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Competition left breathless by André van de Wiel and Jan Schreuder
Competition left breathless by André van de Wiel and Jan Schreuder

The section of East-Brabant had booked a splendid race from Reims on the 15th of September. Lots of other lofts in Holland had their idle birds in the loft, but the fanciers in Brabant were still racing. And why shouldn’t they? Darkened youngsters are still more than fit to race by this time of year and the weather is beautiful very often this month of year.

Two weeks in a row, the tailwind had been exchanged for fine racing conditions, with sun and a mild headwind. The fanciers in the Eastern part of Brabant were able to enjoy a real good race. But a little later, they were smashed by André and Jan. The Van de Wiel-Schreuder partnership had basketed 62 youngsters on this race and achieved there foremost result of 2012. Against 1.092 pigeons they won: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 43, 44, 45, 47, 48, 51, 57, 59, 71 and so on. Of the 62 birds in the race, 48 were on the result sheet, 32 of them within the first 10%.
The week before that, they already showed their brilliance by putting this result on paper against 1.371 pigeons from  Vervins: 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 16, 28, 30, 46, 47, 49, 51, 53, 56, 57, 58, 59, 100, 101, 103, 104, 110 and so on (60/46  23 of them 1:10).

Then the final race of the season appeared, Pithiviers (411 km) on the 22nd of September and they were looked at by everyone. It was again a terrific race, the furthest lofts some 480 km to home, the weather was great and the birds got a mild headwind. Again, 60 warriors of the Boscheindflyers were sent to battle, they won 35 prizes in the section; 15 in the first 10%, against 5.691 pigeons: 12, 14, 30, 82,130, 137, 182, 234, 255, 345, 370, 393, 416, 433, 523 and so on.

The team of André and Jan will offer 6 till 10 of their finest youngsters and a great performing bird on DreamPigeons. The start of their auction is on the 4th of February and is finished the 16th of February 2013.

More info is on their website, check it out www.boscheindflyers.nl.

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