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Marco Zandvoort from Rijssen wins 1. Provincial Dizy le Gros against 8,965 pigeons with granddaughter of Solange Junior

Marco Zandvoort from Rijssen wins 1. Provincial Dizy le Gros against 8,965 pigeons with granddaughter of Solange Junior

The middle-distance race from Dizy le Gros resulted in a victory for Marco Zandvoort from Rijssen in section 9, as his pigeon NL21-1743023 was the fastest of the entire convoy of 8,965 pigeons with a speed of 1,341 m.p.m. This once again showcases the surprising abilities of the "Handy Harry" in the Dutch pigeon sport, as he consistently achieves victories on a large scale every season. Marco first became involved in pigeon racing at the age of 14 through a friend whose father owned pigeons, and from that point on, he was hooked and shifted his focus from fishing to pigeon racing. Marco Zandvoort is now a well-known figure in the Dutch pigeon sport, as many enthusiasts have had their breeding boxes, loft cabinets, and motivation boxes built by Marco ( The pigeon sport also fosters camaraderie, as Marco is a close friend of Gebr. Homma, Arnold Paalman, and Han Immink. The latter is also the breeder of the provincial winner from Dizy Le Gros, which was bred from a son of Solange Junior"Solange Junior". one of the top breeders in the Eijerkamp loft.

NL21-1743023, 1e Prov. Dizy le Gros
As mentioned, Marco was gifted this hen as a youngster in 2021 from Han Immink and in her birth year, she was only played on the natour races, where she managed to win 1 tail prize. As a yearling, she won 12 prizes, with her best result being 9th Quievrain against 1,759 pigeons. Now in 2023, she won 8 prizes out of the 10 races she was entered in. Her results in this season are as follows:

  • 1. Prov. Dizy le Gros 8,973 duiven 347 km
  • 39. Marche 1,472 duiven 245 km
  • 68. Beek en Donk 3,350 duiven 103 km
  • 78. Tongeren 2,939 duiven 181 km
  • 86. Marche 1,570 duiven 245 km
  • 143. Charlesvilles 1,958 duiven 310 km
  • 174. Chalons 2,023 duiven 403 km
  • 200. Dizy le Gros 2,646 duiven 347 km

Marco Zandvoort competes in Department 9, in CC 2, and only participates in races up to 500 km.

The winner was bred from NL20-1249332NL20-1249332, which is a half-brother of Olympic Jozef"Olympic Jozef", Olympiad pigeon 2022, as well as 1st National Ace Pigeon Mid-Distance and 1st National Ace Pigeon One-Day Long Distance in the Eijerkamp lofts. This NL20-1249332NL20-1249332 is a proven breeder, currently on the loft at Immink, as he is also the father of 2nd Provincial Beek en Donk against 13,846 pigeons, 3rd Provincial Marche against 15,887 pigeons, etc.
Han Immink obtained this 100% G and S. Verkerk cock in 2020 from H and E.J. Eijerkamp as he was born at the Greenfield Stud from Solange Junior"Solange Junior" X "Haribo", a granddaughter of Olympic Solange"Olympic Solange". Solange Junior"Solange Junior" is a son of Olympic Solange"Olympic Solange" and father of 8x Top 10 NPO winners, as well as the Olympic Jozef"Olympic Jozef". Solange Junior"Solange Junior" is also a grandfather of winners in races within the regular program as well as in the OLR races. A grandson of Solange Junior"Solange Junior" also bred the 8th NPO Chateauroux for Embregts-Theunis from Hoeven against 1,913 pigeons a week later.
The mother of the 21-1743023 is a hen from Lammert van Erp, which has its origins in the Van Loon pigeons from the late Leo v.d. Werf as well as Gerrit van Schaijk.

Solange Junior


"Solange Junior" is father 5x Top 10 NPO
1. Nat. Ace pigeon M.D. De Allerbeste 2020
1. Nat. Ace pigeon Long Distance WHZB 2020
2. NPO Salbris 4,671 pigeons 599 km
5. NPO Chateaudun 4,058 pigeons 565 km
5. NPO Vierzon 3,993 pigeons 612 km
7. NPO Fay aux Loges 5,735 pigeons 548 km
7. NPO Troyes 3,836 pigeons  449 km
8. NPO Peronne 5,900 pigeons 332 km
9. NPO Issoudun 1,726 pigeons 647 km
13. NPO Fay aux Loges    9,218 pigeons 548 km
15. NPO Bourges 5,856 pigeons 620 km
20. NPO Nanteuil 2,961 pigeons 408 km

Son 'OLympic Solange' - G. & S. Verkerk

Hans & Evert-Jan Eijerkamp
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6971 JK Brummen (NL)
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'Haribo' is mother
6. NPO Melun 1,295 pigeons
8. Niergnies 2,748 pigeons
36. NPO Nanteuil      5,215 pigeons
64. NPO Troyes 3,836 pigeons

Daughter 'Olympic Sofie', Olympic pigeon for
Verkerk in Budapest Cat. H

Direct G. & S. Verkerk

Hans & Evert-Jan Eijerkamp
Cortenoeverseweg 82
6971 JK Brummen (NL)
Tel: +31 575 538555