The Belgian short-distance game was certainly shaped by the super fast “breed” Soontjens. After all, Jos Soontjens from Wommelgem (province of Antwerp) has left his mark on many short-distance players. One of the big names is certainly the topstroke Luc & Bart Geerinckx former neighbor of Jos Soontjens as well as countless other breeders who crossed this fast blood.
“864” – an unprecedented success story
One of the best sires in Germany
He is in the last few years on everyone’s lips: The super sire “864” by Hartmut Will. His inheritance is unique. He is the founder of the Will colony, which is known by the name “The red gold of Gladenbach”, meanwhile beyond the borders of Germany and also Europe.
The stronghold of the short-distance game in Belgium is undoubtedly the area around Itegem-Berlaar-Hallaar in the province of Antwerp.