This saturday the race was delayed to Sunday because of the bad weather. Also on Sunday 5 May very cold weather around 10 Celsius, and a strong North western wind wit rain showers.

In My club on 234 pigeons I won 1-2-3-7-10-13-14-16-20-26-28-29-33etc and in combine on 3895 pigeons it started with place 7-13-16  with the 1e price for Bliksem Replay 338 who is son of  986 of Bliksem of Anton Ruitenberg and mother 198 from all sides The Old Benjamin / Replay line . The 2e price for the 2018- 1798888 KEIZER TITAN (he is all weeks in the first) and price 3 for the 302, the nest brother of My 5e National Olympic Young 2018 , the OLYMPIC LENY 301.

Dear Pigeons Friends,
This Year was a very hard year for me and My Family... At 11 March 2018, my dear wife and great love 'Leny', who I was together with for 43 Years in great harmony, is suddenly passed away by a head bleeding (aneurism). Pigeons and all other things on that moment, and the months after this, are have no place in My mind and all days life anymore.
I have decide even, to basked the pigeons in April and later, but Mt brain was not fresh You understand, and not busy with the pigeons.
Because of this, I have found, that  the results My pigeons however made, as a little miracle.
I have get the feeling, that it must be, My dear wife Leny was helping me from heaven to made life nicer for me.  To let You understand, I have start with 23 pair race pigeons in total on My loft, same  as all Years ( I have a loft with 24 breeding place boxes) and the results are;
  • 14 April on 265 pigeons Menem, 1-2-3-4-5-7-8-9-11-12-13-14-16-17-19-23-24-30-32-34-37-38-40 etc
  • 21 April on 283 pigeons Arras, 1-2-3-4-6-7-9-10-13-14-15-20-22-23-24-26-27-28-32-33-41-42-45 etc
  • 28 April on 229 pigeons Peronne a wet rain race 2-8-11-13-14-15-17- 23-30-31-33-3-40-41 etc
  • 12 May on 204 pigeons Fontenay 1-2-3-4-6-7-8-9-10-11-14-18-19-22-26-29-31-34-39-40-41 etc
  • 20 May on 162 pigeons Pointoise 2-5-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-17-18-20-22-24-26-27-28-30 etc
  • 26 May on 151 pigeons Peronne 1-5-7-9-12-13-14-16-17-18 -22-25-30 -37 etc
  • 3 June  on 154 pigeons Pt st Max 1-2-3-6-7-13-14-18-19-21-27-30-31-36 etc
  • 10  June bad weather to Laon in 2 groups 2-4-8 and 3-4 12-19-28-35-36-38-41
  • 16 June on 112 pigeons Cezanne 1-2-3-8-9-12-14-20-21-23 etc
  • 30 June on 121 pigeons Melun 1-3-4-5-6-7-9-10-11-18-20-21-24-26-28-31   etc
  • 14 July on 113 pigeons Oudenaarde -2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-12-14-17-24-28-29 etc
  • 21 July on 222 Young pigeons Menem 1-3-5-7-8-9-11-14-15-16-17-18-24-25-26-28-32-33-35-36-38 et
  • 28 July cancels race because too hot
  • 4 August on 231 pigeons Menem 1-7-10-13-16-25-26-27-31-32-34-35-42-48-50-51-52-53-54  etc
  • 11 August on 213 pigeons Peronne 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-23-27-31-32 etc
  • 18 August on 215 pigeons Pt. St Max  1-2-9-15-18-19 -22-25-29-31-33-36-37-39-40  etc
  • 25 August on 193 pigeons Pointoise 3-4-5-8-9-12-16 and on 135 Oudenaarde 1-2-9-12-13-15-21-23
  • 1 sept. on 170 pigeons Fontenay 1-2-5-9-10-12-15-19-21   etc
  • 8 Sept. on 125 pigeons Peronne 1-2-3-4-5-7-8-9-11-17 etc
  • 15 sept. on Peronne 1-2-3-4-5-8-9-10-11-13-14-17-20 (13 of the 16 in concours on place 20)
  • Also I have get the message from our National Pigeon organisation, NPO, that on the weekend of the 7e July 2018, My NL16-1835716 was the 1e fasted pigeon of all pigeons in our country Netherlands.
  • Also several combine winners this Year again like;
    NL18-1798302 won 1e on 2667 Peronne (My old Keizer/Hattrick lines cross with a hen of Bruin)
    NL16-1835716 won 1 on 1925 pigeons combine and fastest all National races that day
    NL-181798301 won 1 on 2264 pigeons combine Pt. St Maxence
                                        2 on 2858 Menem
                                        2 on 2667 Peronne
                                        5 on 1258 Fontenay
                                        7 on 6633 Peronne
Looking at this I am happy with My pigeons. What they do this year again, with a boss who was not busy with them in his mind….
Met vriendelijke groet,  kind regards,
Leo van Rijn
Good morning Leo
It's Terry the young hen I rung you about ended up been 1st north section 11th open in the midland national also 1st open midland national gold ring, plus 1st Derbyshire federation from 306 miles.
All the best

Some results from England

Always nice to hear from my friends, how the pigeons I have sent are doing in Larne& district (England).
Check hen gb12 L 02608 1st club tullamore yb 135 miles 41/1201 the 1st race we entered with your birds. This hen hurt her wing so I put her to stock she's bred 3 winners also.
Check hen Gb12L02607 aboves nest mate .
2013 old birds
Rosscarbery 263 miles 1st club 32/389 19th sec 54 open 693/8631
Talbenny channel race 216 miles 2nd club 42/660 30th section 96th open 918/13771
Rosscarbery old bird national 116 sec 376 open 672/6212
Clonmel 188 miles 91 sec 149 open 1052/26833
Talbenny 1st club 32/436 9th section 41st open 797/10852
Bude 263 miles channel race 1st club 30/364 2nd section 10th open 727/8754
2015 Penzance 327 miles channel race 63 section 262 open 619/5954
Now in stock also bred a winner
Gb14L01240 check hen
Rosscarbery young bird national 1st club 17/191 3rd section 44th open
Gb16L33745 blue cock
Fermoy yb 209 miles 1st club 12/216 1st section 2nd open 428/7740
Rosscarbery yb national 4th club 16th section 47th open 365/3499
Mullingar 111 miles 11section 233 open 635/15559
Fermoy 2nd club 9 section 29 open 419/5554
Gb15L30332 blue cock
Fermoy old bird 1st club 24/784 3rd section 15 open 907/26894
Gb16L33751 blue hen
Rosscarbery young bird national 6th club 12/150 18th section 50th open 365/3499
Corrin 215 miles 5th club 40 section 252 open 365/3499
Rosscarbery old bird national 2nd club 2nd sec 40th open 577/6327
Gb16L 30303 check hen
Fermoy ob 31 sec 68 open 907/26894
Talbenny ob 1st club 24/394 8th section 105 open 11384 Birds
Gb17L31890 blue w/f hen
Gowran yb 163 miles 1st club 18/569 6th section 95th open 723/21971
Gb17L 31858 blue hen
Tullamore yb 135 miles
2nd club 17/508 3rd section 5th open 666/20315
Laslo Heere performs verry well with Leo van Rijn strain!

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