The national Argenton (552km) race was again a very fast one with the strong winds from the West to Southwest. We had (too) many of this races this year unfortunately. Followers of our family of birds know that our birds excel on the tougher races. But also on this fast Argenton race our birds defended their honor by winning no less than 12 (!) national top 100 positions. We started with the 13° and 14° National prize.
Finally there was some tough pigeon weather predicted for the young birds last weekend, for the first time this season! We decided to enter our young birds on the Noyon (208km). This race is flown on Sunday and that day stronger headwinds were predicted than on Saturday. The temperatures rose also to 28 degrees. The race was only released at noon due to fog in the morning, which made the race tougher.
We knew our birds were in a top condition and that they love these tough circumstances, but we did not expect this extreme result. In our federation we won the 15 (!) first prizes. We had the two fastest birds of the province of Antwerp against 5,511 birds and 9 birds in the top 20!