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(20/11/2018) Jan Hooymans (Kerkdriel, NL) has two new aces in his breeding loft: New Harry and Harry Junior

Youngsters and grandchildren of New Harry and Harry Junior show their breeding potential again in 2018, both in their home loft and in other lofts.

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(19/11/2018) Alfons & Helmut Klaas (Rietberg, DE): incredibly successful in their RV and in One Loft Races!

What is it that makes the pigeons of Alfons and Helmut Klaas perform so incredibly well in one loft races? Could it be the origins of their pigeons? But then again, there are plenty more pigeons with excellent origins. Yet, there is something that sets the Klaas pigeons apart from other pigeon families, and we can think of only one thing: these pigeons have better orientation skills than ...

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(19/11/2018) Hadrien Marsille (Ophain, BE) crowned as 1st national champion youth KBDB!

Despite his young age, each season seems looking the same for Hadrien Marsille. He has been recently crowned as National Champion Youth KBDB for the third time during his young career (2015, 2016 & 2018) but he doesn't limit himself to shine on the youth championships.

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(18/11/2018) Hok Jos Vercammen (Vremde, BE) was unparalleled in 2018

Hok Jos Vercammen has been a household name in pigeon racing for quite a number of years now; they have a national and international reputation thanks to their many great results. But their results of 2018 are really something else, even for team Vercammen.

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(16/11/2018) Arie Dijkstra (Oudwoude, NL) - descendants of Leonardo x Tinkelbel excel across the globe

As I approach Arie's home I can already spot him sitting in his living room. Arie is not holding a pigeon this time but a guitar. As I enter the house, I spot a book about Pearl Jam. Clearly the Dijkstra family is not only about pigeon racing. Arie is musically gifted, "but I will always be a better fancier than a musician".

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(15/11/2018) Raets Brothers + Kenny (Vliermaal,BE): 1st National Ace Pigeon shorter middle distance old birds

Arnould and Jean-Marie Raets cannot tell if 2018 has been their best season ever. They are racing in a trio with Kenny, the 30 year old son of Arnoul, and their loft is located in the town of Kortessem in the province of Limburg. They have another big star in their loft with Strong Lady (BE16-2249108), which became 1st National Ace Pigeon shorter middle distance old birds.

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(14/11/2018) Solid results in 2018 with pigeons coming from Carlo Gyselbrecht (Knesselare, BE)

The often harsh weather conditions that we saw throughout the 2018 season felt like they were tailored for the fantastic Laureaat Barcelona bloodline of Carlo Gyselbrecht. These are the conditions in highly talented birds prevail. And it showed in the results: the team claimed several national top 100 prizes in the extreme long distance.

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(13/11/2018) Flanders Collection (Liedekerke, BE) is taking great care of Belgium's pigeon racing heritage

The Flanders Collection from Liedekerke, led by Bruno Van Den Brande and Yannick De Ridder, have clearly left their mark on the international competition in recent years. Fanciers from across the globe have visited their loft to obtain pigeons of some of Belgium's signature bloodlines.

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(13/11/2018) The Grizzly dynasty of Vermeerbergen-Wilms-Mostmans (Rijkevorsel, BE) is a main supplier of first prize winners

The Grizzly dynasty has grown to become one of Belgium's leading teams in the sprint competition in just four years' time, with the help of the two stock breeders 'Grizzly Wonder Breeder' and 'Blue Wonder Mother'. This team has won an impressive 36 first prizes with direct youngsters of this stock pair!

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(12/11/2018) Ludovic Guirado win the 1st Barcelona national France against 2.911 pigeons!

Everybody's still reminding the difficulties our pigeons had to face to fly Barcelona in 2018. Four months later, he still can't believe it: Ludovic Guirado is the big winner of the national race in France. It is now time to put this afficionados of the marathon races under the spotlights.

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(11/11/2018) Nationale dagen KBDB 2018 te Sint-Truiden

Dit jaar trok de KBDB richting provincie Limburg waar Sint-Truiden gaststad was voor de organisatie van de Nationale dagen KBDB 2018, die doorgaan in Stayen, het voetbalstadion van de Limburgse eersteklasser.

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(08/11/2018) Gordon Bros & Sons of Northern Ireland

The record-breaking partnership of Gordon Brothers and Sons in Northern Ireland consists of Uncle John (who is now in his 80’s) and his two nephews Gary and Niall. Following the untimely death the lads father Benny it was obviously decided to keep the partnership name of Gordon Bros and Sons intact.

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(06/11/2018) Mike Ganus (Granger, USA) and his one loft race winning family of pigeons

Mike Ganus has achieved success in one loft races around the world. In this article PIPA takes a look at his family of pigeons and what they have won over the past few years.

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(30/10/2018) Norbert & Stefan Ally (Aarsele, BE) claim their third national first prize in 2018

Norbert and his son Stefan had one of the most remarkable results of the season, by clocking the fastest pigeon overall in a sun-drenched but very demanding race from Angoulême, with an astounding 17 minute lead in the yearling's race, and even 25 minutes ahead of the national winner in the old birds' race (two pigeons of Joël Verschoot). This is a rare achievement indeed.

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(29/10/2018) Chris Debacker (Beveren Leie, BE), the stuntman from the renowned Leie region

This was Chris Debacker's 2018 season: ace pigeons, provincial victories, a national first prize, and numerous overall top results. It has been another tremendous year for this team, with a prominent role for the Vandenabeele bloodlines.

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(29/10/2018) Michel Dubois (Dohem, FR) wins the title of 1st European Ace Pigeon 2018 (Colombe Joyeuse)!

Remember you in 2015 when Michel Dubois just booked the title of best european marathon pigeon thanks to his 'Invictus'. Three years later, he just achieved the same performance as he will certainly won the title of 1st European Ace Pigeon extreme long distance, a ranking that has still to be released by ''La Colombe Joyeuse''.

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(27/10/2018) Tjeerd & Jouke Elzinga (Harkema, NL) drukken wederom in Nationale competities hun neus aan het venster

Nu de eerste eindstanden van de diverse Nationale kampioenschappen binnen druppelen blijkt wederom de klasse van de duiven op het hok Elzinga in Harkema. Met hun jongen zijn ze terug te vinden op de plaatsen 8. en 23. Nationaal NPO en tevens een fraaie 6e Nationale Jonge duif - 6 prijzen bij de PIPA Rankings NL

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(25/10/2018) Fantastic racing season 2018 for Olivier Poussart (Bourlers, BE)!

Recent seasons are looking good for Olivier Poussart and his friend Paul Santens. Despite a very bad geographic situation, this loft from the extreme south of Belgium became one of the best from the country on its discipline: the sprint & the middle distance races.

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(24/10/2018) Van Den Brande Brothers (Berlaar, BE): a genuine sprint breed at the highest level

They have been outstanding in the highly competitive Diamond Union, one of the strongest Ententes in the sprint in the province of Antwerp. This team has excelled on a weekly basis in the races from Quievrain and Noyon, and this resulted in numerous championship titles as well. They were again outstanding in 2018.

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(23/10/2018) Jelle Jellema (Nijverdal, NL), a marathon distance specialist

Jelle Jellema showed his potential again in 2018, with an 8th national in Barcelona, the most important classic of the season. His fantastic results can be attributed to a top loft that is based around Barcelona champions, and which he has continued to expand in recent years.

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(23/10/2018) Stefaan Lambrechts (Nijlen, BE) closes the season in style!

Stefan Lambrechts had no less than 10 pigeons in the national top 100 in the closing national race from Chateauroux IV, which makes for a spectacular end to the season indeed. The team from Nijlen was overwhelmingly strong that day.

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(20/10/2018) Benny Steveninck (Hamme, BE) had one of his best racing seasons ever in 2018

He claimed more than 26 first prizes, he won a 1st Zone B1 from Gueret, he claimed a 2-3-4-5-8 on a single day, and he even won the first 15 prizes in a single race. It goes to show that the Benny Steveninck pigeons were once again outstanding in 2018; they were at times impossible to beat!

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(19/10/2018) Duiven van het hok Reijnen-Bolton (Alphen, NL) leveren wereldwijd topprestaties

Het zal niemand ontgaan zijn dat de duiven van het hok Reijnen-Bolton ook in 2018 internationaal nadrukkelijk aanwezig waren, met name op de dagfond. Vele kopprijzen werden gepakt, iets wat iedere liefhebber toch wil nastreven.

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(19/10/2018) Gino Clicque (Wevelgem, BE) has an excellent season and wins numerous national ace pigeon and championship titles

Many fanciers dream of winning a national championship title or national ace pigeon title one day. Well, Gino Clicque was able to win both prizes in 2018 alone! He did even better: he not only won the national championship yearlings in the extreme long distance, he also claimed a 1st and 2nd national ace pigeon title in this category.

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(18/10/2018) Rockefeller is Marc De Cock's latest sensation (Temse, BE): 1st Nat. Ace Pigeon All-round KBDB 2018 with rare gene combination LDHA AB DRD4 CTCC!

Rockefeller put the icing on the cake after another brilliant season for Marc De Cock, winning perhaps the most difficult ace pigeon competition in Belgium: 1st National Ace Pigeon All-Round KBDB 2018. Marc got his DNA tested and Rockefeller has the rare gene combination LDHA AB DRD4 CTCC!