Martial Maindrelle (Bretteville-sur-Laize, FR) once again one of the strongest in 2018!

It's been several years that we are closely following up the colony of Martial Maindrelle and once again, we noticed that the current season is an astonishing success with loads of satisfactions.

15 provincial top 3 in 2018

When we take a look at the middle of the season, it is clear that the Maindrelle racing team was on the right track since the very beginning of the racing season. Then, the level has raised up step by step to reach a peak that is probably not finished. We have the feeling that we will see a repeat of the seasons 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, ... which saw this super loft from Normandy booking the victories one after another. We are now going to introduce you to the best racers from 2018.

- (FR14-28423)

2018:
28/04 21. Souzay  - 1,681 p.
06/05 1.  Cholet  - 2,421 p.
13/05 43. Pressac - 1,345 p.
21/05 13. Vivonne -   903 p.
03/06 7.  Ruffec  -   906 p.
17/06 12. Pressac -   801 p.
24/06 14. Saumur  - 1,452 p.
01/07 26. Souzay  -   867 p.
08/07 6.  Vivonne -   796 p.

Click here to check his pedigree.

- Nadir (FR15-000425)

1. Provincial Ace Middle Distance '17
2. Provincial Ace General '17
3. Provincial Ace General '16
3. Provincial Ace General '16
2. Saumur     -   525 p. '15
2. Saumur     - 1,452 p. '18
3. Roullet    -   452 p. '16
3. Limoges    - 1,575 p. '16
3. Vivonne    -   903 p. '18
6. Ruffec     -   936 p. '18
7. Cholet     - 1,448 p. '17
9. Pressac    -   801 p. '18
10. Roullet   - 1,170 p. '17
10. Souzay    - 1,720 p. '17
10. Pressac   - 1,345 p. '18
12. Bergerac  -   585 p. '17
12. Libourne  -   426 p. '16
14. Libourne  -   748 p. '16
15. Bergerac  - 1,023 p. '17
15. Ste-Maure - 1,380 p. '16
19. Vivonne   -   796 p. '18

Click here to check his pedigree.

- Galanta (FR16-170460)

1. Niort     -   790 p. '15
1. Vivonne   -   903 p. '18
3. Fontenay  -   685 p. '17
4. Vivonne   -   461 p. '14
7. Ste-Maure - 1,408 p. '15
8. Vivonne   -   497 p. '17
9. Ste-Maure - 1,380 p. '16
10. Ruffec   -   905 p. '17
10. Cholet   - 1,753 p. '16
15. Vivonne  -   800 p. '17
15. Vivonne  - 1,278 p. '16
17. Limoges  - 1,575 p. '16
18. Pressac  - 1,345 p. '18

Click here to check her pedigree.

References ailleurs

We all know that you can have a better idea about the quality of a stock if their performances are not only good at the home loft but also (and especially) in some others lofts. With regards to this, the Maindrelle pigeons are doing really well in several French lofts but also abroad!
This year, the most significative reference has been won in France by the young Tanguy Gervois. At the beginning of June, Tanguy won the 2nd Châteauroux NPDC against 7,223 yearlings thanks to Pixie (click here to check the pedigree of Pixie). The father of Pixie (who has been christened Martial) is the current stock breeder of his loft and is a direct  pigeon from the Maindrelle loft, being a direct son of the pair F16 x Grizzle 427. For those who don't know, F16 is a full brother of Olympic Cannonball, the flag bearer of the Maindrelle colony. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
By the way, this Martial cock is already father of 6 x 1st prize.

Abroad, it is no less than Nico Van Nordenne (The Netherlands) who also experimented with the benefits of the Maindrelle pigeons. The two men came into contact several years ago when Martial decided to introduce some pigeons from the Dutch champion into his stock. The got on well and they are now doing some joint breeding with their best bloodlines. That's how the French pigeons came into strength in the Netherlands.
At one of the last races from Quiévrain (21th of July), Nico Van Nordenne booked an astonishing result with his young bird team and the Maindrelle pigeons came under the spotlight. Indeed, his 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 9th & 10th clocked from this race were all bred from crossings out of the Maindrelle pigeons.

- 2nd clocked (bred from a son Cannonball x Olivia) -> 5/2,444 p. & 32/8,648 p.
- 3rd clocked (bred from a son Nico x sister Cannonball) -> 6/2,444 p. & 34/8,648 p.
- 4th clocked (bred from a daughter Nico) -> 28/2,444 p. & 83/8,648 p.
- 6th clocked (bred from a son Nico) -> 54/2,444 p. & 146/8,648 p.

New goals sets on the long distance

Martial Maindrelle is the kind of person who likes to sets himself new goals and he has a particular taste for the competition. That's the reason why he fixed himself some new goals in the long distance races for which he would like to enter his birds regularly starting from now on. We have to say that he won everything he could racing from 400-500 kilomtres, so Martial could now focus on the long distance races. He also has the opportunity to race his birds sooner or later in a race like Perpignan and we are curious to see the results he can get. Martial also likes to work with the best material possible. That's why he invested in a new loft especially reserved for these distances, so he doesn't have to mix his pigeons and avoid any disturbance of preparation. He also visited some famous Belgian lofts to buy pigeons to strengthen his basis. We can for example talk about Joost Restiaen-De Smeyter, Team Freddy De Jaeger or Ruben Lanckriet. It's not the worst material to start with. Martial will take the first lessons of this new experience in the close future and we hope to talk soon about some top performances booked at this discipline.

Congratulations Martial for all this years at the top of our sport and good luck for the rest of the season!

Best results from 2018

06/05 Cholet (229 km) - 2,421 old birds:
1, 2, 3, 11, 13, 16, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 33, 34, 35, 36, 41, 45, 50, 65, 78, 86, 
87, 89, 92, 93, 94, 95, 97, 98, 102, 120, 145, 147, 148, 165, 170, 183, 186, 217, ... (55/95)
13/05 Pressac (340 km) - 1,345 old birds:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 29, 32, 33, 35, 36, 37, 43,
 96, 99, ... (40/60)
20/05 Vivonne (303 km) - 903 old birds:
1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 17, 25, 26, 28, 31, 33, 35, 37, 38, 44, 45, 57, 59, 61, 70,
 74, 78, 79, .. (31/47)
20/05 Vivonne (303 km) - 889 yearlings:
1, 3, 4, 8, 9, 21, 26, 34, 36, 37, 38, 40, 41, 42, 73, 76, ... (20/44)
03/06 Ruffec (345 km) - 936 old birds:
3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 30, 32, 33, 35, 40, 47, 71, 72, 73, 74,
 85, 86, ... (33/70)
17/06 Pressac (340 km) - 801 old birds:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11,12, 13, 23, 28, 29, 30, 54, 55, 65, ... (27/31)
17/06 Pressac (340 km) - 782 yearlings:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 22, 26, 30, 38, 46, 48, ... (21/26) 
24/06 Saumur - 1,452 old birds:
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 45, 55, 56, 69,
 71, 72, 75, 77, 89, 103, 113, 117, ... (39/64)
01/07 Langon (507 km) - 1,126 old birds: 1, 15, 23, ... (6/15)
07/07 Vivonne (303 km) - 796 old birds:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,14, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38,
 39, 52, 53, 57, 58, 62, ... (42/55)
07/07 Vivonne (303 km) - 555 youngsters:
1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 25, 32, 51, 53, ... (18/26)
21/07 Vivonne (303 km) - 582 old birds:
2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 27, 28, 36, 37, 38, 47,.. (37/51)
21/07 Vivonne (303 km) - 292 youngsters:
1, 2, 10, 21, 22, ... 9/21