Basketing Release Race Number of pigeons Category
26 Jun 09:29
29 Jun 08:00
Agen | 2018 11444
Yearling

VANDEMEULEBROECKE CARLOS & XAVIER - SAINT LEGER

1st INTERNATIONAL AGEN 11,444 YEARBIRDS

Distance: 777km
Velocity: 961,10 m/m

1-Carlos & Xavier Vandemeulebroecke-a

How do you react when you realize that your pigeon is the best out of the 11,444 year birds on the extremely tough international race out of Agen ?

Well, happy, satisfied with the result, but humble and simple…as they are at the Vandemeulebroecke family in Saint-Leger, a community within Estampuis. They don’t talk big, enjoy their hobby in full, put in 100% effort for a good result, are possessed with the pigeon game, but always stay friendly and the simplicity themselves. Carlos (55 years old) and Xavier (30 years old) are a well-oiled team.

They’ve been really close a few times before to concur a national victory with a.o. 2nd national Limoges, 2nd national Brive and 2nd national Narbonne.  Results that count and that already took care of a lot of satisfaction, but there’s nothing like winning a national race and even better an international victory.

On this extremely though and honest Agen it was their year bird ‘Saint-Emilion’ (what name is better for a pigeon that won an international victory out of the best wine region in France) that was the best in class out of the 11,444 year birds.

Saint Emilion (BE17-1031065) is the best out the entire platoon

It was the weekend of the red and pale pigeons on the national victories. The national winner old birds at Marc Denolf from Kortemark is a red one, the national winner old birds on Guéret is a red one…and ‘Saint-Emilion’, the international winner of Carlos & Xavier is also a red one. He is nervous in your hand, has very soft feathers, not too big and with a very strong wing. Sitting in his box he seems very at ease and quiet but when holding him in your hand you couldn’t imagine that he set already had a very hard race with big success as he was still that eager.

As a youngster he raced a prize on Chateauroux, Vierzon and Argenton national. He had more than enough experience to realize this kind of result as a year bird. This season he had prize on Chateauroux national but missed on Bourges national. Before basketing for Agen he got to see his hen and this is something where Carlos and Xavier dare to experiment on the duration of them staying together.

At 21h29 in the evening, after a distance of 777km with a speed of 961.10 m/m, he called in early. The first pigeons with the highest speed were to be found in the Northern part of France and taking the headwind into account it would have been surprising if there was some one else in the after flight to do even better.

Saint Leger, a quiet village on the border of West-Flanders and Henegouwen and at the border with France, was the place to be for an international victory with the year birds.

It was shivering and shaking for a while to wait for the after flight pigeons and the neutralised once, but after a few hours of suspense it became clear that no one could take away this beautiful victory anymore.

His in heritage is from noble blood. The known former top long distance racer Henry Vanneste from Feluy is uncle of the Vandemeulebroecke family. Their base has been formed for a big part with this iron strong strain. Accomplished with a few other pigeons from other top lofts, Carlos & Xavier have a team of pigeons that can be found on a regular base within the national top from 500 to 1,000km.

Father of the ‘Saint Emilion’ is a grandson of the ‘Supercrack’ from Henri Vanneste and the mother is a crossing from the strong strain Casaert x Vanneste.  Mother is also the nest sister of the 2nd national Narbonne. The head results are clearly fixed in strong within his genes.

The widow cocks team (70 old and year birds) train twice a day as from the moment the weather is warm enough. Also here Carlos dares to change the schedule according to the circumstances. When it is too cold, they stay inside. The trainings are free and are being used to measure the shape of the pigeons. The youngsters ( a team of about 100 young pigeons) are being trained well and the cocks need to race, if achievable, a few national races to get the necessary experience.

The food is rather light but is being increased towards the basketing. They are being fed freely on the ground but the extras with corn are being fed supplementary.

Strong pigeons, a strong strain, nice results.

Now, who can show a report with 3x 2nd national and now a 1st international, next to several other head prizes? Few get results of this kind of level. In Saint-Leger they have really good pigeons that can measure up with the best racing teams both national and international. This victory wasn’t one off on this loft, this season they managed to set already underneath results:

  • Brive (253b local) : 3-11-13-15-26-30-43-47-66 (9/14)
  • Limoges (375b local) : 1-4-8-10-11-12-13-14-19-24-34-39-55-74-96-102 (16/20)
  • Cahors (168b local) : 4-7-15-17-18-22-30 (7/14)

And the fairy that takes care of the shape of the pigeons is still around, this was made clear when they won on the Saturday after Agen also the 1st Montélimar old birds in their club.

Competition has been warned. We are convinced that Carlos & Xavier and their nice family will show themselves, when there’s real pigeon weather, within the top of the results in the upcoming races.

The international victory Agen year birds from ‘Saint-Emilion’ was everything but a coincidence, but a nice highlight of working for years on an iron strong pigeon team who, especially with real pigeon weather, are top internationally.  

Congratulations from the entire Herbotsteam !

B17-1031065: 1st INTERNATIONAL AGEN 11,444 YEARBIRDS

Dhaenens Geert

Number of pigeons

11444

LES AMIS DE BORDEAUX - TULLE -TELEVIE
AGEN  29-6-18    
LOCAL - LOKAAL Oude-Vieux Jaar-1an Tota(a)l  
KAPELLE O/D BOS 54 65 119  
ANDERLECHT 101 54 155  
BEERSEL 10 18 28  
GOOIK  104 44 148  
HERENT 75 51 126  
TESTELT 27 26 53  
TIENEN 74 84 158  
Vlaams-Brabant 445 342 787  
         
         
         
LOCAL - LOKAAL Oude-Vieux Jaar-1an Tota(a)l  
MONT ST.GUIBERT 14 0 14  
NIVELLES 16 12 28  
WAVRE 12 18 30  
RAMILLIES 43 22 65  
Brabant Wallon 85 52 137  
         
         
         
LOCAL - LOKAAL Oude-Vieux Jaar-1an Tota(a)l  
BEERSE 44 10 54  
BEVEL 40 34 74  
HERENTALS 38 16 54  
HOUTVENNE 21 23 44  
MECHELEN 24 67 91  
MOL 54 21 75  
OUD-TURNHOUT 34 45 79  
RETIE 30 10 40  
SCHILDE 32 63 95  
SINT-JOB-IN-'T GOOR 136 112 248  
STABROEK 34 37 71  
WIJNEGEM 45 69 114  
Antwerpen 532 507 1039  
         
         
         
         
LOCAL - LOKAAL Oude-Vieux Jaar-1an Tota(a)l  
VLAMERTINGE 178 186 364  
AVELGEM 30 70 100  
GISTEL 188 202 390  
KORTRIJK 104 144 248  
REKKEM 81 77 158  
ROESELARE 55 77 132  
WINGENE 82 56 138  
STEENBRUGGE 180 74 254  
WAREGEM 60 41 101  
KORTEMARK 231 158 389  
West-Vlaanderen 1189 1085 2274  
         
         
LOCAL - LOKAAL Oude-Vieux Jaar-1an Tota(a)l  
AALST 105 87 192  
BAASRODE 45 103 148  
EEKLO 175 167 342  
GENT 85 97 182  
LOKEREN 76 96 172  
VIANE-MOERBEKE 113 61 174  
NINOVE 72 176 248  
RONSE 65 75 140  
SINT-GILLIS-WAAS 153 105 258  
ELST 110 60 170  
Oost-Vlaanderen 999 1027 2026  
         
SINT-LAMBRECHTS-HERK 81 57 138  
MAASEIK 87 127 214  
ST.TRUIDEN 37 28 65  
TONGEREN 174 119 293  
ZONHOVEN 98 35 133  
LANAKEN 41 56 97  
Limburg 518 422 940  
         
         
LOCAL - LOKAAL Oude-Vieux Jaar-1an Tota(a)l  
ARLON 21 18 39  
VIRTON 25 3 28  
Luxembourg 46 21 67  
         
         
         
LOCAL - LOKAAL Oude-Vieux Jaar-1an Tota(a)l  
ATH 62 58 120  
ESTINNES-AU-VAL 19 24 43  
FROIDCHAPELLE 56 43 99  
GIVRY 14 18 32  
LESSINES 77 55 132  
LEUZE-EN-HAINAUT 69 115 184  
MARBAIX-LA-TOUR 16 14 30  
MARCHE-L-ECAUSSINNES 4 11 15  
PONT-A-CELLES 29 17 46  
SOIGNIES 23 25 48  
TOURNAI 136 50 186  
Hainaut 505 430 935  
         
         
LOCAL - LOKAAL Oude-Vieux JAARD-1AN JAARD-1AN  
COUVIN 40 50 90  
FALISOLLE 43 40 83  
GOCHENEE 10 17 27  
Namur 93 107 200  
         
         
LOCAL - LOKAAL Oude-Vieux Jaar-1an Tota(a)l  
HERVE 51 58 109  
VISE 13 9 22  
HANEFFE 30 22 52  
LIEGE 35 19 54  
LIEGE 129 108 237  
         
  Oude-Vieux Jaar-1an Tota(a)l  
BELGIQUE-BELGIE 4541 4101 8642  
NEDERLAND-PAYS BAS     10530  
DUITSLAND-ALLEMAGNE     1355  
ANGLETERRE-ENGELAND     644  
FRANCE-FRANKRIJK 2039 1.640 3.679  
INTERNATIONA(A)L     24850  
         
         
2017 BELGIQUE-BELGIE 4405 5.335 9740  
2017 INTERNATIONA(A)L 12007 13.189 25196  
         
2016 BELGIQUE-BELGIE 3648 2.932 6580  
2016 INTERNATIONA(A)L 11826 9.043 20869  
         
2015 BELGIQUE-BELGIE 3524 2.767 6291  
2015 INTERNATIONA(A)L 6042 4.524 10566  
         
2014 BELGIQUE-BELGIE 3928 3180 7108  
2014 INTERNATIONA(A)L 11227 8.845 20072  
         
2013 BELGIQUE-BELGIE 5507 5.283 10790  
2013 INTERNATIONA(A)L 12942 10.579 23521  
         
2012 BELGIQUE-BELGIE 4971 5480 10451  
2012 INTERNATIONA(A)L 10724 10620 21344  
         
2011 BELGIQUE-BELGIE 4864 6217 11081  
2011 INTERNATIONA(A)L 10622 11444 22066