Both Stijn Van Laere as José Van Laere had an amazing season in 2020
21 Nov 2020
Kruisem: Despite the fact that we aren’t surprised anymore, we are still more then impressed by the results set by the Van Laere family. ‘Magic’….is in fact the correct word when we analyse the results of the past years set by both José as Stijn.
Also in 2020 everything went as a well-oiled machine and the 1st and headprizes came in more than easy out the sky in Kruisem. A super season and this results off course with different rankings in both national as provincial championships:
7th National Champion KBDB Small Middle distance Youngsters (José)
8th National Ace bird KBDB Small Middle distance yearlings (José)
8th National Ace bird KBDB Small Middle distance Youngsters (José)
1st Provincial Ace bird KBDB Small Middle distance yearlings (José)
2nd Provincial Ace bird KBDB Small Middle distance yearlings (Stijn)
2nd Provincial Ace bird KBDB Small Middle distance youngsters(José)
1st Provincial Ace bird KBDB Round of Belgium (José)
2nd Provincial Ace bird KBDB Allround Youngsters (Stijn)
3rd Provincial Ace bird KBDB Short Distance Youngsters (José)
4th Provincial Champion KBDB Small Middle Distance youngsters (José)
Both with cocks, hens and youngsters
The cocks are being raced on the classic widowhood and this according the known formula that has proven its use since years on the short distance and middle distance namely showing shortly their hen before basketing and this to get the motivation as high as possible. At arrival the couples are being left together and this timed according the function of the season (less at the beginning) or in function of the heaviness of the race. At a hard race or further along the season the pigeons are being left together a bit longer. Also a good condition is being kept an eye on and latecomers or pigeons that miss are being kept at home for a week. The cocks train twice a day and train without any problem 40 to 45 minutes (closed window). At the beginning of the season they are being obliged to build up a trainings rhythm, but once the season has started off this is more an obvious part of the preparation. The pigeons are being tossed about 5 times at the start of the season until Templeuve and from then on they go along with the club. In the meantime they aren’t being tossed anymore as they are being basketed mostly every week. On the loft of the widow cocks the cocks reside 5 rows of boxes on top of each other and two more rows of boxes are at the front of the loft opposite the other boxes. This is something that triggers the motivation and the territory urge. On the lofts no straw or rosters but daily cleaning.
The hens are also raced on the widowhood system. No total widowhood, both the cocks as hens have home staying partners. The hens are being locked up during daytime in a small aviary. The hens train once a day and train about half an hour…keeping them up in the air is hard to do. Before basketing their cock is being showed about 30 minutes. The hens aren’t being tossed in between either.
The youngsters aren’t being raced on widowhood and stay together during the entire season and are being basketing according the position they’re in. The training of the youngsters is almost equal to this of the old ones namely about 5 to 6 times tossing out of Templeuve (and release them sometimes together with the pigeons from the club). They aren’t being released individually or in small groups. At a hard race or a race where the pigeons don’t to come in too smoothly they dare to toss them from a short distance during the week to increase the confidence a bit.
Favourite race Orleans
Although they don’t say it in so many words but I got the impression the inter provincial race out of Orleans is being highlighted on the calendar. Also this year they worked towards this race with the necessary motivation and as it fits the real masters in this profession they scored. Enjoy along:
1st Interprov. Orleans 4,436 year birds with “308-19”
The interprovincial victory against 4,436 year birds was won by cock “308”. This wasn’t the first for this guy as as youngster he won already 7x 1/10 with ao (without doubles): 2nd Pontoise 750b. (230km) – 3rd Clermont 937b. (191km) – 3rd Clermont 569b. (191km) – 7th Clermont 955b. (191km) – 10th Clermont 439b. (191km) and so on…
This year the ‘308’ impressed already with: 1st Sermaises 478b. (308km) – 1st Sermaises 287b. (308km) – 1st Sermaises 123b. (308km) – 2nd Sermaises 357b. (308km) – 8th Sermaises 235b. (308km) – 27th Sermaises 524b. (308km)
The “308” has as father “B18-2142747” (direct Surinx-Pletsers – grandson famous “Super Boonen” and grandson “Sterke Yvan” (son “Yvan” Herbots Gebroeders). The mother to the “308” is “B16-4152621” (won: 1, 4, 4, 5 and 6 Clermont and is a granddaughter to “Kleine Blauwe” from Heremans Leo)
2nd Interprov. Orleans 17,442 youngsters with “323-20”
At local level they won the 1st prize against 694 youngsters and interprovincial it was the 2nd against 17,422 youngsters. Coming back again to those superior classful pigeons. Father “B16-4152666”, a guy that won 13 x 1/10 with 1st Clermont 289b. – 1st Fontenay 138b. – 1st Fontenay 109b. – 4th Fontenay 689b. – 4th Clermont 226b. – 6th Fontenay 180b. But also on the breeding loft the ‘666’ is very successful as he is father to ao: 2nd National Ace bird short distance France. The “323-20” is on mothers’ side a grandson to the 1st National Ace bird KBDB greater middle distance 2012 and Olympiad bird Nitra ‘13 “Bender” (B11-4220607) coupled to “621-16” (mother to the 1st Interprov. Orleans 4,436b.)
2nd Interprov. Orleans 2,552 old with “160-17”
Here it was top pigeon “160-17” that won the 2nd prize interprovincial against 2,552 old birds. Before this he already won 20 x 1/10 with ao: (without doubles): 1st Clermont 504b. (191km) – 2nd Fontenay 386b. (319km) – 4th Maissemy 312b. (120km) – 4th Fontenay 109b. (319km) – 4th Sermaises 123b. (308km) – 5th Clermont 577b. (191km) – 5th Arras 512b. (89km) – 5th Arras 125b. (89km) – 6th Fontenay 239b. (319km) – 7th Fontenay 279b. (319km) and so on…
His father is “B15-4071194” (won 1st Orleans 622b. and 21 x 1/10) and his mother is “037-15” (winner of 3rd Clermont 255b. – 6th Clermont 168b. and 9th Clermont 243b.)
A colony based on
Their own old strain that has proven its strength since years now on the short distance and middle distance. This strain has been formed in fact with pigeons from Germain Imbrechts (Bornival and which are in fact long distance pigeons), late Lucien Vansteenbrugge (Zingem), Willy Thas (Melle), Freddy and Jacques Vandenheede (Zingem), Astere Vergotte (Aalter), Ludo Van Nueten from Herentals (strain Houben + Vandewouwer) and Raymond Wandels from Asper. Out of these strains a whole new line was built. Since a few years in a row also pigeons are being exchanged (with success) with François Tobback (Hofstade-Mechelen). These pigeons are being kept really close to nature by François and are very good for co-breeding with the pigeons from José and Stijn. A few years ago they also got Heremans-pigeons and also with a lot of success. In almost all the current top racers you can find the Heremans blood crossed in. Also the pigeons from Surinx-Pletsers impress on the breeding loft.
References that can count
Class doesn’t lose its value and those who could fetch something from the rich breeding source of the Van Laere family are more than satisfied. Underneath a few references:
-Dirk Huyck Baasrode, top colony on the short distance in Waasland
-Hermans-Bonné, pigeon that won 3 x top 15 Provincial 50% strain Van Laere
In 2020 first provincial Chateauroux 2,929 pigeons (25% strain Van Laere)
-3. Olympiad bird Cat H 2017 at Francois Tobback (25% strain Van Laere)
-3. Olympiad bird Cat C 2015 Germany “Der Stijn” at Tino Bergemann (100% strain Van Laere)
-1. Olympiad bird “Rivendel” Cat B 2007 at Vandenheede Freddy and Jacques (100% strain Van Laere)
-1. Ace bird Brabant Union 2017 at Francois Tobback (50% strain Van Laere)
-2. National Ace bird France 2018 100-300km at Stephane Van Daele-Puchelle (100% strain Van Laere)
-1. As des As 2018 LCB (100% strain Van Laere) at Gaie Gebroeders, grandchild “Bleken Harley” and “Adriaan” Double provincial winner in 2018
1.I.prov (Waals-brabant + Henegouwen) Bourges II 2018 976b
1.I.prov (W-Brabant + Henegouwen)Chateauroux III 2018 76b
-Delbaere – Sampers , 4th National Ace bird Short distance youngsters 2019 (25% Van Laere)
-De Ruyck Walter, 7th National Ace bird Greater Middle distance 2020 and 1st Provincial Ace bird Greater middle distance 2020 East-Flanders (50% Van Laere)
-Vandenheede F & J, in 2019 double provincial winner with “Guccio” out of “zus Rivendel”
1. Provincial Bourges 1124b
1. Provincial Montlucon 2414b
- Dirk Deroose
A granddaughter Bender, Quattro 3 BE15-4073333, wins:
8. Nat. Ace bird Extreme Long Distance KBDB 2016
16. Nat. Agen 2,932b.
147. Nat. Narbonne 3,187b.
Other references on the Vandenheede loft from “Bender” or “Rivendel” family :
Bender won himself 1.National Ace bird Greater Middle Distance KBDB and top breeder, became father to ao:
Cheese Bender, BE15-4130335
43. Nat. Jarnac 3,904 b
135. Nat. Limoges 9,151 b.
196. Nat. Limoges 5,946 b
240. Nat. Chateauroux 10,442 b.
255. Nat. Montluçon 10,753 b.
National Bender, BE16-4065138
12. Prov. Aurillac 520 b.
33. Prov. Chateauroux 4,740 b.
34. Prov. Chateauroux 3,788 b.
75. Prov. Orleans 3,578 b.
154. Nat. Tulle 9,578 b.
118. Nat. Jarnac 3,904 b.
203. Nat. Chateauroux 29,591 b.
25. Nat. Limoges 6,272b.
28. Prov. Villemandeur 5,156 b.
62. Prov. Villemandeur 2,135 b.
Allround Bender, BE14-4000111
38. Nat.Z. Chateauroux 5,865 b.
46. Prov. Vierzon 7,056 b.
73. Nat. Brive 9,132 b.
100. Nat.Z. Tulle 3,358 b.
132. Nat. Jarnac 4,167 b.
1. Nat. Zone Limoges 3,852 b. - 2. Nat. 10,554 b.
158. Nat. Tulle 9,578 b.
17. Nat. Ace bird PIPA Ranking Long distance year birds 3 races
21. Nat. Ace bird PIPA Ranking Long and Extreme long distance Year birds 2 races
Secret Bender, BE16-4065437
73. Nat. Libourne 3,950 b.
Peter Jansen, Kleve (Germany)
A daughter to “Bender” has crowned herself being a top breeding hen, she is mother to :
5. Nat. Ace bird NPO Youngsters
1. Rethel 4,803 b.
4. Peronne 2,129 b.
5. NPO Morlincourt 13,560 b.
8. NPO Bourges 5,761 b.
14. Prov. Duffel 9,657 b.
16. NPO Chateaudun 6,844 b.
Adrien Mirabelle, Ghlin (Belgium)
A grandson “Bender”, “Fonzie” BE14-1073383, wins in 2015 no less than 6x 1st prize:
3. Prov Ace bird Small middle distance YB KBDB
1. Toury 989 b
1. Toury 971 b.
1. Villemandeur 115 b.
1. Laon 101 b.
1. Toury 31 b.
2. Toury 1,228 b. – 1. Toury 104 b.
Racing Team ADK, Tielt-Winge (Belgium)
“Bender” is here (great)grandfather to underneath results:
15. Nat. Tulle 7,322 b.
17. Prov. Vierzon 1,175 b.
37. Semi-Nat. Vierzon 1,295 b.
54. Nat. Brive 5,929 b.
69. Nat. Montluçon 10,753 b.
72. Nat. Chateauroux 10,442 b.
78. Nat. Jarnac 4,559 b.
85. Nat.Z. Limoges 2,946 b.
90. Prov. Argenton 4,110 b.
110. Nat. La Souterraine 18,588 b.
131. Nat. Jarnac 4,559 b.
137. Semi-Nat. Vierzon 6,422 b.
161. Nat. Chateauroux 10,442 b.
210. Nat. Bourges 19,889 b.
François Tobback, Hofstade (Belgium)
A half-brother to “Bender”, is grandfather to ”Den As Olympiade”:
3. Olympiad bird cat. H Brussels
3. Prov. Ace bird KBDB Greater Middle Distance
6. Prov. Argenton 843b.
7. Souppes 2,528 b.
15. Prov. Blois 1,023 b.
86. Nat. Bourges 19,736 b.
He Bin (China)
Wins with a grandchild “Bender”:
1. Club & 3. overall winner Changyang OLT in Bejing
Jelle De Bock, Kluisbergen (Belgium)
A grandson “Bender”, Royal Blood” BE17-4222396 wins in one year time:
1. Toury 428b.
1. Pont 79 b.
2. Pont 266 b.
4. Pont 241 b.
5. Toury 156 b.
26. Prov. Orléans 6.375 b.
40. Prov. Issoudun 3.874 b.
Due to the definitive move to a new house, Stijn Van Laere brings a severe selected group of 25 result pigeons, with 16 different 1st prize race in auction.
All offered pigeons set their results on the lofts on the Nazarethsesteenweg 52 in Kruisem (Kruishoutem).