The Triumphant Victory of Henk Marsman in the Race from Morlincourt

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On a partly cloudy day with a temperature of 19 degrees Celsius and a strong southwest wind (force 7), the pigeons were released at 13:00 in Morlincourt. The 6,900 pigeons from 526 top enthusiasts from section 11 “Friesland” began their challenging journey home. Among these pigeons was the champion pigeon of Henk Marsman, ready to shine.

Justin Bartelink: The Overwhelming Winner of the Flight from Morlincourt

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It was a beautiful day for pigeon racing when 8,796 pigeons, from 644 dedicated enthusiasts of section 9 "Eastern Netherlands," lined up at the start. At 1:00 PM, the pigeons were released in Morlincourt under challenging weather conditions with a strong wind force 7 from the southwest and a temperature of 18 degrees Celsius.

Klaas Talen: The Overwhelming Winner of the Flight from Gray

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The flight from Gray, France, was an exciting and challenging competition with no fewer than 3869 pigeons participating. These pigeons belonged to 345 passionate fanciers from district 10 "Northeast Netherlands." At 7:15 AM, the pigeons were released in Gray, where weather conditions were ideal: a moderate variable wind and a temperature of 22 degrees. Perfect weather for a magnificent race.

A Unique Experience at Derby 16 Bursa One Loft Race

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One of the standout features of Derby16 is its transparency. Every step of the process, from care to competitions, is fully transparent. The race is organized by a team of dedicated and experienced individuals who radiate their love for the sport.

The Great Victory of G.J. de Hoogh & Son at Bordeaux

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At 20:42:01, the first pigeon of G.J. de Hoogh & Son reached the lofts in Oosterhout. With a speed of 1116 meters per minute, this pigeon had completed the phenomenal journey of 850 kilometers in just one day. It is an impressive achievement that not only left the competition behind but also demonstrated what is possible with dedication, training, and the right conditions.

The Madness of Two Calculation Methods in Pigeon Racing

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The issue lies in the different calculation methods used to designate winners. While one method rewards the highest average speed, others take into account factors such as neutralization times and pigeons flying through the night. This leads to situations where two different winners are crowned, making the sport unnecessarily complicated and unfair.

A Glorious Victory from Saulieu: The Fantastic Achievement of Aart van der Wetering

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At exactly 14:06:46, "The 021" landed in Aart's lofts in Wijk en Aalburg. The pigeon covered the distance with an impressive speed of 1245 meters per minute, making this flight a true triumph. With a total distance of 502 kilometers, this meant an average speed that attests to the exceptional quality and condition of "The 021."

Drama in the Pigeon World: Unveiling a Shocking Incident

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A French handler was caught adding an unknown substance to the drinking water of the Barcelona pigeons. This discovery came to light through a keen observation and was immediately reported to the president of the Belgian sports committee and the Belgian national president. The severity of this situation cannot be underestimated, and we understand that there are many questions and concern

Protecting Pigeons from Avian Influenza: New Vaccines in Development

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It is scientifically proven that pigeons have better resistance to avian influenza and contribute less to its spread. Despite these reassuring facts, restrictions remain in place during outbreaks to minimize any risk of spread. However, the advent of new vaccines could alleviate a major concern for pigeon-fanciers worldwide, significantly reducing the threat of avian influenza.

A Historic Victory: Pieter Veenstra & Son Triumph from Gray

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The winning pigeon of Pieter Veenstra & Son was a yearling hen from 2022, who had not yet won any impressive prizes. It was a moment of pure euphoria when she reached the loft in Drachtstercompagnie, and it quickly became clear that this was a historic achievement.

Combination ten Cate Triumphs from Perigueux: A Victory Story for the Books

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At 20:40:51, the first pigeon arrived at the lofts of Combination ten Cate in Hattemerbroek. This winning cock, NL.22 - 8219003, covered the 899 kilometers at a speed of 1182 meters per minute. This performance is all the more remarkable when considering that the cock flew nearly 900 kilometers within one day.

Rene den Brok: A New Phenomenon in the World of Marathon Flights

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In the world of homing pigeon enthusiasts, a new name has emerged in the spotlight: Rene den Brok. During his first participation in a marathon flight, he immediately won first prize from Bordeaux, a performance that attracts the attention of enthusiasts worldwide. Let's delve deeper into this remarkable story, filled with passion, perseverance, and, of course, exceptional pigeons.

The Triumph of Patrick Noorman: A Victory for the History Books

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It was a day destined to be recorded in the history books of pigeon racing. On a cloudy morning in Pont St. Maxence, France, at 7:20 AM, the pigeons were released for a flight that would culminate in a historic victory for the young and ambitious pigeon fancier, Patrick Noorman.

The Triumph of Team B & J Willems: A Story of Passion, Perseverance, and Success

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On a beautiful summer day, as the sun rose at 7:30 AM and the sky was filled with a moderate variable wind, 9391 pigeons were released in Chalons en Champagne, France.

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...

Celebrating Dr. Henk de Weerd's Birthday with a Special Honor

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Dr. Henk de Weerd's passion for pigeon racing is deeply rooted in his family's history. Following in the footsteps of his father, Henk has carved out an extraordinary path in the world of pigeon racing. His journey has been marked by various roles, each contributing to the sport's growth and integrity.