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Rik Hermans and Kleine Jan….

Today was the La Souterraine National in Belgium. The birds were liberated into a north east wind which means its on the head for most fanciers especially in the Antwerp Union which are the longest fliers. It also meant the birds had to work hard every meter of the way home and this was reflected in the winners velocities of well below 1200 meters per minute. Rik Hermans was not working so hard today as he was watching the Belgian Grand Prix in Spa however he had put the work into the preparation of the team for this race and [...]

2021-08-28T19:03:59+01:00August 28th, 2021|News, The Duif Chronicles|0 Comments

WIM DE TROY ~1st National Argenton 9,847 Old Birds

‘The Duif Chronicles Online’[email protected] WIM DE TROY ~1st National Argenton 9,847 Old Birds Berlaar – We saw a nice piece of wing work in Berlaar! Father Wim and son Steven De Troy recorded the second national victory of this season on their list of results. Earlier in their careers, they already won 1st Nat. La Souterraine 2016, 1st Nat. Montlucon 2019, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Nat. Argenton 2020, 1st Nat. Limoges 2021 and now 1st Nat. Argenton 2021. With a pigeon timed at 14.52.00 h for a distance of 547,512 km and at a speed of 1238,71 mpm they won 1st [...]

2021-08-22T16:09:42+01:00August 22nd, 2021|News, The Duif Chronicles|0 Comments

Danny Van Dyck ~ 1st Provincial, 2nd National Chateauroux 7,674 Yearlings

‘The Duif Chronicles Online’...at www.syndicatelofts.com Danny Van Dyck ~ 1st Provincial, 2nd National Chateauroux 7,674 Yearlings Pulle – The Kanon, Kogeltje and Den 11 are world famous pigeons. Their breeder Danny (Van Dyck) achieved world fame as a 1st, 4th and 5th Nat. Ace pigeon small middle distance youngsters, and their descendants are responsible for worldwide success. In recent years Danny has taken the necessary steps to race further distances, however, the best pigeons undoubtedly remained at the small middle distance. In 2021 however Danny changed the target permanently: "I think these flights are more fun, there is more tension and [...]

2021-08-11T17:05:02+01:00August 11th, 2021|News, The Duif Chronicles|0 Comments

Jo & Florian Hendriks … 1-3-5 Sector 4 Chateauroux 1274 birds…

'The Duif Chronicles' online at www.syndicatelofts.com Jo & Florian Hendriks ...  1-3-5 Sector 4 Chateauroux 1274 birds. Nijswiller – It was not without its problems for the national Sector 1 to be able to fly this National One Day long distance race. Initially, La Souterraine was on the program, which had to be postponed on Saturday. On Sunday morning there was still no liberation so the decision was made to move the convoy to Chateauroux. The race got underway with at 9.15 am sector 1B (East Brabant and Limburg) with a weak northeast wind and further along the flight line [...]

2021-08-01T14:17:15+01:00August 1st, 2021|News, The Duif Chronicles|0 Comments

DE SMEYTER-RESTIAEN – 1st Nat. St. Vincent 3080 old birds…

‘The Duif Chronicles Online’...at www.syndicatelofts.com DE SMEYTER-RESTIAEN – 1st Nat. St. Vincent 3080 old birds Melden is a village in the southwest of East Flanders and part of the city of Oudenaarde. The village is best known for the Koppenberg. When you talk about the long distance, Melden is mentioned in the same breath with the name Joost De Smeyter or the partnership De Smeyter-Restiaen. Last weekend a pigeon of theis partnership won the 1st National Saint-Vincent at 21.56.48 h (17/07) for a distance of 876.266 km and at 999.39 m against 3,080 pigeons. It was the first of the [...]

2021-07-22T11:47:33+01:00July 22nd, 2021|News, The Duif Chronicles|0 Comments
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