Yesterday saw the race from Creil that concluded the eight race short distance program of the Combine Union de Baronie with 850 competing members.

Result:- 1st Ace Loft !! with 4th,7th,9th & 11th Ace pigeons against 5-6000 entires per race.

This was not an easy start to the season due to the holdovers.. losses..rain..headwinds in virtually every race.

So now its on to the middle and long National NPO races.

Yesterday saw the Creil race take place a distance of 330km to Nieuwendijk. After an 08.00 liberation into a brisk North East headwind a tough competitive contest took place.

Club 383 birds…2nd,6th,7th,10th

Altenna & Raamsdonksveer 1535 birds…2nd,15th,16th,21st

Union de Baronie 6429 birds…3rd,35th,37th,54th

Brabant 2000 ~ 27,056 birds…25th

First bird was the two year old hen NL10-3056738 a real class act winner of 14th National NPO Orleans old birds last year against 6796 birds and 2nd club,4th Combine Pommeroeul against 6401 birds and 1st Club Sens 304 birds, 31st Combine 4809 birds as a young bird. She is bred from our top breeder ‘Hannibal’ a son of Kannibaal of Dirk Van Dyke paired to the ‘Genie’ hen (Drum x Gerrie). The great thing about this hens future is not only has she won but her first two raced youngsters have also won.

Second bird was the two year old cock NL10-1818231 a previous prize winner as a youngster and also winner of 1st Sens last year by a clear 15 minutes scoring 18th National NPO against 15,311 birds. He is a son of ‘Matador’ (Drum x Agent Starling) x ‘Blauwe Helena’ bred by Maurice Hasendonckx of Antwerp and is inbred to his Kleine Blauwe winner of 1st As Duif Hafo Lier 1999.

Third bird was NL11-3033847 a winner last year of 44th Nat.N.P.O. 14,457 birds and is the same way bred as ‘Super 108’ the super racing cock from the original Ganus/ van Der Weijst bloodline.They are bred from the original Ganus/Van der Weijst bloodline…. ‘Joep’ winner of 2nd Nat.Tours 11866b,3rd Nat.Chantilly 13203b,10th Nat.Chateauroux 6000b,15th Nat.Orleans 11601b is his Grandsire.’Joep’ is a son of ‘Hercules’ of Van Loock himself a winner of 1st Ace Pigeon Long Distance in he Antwerp Union in 1995. ‘Hercules’ was paired to a daughter of ‘Golden Mattens’ x ‘Sissi’ of Ad Schaerlaeckens.

Fourth bird was NL09-1326327 another consistant bird that has scored many times in the last three seasons. He was also the winner of 8th National NPO Orleans against 19,455 birds as a young bird..he is bred from GFL-1325 ( Son Golden Mattens x Solid Gold ) x 07-1955785 daughter Wizard x GB 635 (Daughter Drum x Gerrie).