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Cleirbaut-Van Riet (Bonheiden, BE) are ready for the new season with last weekend's double victory

The Cleirbaut-Van Riet combination took the win in the first race for the Antwerp Union from Sourdun, with a first prize both with the old birds and the yearlings. In fact, they claimed a first and second prize against 1186 yearlings!

The racing team of Kris Cleirbaut and Louis Van Riet is ready for the new season. The successful combination from Bonheiden in Antwerp took an impressive double victory in the first flight of Union Antwerp, often called the Pigeon Racing Academy. They managed to win a first prize against 990 old birds with 'Prima Donna' BE12-6210636, which completed 291km with a velocity of 1195m/min. Their result in the yearlings’ race was even more impressive, with a first prize for 'Iron Lady' BE13-6233730 (with a velocity of 1199m/min) and a second prize for 'Blue Lightning' BE13-6233852 against 1186 yearlings.

Nuyts & Van de Wouwer

Iron Lady, not only the fastest yearling but also the fastest of the entire pack of pigeons, is a 100% Wouters pigeon. Her sire is Gaston, winner of a 7th interprov. Issoudun against 5,848 pigeons. Gaston was bred from a grandson of Kaasboer, paired to a daughter of Rambo x Sabrina of Theo Yskout. The dam of Iron Lady is Golden Hen, also a direct Van de Wouwer pigeon, and a full sister of Serena, 1st Nat. Zone Poitiers 2013. Golden Hen is a granddaughter of Kaasboer x Geerinckx-duivin. The grandfather of Iron Lady is a nest brother New Kaasboer (PEC). Click here for the pedigree of Iron Lady.

Blue Lightning, winner of a second prize in the yearlings’ race, is a half brother of Miss Blue, the 1st Nat. Argenton 2011. The dam of the two brothers is Beauty Gaston, also a direct Van de Wouwer pigeon; a half sister of Kim. She was bred from a son of Kaasboer 240-03 x Dochter Goldwin (Johan De Belser), which is a nest sister of the grandfather of Palme d’Or, the dam of Amalia & Nikolaas of Casaert-Senechal, two first Nat. Ace Pigeons Middle Distance KBDB. Click here for the pedigree of Blue Lightning.

Winner of the old birds’ race Prima Donna is a 100% Constant Nuyts pigeon and a good example of a true champion. She had won a first prize from Angerville earlier on, as well as the following prizes:

  6th Nat. Argenton 22,428 pigeons
126th Nat. Bourges 13,588 pigeons
349th Nat. La Souterraine 11,236 pigeons

The sire is Schellie, which stems from a direct Rudi Hendrikx from the line of Den Teen, 1st prov. Bourges, paired to the stock hen of Constant Nuyts. The dam of Prima Donna is Klein Licht, a daughter of De Lichte, 1st Ace Pigeon Quiévrain Tienverbond 2010. Click here for the pedigree of Prima Donna.

The full list of results of last weekend's race from Sourdun

990 old birds Union Antwerp
1-5–20–41–71-85 (6/8)
1186 yearlings - Union Antwerp
1–2–8–34-53–98–111–115–117–148–149–152–153–165–166–167… (27/60)

The team from Bonheiden appears to be in great shape!