Saturday's National Old Bird race from Argenton was won by Norbert Sierens with BELG 16/3072410. Number of pigeons 11825. Winning velocity 1227mpm. 3072410 was also the 2nd fastest of the whole release (old birds and yearlings) of 31683 pigeons.
For many South Africans the name Norbert Sierens is familiar. The late Andre Carelsen imported pigeons from him in the early 1990's and success immediately followed. Many South Africans are still winning today with this family.
The father of 3072410 is a grandson of BELG 05/4082656 (Vandenabeele cross), winner of 1 National Brive 1106mpm againts 16007 pigeons for A. D'Huytvettere.
The mother of 3072410 is a daughter of Rudi de Saer's ANTONIO (BELG 10/3020860), winner of 1 National Souillac 7756 pigeons with a 5 minutes lead. It is general knowledge that Rudi de Saer's loft is based on Gaby Vandenabeele's pigeons. ANTONIO is a descendant of WITTENBUIK, TURBO and KLEINEN.