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Gino Clicque (Wevelgem, BE): overwhelmingly strong in 2018

The way in which Gino and his son Jasper Clicque dominated the national races this season was quite extraordinary. They claimed several top prizes every week, and they added quite a few national championship titles KBDB to their name at the end of the season.


Gino and Jasper Clicque: a great combination

Not quite a sabbatical

We still vividly remember March 2017, when grandmaster Gino Clicque sold his entire pigeon collection (except for the pigeons from 2016 and 2017) in a major auction hosted by PIPA. The fantastic Golden Prince was sold to a South African pigeon loft for a record amount. With Gino getting rid of his best breeding and racing birds, even the most optimistic fanciers did not expect him to be back in the game so quickly. But he surprised us all with a great 2017 season. And 2018 could best be described as the perfect season, with an astounding list achievements. Let's have a look:

17 X top 10 National
31 X top 20 National
55 X top 50 National
82 X top 100 National

43 X 1st prize 
6 X 1st Provincial
69 X top 10 Provincial

And their (championship) titles speak volumes as well:

1st National Champion Extreme Long Distance and Long Distance Yearlings KBDB 2018
1st National Chateauroux II 13,086 yearlings with GOLDEN DEVIL
National Ace Pigeon Extr. Long Distance & Long Distance YL KBDB 2018: 1st-2nd-6th-10th-14th
National Ace Pigeon Longer Middle Distance Olds KBDB 2018: 1st-11th-13th
National Ace Pigeon Longer Middle Distance Yearlings KBDB 2018: 12th

This makes for nine national ace pigeons in a single season! We listed them all below (click on their names for their respective pedigrees).


1st National Ace Pigeon Extreme Long Distance and Long Distance Yearlings KBDB 2018 with GOLDEN KING


2nd National Ace Pigeon Extreme Long Distance and Long Distance Yearlings KBDB 2018 with NEW PIRAAT


6th National Ace Pigeon Extreme Long Distance and Long Distance Yearlings KBDB 2018 with GRANDSON SUPER PRINCE 650


10th National Ace Pigeon Extreme Long Distance and Long Distance Yearlings KBDB 2018 with GRANDSON PACHA 563


14th National Ace Pigeon Extreme Long Distance Yearlings KBDB 2018 with SILVER FLIP


1st National Ace Pigeon Longer Middle Distance Olds KBDB 2018 with FIRST LADY


11th National Ace Pigeon Longer Middle Distance Olds KBDB 2018 with SON DEVIL PRINCE


13th National Ace Pigeon Longer Middle Distance Olds KBDB 2018 with DAUGHTER DEVIL PRINCE


12th National Ace Pigeon Longer Middle Distance Yearlings KBDB 2018

An impressive palmares since 2008

This team has seen an impressive 22 pigeons claim a national ace pigeon title KBDB since 2008. In addition, they have won as many as 52 top 10 places national since 2010! They had 24 pigeons finish in the top five, with four pigeons winning a 1st national, and one bird taking a 1st International. We cannot think of many fanciers with such a remarkable palmares. As you know, their superstar Golden Prince and its fantastic descendants have played a fundamental role. And Piraat has proven to be an excellent breeding bird as well. Almost every racing bird in the team of Gino Clicque is related to either Golden Prince or Piraat, if not to both of them.

The phenomenal Golden Prince

Golden Prince is a living legend indeed. He moved back in Belgium earlier this year, to work his magic in the lofts of the PEC. He had already earned his stripes before Gino's total auction, with a number of magnificent descendants.

Golden Prince was himself a fantastic racing bird:

1st National Ace Pigeon Long Distance KBDB 2014
Best pigeon Long Distance - 3 races Belgium 2014
3rd Nat. Brive YLs - 3,850 pigeons 2014
4th Nat. Tulle YLs - 5,731 pigeons 2014
14th Nat. Limoges YLs - 6,907 pigeons 2014
As well as a 134th & 214th National Zone
2 x 1st prize club

Golden Prince is also the sire of: 

9th best Belgian pigeon long distance - 3 Nat. races PIPA Ranking 2017 (‘Golden 064’)
1st prov. Clermont - 10,757 pigeons (‘Golden 117’)
1st Fontenay 515 duiven (‘Golden 595’)
2nd prov. Clermont YL - 8,051 pigeons (‘Golden 117’)
3rd prov. Chateauroux - 5,904 pigeons (‘Golden 549’)
5th prov. La Souterraine YB - 3,876 pigeons 2016 (‘076/16’)
16e Nat. Zone Chateauroux - 8,089 pigeons (‘542/17’)
35e Nat. Limoges - 7,236 pigeons (‘Golden 617’)
49e Nat. Bourges - 19,133 pigeons (‘Golden 542’)
56e Nat. Bourges - 19,133 pigeons (‘Golden 617’)
84e Nat. Gueret - 8,517 pigeons (‘617/17’)
As well as the winners of a 12th-16th-17th-22nd-24th-29th-29th-35th-77th-
67th-79th-90th-91st-99th Nat. Zone/prov.
And 126th-147th-156th-173rd-191st-206th-247th-363rd Nat. winners

Golden Prince is the grandfather of Golden Princess 401/16:

1st Nat. asduif Fond YL KBDB 2017
9th Nat. asduif allround KBDB 2017
1st Nat. Zone Jarnac - 1,342 pigeons / 6th Nat. 5,117 pigeons
32nd Nat. Limoges - 10,554 pigeons / 7th prov. 1,993 pigeons
Also winner 74th-115th-203rd prov.
536th Nat. Bourges 20,650 pigeons

Golden Prince is the grandfather of First Lady

1st Nat. Ace Pigeon Longer Middle Distance olds KBDB 2018
1st prov. Chateauroux - 5,904 pigeons (19-5-2018)
4th Nat. Gueret - 5,331 pigeons (30-6-2018)
8th prov. Chateauroux - 3,402 pigeons (09-6-2018)
14th Nat. Bourges - 20,284 pigeons (26-5-2018)
18th Nat. Chateauroux - 8,634 pigeons (07-7-2018)

Golden Prince is also the grandfather of:

- Golden 584: 1st fastest prov. Fontenay - 15,500 pigeons
              256e Nat. Bourges - 19,133 pigeons
- 028/18: 1st prov. 4,190 & 2nd Nat. Argenton - 16,496 pigeons
          56th prov. Bourges - 2,932 pigeons
- 160/18: 3rd prov. 3,709 & 8th Nat. Zone Chateauroux -
- 247/18: 5th prov. 4,190 & 45th Nat. Argenton -16,496 pigeons
- 596/17: 72nd Nat. Bourges - 19,133 pigeons
          37th prov. Argenton 2,596 pigeons
          87th Zone / 166th Nat. Argenton - 19,859 pigeons
          44th prov. Pontoise 1,371 pigeons
          256th Nat. Chateauroux - 13,098 pigeons

It looks like the loft in Wevelgem is home to nothing but top quality birds. They do have a remarkable collection of top class descendants of Golden Prince, arguably one of Belgium's most valuable pigeons. And let's not forget the other top class bloodlines of this loft: Piraat, Pacha, etc. This is a top-tier racing and breeding team, home to several national ace pigeon winners and national and provincial winners.