Maarten Hakvoort and the Spectacular Triumph of “Arvid”: A Tale of Passion and Achievement in Pigeon Racin

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Welcome, pigeon racing enthusiasts! Today, we delve into the remarkable story of Maarten Hakvoort, an unassuming pigeon racing hero from the picturesque town of Urk, whose unparalleled achievements in pigeon racing have astonished the world. Maarten, a fancier with a modest loft, proves that quality always trumps quantity. His dedication...

VICTORY!! Team Baetens Soars to the Top from Noyon – A Pigeon Racing Triumph for the Ages!

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Pigeon-fanciers, hold on to your hats and get ready to feel the adrenaline rush! Team Baetens from St.-Niklaas just pulled off a breathtaking win at the Noyon pigeon race, securing 1st prize against an incredible 4468 pigeons. This isn't just a victory; it's a testament to the heart and soul...

Calling All Pigeon Fanciers: The Milan Best Pigeon One Loft Race Summer Edition is HERE!

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Greetings, fellow fanciers! Buckle up, we're about to take you on a flight path to pigeon racing glory! The legendary Milan Best Pigeon One Loft Race (OLR) Summer Edition 2023/2024 is here, and it's shaping up to be an epic season! Picture This: 750 feathered athletesThat's right, 750! – competing...

Europa Master Pigeons Summer Race 2024: The Ultimate European Stage for Your Champion Birds

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The Europa Master Pigeons Summer Race 2024 offers a level of prestige and opportunity unmatched by many other One Loft Races. It's crafted for those who believe their pigeons are destined to shine on an international stage – a rigorous yet rewarding test designed to showcase the pinnacle of racing...

Verkerk Power on Display: Dominant Win in Biergies Opens Season

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Father and son duo Gerard and Bas Verkerk wasted no time stamping their authority on the 2024 racing pigeon season. In the first competition from Biergies on April 13th, the Verkerk pigeons soared to a dominant victory, claiming an impressive 1st, 3rd, 5th, 6th, and 7th place against a strong...

Derby Zagreb Takes Flight: Brace Yourself for a Supercharged 2025 Season!

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Attention pigeon racing enthusiasts, this is not a drill! Derby Zagreb, a one-loft racing powerhouse in Europe, is about to take things to the next level. Buckle up for the 2025 season, they're doubling the size of their loft, paving the way for an unparalleled racing experience. Owned by the...

Paul Groeneveld Takes Home the Gold (Again!) in the 2024 Season Opener!

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What a way to kick off the 2024 season, folks! Paul Groeneveld absolutely stole the show in the first race, and let me tell you, it was a sight to behold! Let's dive into this incredible feat. Liberated at Dawn, Home by Mid-MorningThe race kicked off bright and early in...

Bon Voyage to our feathered athletes: Wishing all pigeon-fanciers a successful 2024 season!

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As the days lengthen and the promise of summer hangs in the air, racing pigeon enthusiasts across the globe are gearing up for another exciting season. To all our fellow fanciers, we at Pigeon Boss & Derby AS Croatia extend a hearty welcome and our best wishes for a season filled...

Wings Paralyzed by Crowds: The Invisible Danger of Overcrowded Lofts in the Pigeon Racing World

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Keeping too many pigeons in overcrowded lofts, both in general pigeon racing and in one loft races, has severe consequences for the health and performance of our pigeons. In this article, we delve deep into the negative effects of overcrowding in racing pigeons, exploring the relationship between overcrowding, poor results,...

Marathon Flights and the Success Story of NL.06-2026038 "Barry"

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One of the most challenging aspects of pigeon racing is the marathon flights, also known as long-distance races. These races are among the longest and toughest in pigeon racing, with pigeons sometimes having to cover up to 1350 kilometers before returning to their loft. Marathon flights are the ultimate test...

Wind, Warmth, and Resistance: The Revolutionary Feeding Strategy Propelling Racing Pigeons to New Heights

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Optimizing the nutrition of racing pigeons is crucial for their performance during races. Traditionally, nutrition is adjusted based on the distance pigeons are expected to fly. However, this approach does not account for the variable conditions pigeons may encounter during their flight. A strategy based on the likely number of...

The Use of an Incubator for Racing Pigeon Eggs: An In-depth Guide

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In the captivating world of pigeon racing, breeding healthy and strong racing pigeons plays a pivotal role. The use of an incubator when the pigeons are away is highly advisable and provides peace of mind for both the enthusiast and the pigeons. One thing is certain, pigeons are much more...

Florea Sorin – The Heartbeat of Romania’s Racing Pigeon Fervor

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Pigeon racing, a sport as old as time, where the flutter of wings stirs the passions of enthusiasts and the cooing of the birds resonates with the beating of their hearts. Among the luminaries of this sport, one name echoes with particular resonance across the globe: Florea Sorin, Romania's premier...

Elevating Your Pigeons to the Global Stage with Effective Social Media Advertising

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In the dynamic world of pigeon racing, the challenge of getting the right attention for our feathered champions amidst a crowded landscape is real. With large auction platforms dominating the scene, many exceptional pigeons and their keepers often find themselves overshadowed. Targeted Reach & Level Playing Field:Social media advertising is...

Trichomoniasis Gallinae in Racing Pigeons: A Comprehensive Exploration of the Disease and Control Strategies

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Racing pigeons, faithful companions of humans for centuries, are often utilized for top-level competitions and races. These birds are renowned for their endurance and navigational skills, making them ideal participants in long-distance races. However, like other animals, racing pigeons are susceptible to various diseases, among which Trichomoniasis Gallinae, also known...

A Spectacular Show of Speed and Strategy: The 2023 Derby Carmelo Yupi Season's First Final

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The Derby Carmelo Yupi, one of the most anticipated one-loft racing pigeon events in Spain, celebrated a breathtaking first final for the 2023 season. On the 23rd of March, at precisely 8:15 AM, the skies near Algora were dotted with the vibrant flutter of racing pigeons embarking on a challenging...