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(17/01/2020) Patrick & Dimitri Houffllijn (Wortegem-Petegem, BE) - genuine long distance fanciers

The name of Houfflijn will always be associated with superstar Geronimo. The Geronimo dynasty has turned the Houfflijn family into an internationally renowned name, with major successes in the long distance and extreme long distance. And the success story continued in 2019.

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(16/01/2020) Bert Vanden Berghe (Wortegem-Petegem, BE): a household name on the long distance thanks to top pedigrees

Long distance fancier Bert Vanden Berghe has had another very successful pigeon racing season, with most notably a title of 3rd best pigeon from Agen 2018-2019 in the PIPA Ranking, as well as a title of 5th Prov. Ace Pigeon middle distance KBDB East Flanders 2019.

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(16/01/2020) Kevin Saudoyez (Tertre, BE) sets up a new challenge for the coming years

With 3 national victories booked in only 3 years of time, Kevin Saudoyez showed the world he was one of the new leading names from the Belgian national scene. At only 31 years, he decided to face a new challenge.

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(15/01/2020) Martin de Poorter (Sluis, NL) is one of the leading lofts in The Netherlands in international pigeon racing

The in-house pigeon family that Martin developed over the years is mainly based around three stock breeders: Rainman, Levi and New Rainman. These were then crossbred to some of the best marathon bloodlines he could find in The Netherlands and Belgium, and this led to the creation of a breed that competes with the best of the best in international marathon races.

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(14/01/2020) Jan Dams (Geel, BE): a successful transition to longer distance racing after many successes in the longer middle distance

Fanciers from around the region, and his colleagues from the Molse Fondvrienden club in particular, will all agree that Ludo Dams (69) from the St. Corneliusstraat in Larum (Geel, BE) has always been a top class player.

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(14/01/2020) Martin Dhooge (Ursel-Aalter, BE), the ‘Silent King’ in the extreme long distance

Martin Dhooge was close to an international breakthrough in 2016, as 2nd National Champion extreme long distance KBDB. And he saw a lifelong dream come true in 2019, claiming a 1st National Pau with Silent King, his favourite pigeon.

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(08/01/2020) Erik Limbourg (Brussegem, BE): breeding loft with talent in abundance leads to excellent results

The year 2019 goes down in history as another great season for Erik Limbourg. He had two pigeons in the Poznan Olympiad with Barcelona Tripple 5 and Kleine Olympiade, and he went on to win several provincial and national championship titles over the course of the season as well.

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(04/01/2020) Michel Dubois (Maisnil-Dohem, FR) at the top of his game in 2019!

An international victory, two national victories, 13x top 50 international and 19x top 100 international: this is the astonishing balance of Michel Dubois in 2019. This french fancier dominated brilliantly the international races of Western Europe.

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(04/01/2020) The combination Depasse-Lardenoye (Wagnelée, BE) always rising up in its hunting ground: the marathon races

For the Depasse-Lardenoye combination, performing on Barcelona and Perpignan is the main target each season. This prestigious team is one of the most efficient from Europe on these two races considered as the most demanding on the international calendar.

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(03/01/2020) Sakis Minovgioudis (Alblasserdam, NL) shows his qualities with his inbred Ludo Claessens pigeon breed, both at home and in OLR's across the globe

Sakis has had another highly successful season in his home loft, thanks to such stars as Super 10. And he was able to produce great results across the globe as well, mainly in one loft races.

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(03/01/2020) Haesen Ludo & Kurt (Zoutleeuw,BE): “It requires craftsmanship and passion to excel in Barcelona"

The Ludo & Kurt Haesen combination will continue to race from their loft in Zoutleeuw in 2020 and 2021. Their loft will be closed down in 2022, as they are planning a fresh start in Sint-Truiden, racing as Haesen Jense. That's right, a fourth generation of pigeon fanciers is ready to take over.

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(03/01/2020) Alfons Klaas (Rietberg, DE): the world's most successful fancier in One Loft Races

Whichever way you look at it, Alfons Klaas (or the Alfons & Helmut Klaas racing loft until 2017) is impossible to ignore. He is incredibly strong across the globe, and he is truly outstanding in one loft races. It raises the question of how this pigeon family become such a powerful breed, capable of excelling in the most demanding races.

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(03/01/2020) Patrick Lenaerts (Rummen): 1st National Ace Pigeon KBDB shorter middle distance with Queen of Prime

Patrick Lenaerts gained prominence as a pigeon fancier for the first time in 2017, when he won a 1st National Tulle of 8020 pigeons. And he continued to win great results in the wake of his national victory; the next highlight in Patrick's career was a coveted title of 1st National Ace Pigeon KBDB shorter middle distance 2019 with top class hen Queen of Prime.

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(02/01/2020) Guillaume Decendre (Châtelet, BE) booked a top performance with Daymond, the quickest of the 45.139 pigeons from Châteauroux I !

The 08th of june will stay forever marked in the memory of Guillaume Decendre. That day, he won the 1st national Châteauroux against 20.522 old pigeons with the highest speed from 45.139 basketted.

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(02/01/2020) Pieter Veenstra & Sons (Drachtstercompagnie, NL) discovers new bloodline with unlimited possibilities thanks to Return Flojo

Pieter Veenstra got in the spotlight in the 2017/2018 edition of the SAMDPR with Return Flojo. And this proved just the starting point of a new era for the Veenstra Pigeons. The achievements in 2019 of the young birds that were bred from Return Flojo's brothers speak for themselves.

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(28/12/2019) Van Ouwerkerk-Dekkers (Brasschaat, BE): Belgium's best pigeon in Barcelona across 2 & 3 seasons, and 4 provincial wins in 2019

The 2019 long distance season of Van Ouwerkerk-Dekkers from Brasschaat has been quite a success indeed. The provincial victories from Agen (olds and yearlings), St. Vincent and Perpignan gained further prominence with the incredible performance of Poco Barcelona.

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(27/12/2019) André Allemeersch (Pottes, BE), unstoppable in 2019!

It seems that the age of wisdom allowed André Allemeersch to achieve the best season of his career. With a first national victory and 2 silver medals in the national championships of the KBDB, the balance of 2019 will remain unforgettable.

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(26/12/2019) Team BDS (BE) has had a tremendous 2019 season

And that is an understatement. They claimed a national first prize from Narbonne and an impressive 24 national top 100 placings, including four top tens. They also won numerous victories and other top results both at club level and national level. This team is on top of their game!

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(26/12/2019) Peter Janssen (Kleve, DE), you won't believe it until you see it

This has been a brilliant season for Peter Janssen. He outperformed his opponents in several races, claiming provincial first prizes and even a national victory in Sector 3, which we discussed in an earlier report.

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(24/12/2019) Wout Spierings (Waalwijk, NL) has a phenomenon among his ranks again in 2019

Wout has done it again. His phenomenal newcomer New Prince, with ring number NL18-3816237, has surprised his opponents in Province 2 quite a few times this season. This of course in the one day long distance, Wout's favourite competition.

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(23/12/2019) Jos Martens (Stein, NL) is 1st Loft Champion 2019 extreme long distance Prov. Limburg, which underlines his status as one of Holland's leading long distance fanciers

Jos Martens claimed as many as three international victories in Tarbes, Marseille and Perpignan. Many of his best results in recent years were won with pigeons that are related to the phenomenal Der Sjef.

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(20/12/2019) Tom & Marnik Van Gaver (Moortsele, BE) continue their winning streak with descendants of Finn and Ricky (VIDEO)

Marnik and his son Tom Van Gaver have been running one of the best performing pigeon lofts in Belgium in recent years. And two bloodlines have played an increasingly important role: Finn and Ricky.

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(20/12/2019) Kas and Karel Meijers (Ootmarsum, NL) have another fabulous season in 2019

For two years, Olympic Nicole was pretty much racing in a league of her own. Her racing career has now come to a close, and you can tell from her youngsters, which have won top placings against thousands of pigeons, that she has become quite a gifted breeding hen as well.

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(19/12/2019) Maarten Huijsmans (Hoogerheide, NL) wins title of '1st National Champion middle distance', which reaffirms his status in this discipline (VIDEO)

Maarten Huijsmans claims another title of 1st National Champion middle distance The Netherlands in 2019. This means he has now won four consecutive top three placings in this competition, which is an unprecedented achievement in this discipline.

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(19/12/2019) Pitbull Dynasty of Rudy Van Reeth (Herenthout, BE) has done tremendously well both at home and abroad

It was thanks to Pitbull and his fantastic descendants that Rudy Van Reeth developed into an internationally renowned fancier. And numerous other lofts at home and abroad have been highly successful with the help of Pitbull's descendants. And this bloodline is also very well suited for crossbreeding, as you can tell from the many references.