (Brussegem, BE): breeding loft with talent in abundance leads to excellent results

The year 2019 goes down in history as another great season for Erik Limbourg. He had two pigeons in the Poznan Olympiad with Barcelona Tripple 5 and Kleine Olympiade, and he went on to win several provincial and national championship titles over the course of the season as well.

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(04/01/2020) Michel Dubois (Maisnil-Dohem, FR) at the top of his game in 2019!

An international victory, two national victories, 13x top 50 international and 19x top 100 international: this is the astonishing balance of Michel Dubois in 2019. This french fancier dominated brilliantly the international races of Western Europe.

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(04/01/2020) The combination Depasse-Lardenoye (Wagnelée, BE) always rising up in its hunting ground: the marathon races

For the Depasse-Lardenoye combination, performing on Barcelona and Perpignan is the main target each season. This prestigious team is one of the most efficient from Europe on these two races considered as the most demanding on the international calendar.

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(03/01/2020) Sakis Minovgioudis (Alblasserdam, NL) shows his qualities with his inbred Ludo Claessens pigeon breed, both at home and in OLR's across the globe

Sakis has had another highly successful season in his home loft, thanks to such stars as Super 10. And he was able to produce great results across the globe as well, mainly in one loft races.

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(03/01/2020) Haesen Ludo & Kurt (Zoutleeuw,BE): “It requires craftsmanship and passion to excel in Barcelona"

The Ludo & Kurt Haesen combination will continue to race from their loft in Zoutleeuw in 2020 and 2021. Their loft will be closed down in 2022, as they are planning a fresh start in Sint-Truiden, racing as Haesen Jense. That's right, a fourth generation of pigeon fanciers is ready to take over.

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(03/01/2020) Alfons Klaas (Rietberg, DE): the world's most successful fancier in One Loft Races

Whichever way you look at it, Alfons Klaas (or the Alfons & Helmut Klaas racing loft until 2017) is impossible to ignore. He is incredibly strong across the globe, and he is truly outstanding in one loft races. It raises the question of how this pigeon family become such a powerful breed, capable of excelling in the most demanding races.

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(03/01/2020) Patrick Lenaerts (Rummen): 1st National Ace Pigeon KBDB shorter middle distance with Queen of Prime

Patrick Lenaerts gained prominence as a pigeon fancier for the first time in 2017, when he won a 1st National Tulle of 8020 pigeons. And he continued to win great results in the wake of his national victory; the next highlight in Patrick's career was a coveted title of 1st National Ace Pigeon KBDB shorter middle distance 2019 with top class hen Queen of Prime.

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(02/01/2020) Guillaume Decendre (Châtelet, BE) booked a top performance with Daymond, the quickest of the 45.139 pigeons from Châteauroux I !

The 08th of june will stay forever marked in the memory of Guillaume Decendre. That day, he won the 1st national Châteauroux against 20.522 old pigeons with the highest speed from 45.139 basketted.

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(02/01/2020) Pieter Veenstra & Sons (Drachtstercompagnie, NL) discovers new bloodline with unlimited possibilities thanks to Return Flojo

Pieter Veenstra got in the spotlight in the 2017/2018 edition of the SAMDPR with Return Flojo. And this proved just the starting point of a new era for the Veenstra Pigeons. The achievements in 2019 of the young birds that were bred from Return Flojo's brothers speak for themselves.

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(27/12/2019) André Allemeersch (Pottes, BE), unstoppable in 2019!

It seems that the age of wisdom allowed André Allemeersch to achieve the best season of his career. With a first national victory and 2 silver medals in the national championships of the KBDB, the balance of 2019 will remain unforgettable.

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(26/12/2019) Team BDS (BE) has had a tremendous 2019 season

And that is an understatement. They claimed a national first prize from Narbonne and an impressive 24 national top 100 placings, including four top tens. They also won numerous victories and other top results both at club level and national level. This team is on top of their game!

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(26/12/2019) Peter Janssen (Kleve, DE), you won't believe it until you see it

This has been a brilliant season for Peter Janssen. He outperformed his opponents in several races, claiming provincial first prizes and even a national victory in Sector 3, which we discussed in an earlier report.

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(24/12/2019) Wout Spierings (Waalwijk, NL) has a phenomenon among his ranks again in 2019

Wout has done it again. His phenomenal newcomer New Prince, with ring number NL18-3816237, has surprised his opponents in Province 2 quite a few times this season. This of course in the one day long distance, Wout's favourite competition.

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(23/12/2019) Jos Martens (Stein, NL) is 1st Loft Champion 2019 extreme long distance Prov. Limburg, which underlines his status as one of Holland's leading long distance fanciers

Jos Martens claimed as many as three international victories in Tarbes, Marseille and Perpignan. Many of his best results in recent years were won with pigeons that are related to the phenomenal Der Sjef.

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(20/12/2019) Tom & Marnik Van Gaver (Moortsele, BE) continue their winning streak with descendants of Finn and Ricky (VIDEO)

Marnik and his son Tom Van Gaver have been running one of the best performing pigeon lofts in Belgium in recent years. And two bloodlines have played an increasingly important role: Finn and Ricky.

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(20/12/2019) Kas and Karel Meijers (Ootmarsum, NL) have another fabulous season in 2019

For two years, Olympic Nicole was pretty much racing in a league of her own. Her racing career has now come to a close, and you can tell from her youngsters, which have won top placings against thousands of pigeons, that she has become quite a gifted breeding hen as well.

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(19/12/2019) Maarten Huijsmans (Hoogerheide, NL) wins title of '1st National Champion middle distance', which reaffirms his status in this discipline (VIDEO)

Maarten Huijsmans claims another title of 1st National Champion middle distance The Netherlands in 2019. This means he has now won four consecutive top three placings in this competition, which is an unprecedented achievement in this discipline.

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(19/12/2019) Pitbull Dynasty of Rudy Van Reeth (Herenthout, BE) has done tremendously well both at home and abroad

It was thanks to Pitbull and his fantastic descendants that Rudy Van Reeth developed into an internationally renowned fancier. And numerous other lofts at home and abroad have been highly successful with the help of Pitbull's descendants. And this bloodline is also very well suited for crossbreeding, as you can tell from the many references.

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(18/12/2019) Jan Hooymans (Kerkdriel, NL) makes a big impact in 2019 with Team Hooymans

The pigeons of Jan Hooymans have been racing in three different countries in 2019, under the name of Team Hooymans. In the meantime, Jan enjoyed racing his pigeons in his loft in Kerkdriel, focusing mainly on One Loft Races. The Harry bloodline proved its worth across all the different lofts.

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(17/12/2019) Hard, harder, hardest, Hardy Krüger - the black gold from Rommerskirchen (DE) continues to prove itself

The German pigeon racing community is proud to have a fancier like Hardy Krüger in their ranks. He is one of Germany's leading fanciers for sure, although he is first of all an exceptional breeder.

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(17/12/2019) Leo & Gerry Dockx (Koningshooikt, BE): Double lofts, double success with 70% Van de Wouwer pigeons

We go back to 2013, the year in which the Leo & Gerry Dockx combination claimed a 1st National Nevers of 11,579 young birds with Jente. A stroke of luck? We don't think so: they went on to add a title of 1st National Ace Pigeon longer middle distance young birds to their palmares the following season, with their now famous Tarzan.

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(14/12/2019) Gino Clicque: outstanding again in 2019!

This man needs no introduction. We reckon most Belgian fanciers, as well as many fanciers from abroad, are familiar with Gino Clicque. He had a terrific 2018 season (including 9 national ace pigeons), and people were ager to see if the team could be just as successful in 2019. Incredibly enough, that's what they did. We take a look back.

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(14/12/2019) Jos Cools (Grobbendonk, BE) is an authentic sprint fancier with the palmares of a modern day player

Jos Cools, who races with a very limited number of birds, was once again one of the men to beat in the sprint competition in the highly competitive Tienverbond Union this season. He confirms his status as a 2015 national champion, despite the pigeon theft in early 2017.

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(13/12/2019) Derek Rooney (UK) a fast strain based on Harry's Favourite and Best Kittel

Derek Rooney, Warrington UK has raced very successfully for years at the Sprint/Middle distance with his original team of Gaby Vandenabeele bloodlines. But when his breeders were reaching their old age, he decided to look for something fresh based from the same origin.

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(13/12/2019) 2019 was again a great season for Lubomir Kubacek (Bohunovice, CZ)

Lubomir Kubacek is one of the leading fanciers in Czech Republic. He is always present in the National Championships and always a candidate for the Olympiad Pigeons. No difference in 2019 where he dominated several provincial races.