A memorable year
Stefaan's incredible results over the course of this season were sometimes hard to keep track of. He excelled almost on a weekly basis, which resulted in an impressive number of top prizes. There is one achievement that comes to mind in particular: his fantastic result with the young birds in Melun, where he had 16 pigeons in the top 20 of 1,758 young birds! 83 pigeons won a prize per 10, and 57 pigeons had a prize per 20. Another 27 pigeons won a prize per 50, and 13 pigeons had a prize per 100. And there were just 10 minutes in between the first and 55th pigeon! His best pigeons covered 315km in about four hours' time. These are staggering numbers indeed; let's have a look at the full results:
2-4-5-6-8-9-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19-20-21-22-24-25-26-27-29-32-33-34-34-36-37-39-40-41- 42-44-46-49-50-51-53-54-55-56-57-59-60-63-64-65-66-67-69-74-75-76-76-83-85-90-92-96-97-99- 103-103-105-107-109-109-113-114-115-119-123-129-133-135-136-137-138-147-151-154-163-...(99/109)
The race from Chevrainvilliers against 2,128 young birds was a particularly noteworthy race as well: he had 13 pigeons in the top 20, 42 pigeons with a prize per 20, and 14 prizes per 100:
1-2-3-6-7-9-10-11-12-13-16-17-19-21-22-24-25-26-33-35-38-40-41-45-47-49-50- 53-54-60-61-68-70-71-75-77-86-87-88-89-92-97-... (71/95)
And then came the national races. The team claimed a zonal first prize from Bourges II both with the yearlings and the young birds, against 2,836 and 7,477 pigeons respectively. And the young birds did fantastic in the closing national young birds' race from Chateauroux, winning the following prizes of 12,885 young birds:
11-16-17-26-27-38-40-48-83-89-110-116-117-154-222-320-322-342-353-374-382-383-401- 412-457-520-526-535-547-610-617-629-632-657-664-752-772-778-913-986-1.047-1.061- 1.068-1.184-1.228-1.278-...(65/94)
And the crowning achievement came when the national championship titles KBDB 2018 were announced: no less than four pigeons claim a national ace pigeon title KBDB this season, including most notably Venus's title of 1st National Ace Pigeon Middle Distance KBDB 2018. Stefaan finished in 8th place in the shorter middle distance.
Four national ace pigeons KBDB in a single season
We wrote an article about it just last week: Stefaan Lambrechts has become one of the main suppliers of national ace pigeons both at home and abroad in recent years. And his breed has been fantastic in his own loft as well, with an impressive four ace pigeon titles in the national championships KBDB this season alone.
BE18-6156231 Venus - 1st National Ace Pigeon Shorter Middle Distance Young Birds KBDB 2018
She is the star of 2018! This great looking hen became 1st National ace Pigeon Shorter Middle Distance young birds KBDB 2018. What makes this title even more special, is the fact that Venus was basketed for just four races! However, she got a top result in each of them:
2nd Chevrainvilliers of 1,645 pigeons / 6th provincial of 5,584 pigeons 3rd Chevrainvilliers of 1,303 pigeons / 10th provincial of 5,197 pigeons 3rd Melun of 548 pigeons 4th Melun of 1,563 pigeons
The sire of Venus is a direct Dirk Van den Bulck (Grobbendonk, BE) and he is a son of Olympic 4000, which is in turn a son of Dirk's stock pair: Blauwe Leo x '637/02'. He is also the grandfather of Henkie J (10th National Ace Pigeon shorter middle distance yearlings KBDB 2018 - sea below), Vroom (9th National Ace Pigeon TBOTB 2012), Porsche (1st Vervins of 1,316 p.) and Kawasaki (5th Vervins of 7,148 p.).
The dam is a half sister of Aure, 14th National Ace Pigeon shorter middle distance YBs KBDB 2015, and a daughter of a 9th National Ace Pigeon Shorter Middle Distance YBs KBDB 2015. This is quite a collection of race winners.
For the full pedigree of Venus click here.
BE18-6156303 - 12th National Ace Pigeon Shorter Middle Distance YBs KBDB 2018
The 12th National Ace Pigeon Shorter Middle Distance YBs KBDB 2018 has quite a list of achievemtens as well:
3rd Melun of 1,561 pigeons 5th Chevrainvilliers of 1,758 pigeons 23rd Melun of 1,529 pigeons 30th Quievrain of 1,409 pigeons 68th Chevrainvilliers of 2,128 pigeons 77th Provincial Blois of 2,923 pigeons
The sire of the '303/18' is a brother of golden stock breeder Blauwe Gert paired to Bulck-duivin. Together they not only bred the '303/18' but also top class racing bird '842/17', winner of a 110th National Chateauroux of 12,149 pigeons. She is co-winner of a 4th National Championship title shorter middle distance KBDB 2017.
The full pedigree can be found here.
BE17-6229407 - 7th National Ace Pigeon Shorter Middle Distance Yearlings KBDB 2018
This is another highly successful bird in the team from Nijvel. This is quite a palmares:
2nd Ecouen - 1,023 pigeons 3rd Melun - 1,532 pigeons 3rd Melun - 1,440 pigeons 5th Chevrainvilliers - 1,187 pigeons 9th Melun - 441 pigeons 11th provincial Gien - 4,348 pigeons 29th Chevrainvilliers - 4,902 pigeons etc.
Her sire is a son of Rosse Witkop Geert (Lambrechts) x Ace Pigeon Quievrain, which are two top class breeders.
The dam is a niece of a 2nd National Ace Pigeon KBDB 2013, from the line of Dirk Van den Bulck.
Click here for the full pedigree.
BE17-6229542 - Henki J - 10th National Ace Pigeon Shorter Middle Distance Yearlings KBDB 2018
This racing cock does have a fantastic palmares indeed, although having to settle for second place on four occasions must have been a tough to swallow:
2nd Chevrainvilliers - 2,099 pigeons 2nd Chevrainvilliers - 1,727 pigeons 2nd Melun - 1,532 pigeons 2nd Chevrainvilliers - 667 pigeons 8th Noyon - 2,355 pigeons 10th Chevrainvilliers - 2,063 pigeons 12th Chevrainvilliers - 1,764 pigeons 23rd Ecouen - 4,661 pigeons 66th Chevrainvilliers - 4,902 pigeons
The sire comes from the same bloodline as that of 1st National Ace Pigeon KBDB Venus: Olympic 4000. He is a son of Dirk Van den Bulck's stock sire Blauwe Leo.
The dam claimed a 6th provincial ace pigeon title shorter middle distance KBDB Antwerp in 2013, having won a 3rd Angerville of 2,580 pigeons. Her sire is an uncle of Lincia.
For a closer look at the full pedigree of Henkie J. click here.
BE18-6156352 - 18th National Ace Pigeon Shorter Middle Distance Young Birds KBDB 2018
This pigeon did not make it into the top 15 but it does have a solid palmares nonetheless:
8th Quievrain of 1,068 pigeons 13th Chevrainvilliers of 1,303 pigeons 23rd Pont-St. Maxence of 2,180 pigeons 51st provinciaal Blois of 2,923 pigeons 40th Chevrainvilliers of 2,128 pigeons 41st Chevrainvilliers of 1,758 pigeons 47th Chevrainvilliers of 1,645 pigeons etc.
The sire, a direct Dirk Van den Bulck, is a half brother of Kittel, 1st National Ace Pigeon Sprint Young Birds KBDB 2013.
The dam is a daughter of superstar Linicia, 1st National Ace Pigeon Middle Distance KBDB 2015 with the lowest coefficient ever.
The pedigree and some further details can be found here.
Not only on his own lofts Stefaan Lambrechts wins all these titles and victories. A lot of other fanciers are doing great with the pigeons of Stefaan. Take a look at the list with recent references here.
Looking forward to the new season
Stefaan has a PIPA auction coming up soon, in which he sells his entire old birds' collection from 2014 and older. This means Stefan has a new challenge ahead of him, although we think he has reason enough to be confident about the future: he has had a fantastic group of young birds and yearlings that were able to excel on a weekly basis in the middle as well as in the longer middle distance. We are looking forward to the 2019 season, to see if and when the grandmaster will strike again by delivering another fantastic result.