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New auctions: Golden Algarve, Dirk Deroose, Team van Oss & Etienne Meirlaen

Monday the 13th of November, these new auctions will start: Golden Algarve, Dirk Deroose, Team van Oss & Etienne Meirlaen.

Golden Algarve (PT)
Final winners and Ace Pigeons

The Portuguese Golden Algarve One Loft Race is an incredible yearly event in pigeon sport. Fanciers from across the world make the trip to see their favorites battle for the highest honor and over €1 million in prize money! At the end of July, the first training flights took place which ended on 19 August with a training across 115km. From then on, the Ace Pigeon program starts with races across 154km, 230km, 296km, and the final across 505km on 30th September. A total of 7,307 pigeons stood at the start of this race, which had a tough time on the longer distances. During the semi-final 3,941 pigeons were still in the race and 3,175 pigeons reached the final in which not one pigeon managed to arrive on the day of release. The winner was clocked while it was still pitch-dark outside at 06:15 on day 2, more than an hour before the silver and bronze medalist arrived. Thereafter, the pigeons came home regularly with 900 or so pigeons having reached the lofts on day 2. A tough battle. In this auction on PIPA, all the stars from the final and Ace Pigeon competition will be on offer. Strong pigeons, often from renowned bloodlines.

Dirk Deroose (BE)
Children from the best breeders

Quality is a guarantee when Dirk Deroose offers children from his breeders in auction. National victories, ace pigeons and a long list of championship titles have been won by this colony. A selection of youngsters from the most prominent pairs, of which many are related to Dirk's star breeders, will be available on PIPA. The pairs include;

- Stock breeder Picsou (grandfather 1st-2nd-2nd-3rd-5th-6th-7th Nat.) x own daughter 
- Ferry Porsche (1st Nat. Souillac) x Lady Andre 485 (from stock breeder André)
- Zoom (2nd Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB) x full sister Ferry Porsche
- Full sister 5th semi-Final Pattaya OLR 2022 and half-sister Ferry Porsche, from son Porsche 911 
- Marcel (1st Nat. Chateauroux) x Sister New Spirit Loobuyck 
- Golden Ghost (2nd Nat. Ace Pigeon KBDB) x daughter New Laureaat

Team van Oss (NL)
Youngsters from the best breeders

Team van Oss is one of the most prominent fanciers of the past years with many victories, ace pigeons, and championship titles up to the National level! With the passing away of Rien van Oss in 2022, the family lost an important pillar and the foundation of Comb. Van Oss was sold on PIPA. Son Irving decided to continue under the name Team Van Oss with the same ambition and quality on the lofts, building a new star ensemble. On PIPA, he offers a selection of pigeons from the old foundation. These include young birds from 2022, bred from the stars of the PIPA auction in 2022. The lots include youngsters from super children of Harry and New Harry, Kromsnavel and Nationaaltje, from PEC icons Porsche 911 and Prince Porsche and top racers such as Janne, Nettie, Anne, Issie, Gebroken Poot and Ineke.

Etienne Meirlaen (BE)
Complete team of widowhood cocks from 2021 and older in addition to several youngsters from 2023

The status of Etienne Meirlaen is renowned worldwide. Icons such as Yelena, Monar, Montali and the Marseille dynasty stood in the spotlights and dominated many international classics. Despite another sensational season in 2023, it wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows for Meirlaen. Etienne’s trusted helper – silent force behind many successes thanks to her help in taking care of the pigeons – is advised by her doctor to no longer enter the lofts. To handle the caretaking, Etienne decided to only race extreme long distance on the natural system in the future and no longer race widowers. He therefore decided to offer all his widowhood cocks from 2021 and older in this auction; a team that guaranteed top results in the past two years.

In 2023:
1st Nat. Ace Pigeon Rhône valley KBDB 2023 
15th Nat. Ace Pigeon Extreme Long Distance YL KBDB 2023 
1st Prov. / 5th Nat. Marseille 2,590 p. / 16th Int. 9,887 p. 
8th Nat. Barcelona 6,533 p. 
10th-49th Int. Agen Hens 6,879 p. 
25th Nat. Limoges 10.381 p. 
32nd Nat. Pau 3,080 d. / 59th Int. Hens 3,559 p.
49th Nat. Valence 3,655 p. 

In 2022:
8th Nat. Champion Extreme Long Distance KBDB 2022
8th Beste Extreme Long Distance pigeon Belgium 2022 (3 races)
5th- 6th- 10th Ace Pigeon ‘Primus-inter-Pares’ Barcelona 2022 (across 5 years)
15th -26th Nat. Ace Pigeon Extreme Long Distance KBDB 2022 (2 races)
1st Prov. Marseille 2022… 2nd Prov. Narbonne 2022, etc.
This auction includes real gems, but the absolute star is the crack Rhone King, 1st Nat. Ace Pigeon Rhône Valley 2023.