The Glorious Victory of Team Hendriks-Sanders: An Inspiring Success Story

The Glorious Victory of Team Hendriks-Sanders: An Inspiring Success Story

Jan de Wijs

On a sun-drenched afternoon, May 18, 2024, 16,149 pigeons took to the blue skies above Biergies, ready for an epic race. With a gentle southern wind and a pleasant 20 degrees Celsius, the conditions were ideal. Among the participants was Team Hendriks-Sanders from Nijmegen, poised to make history.

The Dynamic Duo
Team Hendriks-Sanders, a collaboration between Ad Hendriks and the Sanders brothers, entered 28 pigeons in the race. Their pigeons, all descendants of proven champions, once again showcased their exceptional quality. An impressive 23 of their pigeons won prizes, a feat considered unique and highly commendable in pigeon racing.

The Thrilling Race
The race began at 3:00 PM, and just 1 hour, 48 minutes, and 41 seconds later, the first pigeon from Hendriks-Sanders arrived, clocking an impressive speed of 1368 meters per minute. This pigeon, NL.23-9151175, a cock pigeon registered as the third entry, set the tone for a series of remarkable performances.

Hendriks Sanders Racing Pigeons

Results to Be Proud Of
The accolades for Hendriks-Sanders didn’t stop with this first victory. Their pigeons secured the following positions: 18, 20, 29, 34, 41, 130, 136, 169, 174, 292, 525, 837, 893, 950, 1335, 1605, 1666, 1919, 2672, 2890, 4076, and 4105. These results underscore the craftsmanship and dedication of this enthusiastic and friendly team.

The Secret to Their Success
Hendriks-Sanders’ success is no coincidence. The team utilizes the best breeding pigeons from the Sanders brothers. Each year, around 40 young pigeons are transferred to Ad Hendriks’ lofts in Nijmegen, where they are trained and cared for to reach their full potential. This approach has led to numerous PIPA rankings and national championships, establishing Hendriks-Sanders as a renowned name in pigeon racing.

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An Inspiration for Pigeon Enthusiasts
The victory of Hendriks-Sanders from Biergies is an inspiration for pigeon enthusiasts worldwide. It demonstrates that with passion, dedication, and a keen eye for quality, extraordinary results are within reach. Their story encourages others to never give up and always strive for the best in pigeon racing.


Be inspired by the victory of Hendriks-Sanders, and who knows, you might see your name in the annals of pigeon racing soon!

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Yours In Racing Pigeon Passion,

Jan de Wijs

Blogger & Racing Pigeon Expert

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