Basketing Release Race Number of pigeons Category
26 Jun
04 Jul 07:00
Agen (Int.) | 2017 Bordeaux-Télévie 4.486
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BDS TEAM/BLANCKE - RUISELEDE

1st NATIONAL AGEN OLD BIRDS - FASTEST OF 9,890 BIRDS

The national winner from Agen with the old birds isn’t a stranger, I must say, aren’t strangers. Who doesn’t know the B.D.S./Blancke team? This team exist out of 3 people, Piet Blancke, Bart Declerck and Dirk Speybroeck. Each one races separately (each one his own discipline) and they all do it marvellous. The national victory out of Agen was raced from the Piet Blancke loft in Ruiselede. Piet has been known for years now as a well-appreciated vet. Especially in the field of pigeon sport he made both national as international furore. But having the knowledge is one thing, practising it is another. Piet raced for years together with Rik Cools. And how, the competition even speaks about it nowadays. Rik and Piet over classed more than once the entire platoons. In 2014, Piet took a new start, but due to his very busy profession he placed his focus on the extreme long distance. The quality of the pigeon is primary here. Off course Piet had a plan in mind, and that was being able to stand out within the long distance competition. But that he would be on the international page this quickly wasn’t something he dared to dream off.

“Joëlla” is the name!

The “Agen”-winner (3109330/15) is one of the (strong) female sexe! There is a nice (pigeon) story with this beautiful athlete. She is a late youngster 2015 but at a young age she decided to leave the lofts in Ruiselede to try her luck somewhere else. But the grass isn’t any greener on the other side so she came home again in November, just in time to get a spot on the loft list. In 2016 she was being trained together with the summer youngsters of that year. It wasn’t much of training, just a few short distance races to get a bit of experience. She went through the preparation flights without any problem. And on Agen, she decided her time was come! As possessed she hurried home. Only a few minutes before half past six, she showed with a lot of bravery, she got home. After a small hesitation, a cock that stayed home blocked the entrance, she got in at 18:25:40. Piet and his friends won’t forget this moment easily. As ‘Joëlla’ was to be the earned winner a few hours later in the category of the old birds. From the start in Agen to Ruiselede (787,942km), she got an average speed of 1,149.1624 m/m. Good enough to be the 1st National against 4,408 old birds. She also was the fastest Belgian pigeon against 9,818 pigeons (old and year birds together) and the 1st International hen. And one who is wondering where the name ‘Joëlla’ comes from, the winner is named after ‘Joël’ , the faithful helper of Piet.

A pedigree to admire

In the pedigree of Joëlla” you can find, somehow surprising for a winner of an international race, on fathers’ side the best breeding lines for the middle distance and longer middle distance. You can find the world famous ‘Kaasboer’ from Jozef Govaerts/ Gaston Van De Wouwer. Also through her grandfather she has the noble genes of the Gaby Vandenabeele-pigeons, strain of the ‘Bliksem’ and ‘Wittenbuik’. The mother is a special one. She is a pure inbred product. She comes out of the ‘Rainman’, who won himself 1st National St. Vincent in Holland, coupled against his own mother (‘Blue Angel’). The strange thing about this story is that ‘Rainmain’ was bred by Piet and moved to the lofts of Martin De Poorter in Sluis. He became an amazing racing cock as he won 1st National St-Vincent 3,161b. and 3rd International against 13,085 pigeons in 2012. Two weeks before this performance he won already the 76th National Bordeaux against 4,228b. “Rainman” himself is a 100% Rudi De Saer-pigeon and everybody knows that this top racer got the best he got at Gaby Vandenabeele. The head racing is in “Joëlla”’s blood so to say!  

From widowhood onto nestposition

Before the racing season, Piet had made a schedule. The racing pigeons went on widowhood for the preparing races. Then he started to couple them so they would be on the day of basketing (of a long distance race) in the nest with small youngsters. Both the cocks as the hens go along in this position. This is also what happened for the Agen-racing team. They raced after a few short distance races and a middle distance race both Vierzon as Bourges and could stay together after this last race. Once they have a nest, the cocks train very early in the morning. The hens come out in the afternoon, so you won’t have to take one from his nest and they train more easy. They didn’t drive their pigeons, but they did bring their pigeons on the day of basketing away for 12km. As a vet, Piet knows how important the medical aspect is. The racing team got a treatment against trichomoniases as against head diseases. But Piet advocates the importance of a good and healthy intestinal flora.  

It might have been a surprise that the B.D.S/ Blancke-team won a national (and even an international) victory on the extreme long distance race. But with this kind of enthusiasm, huge knowledge and a golden breeding strain, my opinion is that we as pigeon news reporters, have to go more than once to the Tieltstraat in Ruiselede! Congratulations from the entire Herbots – team and enjoy this beautiful victory. 

"JOELLA"  B15-3109330: 1st NATIONAL AGEN OLD BIRDS - FASTEST OF 9,890 BIRDS

 

Kris Steeman

Number of pigeons

4.486

LES AMIS DE BORDEAUX - TULLE -TELEVIE
AGEN  30-6-17    
LOCAL - LOKAAL Oude-Vieux Jaar-1an Tota(a)l  
KAPELLE O/D BOS 43 85 128  
ANDERLECHT 49 90 139  
BEERSEL 31 25 56  
GOOIK  58 125 183  
HERENT 98 95 193  
TESTELT 42 87 129  
TIENEN 96 94 190  
Vlaams-Brabant 417 601 1018  
         
         
         
LOCAL - LOKAAL Oude-Vieux Jaar-1an Tota(a)l  
MONT ST.GUIBERT 21 8 29  
NIVELLES 11 74 85  
WAVRE 17 14 31  
RAMILLIES 80 79 159  
Brabant Wallon 129 175 304  
         
         
         
LOCAL - LOKAAL Oude-Vieux Jaar-1an Tota(a)l  
BEERSE 29 20 49  
BEVEL 32 45 77  
HERENTALS 68 117 185  
HOUTVENNE 22 63 85  
MECHELEN 29 58 87  
MOL 74 58 132  
OUD-TURNHOUT 32 84 116  
RETIE 39 25 64  
SCHILDE 32 63 95  
SINT-JOB-IN-'T GOOR 138 188 326  
STABROEK 48 44 92  
WIJNEGEM 51 61 112  
Antwerpen 594 826 1420  
         
         
         
         
LOCAL - LOKAAL Oude-Vieux Jaar-1an Tota(a)l  
VLAMERTINGE 203 281 484  
AVELGEM 48 36 84  
GISTEL 92 106 198  
KORTRIJK 107 159 266  
ROESELARE 39 54 93  
WINGENE 93 156 249  
STEENBRUGGE 77 111 188  
WAREGEM 62 70 132  
KORTEMARK 170 256 426  
West-Vlaanderen 891 1229 2120  
         
         
LOCAL - LOKAAL Oude-Vieux Jaar-1an Tota(a)l  
AALST 97 113 210  
BAASRODE 49 67 116  
EEKLO 148 125 273  
GENT 119 172 291  
LOKEREN 86 59 145  
VIANE-MOERBEKE 118 162 280  
NINOVE 87 142 229  
RONSE 68 97 165  
SINT-GILLIS-WAAS 150 117 267  
ZOTTEGEM 96 77 173  
Oost-Vlaanderen 1018 1131 2149  
         
SINT-LAMBRECHTS-HERK 116 68 184  
MAASEIK 98 195 293  
ST.TRUIDEN 47 86 133  
TONGEREN 143 100 243  
ZONHOVEN 71 118 189  
LANAKEN 64 94 158  
Limburg 539 661 1200  
         
         
LOCAL - LOKAAL Oude-Vieux Jaar-1an Tota(a)l  
ARLON 18 26 44  
Luxembourg 18 26 44  
         
         
         
LOCAL - LOKAAL Oude-Vieux Jaar-1an Tota(a)l  
ESTINNES-AU-VAL 24 17 41  
FROIDCHAPELLE 49 32 81  
GIVRY 32 58 90  
LESSINES 82 107 189  
LEUZE-EN-HAINAUT 91 147 238  
MARBAIX-LA-TOUR 7 3 10  
PONT-A-CELLES 118 48 166  
SOIGNIES 39 46 85  
TOURNAI 150 68 218  
Hainaut 592 526 1118  
         
         
LOCAL - LOKAAL Oude-Vieux JAARD-1AN JAARD-1AN  
COUVIN 42 29 71  
FALISOLLE 18 7 25  
FORVILLE 27 15 42  
GOCHENEE 20 15 35  
Namur 107 66 173  
         
         
LOCAL - LOKAAL Oude-Vieux Jaar-1an Tota(a)l  
HERVE 91 61 152  
VISE 42 69 111  
HANEFFE 24 15 39  
LENS ST.REMY 18 10 28  
LIEGE 6 8 14  
LIEGE 181 163 344  
         
  Oude-Vieux Jaar-1an Tota(a)l  
BELGIQUE-BELGIE 4486 5404 9890  
NEDERLAND-PAYS BAS     12200  
DUITSLAND-ALLEMAGNE     2168  
ANGLETERRE-ENGELAND     1.070  
INTERNATIONA(A)L 4486 5.404 25328  
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
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 2767 3.524 6291  
2014 INTERNATIONA(A)L 4524 6.042 10566  
         
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  
         

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