29/09/2021 - For many years the Western Flemish champion has been at the top of the national middle- and long-distance. His colony, combined with the best of Gaby Vandenabeele and good friend Chris Debacker has stood as a guarantee for a yearly spectacle. 2021 was no exception.
01/12/2020 - As tradition dictates, the stuntman from Ruiselede has been racing in a league of his own this season. Rik Cools has been among the big favourites in many races and championships, always and everywhere.
24/05/2020 - The following auctions came to a close on Sunday 24th of May: May Auction, Jos Thoné (BE), Sky Chen (CN), Rik Cools (BE), Gevaert-Lannoo (BE), Sangers Pigeons (BE), PIPA Breeding (BE), Exclusive Jelle Jellema collection & Mike Ganus (US).
22/05/2020 - Rik Cools is one of the leading names in the middle distance. In 2019 he wins for instance a title of 2nd National Ace Pigeon KBDB young birds, and he is also this season's 1st provincial champion middle distance.
01/01/2019 - Rik Cools has had some world class pigeons in his collection over the years. You can tell not only from the results of his own racing team but from the numerous references from fanciers that invested in pigeons from Ruiselede.
13/05/2018 - Even though 2017 was considered a transition year due to the construction of a new loft, the Cools pigeon family did very well last season, winning most notably a 1st Prov. Tours 1,076 yearlings, and a 2nd Prov. Tours 3,478 YBs. The descendants of the invaluable stock dam Marieke have played a major role in 2017.
01/02/2017 - Well suited for crossbreeding and almost guaranteed to deliver results, it would be an accurate description for the Rik Cools pigeon breed. This pigeon family has managed to win 9 national top 5 ace pigeon titles since 2013.
30/08/2016 - Rik Cools has had his share of second places this season: he had to settle for second in the provincial race from Tours on 15th of May, and exactly three months later he wins a silver medal in the Belgian Master in Nevele. He has won quite a number of second prizes in important races and a few first prizes at club level as well, and we would not be surprised to see him claim an important victory one day as well.
31/07/2009 - It was no surprise to anybody that grandmaster Rik Cools from Ruiselede achieved a provincial victory….because Cools has a great deal of good marchandise sitting in his racing and breeding lofts. A rich collection of Ace pigeons and provincial winners.