Right at the start of the national middle distance calendar Marc was already at the top of his game. To be in top form just at the right moment is what typifies a great champion and Marc De Cock is a good example of such a champion in our sport. With Limoges, the opening classic of the national middle distance season, he managed to add another big victory to his already impressive list of achievements. The winner from Limoges is a unique pigeon: it is a half brother of wonderboy Eagle Eye, a top-class athlete that was transferred to the breeding lofts of Marc De Cock for a record sum at the sale of Erik Limbourg from Thorn. Apparently, this half brother of the amazing Eagle Eye knows how to win races as well, just take a look at some of his results:
Halfbrother Eagle Eye’ BE10-4014073
’12 Limoges 221 p. 1 N.Zone ? p. 1 Prov 3,420 p. 5 Nat 13,781 p. 11 ’12 Noyon 312 p. 19 ’11 Limoges 252 p. 9 N.Zone 5,150 p. 139 Nat 14,686 p. 514 ’11 Argenton 386 p. 8 N.Zone 6,803 p. 178 Nat 19,782 p. 630 ’11 La Châtre 451 p. 21 Prov 4,675 p. 130 Nat 21,180 p. 1718 ’11 Chateauroux 558 p. 4 N.Zone 9,112 p. 53 Nat 25,263 p. 190 ’10 L.Souterraine 353 p. 26 Prov 4,081 p. 214 Nat 17,017 p. 929 ’10 Angerville 1,021 p. 38 ’10 Noyon 801 p. 28
Sire: Father Eagle Eye BE04-2063240… a super class breeder from Erik Limbroug and also the winner of 31st Nat. Limoges against 17,456 pigeons. He is a son of New Slimmen 198/02 (bred from Slimmen 926/93, winner of three provincial first prizes x Dochter Swing-koppel 842/94’) x Dochter Marseille 348/02 of Aelbrecht (bred from the super couple Marseille 362/93 x Fijn Blauw 270/98).
Dam: Kleindochter Kaasboer BE09-6359239…a direct Kris Cleirbaut, which descends from Zoon Kaasboer 085/02 from Gaston Van de Wouwer (from stock pigeon Kaasboer 690/98 x Blauwe superkweekster 575/97) x Little Mama 180/05 of Kris Cleirbaut, the mother of the 3rd ace pigeon in the Antwerp Union ’06.
You can find the full pedigree here
For Marc De Cock only the best is good enough and that applies to everything he does: not only as a fancier but also as CEO of his company Cock’s fresh. This requires courage, audacity and entrepreneurial skills; Marc De Cock has each of these characteristics and he knows how to use them. This is how he became successful as a businessman, also as a fancier.
The performances of the De Cock racing team have been consistently improving since the start of the middle distance classics on 19 May. This was proved by the top result from Limoges. What follows is a list of results at local level:
02/6 Limoges 221 old birds: 1-6-7-32-54 (5/7) 02/6 Chateauroux 364 old birds: 13-25-28-29-35-50-60-80-94-100 (10/13) 02/6 Chateauroux 387 yearlings: 5-10-13-14-19-35-36-45-46-47-52-53-56-57-64-80-91-98…(21/29) 26/5 Bourges 317 old birds: 7-10-18-31-34-40-45-61-73-81-86-96 (12/18) 26/5 Bourges 347 yearlings: 2-3-4-9-10-11-21-22-24-31-34-41-44-47-52-62-67-75-76… (26/46) 19/5 Vierzon 477 old birds: 8-19-35-41-59-70 (6/7)