The Nico van Noordenne loft caused a sensation in 2010 with the title 1st Nat. champion middle distance NPO. Reason for a new challenge. “I wanted to see how my pigeons did in the extreme middle distance. In order to make the best start possible, I sought the advice of the specialists Bas Verkerk and Marcel Sangers. They guided me when necessary and I did well by it.” From Vierzon (28 May) the 2nd prize was won in the district against 1.559 pigeons (20/34), but Nico found he didn’t have enough early pigeons. “I’ve worked hard over the last two weeks and last week it went excellently … the result this week is naturally the icing on the cake for any pigeon fancier!!”
Nico sent 27 pigeons – wherefrom no less than 25 yearlings – to Tours (576 km) … before this the hens had been basketted every week but during the very tough Mantes la Jolie last week the cocks were allowed to rest. However … three hens in front, whereas during the last few races the cocks usually shone. The verdict on Tours resounded as follows:
Club 375 pigeons: 1st-3rd-5th-6th-9th-12nd-23rd-28th-31st-41st-55th (17/27) District 1.192 pigeons: 1st-3rd-5th-6th-12nd-17th-43rd-51st-60th (18/27) Prov. 5 East 5.663 pigeons: 1st-4th-7th-8th-70th (18/27) NPO 10.490 pigeons: 1st-5th-9th-10th-83rd (18/27)
The winner of the 1st NPO Tours answers to the name ‘Amazing Surprise’ and has ring number NL10-1700776 … at a young age already winner of 3rd Mantes la Jolie 3.121 pigeons (11st Prov. 5 against 31.758 pigeons) and now good for gold. Both father and mother of ‘Amazing Surprise’ are a combination of Van Noordenne x Bosua bloodlines. Father is ‘Blauwe Belofte’, self a top racer and now classy breeder! He comes out a brother of the famous ‘Kerkduifje’ (1st National Le Mans) from Bosua with double 1st prize winner ‘Silent Tears’. Mother is ‘Surprise’, self 1st Ace bird late races district and winner 1st Peronne 1.053 pigeons out a son of ‘Autokoppel’ Bosua x ‘Ohin’ (super daughter Van Noordenne stock couple ‘Kasai’ x ‘Kallisto’).
With this, ‘Amazing Surprise’ is (half)sister of a nice bunch of top racers :
'Endless Summer’ Peronne 1st- 669 pigeons Prov. Peronne 4th- 9.062 pigeons ‘Golden Girl 113’ Prov. Menen 1st-18.176 pigeons Pommeroeul 1st- 1.032 pigeons Prov. Pommeroeul 5th-12.579 pigeons Peronne 1st- 532 pigeons ‘Surprise 832’ Morlincourt 1st- 693 pigeons
The second Nico van Noordenne pigeon and winner of 5th NPO Tours is NL10-1700885 ‘Blue Butterfly’. Bred out ‘Witpen Chen’, self 1st Ace bird and winner 1st Strombeek 1.860 pigeons out a super Koopman cock via Marcel Sangers (‘Chanel 555’) x direct Peter van de Merwe hen (‘Petra’). Mother of ‘Blue Butterfly’ is ‘Kimiko’, self a gifted racer out ‘Kasai’ x daughter of ‘Torero’ and ‘Kallisto’.
His name has been said, ‘Torero’. The NL01-5151021 which crowned Nico van Noordenne with 1st Nat. Ace bird middle distance 2004 and which after a glorious career developed more and more into an absolute star breeder. Not surprising that his bloodlines give stature to the winner of the 5th NPO Tours …scarcely two minutes later toe yearlings, ‘Torero’s White Girl’ and ‘Torero’s White Boy’ demanded the 9th and 10th NPO Tours for themselves… both ‘rarities’ are direct children of ‘Torero’ coupled with a direct Ludo Claesens hen, ‘Witje 975’ (grandchild of super breeders ‘Blauwe van 84’ x ‘Sister 03’ and ‘Supercrack 69’ x ‘Golden White’.
It made the long list of magnificent ‘Torero’ descendants all the more impressive …his best children are:
‘Latino’ Strombeek 1st / 4.104 pigeons St.Quentin 1st / 2.504 pigeons Chantilly 1st / 2.310 pigeons prov. 12nd / 22.571 pigeons PS Maxence 1st / 814 pigeons Creil 4th / 3.490 pigeons Creil 4th / 2.456 pigeons Meer 4th / 923 pigeons Strombeek 6th / 1.111 pigeons Menen 8th / 2.576 pigeons prov. 37th / 26.370 pigeons Peronne 9th / 4.305 pigeons Creil 10th / 3.960 pigeons ‘Latina’ Peronne prov. 5th / 38.955 pigeons ‘Torres’ Co-winner 1. Nat. championship middle distance 2010 1st Ace bird o.b. district 2010 2nd Ace bird sprint 2010 3rd Ace bird middle distance club 2010 Pommeroeul 1st / 1.816 pigeons 2nd / 4.204 pigeons Peronne 1st / 1.013 pigeons 2nd / 3.815 pigeons Creil Prov. 2nd / 12.243 pigeons (after loft companion) Mantes la Jolie 3rd / 2.316 pigeons Chalons 4th / 1.340 pigeons prov. 26th / 14.331 pigeons Peronne 5th / 4.037 pigeons St.Quentin 5th / 1.965 pigeons St.Quentin 8th / 2.124 pigeons Menen prov. 14th / 18.176 pigeons Peronne prov. 46th / 38.775 pigeons ‘Alonso’ 1st Ace bird middle distance district 2007 2nd prov. Ace bird 2007 15th Nat. Ace bird middle distance 2007 Creil prov. 1st / 13.852 pigeons Peronne 6th / 1.266 pigeons prov. 11st / 12.164 pigeons Ablis 10th / 4.144 pigeons ‘Pedrosa’ 1st Ace bird middle distance 2008 2nd Ace bird sprint district 2009 20th Nat. Ace bird middle distance 2008 Strombeek 1st / 994 pigeons Chalons 5th / 2.557 pigeons Peronne 6th / 1.374 pigeons prov. 10th / 11.044 pigeons Ablis 6th / 635 pigeons Creil 8th / 3.490 pigeons Peronne 8th / 2.146 pigeons Strombeek 8th / 979 pigeons Epernay 9th / 3.432 pigeons Creil 10th / 2.272 pigeons ‘Kiko’ 2nd Ace bird middle distance 2008 Menen 1st / 2.576 pigeons prov. 3rd / 26.370 pigeons Creil 2nd / 2.272 pigeons prov. 11st / 24.600 pigeons Peronne 9th / 1.843 pigeons Strombeek 9th / 1.631 pigeons Meer 9th / 927 pigeons Pommeroeul 10th / 4.204 pigeons St.Quentin 10th / 1.965 pigeons ‘Torero’s White Girl’ NPO Tours 9th / 10.490 pigeons ‘Torero’s White Boy’ NPO Tours 10th / 10.490 pigeons
Twelve races, six times the first prize in the club (one of the largest in province 5) – then a season can definitely be labelled successful. On the 6th of June Nico experienced great pleasure during the very tough middle distance race from Mantes la Jolie (383 km). “My favourites ‘No Limit’ and ‘Torres’ won 1st and 3rd prize in the district against 2.316 pigeons. ‘No Limit’ had no less than a five minute lead on the rest of the district and provincially in East he even mangaed to win the 2nd prize against 12.101 pigeons … with a very unfavourable wind! From the entire province he had the 4th against 23.879 pigeons. It was the only pigoen in the top 10 on the east side; a really marvellous performance!”
A noteworthy duo, ‘No Limit’ and ‘Torres’, as last year they also came over the line together to win 1st and 2nd provincial Creil against 12.243 pigeons. ‘No Limit’ comes out ‘Chanel 555’ (Marcel Sangers, out son ‘Kleine Dirk’ x ‘Daughter Golden Lady’) paired with 'Chica', super sister of 'Torero'. His superb track record now reads:
1st prov. Creil 12.243 pigeons 1st Mantes la Jolie 2.316 pigeons (also 2nd against 12.101 pigeons) 1st Creil 1.014 pigeons (also 2nd against 2.271 pigeons) 1st Strombeek 963 pigeons (also 4th against 4.085 pigeons) 9th prov. Moeskroen 18.176 pigeons
‘Torres’ is a super son of ‘Torero’ x ‘Tante Muggie’ (Kees Bosua) … his honours list dsplays the following impressive figures.
1st Ace bird total o.b. district S-H East 2010 1st Pommeroeul 1.816 pigeons (also 2nd against 4.204 pigeons) 2nd prov. Creil 12.243 pigeons 3rd Mantes la Jolie 2.316 pigeons 4th Chalons 1.340 pigeons 5th Peronne 4.037 pigeons 5th St. Quentin 1.965 pigeons 8th St. Quentin 2.124 pigeons