17/11/2011 - The best pigeon in the international races is a two year old hen this year. Stefaan Van Grootel from Helmond, near Eindhoven is this year the proud owner of this super pigeon. Stefaan clocked his hen twice at around quarter past six in the morning in the two biggest races on the international long distance calender: Barcelona and Perpignan.
17/11/2011 - The championship of the best hens 2011 on the international races (2 prizes) is known. The winner is Stefan Van Grootel from Helmond (Holland). His hen Carolien is also the best international ace pigeon 2011 on the grand distance with 2 prizes.
30/10/2011 - The top 500 of the best international Ace birds in the grand distance with 2 prizes is known. The best Ace bird comes from Stefan Van Grootel from the Dutch Helmond. Second is Karl-Heinz Koers from Mandel (Germany) and third place goes to Harrie & Zonen Wijnands from Maastricht (Holland).