Maas Luijkx from Dongen Triumphs in Chateauroux: A Remarkable Victory

Maas Luijkx from Dongen Triumphs in Chateauroux: A Remarkable Victory

Jan de Wijs

In the thrilling world of pigeon racing, where precision and strategy converge with passion and dedication, few victories resonate as profoundly as that of Maas Luijkx from Dongen. Recently, they achieved an extraordinary feat in the prestigious Chateauroux race, capturing the imagination of pigeon fanciers worldwide.

Competing in a field of 3299 pigeons from 288 participants in District 2 "Brabant 2000," Maas Luijkx entered the race with 18 finely tuned birds. What followed was nothing short of spectacular: an impressive 14 of their pigeons claimed prizes—a testament to their expertise and the exceptional quality of their birds.

The race day dawned with promising conditions—a brisk southwest wind at force 5 and a mild 12 degrees Celsius. This favored setting saw the release of the pigeons at 06:45, marking the start of an exhilarating day for competitors and enthusiasts alike.

The defining moment came at 12:02:00, when their leading pigeon soared home at an astonishing speed of 1850 meters per minute. Named "Hibowa," NL.21-1294676, this remarkable hen not only clinched the victory but did so as the first pick on Maas Luijkx's list a testament to their profound understanding of their birds' potential and condition.
Maas Luijkx from Dongen Triumphs in Chateauroux: A Remarkable Victory

"Hibowa" is no stranger to success, having accumulated an impressive record with 5 prizes 1:100 and an astounding 29, 1:10 finishes.

What makes this victory even more remarkable is the collaborative spirit that defines the sport. "Hibowa" is a product of joint breeding efforts with Team HIBOWA from Waalwijk, showcasing the power of friendship and shared expertise in achieving greatness. Such partnerships underline that success in pigeon racing is not solely about financial resources but about knowledge, collaboration, and a deep love for these magnificent creatures.

Reflecting on their historic win, Maas Luijkx expressed profound joy and pride, highlighting that this victory marks their first-ever triumph in the entire province, an achievement that will be celebrated and remembered for years to come.

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The overall performance of Maas Luijkx's pigeons in this fast-paced Chateauroux race further underscores their mastery: securing impressive positions at 1, 7, 8, 37, 49, 61, 132, 267, 384, 436, 685, 888, 974, and 1082. With three birds in the top 10, including the coveted first place against such a formidable field, this weekend stands as a testament to their skill, dedication, and the exceptional quality of their loft.


For Maas Luijkx from Dongen, the victory in Chateauroux is not just a triumph but a celebration of their unwavering commitment to excellence in pigeon racing—a journey that inspires enthusiasts worldwide and sets a new standard for success in the sport.

Until the next blog,

Jan de Wijs
Blogger & Racing Pigeon Expert

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