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(08/12/2017) Joint breeding Hugo Batenburg and Etienne Meirlaen, a perfect combination

Trying to ingrain the exceptional qualities of world class pigeons into their existing breed, that has been the objective for Hugo Batenburg and Etienne Meirlaen’s joint breedings. And the results in both their lofts clearly show that they have achieved their goal.

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(07/12/2017) Bart Geerinckx (Wommelgem, BE) closes great 2017 season with two national ace pigeons

Some things will never change: Bart Geerinckx wins a number of top prizes every single season, in individual races as well as in the championships. And he did it again in 2017: he won two national ace pigeon titles, and a few of his colleagues managed to win two national ace pigeon titles, and a national and four (inter)provincial first prizes.

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(05/12/2017) Philippe Dobbelaere (Olsene, BE) created a top class pigeon breed around first prize winners

Philippe has had another brilliant racing season, winning an impressive 26 first prizes in 2017. He also won quite a few titles: 1st Prov. Ace Pigeon Middle distance KBDB, 3rd Nat. Ace Pigeon Longer Middle Distance KBDB, 12th Nat. Ace Pigeon Shorter Middle Distance KBDB and 18th Nat. Champion Shorter Middle Distance KBDB. This clearly illustrates the level of quality in this nationally ...

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(05/12/2017) Hardy Krüger (Rommerskirchen, DE): brilliant results in other lofts!

We paid a visit to Hardy Krüger in Rommerskirchen this year, and we are still impressed with what we saw. We had not expected to see such a high quality collection of pigeons. It was a visit to clearly one of the best pigeon fanciers in Germany.

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(05/12/2017) Gevaert-Lannoo (Meigem, BE), a tiny pigeon family with big achievements

This team is few in numbers but their palmares is quite impressive. They did really well in 2017, despite having to start out with an entirely new racing team. They claimed several first prizes at provincial and national level, as well as a few provincial ace pigeon titles and KBDB championship titles.

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(04/12/2017) Marijke Vink (Mookhoek, NL) still one of the leading names in The Netherlands with the help of the Koopman breed

Pigeon fancier Marijke Vink has been a household name in The Netherlands for several decades now. This pigeon family was founded already in 1988, with the help of Gerard Koopman. We are now 30 years later and the Koopman bloodlines, along with recent introductions of H. & E. Eijerkamp and L. Heremans, can still be found in the pedigrees of her current prize winners Second Aladin, Sanne, Gerard ...

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(01/12/2017) Le Pépite, un pigeon d’exception chez Philippe Odent (Nielles-les-Calais, FR)

C’est à Nielles-les-Calais que réside l’un des meilleurs pigeons de France de ces dernières années. Avec 13 prix remportés dans les internationaux entre 2013 et 2017, le ‘Pépite’ est entré dans la légende.

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(30/11/2017) Etienne Meirlaen (Deurle, BE) was truly outstanding as national number one in the extreme long distance in 2017

He was the leading man in the extreme long distance in 2017; the Meirlaen racing birds were at times impossible to beat. Etienne's racing team has now won the title of 1st National Champion KBDB, 1st and 3rd National Ace Pigeon KBDB, and the title of best yearling of 2017 in the extreme long distance!

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(29/11/2017) G. & S. Verkerk (Reeuwijk, NL) have a magnificent 2017 season claiming two national 1st ace pigeon titles with Laetitia and Ace Isabelle

Gerard and Bas Verkerk can look back on another highly successful racing season, with a large number of ace pigeon titles in different national competitions and with top results in numerous races. This is mainly thanks to the exceptional breeding potential of the Verkerk pigeons, with the bloodline of Olympic Solange playing a crucial role.

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(29/11/2017) Vanoppen-Luyten (Herk-de-Stad, BE) developed a triple A pigeon breed that is particularly tough to beat in the national races

The Vanoppen-Luyten combination has grown used to winning national and provincial first prizes and ace pigeon titles. These can be mostly attributed to super class hen Diamantje (BE04-8037130), whose descendants have been setting new benchmarks in the national races.

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(28/11/2017) Göbel - van der Sluis combination (Zwammerdam, NL) storm to the top with their Heremans pigeons

The combination founded by pigeon doctors Stephan Göbel and Hans van der Sluis, and by Stephan's father Dick-Jan Göbel, have a collection of outstanding Heremans pigeons. Their Blue Bullet has proven to be a uniquely talented breeding bird: her direct descendants have already won 2 national ace pigeon titles (3 ace pigeon titles) and tens of first prizes.

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(27/11/2017) Verbree Combination (Putten, NL) has another outstanding season in 2017

Co and Piet Verbree can look back on another memorable 2017 season. They were again outstanding this year, claiming an impressive 35 championship prizes in major competitions.

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(27/11/2017) Wichard de Vries (Dokkum, NL) aims to reach ambitious goal with the help of top breeder Freddy's Gold

Wichard de Vries is a young and particularly ambitious fancier. His goal? He wants to be a top level player in just five seasons. He counts on his top breeder Freddy's Gold to achieve that goal.

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(24/11/2017) Cees Schroevers (Arnemuiden, NL) looks back on another splendid 2017 season

Cees Schroevers has been a top player in Zeeland and in The Netherlands overall for almost 30 years now. He has a select group of breeding pairs that enable him to excel season after season in his favourite two competitions, the one day long distance and the middle distance.

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(23/11/2017) Gebr. Scheele (Terneuzen, NL) have an exceptional season

The Scheele Brothers had quite a magnificent racing season in 2017, winning most notably 2 first prizes NPO in two weeks’ time. They had only just claimed victory in the NPO from La Souterraine with racing bird Lars as Herman won a first prize NPO in Limoges. This is a great result for a fancier that has been one of the top players in The Netherlands for many years now. Many of his best ...

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(22/11/2017) Ivan and Willy Baetens (Sint-Niklaas, BE) have their best season so far in 2017

The Bricon Loft can look back on a particularly successful season, having won three provincial victories, a title of Provincial champion middle distance KBDB, and a title of 2nd and 5th National ace pigeon Longer Middle Distance YLs KBDB. They also became 4th Nat. Champion longer middle distance YLs and 8th Nat. champion long distance & extreme long distance YLs.

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(22/11/2017) PEC-Techavichian Bros wins 1st prize 3 times in first 10 days in the Pattaya Int. Pigeon Race 2017

The Belgian-Thai partnership ‘PEC-Techavichian Bros’ has won 1st prize three times within 10 days in the first training races of the Pattaya International Pigeon Race 2017 with one of its 17 pigeons: BE17-4062375.

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(21/11/2017) Maria puts the icing on the cake for Team Deneys with a 1st nat. Argenton

Team Deneys has quite an impressive team of pigeons. Their pigeon family is founded on a small but high quality group of breeders, which gave way to an excellent palmares with high prize percentages and many first places. On top of that, Team Denys has won quite a few championship titles and ace pigeon titles as well, which were won at club and provincial level, as well as at national level. ...

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(21/11/2017) Verweij-De Haan Combination (Mijdrecht, NL) demonstrate their potential in the international races again this season

Michel Verweij and Peter de Haan have again proven themselves as top level players in the marathon competition. The descendants of their Toon bloodline and of other renowned breeders such as Olympic Heintje have been able to excel in races with morning and afternoon releases season after season.

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(18/11/2017) Hugo Casaert (Russeignies, BE) ready to uphold his family's reputation

Hugo Casaert (19 years) was born and raised in a family dedicated to the pigeon sport. He is the son of Sébastien (Casaert-Sénéchal), the grandson of the late Maurice and the nephew of Maurice Jr & Grégory, all four of them having at least one national victory to their name. Together, the Casaert family has one of the most impressive lists of achievements worldwide. And it has been Hugo's ...

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(16/11/2017) Geoff and Catherine Cooper (Peasedown St John, UK) have another fantastic season in 2017

The partnership of Geoff and Catherine Cooper has once again excelled in the international races in 2017. From Pau (Mont de Marsan) they had the only three pigeons on the day in their section. From St Vincent and Agen they again topped the section with the only birds on the day. Tremendous performances.

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(15/11/2017) Team BDS (Ruiselede, BE) created a top class pigeon breed based around winners and ace pigeons

2017 was another highly successful season for the pigeons of Team BDS. They gained international acclaim winning a national first prize Agen old birds and an international victory Agen hens, as well as a provincial and national ace pigeon title KBDB.

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(15/11/2017) Seven UK national winners in 2017 from the lofts of Mark Gilbert (Windsor, UK)

In the 2017 season of racing no less than seven national winners originated from the lofts of Mark Gilbert. A living legend in the pigeon sport, Mark has once again proven his prowess in both racing and breeding top class pigeons.

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(14/11/2017) Lubomir Kubacek (Bohunovice, CZ) has another excellent season

Lubomir Kubacek of the Czech Republic has once again excelled, being awarded 2017 Provincial General Champion with both old birds and young birds as well as second National General Champion, second National General Champion Long Distance, second National General Champion Yearlings and fifth National General Champion Young Birds.

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(14/11/2017) P & D Houfflijn (Wortegem-Petegem, BE) demonstrate the potential of their long distance breed again this season with some remarkable results

The Houfflijn pigeons have been among the top performers in the one day long distance for years on end. The team can look back on another great year: Super Cools claims the title of 8th National Ace Pigeon Long Distance KBDB, and meanwhile their Geronimo bloodline continued to excel throughout the season.

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