16/05/2010 - Following an absolute top season 2009 it goes without saying that all eyes are looking towards the performances of Pieter Veenstra. After a very successful pre-season it is an immediate hit in the very first 1-day long distance race Signy Signetz (518km).
02/05/2010 - Ex -Heulenion (near Kortrijk) Remy Vantorre has now lived in the Waals Virelles near Chimay for 7 years. First the pigeon lofts arrived, later a lovely new villa. Totgether with his wife Roza he enjoys the peace, the nature and the pigeons.
18/04/2010 - The chilly Spring hangs in the air, and the new 2010 sport season started during the Easter week… everyone began again with a ‘clean slate’. We all have one thing in common at the moment… each one of us (sometimes with fear) wait for what the coming weeks will bring in the pigeon sport.
19/03/2010 - The greatest fanciers of the Netherlands in 2009 are without doubt Pieter & Gea Veenstra from Drachtstercompagnie. With the winning of no less than 4x a 1st National Title in the tough competition Wie Heeft Ze Beter (W.H.Z.B.), they have performed something which is unequalled!!
16/03/2010 - For many years I was allowed to visit the national champion KBDB Grand Distance in my own province Antwerp. In 2008 it was the turn of André Colbrandt from Bottelare (East-Flanders) but this year I had to travel to the West-Flemish Zwevegem.
07/03/2010 - Anyone who followed the race reports from 2009 closely, or thoroughly analysed the national long distance results, will have come across the name De Jaeger-Devylder! It couldn’t be otherwise… because Freddy and Daniel had an excellent 2009 sport season!
06/03/2010 - After a few trip in the Namur area (let's say 'Namurois'), going to Sombreffe and Mettet, respectively for the associations Thibaut-Boons and Molle-Fallay, i added the next step to it with paying a visit to Jean Jacques Baleau from Moignelée, who had an awesome racing season in 2009, particulary with the youngsters.
09/02/2010 - When, in that blessed year 2003, the combination Salens-De Boelpaep was held over the christening font neither Fred or Georges, with at the back of their mind “together we are strong”, could imagine in their wildest dreams where it would lead to.
14/02/2010 - As you probably know, I try to alternate resounding, well-known names with the noble unknown. This is how I came into contact with Ronny Borloo from Roosdaal. A fancier that came to the great public via the big gates.
11/02/2010 - I have spent 20 years creating an inbred family of all purpose Janssen racing pigeons. I have travelled to Europe many times and have always returned home totally delighted with the quality of my own family of racing pigeons.
10/02/2010 - Indeed, you read it right, a sprint champion! I don’t make a habit of it, but this time I will make an exception for the championship KBDB. I don’t have to travel far for this report. My neighbouring Retie was only a few kilometres away.
05/02/2010 - It was November 2005 when a ‘schock wave’ passed through the Netherlands by the auction of the colony Marijke Vink… seen at that moment as one of the leading colonies in the Extreme Middle Distance in the Netherlands.
16/01/2010 - The 2009 edition of the ‘FCI Thailand World Championship’ was dominated by the Belgian pigeons, because the victory went in a glorious manner to Dr. Piet Blancke (read: Declerck-Blancke) who managed a real ‘stunt’ by winning the 1° + 2° prize in the ‘Khon Khen-Bangkok race’
30/01/2010 - Mettet is a small village in the Namur district. Most of you have already heard about it because of the superbiker contest which takes place each year during the month of October. It is considered as an important date on the motorcyclist calendar.