Brakelé, Maarssendorp (The Nertherlands)
The last couple of years have put Utrecht and nearby villages on the
map of long distance. Only a few really dominated the results. One
of the most outstanding ones is Harry Brakele.
Sangers, Zutphen (The Netherlands)
Reaching the top is one thing, staying there is another. Especially
for small fanciers, with no more than about 20 widowhood cocks. With
absolute sensational victories over the last years, Marcel Sangers
has definitely earned his place in pigeons Hall of Fame.
Wall, Lunt & Green (United
Right from the start in 1981, the Curtis Wall & Lunt team wasted
no time claiming first prizes. They were soon recognised as a
champion team with many first prizes being won in Club, Fed and Open
van de Merwe, Dordrecht (The Netherlands)
the youngest phenomenon of Dutch pigeonracing reached almost
everything there is to aim for in Dutch pigeon racing. His name is
always mentioned with the deepest respect in the pigeonworld
van Noordenne, Hardinxveld (The Netherlands)
Writing pigeon history in The Netherlands is only reserved for a
handful of fanciers. Nico van Noordenne is such a fancier, as from
the 1980's on he is in the National spotlights.
van Loo, Zutphen (The
In the Zutphen Fed you have to face the toughest of competition,
existing out of topclass fanciers competing on national and
international level. Competing against big names like Marcel Sangers,
Eijerkamp and Sons, Bertie Camphuis, winning is no question of luck,
but shear class.
partnership, Putten (The
There will probably be no other fancier in The Netherlands that
raced on such a high level for so many years as the Verbree
partnership. Their super collection of birds, from which the
majority is based on De Klak blood, keeps on winning big.
and Bas Verkerk, Alphen a/d Rijn (The Netherlands)
Over the last years no Dutch fancier has been as successful as the
tandem of father and son Verkerk. With tremendous results they made
it to the highlight of not only the National fancy press, but even
the International press.
Vredeveld, Coevorden (The Netherlands)
Pigeonsport on a phenomenal level, for many decades, has been the
story of the life of 53 year old Harm Vredeveld of Coevorden.
and Gerard Koopman, Ermerveen (The Netherlands)
The father-son partnership Cornelis and Gerard Koopman are
exceptional fanciers, that list top results with top pigeons; they
are the cream of the crop in Dutch pigeon racing
Camphuis, Eefde (The Nertherlands)
A Living Legend: In 1967 Bertie came in touch with pigeons for the
first time. His father was a good pigeon fancier and when he became
ill, young Bertie -who lived close by- took care of the birds.