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(02/10/2019) Gert Noels (Ham, BE): “2019 was probably my best season ever, thanks to stock breeders Claudio and Marceline"

Gert Noels (39) from Ham, Limburg has been taking big steps forward since 2012. That was the year he made a fresh start, which he did with extensive help from Jos Thoné (As) and Kurt Platteeuw (Rumbeke).

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(28/06/2019) Team Thoné (As, BE): Highly successful weekend with 1st National Argenton Zone and 8 first prizes concludes a brilliant early season

The weekend of 22nd of June was an absolute success for Team Thoné: a 1st National Argenton Zone C, an 8th Prov. Montauban and a 14th National Pau Zone C. They win an additional 8 first prizes in Mettet and Soissons, adding to an impressive 2019 palmares: 28 first prizes over 100 to 840km.

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(16/04/2019) Auction weekend with total revenue of 317,000 EURO – Batenburg-Van de Merwe 4,135 EURO/bird – Norbert Ally 2,753 EURO/bird

A total of 134 pigeons were sold across seven auctions this Sunday, raising 317,175 euro in total. This makes for an average of 2,367 euro/bird.

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(10/04/2019) Jos Thoné (As, BE): master in breeding and racing

Grandmaster Jos Thoné from As in Belgian Limburg continues to be one of our sport's leading names both in Belgium and at international level. He has always been a trendsetter, and he has been a top level player every single season since his debut in 1991.

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(02/10/2018) A fantastic season finale for Jos Thoné (As, BE): top fancier wins 4 x 1st National Argenton and Chateauroux in Zone C

There were still four national first prizes to be won, with an old birds' and yearlings' race in the last two flghts from Argenton and Chateauroux. Jos Thoné has won all four of them in Zone C, finishing a highly demanding season in style.

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(09/05/2018) Parents of Jos Thoné (As, BE) are involved in pigeon racing on a daily basis: “Pigeon racing keeps us young and fit”

Jos Thoné and pigeons, they sound like two synonyms. The achievements of his athletes are known across more than 80 countries. It raises the question of whether there is anything left to talk about regarding the career of this pigeon racing champion. Jos gave us a surprising answer: "How about you come and see how pigeon racing is keeping my parents young and fit."

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(17/01/2018) Jos Thoné (As, BE): Fast, faster, fastest

Jos Thoné is known as a true all round champion who knows how to perform at the highest level at all distances. Over the past few years Jos has formed a magnificent racing team of sprint birds which meets all criteria necessary to compete in modern pigeon racing.

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(11/04/2016) Jos Thoné auction closes with an impressive 467,500 EURO - over 2,200 EURO/pigeon for 211 pigeons, which were sold to 25 different countries

The old birds' auction of Jos Thoné closed today, and it turned out to be a great success, with an overall revenue of 467,500 EURO and with 25 different nationalities involved. The 3 most expensive pigeons will be going to Japan.

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(03/04/2016) Jos Thoné (As, BE), born to become a world class fancier!

A top quality breed has always been the key to success for the fancier from As, Belgium, along with great ambition, passion, and dedication. The result is an impressive list of achievements, to which he added the title of 1st Nat. Champion Long Distance Yearlings KBDB and 2nd General Champion of Belgium KBDB in 2015.

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(31/03/2016) Gert Noels (Ham, BE), Marc Vanonckelen (Halen, BE) and Reynders-Tack (Millen, BE) have excelled with pigeons of Thoné

Three fanciers. One amateur, one semi-pro and one future pro. Three different approaches to racing and caretaking. Three different lofts in three different locations. They have one thing in common: their level of performance.

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(24/02/2016) Brand new Jos Thoné catalogue now available

Jos Thoné is the Comeback Kid of pigeon racing: he sold his entire pigeon collection in late 2010, after which he quickly regained his position as a national champion. Jos is now planning to make another fresh start, since he will be selling his entire old birds’ collection in late March. Download his catalogue to find out more about these old birds!

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(24/02/2016) Jos Thoné viewing days (As, BE)

The total auction of Jos Thoné (minus the pigeons of 2015 & 2016) kicks off the 28th of March. The champions to be sold in auction will be on display during the viewing days.

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(11/10/2015) Press release Team Thoné

Team Jos Thoné explains in this press release why they consider themselves the moral winner of the General Championship KBDB 2015.

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(28/09/2015) PIPA ranking: Best old bird on the Belgian national races - 7 prizes

Final PIPA ranking result 'Best old bird with 7 prizes in the Belgian national races' after the races from Bourges (I), Châteauroux (I), Guéret, Montluçon, Argenton I, La Souterraine I, Châteauroux II, Bourges II, Châteauroux III, Argenton II, La Souterraine II, Issoudun en Châteauroux IV. The available national, zonal and provincial results were taken into account for this ranking.

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(27/08/2015) Thoné family (Niel-Bij-As, BE) claims provincial old birds' victory from Libourne with Guyliam

The last national long distance race of 2015 took place in Libourne on 2 August, with a one-day delay. The winner of the provincial first prize in the old birds' race and the fastest overall in the province of Limburg was Guyliam, the first nominated of X&M Thoné.

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(08/07/2015) Invaluable breeding loft of Jos Thoné (As, BE) gives another round of top class birds

Top class hen Mira wins 2 first national prizes in Zone C1 in fourteen days’ time, and Armata wins a 2nd Nat. Zone C Limoges II and a 3rd Nat. Montélimar in two weeks’ time. The latter will be one of the top candidates for the title of national ace pigeon long distance yearlings!

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(22/04/2015) Jos Thoné (Niel-bij-As) is the leading name in pigeon racing in Belgium

Jos Thoné has only become stronger over the years. He has a truly impressive list of achievements that continues to expand every season. This loft combines a highly talented fancier and a really strong collection of pigeons.

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(15/10/2014) Jos Thoné (Niel-bij-As, BE), top class fancier and ambassador for our sport continues to perform well

Gaining an excellent reputation is one thing, maintaining that reputation is something else. It takes hard work, major investments and thinking ahead to stay at the top. Jos Thoné knows what to do, and he is just as motivated and passionate as in his early days. This is the key to success!

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(10/10/2014) Announcement viewing day auction Jos Thoné (As, BE)

The sale of Jos Thoné starts 6th of October. Jos Thoné welcomes you on his viewing day on Sunday the 12th of October between 2 and 4 pm.

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(26/06/2014) Jos Thone (Niel-bij-As, BE) excels in race from Poitiers and takes a zonal win in Zone C2 both with the old birds and the yearlings

He also managed to take the provincial win in the old birds’ category. This is an impressive achievement, especially when considering the location of the loft and the direction of the wind. Jos Thone has once again demonstrated that he is an exceptional pigeon fancier.

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(20/02/2014) Jos Thone (Niel-bij-As, BE) explains the story behind his quick comeback

Jos Thone was again one of the big names in pigeon racing in Belgium, with no less than eight provincial victories on his list of achievements. This was yet another successful season for his pigeon family.

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(22/10/2013) Jos Thoné (Niel-bij-As, BE) has had a magnificent season

Jos Thoné is a fancier who needs no introduction. This wonder boy from Niel-bij-As made an impressive comeback after his sensational auction. The top quality pigeons from As were sold around the world. “It was a necessary as well as a deliberate choice but today I’m back at the top”, Thoné explains.

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(24/05/2013) A flying start for Jos Thoné (As, BE) with three provincial wins in four races!

The 2013 season has only just begun and the world champion from As (Limburg) has put his cards on the table. Thoné has won three out of four provincial races in Limburg, after last week's provincial win from Gien (yearlings). Last weekend he achieved a double victory from Vierzon with a provincial win in the old birds' and the yearlings' category!

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(01/09/2012) Jos Thoné (Niel-bij-As, BE): the man is back in town

We have seen a lot of comebacks in sports with for instance Kim Clijsters and Tia Hellebaut, but there are only a few who manage to make a successful comeback. Jos Thoné from Niel-bij-As is one of them.

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(25/08/2012) La Souterraine 2012 | National winner Belgium Youngsters: Thoné Jos (As)

Jos Thoné from As wins the national race from La Souterraine in the category youngsters. After a race of 611.583 kms his pigeon arrived home at 13:57 CEST, achieving an average velocity of 1927.97 m/min. His youngster was the fastest bird in the race. A couple of weeks ago the same youngster already won the 32rd National Bourges II against 33524 pigeons.

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(04/01/2011) Jos Thoné Auction - a small impression of a big auction

We made a compilation of the auctionday of Jos Thoné, december 18, 2010 in Thorn (NL).

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(18/12/2010) Jos Thoné auction ends with average of 9878,95 EUR!

The Jos Thoné auction has just ended with fantastic results. In spite of the snow in Belgium, Holland and Germany pigeon fanciers from all over were prepared to face the awful weather and drive all the way to Thorn to participate in the Jos Thoné auction.

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(16/12/2010) The pigeon world held in the spell of the ‘Thoné mania’ for one more week! - Dec 2010

Everywhere you go at the moment, everyone is talking about next Saturday, the 18th of December… because that’s when it’s going to take place… the auction of the country’s ‘nr 1’ All Round Champion…

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(03/11/2010) SCOOP PIPA going for better, better, and best… BELGIAN SCOOP FOR AN AUCTION

These days there is some smoke coming out of the chimney in Knesselare… And that is partly due to the temperature which has suddenly dropped towards freezing point… one has to retrieve one’s thick jumpers and thick socks out of the cupboard.

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(16/10/2010) The Thoné pigeons also performed brilliantly in the lofts of Marc De Cock!

As a result of the auction of Jos Thoné on the 18th of December 2010, the references from fanciers who have been successful with the noble Thoné pigeons have stormed in.

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(01/10/2010) Jos Thoné - As (BE) …just pronounced 1° General Champion ‘Limburg’s Long Distance marathon’, has now beat Chinese fanciers on their own ground!

Our ‘ambassador’ for the Belgian pigeon sport, Jos Thoné… has once again had a very strong 2010 sport season in his own lofts. That has been widely exposed in the media over the last few weeks.

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(02/09/2010) Jos Thone - As (BE) - The greatest ‘All Round’ champion of Belgium… just keeps winning -2010

There can be no doubt that Jos Thoné acquired his place between the greatest of our sport a long time ago… and is nothing new.

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(09/08/2010) A video about the PiPa Company & the Jos Thoné Auction (by Fearless Films)

A video about PiPa and about the public auction (minus youngsters) from Jos Thoné, 18th of December 2010 in Thorn, The Netherlands. Made by Fearless Films, an Australian Movie Company.

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(10/07/2010) Jos Thoné - Niel bij As (BE) … experienced new ‘top weekend’, with 1° Prov Moulins… 8° Intnat. Soustons… and 33° Nat. Barcelona!

When we tell you that Jos Thoné is not shy of this or that ‘stunt’, i twill not be anything new to you. Well.. last weekend the Thoné pigeons once again held the ‘sledge hammer’ high… ‘food’ enough to get a more in-depth discussion …

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(23/07/2009) Jos Thone - Niel-bij-As now also wins Semi-National Vierzon. And has the fastest pigeon of the entire convoy! UPDATE!

During the weekend of 18 July the semi-national classic from Vierzon was on the programme for the East Cantons of our country. Despite the ominous weather forecast for the weekend, everything came right in the end ...

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(20/07/2009) Jos Thone - As (BE) 1st prov. Pau 2009 old birds. 1st prov. Orleans youngsters, Car winner.

The neighbours are slowly getting used to the fact that Jos is in the public interest. Some time ago the street was closed off by security people because there was a high profile visitor from abroad and that was front-page news in Limburg.

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(10/05/2009) Chinese vice-president Wang Qishan visits Jos Thoné - “It was just like in the films...”

It is now obvious : The pigeon is the most important export product of Belgium !

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(16/03/2009) Thoné Jos Niel As

The 'self-made story' of a 'self-made man'!
'Wonderboy' Jos THONE from Niel close to As -
Once again unstoppable in 2008, which resulted in titles such as
1° General Champion 'Belgische Verstandhouding' 2008
1° Champion Long Distance 'Belgische Verstandhouding' 2008
3° National Champion KBDB 2008 Long Distance
7° Nat. Champion KBDB 2008 yearlings
1° Champion ...

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(01/11/2008) Jewels of the Sky 2008 - Thoné Jos

Jewels of the Sky is considered by pigeon fanciers worldwide as the most exclusive pigeon auction in the world! This year all the participants of Jewels of the Sky had the chance to have a film made from a professional film-maker. This is the English version of the movie of Jos Thoné.