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(12/12/2019) Gevaert-Lannoo (Meigem-Deinze, BE): a small team with a big impact

With their Olympiad Pigeon in Poznan, their 1st National Argenton old birds and a 1st Provincial Orleans, all in 2019, the Gevaert-Lannoo combination is once again in the national and international spotlight.

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(12/12/2019) Pigeon breed of G. & S. Verkerk (Reeuwijk, NL) demonstrates enormous breeding potential in other lofts as well, thanks to Olympic Solange, Eye Catcher, Olympic Fire Eyes etc.

Besides their great results at home, the Verkerk pigeons have shown their enormous potential in other lofts as well. And the breeding abilities of their best breeders has once again resulted in an impressive list of references.

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(11/12/2019) Marc de Cock (Temse): many years of world class pigeon racing!

Marc de Cock is manager of the successful meat products company "Charles", formerly called "Cock's Vleesaren". And it is fair to say that Marc's pigeon long-standing pigeon racing career has been a major success as well.

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(10/12/2019) Cor de Heijde (Made, NL) excels and lets others excel in international extreme long distance races

Cor de Heijde was again a main contender in the 2019 extreme long distance competition. And you can tell from the many references that the Klamper family is still one of the dominant breeds in the international long distance.

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(06/12/2019) Anthony Maes (Waregem, BE) is one of Belgium's top level players

Anthony Maes was tremendously strong again in 2019, and he was able to claim another national title. His Den Bonte Crack was the leader of a team of excellent racing birds, and he became this year's 1st National Ace Pigeon KBDB in the long distance with quite a margin.

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(06/12/2019) The Gaie brothers (La Bouverie, BE) continued their way to the top in 2019

How to approach a new racing season when the previous one has been the most successful of your whole career? Well, simply with the ambition of doing better. That's what the Gaie brothers tried to do during the racing season 2019, which finally ended on a positive note.

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(05/12/2019) Dean Pallatt (UK) “The New Marathon Venture”

For the past fourty years the loft of Dean Pallatt and his family of Staff Van Reet bloodlines has built a great reputation in the sprint-middle distance races in the UK. He regularly broke all records in the federation by achieving up to fifty first prizes in a season, before moving to a new house and setting up a breeding stud.

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(05/12/2019) Jan Hooymans (Kerkdriel,NL) has Holland's latest sensation in his collection with New Harry

New Harry gained international fame just recently, thanks to a public auction in which he proved the most expensive young bird yet. But that is not the only thing that makes New Harry a famous bird. His excellent race results and his breeding potential have turned this New Harry into an iconic new bird in Jan's collection, following in Harry's footsteps.

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(04/12/2019) Alwin Petrie (Brummen, NL) looks back on a brilliant 2019 season

Alwin Petrie had already demonstrated his enormous potential in the one day long distance, and he ended the season in style with some excellent results in the young birds' competition as well.

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(03/12/2019) Jos and Jan Loobuyck (Aalter, BE) very strong in demanding races

This father-son combination has grown to become a household name in the national long distance and extreme long distance competition. And they were able to add another series of titles to their extensive palmares in 2019.

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(03/12/2019) Vermeerbergen - Wilms (Mol, BE): “Specialisation is the key to success at the highest level”

The Vermeerbergen-Wilms combination from Mol continues to claim top results with the young birds in races of up to 600 km. And they achieved something truly unique in modern-day pigeon racing: they claimed a 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th National from Chateauroux of 10,442 young birds.

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(29/11/2019) Hok Jos Vercammen (Vremde, BE): aims for the top every single week and in every competition

In 2019, as in previous years, Jos & Lars Vercammen added several major achievements to their palmares. Incredibly enough, this team has been one of the top performers throughout the season, from day one until the very last week, in races of between 100 and 800 km+.

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(26/11/2019) Geoff & Catherine Cooper (Peasedown St John, UK) created a strong strain of pigeons

For very many years the loft of Geoff and Catherine Cooper, based in Peasedown St John in the south western county of Somerset, has been considered as one of the very best National racing lofts in the UK.

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(25/11/2019) Desot-Decruy (Moorslede, BE) bezitten een specialist op St.-Vincent

De Westvlaamse tandem Gilbert Desot en Yorben Decruy hebben met hun Banusj een duif die reeds 3 jaar na elkaar keihard uithaalt op St.-Vincent. Een ware kilometervreter met karakter en uithouding.

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(22/11/2019) Rik Cools (Ruiselede, BE) confirms his status as a national level player

Rik Cools is one of the leading names in the middle distance. In 2019 he wins for instance a title of 2nd National Ace Pigeon KBDB young birds, and he is also this season's 1st provincial champion middle distance.

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(21/11/2019) Arie Dijkstra (Oudwoude, NL) wins first prizes in races ranging from 200 to 1000km

Arie has been racing in many different competitions again this season, and he was successful both in the shorter and the longer distance. The icing on the cake came in the Natour competition, with the help of a son of Fausto x Milla. This is quite a promising result, since this was only Fausto's first season in the breeding loft.

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(20/11/2019) Les Green (Irlam, UK) is considering his future in the pigeon sport

It is only quite recently that the fanciers of the UK are beginning to get recognition for being top fanciers with super families of pigeons, for years now it has been widely believed that if you want the best pigeons you have to visit Belgium and Holland. Over the last few years the results of some UK fanciers have made the world of pigeon fanciers stand up and take notice.

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(19/11/2019) Croatian pigeon sport wants to work on the promotion of the sport

PIPA asked Croatian pigeon fanciers Petar Radolović and Goran Grafina, who is also a doctor in veterinary medicine and a PIPA Agent, how pigeon sport in Croatia looks like and how it relates to the other pigeon countries.

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(19/11/2019) Derksen v/d Keuken (Almelo, NL) claim several championship titles in Province 9 and they excel at national level in 2019

With two victories NPO to their name, the team of Derksen v/d Keuken did not back down after their successful start to the season. The 2019 racing season is now behind us, and we see quite a few championship titles going to this combination.

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(15/11/2019) Little Star bloodline gives a new impulse to the breeding lofts of Bart Geerinckx (Wommelgem, BE)

Little Star became a 1st Nat. Ace Pigeon longer middle distance yearlings in 2015. This incredibly gifted bird was transferred to the breeding loft right after her fantastic racing season, and she quickly developed into an important member of the breeding team, meeting the expectations.

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(14/11/2019) Leideman Brothers (Hardenberg, NL) in peak form in 2019

The pleasure you get from keeping pigeons. That has always been the number one motivation for André and Bert Leideman. There has been a powerful synergy between the two fanciers in this combination from day one.

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(13/11/2019) Chris Debacker (Beveren Leie, BE) is omnipresent in the KBDB ace pigeon championships

Middle distance specialist Chris Debacker had a fantastic season of racing again in 2019, claiming several ace pigeon titles in the national ace pigeon championships KBDB along the way.

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(12/11/2019) A satisfying look back on the 2019 season for Davy Tournelle (Rummen, BE)

Davy Tournelle has been one of the men to beat in the national longer middle distance for a few years now. And the 2019 season has been another great success for the team from Rummen. The bloodlines of Tiesto, as well as of Torres and Tevez, have steadily provided this loft with many talented birds.

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(11/11/2019) The Verweij de Haan Combination (Mijdrecht, NL) and their Milos dynasty show their true class in the demanding 2019 marathon season

Descendants of the incredible breeder Milos have repeatedly demonstrated their potential in the marathon competition over the years. And Milos's youngsters and grandchildren have claimed several national and international top prizes again in 2019.

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(08/11/2019) Jelle Jellema (Nijverdal, NL) takes top spot in the ZLU in 2019 with (grand)children of Romee and Kleine Jade

Jelle Jellema was once again outstanding in 2019. This January, Jelle will take the top spot in both the Pyrenees Cup and the Super Prestige, which are part of the ZLU competition.