Gevaert-Lannoo (Meigem, BE) discovers a new gem in Ivanka

World class racing hen Ivanka ended her first racing season as a summer youngster with a provinical first prize from Orleans, and she is on her way to a highly successful 2018 season as well, even with a potential ace pigeon title to her name.

After selling their entire racing team in late 2016, Paul and Carlos Gevaert-Lannoo started the 2017 season with an inexperienced team of summer youngsters (of 2016). A few of them soon turned out to be highly talented, and one of them was racing hen Ivanka. She proved her worth over the course of 2017 with a few top 10 prizes (including a 6th Clermont 275 p. and a 7th Fontenay 263 p.), and she ended the season with a provincial first prize from Orleans, which showed that she had great potential indeed.

Paul and Carlos quickly understood that Ivanka had the potential to play a leading role, and to be the star of the 2018 racing team. This racing hen would soon live up to the expectations: we are now half way into the season and she is already well on her way to a top result in several ace pgieon championships. What do you think of her palmares:

-Ivanka BE16-4070112

1st Prov. Orleans 612 p. in 2017
In 2018:
21/4 Clermont     221 p. 1
05/5 Fontenay     682 p. 2
12/5 Blois        408 p. 1
       Prov     2,642 p. 8
19/5 Vierzon    1,398 p. 94
       Prov     7,369 p. 612
26/5 Bourges      786 p. 3
       Prov     3,385 p. 15
       Nat     20,284 p. 108
09/6 Chateauroux  652 p. 41
       N.Zone   5,334 p. 299
16/6 Chateauroux  616 p. 3
       Prov     3,305 p. 27
23/6 Chateauroux  552 p. 2
       Prov     2,612 p. 7

Sire: Master King BE12-4175097
Himself winner of two first prizes, a 33rd Nat. La Souterraine 7,176 p. 2014 and a 39th Nat. La Souterraine 4,144 p. 2013. He is a full brother of a 1st Prov. and 2nd Nat. Ace Pigeon Middle Distance KBDB 2010. He is a son of King Gaby and a grandson of Bliksem Vandenabeele x Chateaufideelke.
Dam: Sister Caraat BE14-4032116
A daughter of Bliksem Rik BE11-3123594 (a son of 1st Prov. Ace Pigeon Long Distance KBDB Marieke for Rik Cools, and a grandson Bliksem-Vandenabeele) x Red Nationaal hen BE05-4126313 (a renowned breeding hen of Marc Decock from Red National x 16th Nat. Argenton).
Click here for Ivanka's full pedigree

Ivanka's coefficient over the first half of this season would have been enough for a title of 1st Prov. Ace Pigeon Middle Distance KBDB East Fl. in 2017. It is of course still too soon to celebrate, especially because there is still half a season to come, and there are many other potential candidates with a similar coefficient to their name. And there is still a good chance that Ivanka will deliver another fantastic result over the course of the next few weeks, further improving her coefficient. You never know what to expect from a talented pigeon in peak form. 

All eyes will be on Ivanka in the next few weeks; we are curious to see what she has in store for the remainder of 2018.