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Western Open VIII – Winnemucca

October 24, 2017
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Western Open VIII – Winnemucca

Western Open VIII Written by Steve Lawler sjlawler@yahoo.com  While it may not quite be Super Bowl LII (that’s 52 in non-Roman numerals!), that “little race out west” has chalked up 8 years and well over a dozen races since its inception in 2010. As it often is with new ideas, participation has ebbed and...

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One Loft Race Stats – WEEK 3

October 17, 2017
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One Loft Race Stats – WEEK 3

  OLR WEEK #3 Week #3 of tracking One Loft Race Stats Project is moving right along.  We’re striving to update the stats weekly and you will see races and breeders move up and down the rankings as more data and races become relevant.  Some races are just starting and some have ended and...

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Belgian Trip 2017 – Day Two

October 15, 2017
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Belgian Trip 2017 – Day Two

Op de Beeck-Baetens Jelle and I closed Day One out with a visit to Willy, Eddy, and David Op de Beeck-Baetens in Putte, Belgium. This tandem is no stranger to the winner’s circle having raced from this same location for four generations starting with David’s great-grandfather Jules Op De Beeck. In 2009 they won 1st...

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Turk Brand Syndicate Wins 2017 Omaha Grain Belt Classic

October 10, 2017
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Turk Brand Syndicate Wins 2017 Omaha Grain Belt Classic

Turk Brand Syndicate has been a rising star in the field of One Loft Racing and once again they made the roses by winning the 2017 Omaha Grain Belt Classic with their hen “Omaha Queen.” Caner Uyar and Chad Blocklinger’s winning hen’s sire is a cross between Bart van Oeckel and Bart Geerinckx bloodlines and...

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Belgium Trip 2017 – Day One

October 9, 2017
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Belgium Trip 2017 – Day One

My friend Ulrich Lemmens invited me to visit him in Belgium once his new home and lofts were completed so when he told me he his house warming party was going to be Saturday September 25th I booked my ticket. I arrived at the Brussels airport at 9:30 am, Belgium is 6 hours ahead...

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One Loft Race Stats – WEEK 2

October 6, 2017
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One Loft Race Stats – WEEK 2

OLR Stats Week #2 Things are starting to roll now and Week #2 of tracking One Loft Race Stats Project is moving right along.  Just like in all sports that track stats, as the season progresses the stats will become more meaningful and the best results will become known.  We’re striving to update the...

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PRESS RELEASE – ADL & Ulrich Lemmens Exclusive Offer

October 5, 2017
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PRESS RELEASE – ADL & Ulrich Lemmens Exclusive Offer

America’s Dream Loft Jim Gabler 204 1st Avenue Sterling, IL 61081 Email: jimgabler43@gmail.com www.adlpigeons.com Phone 815-441-5179 Fax 815-626-9323                                                                            ...

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Karl Schellens – His Story

October 2, 2017
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Karl Schellens  – His Story

By Alex Bieche acbieche2@gmail.com www.biechelofts.com In the early 80’s Karl Schellens as many other Belgium pigeon fanciers had a great love affair with their pigeons. Even back then the number of flyers was slowly going down but the competition level had climbed to new heights. The small lofts got bigger and the bigger lofts...

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One Loft Race Stats – WEEK 1

September 27, 2017
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One Loft Race Stats – WEEK 1

OLR Stats Week #1 The One Loft Race season has certainly gotten off to a slow start due to adverse weather, wildfire, and resulting smoke challenges.  We finally have enough races taking place to issue Week #1 of the OLR Stats Project.  Just like in all sports that track stats, as the season progresses...

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THE ART OF THE SHOW

August 29, 2017
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THE ART OF THE SHOW

Submitted by Tom Fremont midnightbluelofts@gmail.com www.midnightbluelofts.com As we prepare for our first National Racing Pigeon Show here in Minnesota, I feel compelled to write about some basics and offer some tips that might help our guest fanciers in preperation. First, Why do we show ? Our pigeons are truly beautiful creatures created by God....

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