Fast forward to 4th of July 2018: Team Vermeerbergen-Wilms excels in Momignies, taking home the first 8 prizes of 563 young birds. They obviously still know how to dominate a race. Her are the full results:
Not a fluke
The young birds have demonstrated over the past few weeks that his was not just a matter of luck. Here is a look at their recent achievements:
7/7/2018 Soissons 230 km (961 young birds) 2-6-7-11-12-15-25-34-35-36-37-42-44-48-49-50-51-53-64-67-68-70-74-81-91-92-…. (56/92) 30/6/2018 Momignies (563 young birds) 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-11-14-15-16-17-31-33-34-35-36-37-38-39-40-41-49-…(50/91) 27/6/2018 Momignies (1056 young birds) 1-7-12-14-22-24-25-26-31-32-75-76-77-79-80-87-88-89-92-94-98-100-105-106-108-109- ….. (62/92) 23/6/2018 Momignies (1750 pigeons) 21-22-23-24-25-26-27-29-30-31-32-33-34-35-52-58-64-66-67-71-104-105-….(52/91) 16/6/2018 Momignies (1950 young birds) 3-8-11-12-44-47-53-57-59-61-64-71-72-75-78-79-80-81-85-110 -111-112-148-159-169-174-176-190-192-…(54/107) 07/7/2018 Soissons (961 young birds) 2-6-7-11-12-15-25-34-35-36-37-42-44-48-49-50-51-53-64-67-68-70-74-81-91-92-… 56/92)
They did it again in Quiévrain
The pigeons showed their potential not only in Mognignies; they were outstanding in Quiévrain as well:
20/6/2018 Quievrain (1118 young birds)
It goes without saying that Vermeerbergen-Wilms has had some miraculous results over the years. And that is because this team has some truly unique racing birds in in its ranks. Time for an overview.
We start off with Invincible Wonder (BE16-6027114). This champion won the title of 2nd National Ace Pigeon sprint in 2016 with an impressive 8 prizes 1/100 in a single season.
The second star of the team is National Wonder (BE14-6168603), and she was the best young bird of 2014 across 5 and 6 national races in the PIPA ranking. She also won a title of 5th National Ace Pigeon, with a 16th Nat. Gueret and a 49th Nat. La Souterraine to her name.
The dam of this National Wonder is Nat. Breeding Wonder, the team's stock breeder. She has bred several prize winners, including the 2nd national Chateauroux. Click here for her full pedigree.
If you can breed with such talented bloodlines, you know it will be a matter of time before a next champion comes to the fore. And that could well be racing bird BE18-6170221. This is his palmares so far:
3rd Momignies of 1950 pigeons 11th Momignies of 1743 pigeons 21st Momignies of 1740 pigeons 185th Momignies of 563 pigeons 208th Quievrain of 1118 pigeons 272nd Quievrain of 1056 pigeons
It is no coincidence that he originates straight from Invincible Wonder x Nat. Breeding Wonder. Click here for the pedigree of this upcoming star.
And the bloodline of Nat. Breeding Wonder has given a second generation of prize winners as well, with BE18-617012 (see pedigree) winning the following prizes:
8th Momignies of 563 pigeons 16th Momignies of 1743 pigeons 32nd Momignies of 537 pigeons 57th Quievrain of 1118 pigeons 109th Momignies of 1056 pigeons 134th Momignies of 1740 pigeons 192nd Momignies of 1950 pigeons
Luc and Robby clearly have their team up and running for the national classics from Châteauroux, Bourges and Argenton, and as you know, anything can happen now. This combination would not mind delivering another fabulous result. Good luck!