Just over two weeks after his national victory from Jarnac with the yearlings, the team of Sébastien Casaert-Senechal goes on to claim a national top result from Tulle: they win the first 9 prizes in the club and the first six prizes in the province, and they have an impressive 5 pigeons in the national top 20. This is an achievement we rarely get to see, even from Sébastien from Russignies, who has repeatedly excelled and outperformed his opponents at national level over the years. And that is exactly what he did in the yearlings' race from Tulle. We take a look at the overall results:
Tulle club 105 yearlings:
Provincial 485 yearlings:
1-2-3-4-5-6-8-9-10-14-16-18-22-29-40-47… (16 per 10 and 22/28 per 3)
Nationaal 5,323 yearlings:
10-12-15-18-20-33-77-124-127-137-154-203-229-435-605… (20/28 per 4)
The pigeons responsible for this impressive feat all saw the light of day at the PIPA Elite Center (PEC), and they were further developed by the experienced Sébastien Casaert. The same goes for the winner of a 1st Nat Jarnac yearlings two weeks ago, Red Devil Porsche. He too comes straight from the PEC.
Sébastien Casaert and the PEC: a perfect match
Nikolaas Gyselbrecht obtained Amalia, 1st Nat. Ace Pigeon Longer Middle Distance YLs KBDB, from Sébastien Casaert in 2011, and that was the starting point of what would later develop into a professional collaboration with the PEC. It was a synergy between two ambitious fanciers aiming for the top, who were looking to create a win-win situation for both parties. Nikolaas (or the PEC) is the breeder and supplier, while Sébastien is the player who tries to get the pigeons to perform at their full potential. Their recent results clearly indicate that they are on their way to achieving their goals.
A first round of PEC youngsters moved to the loft in Russeignies in 2016, and the results were fantastic almost right away. This was reason enough for Sébastien to accept Nikolaas Gyselbrecht's offer to become a full-time PEC racing loft from 2017; it was a unique opportunity to be racing with nothing but exclusive and highly talented birds. It also meant he no longer had to breed pigeons himself; he could now focus his attention on the game itself. And this is his favourite domain, this is where he can really do what he does best. And the results never lie.
A spectacular result from Tulle
The pigeons from Tulle had to spend an additional night in the basket,due to the thunderstorms on Saturday morning. Although we reckon these were a welcome change after two tropical days with temperatures of more than 35 degrees, which the pigeons had to spend in their basket. However, it drastically changed the weather conditions compared to the pervious races of 2018. There was no headwind this time but a strong southerly to south-westerly wind, leading to high speeds. It was a relief to see that the pigeons were able to deliver in these conditions as well, a very satisfied Sébastien told us. We reckon we would feel quite satisfied as well with such an impressive overall result from the team.
Like we said earlier, all pigeons in Sébastien's racing loft from 2017, including the team for Tulle, is coming straight from the PEC. Three of the pigeons that finished in the national top 33 are descendants of the world famous Porsche bloodline, from top pair Wacko Freddy (from the line of 1st Nat Ace Pigeon Longer Middle Distance KBDB New Freddy) x Lieve (she comes from the bloodlines of Bart Geerinckx). This introduction led to a significant increase in quality in the PEC breeding loft; you can tell from the pedigrees of the other prize winners in Tulle. Let's have a closer look at the team from Tulle.
The first pigeon to arrive home in Tulle was a 100% Geerinckx bird, from a combination of the lines of Gladiator, Willyke, Nationaal and Wittekop Sylvester. This makes him a descendant of some of the very best Geerinckx breeding birds:
-10. Nat Tulle BE17-4062040
1st Prov Tulle 485 YLs 10th Nat Tulle 5,323 YLs 67th Intprov Bourges 3,648 p.
Sire: Son Wittekop Gladiator x Sweety BE16-6033898
As his name suggests, he is a son of Wittekop Gladiator BE05-6052111 (sire of a 1st Nat Limoges 11,869 p.) x Sweety BE12-6042332 (herself a 2nd Olympiad Pigeon Cat B Budapest, 9th Nat Ace Pigeon Longer Middle Distance KBDB ’13).
Dam: Sister Lucio BE16-6033809
A sister of a 1st Prov Chateauroux 2,151 p., 1st Nat Zone Bourges 4,130 p., 2nd Nat Zone Argenton 3,521 p. She is a daughter of Last Son Limo BE10-6342802 (son of 1st Nat Limoges 11,869 p.) x White Lady BE08-6259263 (a daughter of top pair Wittekop Sylvester x Willyke).
Click here for the pedigree of the 10th Nat Tulle
A view on the lofts of Casaert-Senechal
-12th Nat Tulle BE17-4062057
12th Nat Tulle 5,323 YLs – 2nd Prov 485 YLs (after loft mate) 10th Pont St.Maxence 642 p. 25th Toury 1,079 p. 45th Nat Chateauroux 18,499 p. 90th N.Zone Chateauroux 8,089 p. 156th Nat Brive 4,384 p.
She is a sister of a 1st Chevrainvilliers 2,572 p., 9th Nat Chateauroux 27,081 p., 10th Nat Argenton 8,772 p., 97th Nat Chateauroux 27,081 p.
Sire: Brother 1. Nat Limoges BE13-6143695
A direct Bart Geerinckx, bred from the parents of the 1st Nat Limoges 11,869 p. This means he is a son of Wittekop Gladiator BE05-6052111 x Dochter Chipo BE05-4323802 (Benny Steveninck).
Dam: Daughter Nestsister Boxster BE16-4129304
A daughter of Nestbrother 937 BE14-2230938, winner of a 5th Prov Argenton 2,217 p., 85th Nat Zone Jarnac 2,216 p., and a nest brother of the 937: 16th Nat Ace Pigeon Long Distance KBDB ’15 (from Lange Mo x Sister 7th Nat Limoges Geerinckx) x Nestsister Boxster BE14-2230971, a super class racing and breeding hen. She is a full sister of Porsche 911 and Boxster (a daughter of the PEC's golden pair Wacko Freddy x Lieve).
Click here for the pedigree of the 12th Nat Tulle.
Nestsister Boxster: a super class breeding hen, and now the grandmother of a 2nd Prov & 12th Nat Tulle 5,323 YLs '18
-15. Nat Tulle BE17-4062044
15th Nat Tulle 5,323 YLs – 3rd Prov 485 YLs (behind 2 loft mates) 37th Prov Bourges 1,681 p. 5th Toury 1,079 p. 11th Ecouen 456 p. Etc…
Sire: New Freddy 425 BE15-6020425
A son of the invaluable stock breeder New Freddy BE09-5052387 (1st Nat Ace Pigeon Longer Middle Distance KBDB 2010) x Primera BE09-6326077 of Bart Geerinckx, winner of a 1st Prov Chateauroux 3,147 p.
Dam: Gladiator Magic BE15-6020348
An excellent breeding hen and a direct Bart Geerinckx, the dam of a 1st Nat Zone Bourges 2,381 p. She is a daughter of 2 world class pigeons in Wommelgem: Gladiator BE03-6460062 x Miss Magic BE10-6143162 (1st Olympiad Pigeon Allround Nitra 2013).
Click here for the pedigree of the 15th Nat Tulle.
Golden stock breeder New Freddy: he is now the grandfather of a 15th Nat & 18th Nat Tulle 5,323 YLs '18
-18th Nat Tulle BE17-4062428
18th Nat Tulle 5,323 YLs – 4th Prov 485 YLs (behind 3 loft mates) 15th Toury 973 p. 20th Pont St.Max 1,005 p. 38th Toury 1,079 p.
Sire: Brother Acy BE16-6033807
A direct Bart Geerinckx. As his name suggests, he is a full brother of Acy: 1st Olympiad Pigeon Cat C 2014, 2nd Nat Ace Pigeon Longer Middle Distance 2013. He is a son of Fast Boy BE07-6229105 x Glamour BE08-6259134 (a daughter of Gladiator).
Dam: Dochter New Freddy 415 BE15-6020415
A daughter of the invaluable stock breeder New Freddy BE09-5052387 x Little Star BE14-6174075… or the pairing of two national winners of a 1st Nat Ace Pigeon Longer Middle Distance KBDB.
Click here for the pedigree of the 18th Nat Tulle
-20. Nat Tulle BE17-4062075
20th Nat Tulle 5,323 YLs – 5th Prov 485 YLs (behind 4 loft mates) 28th Nat Brive 4,412 YLs 2nd Ecouen 456 p. 8th Peronne 372 p.
Sire: Father Collector BE11-5170099
A top breeder and the sire of Collector: 12th Nat Ace Pigeon Long Distance YLs 2014, 3rd Best yearling of Belgium ong distance over 3 races (PIPA ranking). He originates from the old lines of Verreckt-Ariën, as a son of Mister Rapid x Brillianta Dikke (a daughter of golden pair Dikken Lowet x Lang Lowet).
Dam: Dochter Porsche Cayenne BE16-4129312
A highly talented hen from Porsche Cayenne BE14-2230899, a full brother of Porsche 911, Boxster etc. (from wonder pair Wacko Freddy x Lieve) x Blue Gaga BE14-2230999, a full sister of Louise: 1st Nat Bourges 19,735 p. (uit Dali BE13-5064127 x Magic 700 BE13-6143700).
Click here for the pedigree of the 20th Nat Tulle
Sister Porsche 521: the dam of the 054-17, winner of a 1st Intprov Limoges and 33rd Nat Tulle
-33. Nat Tulle BE17-4062054
1st Intprov Limoges 626 YLs – 42nd Nat 7,236 YLs 17th Intprov Bourges 1,681 p. 33rd Nat Tulle 5,323 YLs – 6th Prov 485 YL (behind 5 loft mates) 102nd Intprov Chateauroux 3,061 p.
Sire: Lange Mo BE12-5158619
The sire of Meau: 1st Best Long Distance pigeon of Belgium over 5 races in 2017, and of 937/14: 16th Nat Ace Pigeon Long Distance KBDB ’15 etc. He comes from JIT BE09-5026965 (son Moluca) x Last Daughter Golden Mother BE09-5026800 (a daughter of stock dam Lang Lowet).
Dam: Sister Porsche BE16-4129521
A full sister of Porsche 911: 5th Nat Ace Pigeon Longer Middle Distance KBDB ’15, Boxster: 2 x 1st (Int)Prov and 8th Nat Ace Pigeon Long Distance KBDB ’15… and thus a daughter of wonder pair Wacko Freddy x Lieve
Click here for the pedigree of the 33rd Nat Tulle
Sébastien & Hugo Casaert
Excelling in the national classics
It often seems as if the true champions know exactly when to be on top of their game, and it appears the pigeons of the PEC and Casaert-Senechal are doing exactly that in the national classics of the longer middle distance and the long distance. You have to be particularly strong if you want to beat them in good racing conditions (good weather and a headwind), especially at club level. Although there are different factors at play in the provincial and national classics of course: the wind, the location, and the flight lines. Nonetheless, they obviously played a prominent role in this competition as well, claiming a number of provincial first prizes and a national first prize from Jarnac, including Tulle, with speeds of more than 1600 m/min (or almost 100 km/h).
The pigeons of the PEC have demonstrated their potential again in the lofts of Sébastien Casaert-Senechal, with a magnificent result from Tulle that will not soon be forgotten. The successful New Freddy bloodline, along with the descendants of the new top pair Wacko Freddy x Lieve, combined with the Bart Geerinckx pigeons: it has led to spectacular results in the races. It shows that the PEC is well on its way to becoming one of this generation's most valued breeding lofts worldwide.
The PEC's wonder pair: Wacko Freddy x Lieve, the creators of the invaluable Porsche bloodline
The winners of a 12th Nat - 20th Nat -33rd Nat Tulle 5,323 YLs '18 are direct descendants