Team de Hoogh Triumphs in Glorious Pigeon Race from Melun

Team de Hoogh Triumphs in Glorious Pigeon Race from Melun

Jan de Wijs

The tension was palpable in the air, eyes were fixed on the sky, and adrenaline coursed through the veins of the enthusiasts. It was a day filled with excitement and anticipation, a day when Team de Hoogh once again demonstrated their incredible craftsmanship and passion for pigeon racing.

Among a field of no less than 3,061 pigeons, coming from 139 dedicated enthusiasts from Rayon 3 of section 2 Brabant 2000, the pigeons of Team de Hoogh stood head and shoulders above the rest.

A Historic Achievement
Team de Hoogh, with their impressive entry of 76 pigeons, achieved an unparalleled series of prizes: 1 - 3 - 8 - 9 - 22 - 43 - 60 - 70 - 83 - 87 - 91 - 96 - 98 - 125 - 129 - 146 - 148 - 151 and more. In total, 47 out of the 76 pigeons won a prize, a testament to their superior quality and exceptional condition.

Team de Hoogh Triumphs

The race from Melun was far from easy. The pigeons were released at 7:45 AM under a light east wind of force 1 and a temperature of 10 degrees Celsius. The conditions were challenging but fair, requiring nothing less than the best pigeons to emerge victorious. Team de Hoogh proved once again that they possess these top pigeons.

A Century of Passion and Success
The history of the de Hoogh family with pigeons goes back over a century. In 1922, the first de Hoogh, Gerrit, began with pigeons and quickly made a name for himself in the club racing in Oosterhout. His passion and talent were passed down to his sons Frans, Kees, Sjef, and later Dries. Brothers Kees and Sjef even won the 1st National Orleans for young pigeons in 1970 and became 1st General of South Netherlands in 1977. Frans gained fame in Rijen, financially supported by Dries, who in 1983, together with his son Gert, formed the current Team de Hoogh.

This rich history of craftsmanship and dedication has led to today's success. It is a tradition deeply rooted in the de Hoogh family and proudly passed down from generation to generation. Team de Hoogh has not only made their mark on local pigeon racing but also demonstrated their worth on a national level.

The Winners and Their Heroic Feat
The first pigeon of Team de Hoogh arrived at 12:40:47, achieving an impressive speed of 1239 meters per minute. This feat is all the more remarkable given the headwind and challenging conditions. It shows that not only are good pigeons needed, but they also need to be in top condition. And that is precisely what Team de Hoogh has proven.

It was a fair race, one that again emphasized the quality and condition of the pigeons. The formidable result of Team de Hoogh underscores their ability to get and keep their pigeons in absolute top condition.

Promises for the Future
With this glorious victory in the race from Melun, it seems that the pigeons of Team de Hoogh are in top form. This bodes well for the upcoming national races. Their performances are an inspiration for all enthusiasts and a reminder of the beauty and challenge of pigeon racing.

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We would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to Team de Hoogh on their impressive victory. Their success is a testament to their passion, dedication, and craftsmanship. It shows what is possible with a century of experience and love for the sport. With their pigeons in such form, we cannot wait to see what the future holds for them.

Let's hope this is just the beginning of a season full of victories and spectacular performances for Team de Hoogh. Their glorious triumph from Melun will certainly remain long in the memory of all pigeon enthusiasts.

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Until the next blog,

Yours In Pigeon Passion,

Jan de Wijs
Blogger & Racing Pigeon Expert


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