Van Toor Brothers (Vlaardingen, NL) have another great season in 2015, including a 1st Loft Champion Young Birds Rayon Midden Province 5

The Van Toor Brothers have been playing like champions for many years now, especially in the young birds’ competition, which they are particularly fond of. 2015 was another great year for them with many prestigious titles, including most notably the title of 1st Emperor Championship Young Birds Rayon Midden Province 5.


The Van Toor family

Olympiad Pigeon collectors

The Van Toor Brothers had a flying start to the 2015 season: they went to the Budapest Olympiad with not one but two ace pigeons, and a first substitute as well. They represented The Netherlands with the following three pigeons:

1st Olympiad Pigeon Cat. B Budapest 2015 with Olympic Santa Ana
3rd Olympiad Pigeon Cat. F Budapest 2015 with Olympic Tamara
1st Substitute Olympiad Pigeon Cat. F. Budapest 2015 with Olympic Fenomenale

We take a brief look at each of these three pigeons:

Olympic Santa Ana

NL12-1599829 Olympic Santa Ana led the Dutch team in Category B (middle distance) in the Budapest Olympiad. In 2014 she belonged to the team of hens that Henk and Jan raced in widowhood. The two parents of Olympic Santa Ana originate directly from Leo Heremans. Her sire is BE10-6201658 Junior Olympiade, a son of Leo’s world famous Olympiade (Olympiad Pigeon Liévin 2003). The dam is the BE09-6269366 Venus, an outstanding breeder for the Van Toor brothers. She is a granddaughter of many illustrious Heremans pigeons, such as Olympiade, Dochter Jan, Nieuwe Rossi and Eenoogske. Venus is also the dam of Esmee (8th Nat. Sector 2 Ablis 8305 p.), Ozon (4th NPO Peronne 8092 p.) and Tara (15th NPO Ablis 5600 p.). Click here for the pedigree of Santa Ana.


Olympic Santa Ana (Van Toor brothers (Vlaardingen, NL))

Olympic Fenomenale

NL14-1042238 Olympic Fenomenale was first substitute in Category F in the Dutch selection for the Budapest Olympiad. He is a son of NL12-1599013 New Vegas, which is a daughter of stock pair Goliath x Las Vegas. Together with Home Run, the sire of Olympic Fenomenale NL11-1867924, she is part of a proven breeding pair with great potential. Top class breeder Home Run comes directly from the Braad-de-Joode combination (Woudrichem, NL). His sire is NL08-3829000 Balteasar (1st Creil 7072 p.), paired to NL10-3026451 Sister Leen, a daughter of Olympiad Pigeon NL05-0534554 Home Alone. Click here for the pedigree of Olympic Fenomenale.


Olympic de Fenomenale (Van Toor brothers - Vlaardingen, NL)

Olympic Tamara

NL14-1041396 Olympic Tamara was 3rd Dutch Olympiad Pigeon in Category F. The sire of Olympic Tamara is NL09-1126456 Prins, a son of stock pair Max x Nora van Jan Straver (Rotterdam, NL). The dam of Olympic Tamara is NL11-1724036 Alexia, which is in turn a granddaughter of the iconic Olympiade of Leo Heremans. Click here for the pedigree of Olympic Tamara.


Olympic de Fenomenale (Van Toor brothers (Vlaardingen, NL))​

Olympic Tamara developed into a top class breeding hen as well. In 2015 she bred two daughters that really managed to excel in the NPO competition. One of them, NL15-1690901 Chiala, won a 3rd NPO Province 5 Rayon Midden against 3,498 pigeons.


Chiala (Van Toor brothers (Vlaardingen, NL))

The racing birds of 2015

Violetta

NL15-1690961 Violetta did even better than Chiala. Violetta won a 1st NPO Troyes Province 5 against 7,553 pigeons (she was also the fastest of 8,667 pigeons), and she won the title of 3rd Ace Pigeon Young Birds Rayon Midden Province 5. Click here for the pedigree of Violetta.

Glorious

And there is more. The invaluable pigeon Glorious with ring number NL15-1690953 managed to become 1st Ace Pigeon Champion Young Birds 2015 Rayon Midden in Province 5 (Southern Holland).

Her impressive list of achievements shows that she is quite an exceptional hen indeed:

17th NPO Pont-St.-Maxence 3,815 pigeons
18th NPO Nanteuil 4,794 pigeons
27th NPO Troyes 2,487 pigeons
27th NPO Sens 2,056 pigeons

When we take a closer look at the pedigree of this prize winner, we can conclude that the Van Toor Brothers are always looking for the best pigeons they can find. For instance, the sire of Glorious is none other than NL13-1221048 Churchill Jr.  (a grandson Olympiade 003). Her dam is a granddaughter of Goede Rode of grandmaster Dirk van den Bulck (through Jos Cools). Click here for the full pedigree of Glorious.

The two brothers know very well that you can only achieve such impressive results with a team of top class pigeons. This is why they introduced an entire round of young birds from the Belgian grandmaster Stefaan Lambrechts in their breed in 2015.

Facts and figures 2015

The 2015 season showed once again that the Van Boor brothers have been performing really well. You can find an overview of their best results of last year below:

12-09-2015 Sens             421 km    1,090 p.    3-12-17-18-22-23-24-25-26-32-37-39-53-
                                                  60 etc. (42/25)
                                        158 p.    3-8-13-14-15-16-17-18-19-20 (42/25)
06-09-2015 Duffel            92 km      186 p.    1-2-3-4-5-7-8-9-11-17-20-22-23-24-25-26-
                                                  27-28 etc. (43/27)
29-08-2015 Troyes           404 km    1,076 p.    1-2-5-6-7-8-11-13-14-16-23-25-26-30-32-
                                                  33-39-40-51-52 etc. (43/29)
                                        244 p.    1-2-5-6-7-8-10-12-13-14-15-16-17-19-21-
                                                  22-25-26-27-28 etc. (43/29)
22-08-2015 Pt.-St.-Maxence  316 km      319 p.    2-4-9-10-20-22-24-26-33-35-36-37-42-44-
                                                  45 etc. (46/30)
16-08-2015 Pt.-St.-Maxence  316 km    1,283 p.    3-4-10-14-15-16-32-39-40-50-52-57-66-
                                                  70-73 etc. (44/31)
                                        359 p.    1-2-3-4-5-6-9-10-11-14-15-17-19-20-21-22-
                                                  24-24-27-28 etc. (44/31)
08-08-2015 Nanteuil         329 km    1,748 p.    5-13-14-15-23-37-38-40-43-52 etc. (50/27)
                                         56 p.    1-3-4-5-9-12-13-14-16-18-26-28-30-33-35-
                                                  39-40 etc. (50/27) 

We only included their results in the young birds’ competition (9 races). It goes without saying that such an impressive palmares enabled them to achieve great results in the championships as well. They have been doing really well in the young birds’ races season after season. The following championship prizes (young birds) have been won in 2015 alone:

Union:      1st Emperor Champion
            1st Champion nominated
            3rd Champion not nominated
Combine:    1st Emperor champion (with a lead of more than 2,600 points)
            1st Kampioen nominated
            1st kampioen not nominated
Region:     1st Emperor Champion (with a lead of more than 2,000 points)
            1st Champion nominated
            1st Champion not nominated
Prov. 5:    1st Emperor Champion
            1st Champion nominated
            1st Champion not nominated

Top 10 prizes in NPO races

As we said earlier, the Van Toor brothers have been racing like true champions for quite some time now. Feel free to take a look at their top 10 prizes NPO in recent seasons:

1st  National Ablis S2 17,224 pigeons (2014)
1st  NPO Creil Prov. 5 South Holland 18,866 pigeons (2010)
1st  NPO Troyes Prov. 5 South Holland 8,667 pigeons (2015)
1st  NPO Ablis Prov. 5 South Holland, Rayon West 6,189 pigeons (2009)
1st  NPO Ablis Prov. 5 South Holland, Rayon West 3,487 pigeons (2001)
1st  NPO Peronne Prov. 5 South Holland 8,762 pigeons (2014)
2nd  NPO Peronne Prov. 5 South Holland 36,198 pigeons (2012)
2nd  NPO Meaux Prov. 5 South Holland 12,026 pigeons (2012)
2nd  NPO Menen Prov. 5 South Holland 5,799 pigeons (2014)
2nd  NPO Morlincourt Prov. 5 South Holland 14,794 pigeons (2000)
2nd  NPO Pt.-St.-Maxence Prov. 5 South Holland 20,000 pigeons
2nd  NPO Creil Prov. 5 South Holland 18,866 pigeons (2010)
2nd  NPO Creil Prov. 5 South Holland 8,354 pigeons (2011)
3rd  NPO Pt.-St.-Maxence Prov. 5 South Holland Rayon Midden 3,498 pigeons (2015)
3rd  NPO Chantillly Prov. 5 South Holland 18,000 pigeons
3rd  NPO Morlincourt Prov. 5 South Holland 18,725 pigeons
4th  Nat. Ablis Sector 2  8,305 pigeons (2010)
4th  NPO Morlincourt Prov. 5 South Holland 14,794 pigeons (2000)
5th  Nat. Ablis Sector 2 8,305 pigeons (2010)
5th  NPO St.-Quentin Prov. 5 South Holland, Rayon West 10,969 pigeons (2010)
6th  NPO Sens Prov. 5 South Holland 5,977 pigeons (2015)
6th  NPO Creil Prov. 5 South Holland, Rayon West 8,153 pigeons (2010)
6th  Nat. Ablis Sector 2 8,305 pigeons (2010)
6th  NPO Chantilly Prov. 5 South Holland 18,000 pigeons
8th  NPO Sourdun Prov. 5 South Holland 12,500 pigeons (2002)
8th  Nat. Ablis Sector 2 8,305 pigeons (2010)
9th  Nat. Ablis Sector 2 8,305 pigeons (2010)
9th  NPO Etampes Prov. 5 South Holland 12,500 pigeons
9th  NPO Pt.-St.-Maxence Prov. 5 Zuid-Holland Rayon Midden 3,815 pigeons (2015)
10th NPO Pt.-St.-Maxence Prov. 5 Zuid-Holland Rayon Midden 3,815 pigeons (2015)
10th NPO Creil Prov. 5 Zuid-Holland, Rayon West 8,153 pigeons (2010)
10th NPO Morlincourt Prov. 5 Zuid-Holland 14,794 pigeons (2000)
10th NPO Creil Prov. 5 Zuid-Holland, Rayon West 8,354 pigeons (2011)

This is a pedigree many fanciers can only dream of.

Can they repeat this season?

The two Van Toor brothers know what it takes to achieve great results, including most notably the title of 1st National Loft Champion Sprint in The Netherlands in 2013. We would not be surprised to see them win as much prizes in 2016, since 50% of their current racing team now consists of descendants of the oustanding fancier Stefaan Lambrechts. We will keep an eye on them and we will keep you up to date as well. For now, we would like to celebrate the Van Toor brothers on a marvellous 2015 season.