On Saturday, a total of 39,068 pigeons (8,409 pigeons, 11,952 yearlings and 18,707 young birds) started at 7.15 a.m. for the middle distance classic Bourges (Vierzon) 478 km. Weather at the start: slightly cloudy to beautiful, weak southwest wind and good visibility.
At 11/12/52 the team René Geukens and Markus Bauer recorded their young girl "ANNA" B21-5049054 at a speed of 1,612.22 minutes / meter. This should be the 1st national vs. 18,707 youngsters. Mind you René and Markus had only entered 4 young pigeons for this middle distance classic of young pigeons and had 3 pigeons among the first 100 national of 18,707 young pigeons. A sensational result that the two sports fans will dream of for a long time.
The national winner "Anna" B21-5049054 is a small hammered female with a really great parentage. On the paternal side of the "Double Di Caprio" B19-6225072 (son x daughter of the world-famous Di Caprio by Leo Heremans of the type of Dirk Van Dyck). By the way, the son Di Caprio "Jessie James" B13-6122685 is a real top sire (father of 7 different 1st prize winners). The mother of the national winner "Anna" B21-5049054 comes from Michel & Gunther Eyletten from Diest, a friend of René Geukens.
Of course there was a good party on Saturday afternoon in Paal and a few bottles of champagne emptied for this 1st national.
Amazing Wings congratulates René and Markus on their 1st National Bourges!