Yesterday was our first race of the 2024 season and we are very pleased to win 1st,2nd,3rd,6th,24th,71st,81st,88th Combine Bierges 117km against 3418 birds with 27 prizes out of our 24 entries.

We are amazed at the strength of the progeny of ROCKET Dutch National Ace winner one of the best breeders in Dutch Pigeon Sport history still at the very top and scoring well after over 25 years with his bloodline in our first four arrivals yesterday.

‘Rocket’ bred and raced by Rinus Van Gastel and owned by Ganus Family Lofts…As a racer a Dutch National Ace winner and as a breeder his bloodline is totally World Class!

 

Our first bird was NL23-9386721 winning 1st Combine Bierges 3418 birds and a previous winner of 1st club 396 birds, 6th Combine 2842 birds , 47th Provincial 13,651 birds Pont St Maxence and 4th Combine Bierges against 3230 birds as a youngster.

He is the same way bred as NL23-2310415 winner of 2nd Club 325 birds, 5th Combine 2132 birds, 58th Combine from Morlincourt.

They are bred from SKY a son of SPECIAL ONE  coupled with GFL19-295 a daughter of SHERMAN a top breeding son of  ROCKET and MONA LISA coupled with ANYA a daughter of WOLVERINE x ABAGAIL the famous breeding pair.

NL23-9386721 1st Combine Bierges 3418 birds and a previous winner of 1st club 396 birds, 6th Combine 2842 birds , 47th Provincial 13,651 birds Pont St Maxence and 4th Combine Bierges against 3230 birds as a youngster.

 

Second bird was NL23-2310426 winning 2nd Combine Bierges 3418 birds was scoring for the first time.

 

NL23-2310426 winner of 2nd Combine Bierges 3418 birds.

 

 

Our third bird was NL23-2310430 a previous combine winner of our first young bird race last season against 3230 birds also from Bierges. She is bred from two very good racers of the last few years.

Sire is NL20-2009611 WONDER BOY  the nest brother to the sire of our first Melun pigeon being both bred from our top breeder Special One. NL20-2009611 is a super racing cock, also winning  from Niergnies last season winning 1st club 414 birds,6th Combine 3789 birds and 6th Provincial 17,929 birds. Also last season winning 1st Bierges against 408 birds and was our third bird from Quievrain 7th club against 486 birds. He is a previous winner of many prizes as a young bird and yearling including 1st club, 2nd Combine and 14th NPO against 10,003 birds from Sens…

He is a son of the super cock Special One bred by Jan Hooymans direct from Harry one of the very best breeding son from him being responsible for more than 20 x 1st prize winners just for our own team and many big winners into the third generation for many fanciers.

His dam is also very special indeed being a gift bird from the fantastic de Hoogh family from Oosterhout with a golden bloodline full of the very best classic winning DNA of the pigeon sport…via Mister Surhuizum and Diamonds Girl of Peter Veenstra…De Kennes Duivin of Harry Kennes…De Lichte Bourges of Dirk van Dyck…and the 666 of Henk Mellis.

NL2023-2310430 winner of 3rd Combine Bierges 3418 birds and a previous winner of 1st Combine Bierges 3230 birds.

 

Fourth bird is NL23-9386729 winning 6th Combine against 3418 birds was scoring for the first time.

NL23-9386729 winner of 6th Combine Bierges 3418 birds.