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Montélimar | 2018 4652
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GOOSSENS-DRUART    HYON

1st NATIONAL MONTELIMAR 4,652 OLD BIRDS

FASTEST OF 6,695b.

Velocity: 1167,81 m/m

Distance: 656km

 

Hyon: With Montélimar the 2nd Rhône Valley race was on the program. Seen the dominating Eastern wind  we expected the winner to be in the central part of the country and this was the case…the fastest Montélimar winner was clocked in the province Henegouwen, more specific in the town Hyon. The man-women tandem Ingrid Goossens and Jean-Pierre Druart live there. Their blue cock “Golden Palace” (B16-2207367) shined classful and made that his bosses could sign up for a 2nd national victory after their 1st national victory out of Irun in 2007.

THANKS TO HILAIRE AND NADIA

Before we could raise our first question, Jean-Pierre wanted to point out that his winner was an original Surinx-Pletsers pigeon. “I am so pleased with my national victory but also very pleased that I won this victory with a direct pigeon from Hilaire Surinx and Nadia Pletser. Hilaire and Nadia are more than friends and since 3 years we exchange youngsters to race with a lot of successes. They won already a.o. a 4th National Bourges with a direct pigeon from me and now I win the 1st National with a direct pigeon from them. But this isn’t the first results I’ve set here with the Surinx-Pletsers pigeons. This season they already won here the 72nd and 81st National Bourges against 20,284b. – the 55th National Valence against 7,682b. and the 173rd  Nat. Limoges against 15,789b….and all of this with original pedigrees from Surinx-Pletsers. Unbelievable that this is happening and we will celebrate this victory together very well without a doubt.

WIDOW COCKS

Ingrid and Jean-Pierre maintain a team of 50 widow cocks. Seen that Jean-Pierre works still full-time there isn’t any time left to race the hens. The main goal is to shine on the one day long distance and they have as a base for this pigeons from Eric Limbourg (Brussegem), Casaert Maurice (Néchin) and off course Surinx-Pletsers (Nieuwerkerken).

The widow cocks were being coupled mid of February and could breed maximum for 8 days. Afterwards everything was taken out and they were on widowhood. The 3rd week of April the 1st short distance race was being done and after 2x short distance, 1x small middle distance and 1x Orleans they headed direction Bourges National.
The widow cocks reside on 4 departments and as long as it is possible all the pigeons from 1 department are being raced on the same races. Along the racing season progresses this isn’t tenable anymore.
In a matter of feeding Jean-Pierre has the fullest confidence in the Columbi range (commercialised by Frédéric Leclercq from Taintignies). The mixture “Recup Prestige” is the base mixture and the last three days before basketing this is being replaced by “Energy Prestige”. Side products are given on a regular base and these also all come out of the Columbi range.
Medically they only had, aside the obliged vaccinations, middle of May a 7-day cure against tricho. Three weeks ago this cure was being repeated during 2 days. Nothing was given against ornithoses. 

This year the widow cocks train extremely well. Without any obligation they train with a lot of fun during a full hour and when they get a bath at their disposal on Wednesday they don’t hesitate for a second to jump into it.

“GOLDEN PALACE”

The national Montélimar winner is a marvellous pigeon. Average type, thick muscles surrounded by a pack soft feathers. Jean-Pierre couldn’t answer the question whether he was motivated in a special way. ‘On the day of basketing they never get to see their hen, so it had to be something else, but well…as a full time working man you can’t see everything what is happening on the loft. But yes…one thing, it stroke me that the last days during the daily trainings, he took off by himself.
Luckily we saw him arriving home…together with 2 other pigeons…he raced as the middle one and went without interruption to the shelf. He made a nice half turn before the releasing ‘beep’ from the electronic system was heard.  “Golden Palace” raced the 656km at an average speed of 1,167.82 m/m. His arrival will be burned into my eyes for ever.’

Ingrid and Jean-Pierre…from the entire Herbots team a big congratulations !

B16-2207367 - ORIGINAL SURINX-PLETSERS 

1st NATIONAL MONTELIMAR 4,652 OLD BIRDS

Stefan Mertens

Number of pigeons

4652

Montélimar national du 30 juin 2018 

Belgo-Luxembourgeois : 4732 vieux et 2048 yearlings

National : 4652 vieux et 2043 yearlings
Club Fond Wallonie : 2541 vieux et 1056 yearlings
Noyau 1000 : 1910 vieux et 705 yearlings

 

   

Vieux

Yearl.

     

Vieux

Yearl.

3

Pont-à-Celles

117

49

 

121

Wijnegem

41

28

5

Givry

63

39

 

123

Schilde

35

11

12

Froidchapelle

93

23

 

124

Oud-Turnhout

44

30

14

Marche Ecaussinnes

40

24

 

126

Mol

101

49

17

Marbaix-la-Tour

64

0

 

128

Beerse

19

14

21

Estinnes-au-Val

240

61

 

129

St Job in't Goor

111

34

22

Soignies

82

26

 

130

Retie

32

13

49

Tournai Union

19

20

 

132

Stabroek

31

27

51

Lessines

31

11

 

133

Mechelen

33

30

52

Leuze

31

19

 

134

Hérentals

29

14

54

Ath

53

5

 

135

Bevel

30

18

 

Total Hainaut

833

277

 

136

Houtvenne

16

10

4

Mont St Guibert

23

10

 

 

Total Antwerpen

522

278

8

Nivelles     

44

9

 

81

St Lambrecht Herk

107

49

11

Ramillies

181

49

 

83

St Truiden

99

52

16

Wavre

38

30

 

85

Tongeren

245

52

 

Tot. Brabant Wallon

286

98

 

88

Zonhoven

74

50

2

Falisolle

93

7

 

90

Lanaken

90

66

9

Gochenée

113

91

 

91

Maaseik

121

58

18

Couvin

160

82

 

 

Tot. Limbourg

736

327

 

Total Namur

366

180

 

101

Gent

38

4

23

Momalle Jeneffe

44

18

 

102

Ninove

42

31

25

Liège

46

11

 

103

Aalst

56

20

26

Visé

40

35

 

104

Lokeren

45

10

30

Herve

164

49

 

105

Zottegem

24

39

 

Total  Liège

294

113

 

106

Dendermonde

29

29

6

Arlon

68

26

 

107

Renaix

52

14

7

Salmchateau

82

16

 

108

St Gillis Waas

35

15

19

Virton

115

50

 

109

Eeklo

41

26

 

Total  Luxembourg

265

92

 

110

Moerbeke

95

36

61

Obrafo Tienen

272

145

 

 

Tot. Oost Vlaanderen

457

224

62

Beersel

14

12

 

142

Wingene

23

17

63

Hérent

163

102

 

144

Waregem

33

7

68

Anderlecht

54

34

 

145

Rekkem 

60

27

70

Kapelle o/d/Bos

27

10

 

146

Vlamertinge

21

2

71

Gooik

54

35

 

147

Kortemark

52

41

73

Testelt

42

15

 

148

Kortrijk

78

7

 

Tot. Brabant Flamand

626

353

 

 

Tot. West Vlaanderen

267

101

 

Luxembourg

80

5

         

 

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