From left to right: Kris Mostmans, Luc Vermeerbergen and Robby Wilms
The National Wonder pigeon family has become a household name in the sprint competition in Belgium, as the descendants of sprint pair Grizzly Wonder Breeder x Blue Wonder Mother continue to win races season after season. This pair was founded in 2015, and the pairing proved a great success already in that very season. Four youngsters were bred, and three of them would be raced by the V-W-M combination. The fourth youngster had been kept aside for Bjorn Rombouts. On 7th of June 2015 the three youngsters were basketed for a race in strong headwind, and they took home a 1st, 4th and 9th of 1,022 pigeons. To add to that, the fourth youngsters, which was now raced by Bjorn Rombouts, claimed a 2nd prize that very same day. This was obviously the emergence of a new super class pair. Four years later 10 pigeons have won a total 26 first prizes, along with 54 prizes per 100 (1:00). For an overview of their victories, click here. We will now take a closer look at the breeding pair itself, and some of their most successful youngsters.
BE13-6164780 Grizzly Wonder Breeder x BE12-6188693 Blue Wonder Mother
Breeding pair Grizzly Wonder Breeder x Blue Wonder Mother is without doubt one of the best, if not the best sprint pair in recent years. Grizzly Wonder Breeder is a descendant of the renowned Pitbull of Karel Laenen (Herenthout, BE), which was a great racing bird and an even better breeder. For the pedigree of Grizzly Wonder Breeder, click here. Blue Wonder Mother is a daughter of Grandson Olympic Lievin (a 100% Heremans) x Raketje. Raketje is the winner of 6 first prizes from Quievrain. Click here to read more about the origins of breeding dam Blue Wonder Mother. Arguably the most important son of this breeding pair would be Grizzly Ace Wonder, although we can think of many other highly successful youngsters as well. The pigeons that have won 26 first prizes together can be found here:
BE15-6274218 Grizzly Ace Wonder : 11x 1st (2nd Nat. Ace Pigeon Sprint 2015) BE14-6285607 Grijze Raket : 8x 1st BE15-6274217 Nest brother Grizzly Ace Wonder : 1x 1st BE16-6257601 Luck's Favorite : 1x 1st (18th Nat. Ace Pigeon Sprint 2016) BE15-6274210 Tieneke : 3x 1st (Only raced as a youngster) BE17-6200651 Klein Grijs 2 : 1/590, 4/151 and 8/1290 p. BE17-6200652 Klein Grijs 3 : 1/544 and 2/611 p.
BE15-6274218 Grizzly Ace Wonder, 2nd Nat. Ace Pigeon Sprint 2015 KBDB
Grizzly Ace Wonder is a thoroughbred sprint pigeon. He was able to win 11 first prizes, and a title of 2nd Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB Sprint YBs in 2015. Here are his best results from Quievrain: 1/1022, 1/1008, 1/821 1/187, 2/1455, 4/578, 4/655, 5/618, 6/343, 8/469, 8/282 and an 11/1099 pigeons. Click here for the full pedigree of Grizzly Ace Wonder.
BE16-6257601 Luck's Favorite, 18th Nat. Ace Pigeon Sprint 2016 KBDB
The aforementioned Grizzly Ace Wonder claimed a title of 2nd Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB Sprint YBs in 2015, and another direct son of this stock pair did great the following season as well: Luck's Favourite became 18th Nat. Ace Pigeon Sprint 2016 KBDB. This racing bird wins a 3/827, 3/324,3/581, 4/994, 5/325, 7/1375, 7/862 and 10/381 pigeons from Quievrain. He then went on to claim a first prize in his very first race as a yearling but unfortunately he got lost in a disastrous race soon after.
BE16-6027114 Invincible Wonder, 2nd Nat. Ace Pigeon Sprint 2017 KBDB
The 2nd Nat. Ace Pigeon Sprint 2015 is not the only national ace pigeon title for the V-W-M combination. Their racing bird Invincible Wonder claimed a 2nd Nat. Ace Pigeon Sprint KBDB in 2017, winning an impressive 8 prizes per 100 in a single season. Click here for the pedigree of Invincible Wonder.
De National Wonder Family, a family of winners