With a somewhat later release due to heavy cloud cover over Belgium our pigeons went up at 09:45. The distance for us is approximately 408 km and we had entered 53 pigeons in the race.
The winds were variable over the race course and swung from South East to North West.
The arrival times of our first five pigeons:
The first racing pigeon to time in was "Vivian" who again stole the show as she has performed very well for the past three weeks.
"Vivian" is a pure Heremans-Ceusters and is a daughter out of "Jackpot" x "Artemis".
"Jackpot" is a son out of the well-known Heremans-Ceusters "Olympiade". "Artemis" is a daughter out of "Blauw Gertje" and is a sister to "Finette" who represented the Netherlands at the Olympiad in Dortmund.
The two weeks previous "Vivian" has already won:
"Vivian" won not only the 1st in CC Zutphen but her performance also earned her the 1st in Regio 2 against 3,605 pigeons and the 1st Teletext in District North against 8.663 pigeons.
The second pigeon was "Leanne" a 100% Heremans-Ceusters hen.
Her father is "Heracles" who is a grandson of the "Olympiade" and is grandfather of, the 1st NPO Peronne winner against 13,203 pigeons.
Her mother is "Hera" a daughter of the "Wonderaske" x "Olympiade".
The third pigeon home was "Lisa".
Her father was bred out of "Rossi "x "Spinneke "and her mother is out of incomparable "Flits" x "Brigitta" a sister to "Bartoli" who is a very valuable breeder at our breeding station.
"Lisa" went to the Euro Cup 2012 on behalf of the Netherlands as the Best Middle Distance racing pigeon.
"Lisa" showing her wing
The fourth pigeon was "Krista" a daughter of the "Vale Piet" who is a grandson of our super breeding pair "Chicago" x "Denver".
Her mother to "Krista" is the "Geschelpte 03" a daughter of Heremans-Ceusters "Olympiade".
The fifth pigeon is again another Heremans-Ceusters bred pigeon known as "Dochter Samson".
Her father "Samson" was bred out of the "Goochelaar" x "Moeder Euro" and the mother is "Dionne" a granddaughter of the "Olympiade".
The classifications are as follows:
New caretaker Rick, Evert Jan and Gerard Boesveld with the first 3 pigeons