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Auction Ends 10/12/2023

Herbie Thorpe - T.T. Lofts - Auction #1 2023

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Herbie Thorpe of Thorpe Thoroughbred Lofts

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For many people looking at Herbie’s career in pigeons,they will say that his greatest achievement was winning the INFC Kings Cup Grand National 2015 with a home-bred hen, BERT’s GIRL, winning with the fastest winning velocity in the history of the race (a record that stands to this day).

 

To Herbie, like all true sprint fanciers. It is the averages trophies that mean the most, especially in a federation like the Irish South Road Federation (ISRF), probably one of the most competitive racing organization in Europe, with convoys regularly being 10,000+ birds, all sprint racing into the greater Dublin area. An entry of approximately 600 members, all restricted to a maximum entry of 50 birds per race, racing into an area of approximately 120 sq kms.

 

 

In the last 4 years Herbie has won;

2020  Winner of Best Combined fanciers ISRF old & young birds 30 races 2020

Best Combined fanciers ISRF old & young birds Inland races 2020

Best fanciers ISRF Open races 2020

Best fanciers ISRF young birds 2020

Best fanciers old & Young birds Section N ISRF 2020

Best fanciers Young bird Section N ISRF 2020

Best fanciers Combined old & Young birds Section T ISRF 2020

Best fanciers Old bird Section T ISRF 2020

Best fanciers Young bird Section T ISRF 2020

Best fanciers Young Channel races Section T ISRF 2020

Best fanciers old & Young combined Dublin North East Racing Pigeon Club 2020

Best fanciers young birds Dublin North East Racing Pigeon Club 2020

Best fanciers Combined old & Young birds Trim RPC 2020

Best fanciers Old bird Section Trim RPC 2020

Best fanciers Young bird Trim RPC 2020

Best fanciers Young Channel races Trim ISRF 2020

Champion Young bird ISRF SHELDON 2020

Champion Young bird IHU Southern region SHELDON 2020

2nd Best Young bird ISRF ANNA 2020

1st Open ISRF YB Skibbereen LUKE 2020

2021 winner of Best fanciers Combined old & Young birds Section T ISRF 2021

Best fanciers Old bird Section T ISRF 2021

Best fanciers Young bird Section T ISRF 2021

Best fanciers Combined old & Young birds Trim RPC 2021

Best fanciers Old bird Section Trim RPC 2021

Best fanciers Young bird Trim RPC 2021

1st ISRF Castletown OB 11,099b JOY 2021

2022 winner of Champion Young bird ISRF HAALAND 2022

Champion Young bird IHU Southern region KOJAK 2022

3rd best Young bird ISRF KOJAK 2022

Fancier of the Year Irish Homing Union East Region 2022

Best Combined fanciers ISRF old & young birds 30 races 2022

Best Combined fanciers ISRF old & young birds Inland races 2022

Best fanciers ISRF Open races 2022

Best fanciers ISRF young birds 2022

Best fanciers old & Young birds Section N ISRF 2022

Best fanciers Young bird Section N ISRF 2022

Best fanciers old & Young combined Dublin North East Racing Pigeon Club 2022

Best fanciers young birds Dublin North East Racing Pigeon Club 2022

Best fanciers Combined old & Young birds Section T ISRF 2022

Best fanciers Old bird Section T ISRF 2022

Best fanciers Young bird Section T ISRF 2022

Best fanciers Combined old & Young birds Trim RPC 2022

Best fanciers Old bird Trim RPC 2022

Best fanciers Young bird Trim RPC 2022

2023 winner of 1st & 2nd South section Irish National Flying Club Yearling National Penzance 2023

2nd & 3rd Nat Irish National Flying Club Yearling National Penzance 2023

2 bird Average Irish National Flying Club Yearling National Penzance 2023

Best fanciers Old bird Section T ISRF 2023

Best fanciers Young bird Section T ISRF 2023

Best fanciers Combined old & Young birds Trim RPC 2023

Best fanciers Old bird Trim RPC 2023

Best fanciers Young bird Trim RPC 2023

In the last 4 years, Herbie has bred the champion young bird twice. The first was Sheldon in 2020, and then Haaland in 2022. Both birds are exceptional, and both share the same mother, Odetta. As far as research is possible, Herbie has not heard of any other hen that has bred 2 champion young birds. In addition to winning champion young bird twice, Herbie has also finished 2nd twice, and it is with a daughter of Sheldon 1st Champion Young bird ISRF 2020 and Near Miss, 2nd champion young bird ISRF 2018, that we open the sale.

To produce birds capable of being consistently up with the winners (ISRF only awards points to birds in the first 100 places), requires superb breeding stock. Herbie Thorpe owns some of the very best Van Den Bulck pigeons anywhere in Europe. They are a working family of birds producing racers, not just a stud churning out birds for others to race. He also has top birds from Stefaan Lambrechts, Leo Hermans, Patrick Boeckx (children of Sagan), Roger Engelen & Andre Roodhoft including children of Tom and the dam of Lady Shyne winner of 1st Nat Bourges against 8,000+ birds. (Lady Shyne was sold on PIPA for 20,000 euros).

All of these birds have been acquired by Herbie through good personal friendships with these outstanding fanciers over many years

To follow is a very small example of notable birds that Herbie has at stud:

  • Karl, son of Kittel (DNA certified), sire of Haaland ISRF Champion young bird 2022,

Luke 1st Open ISRF Skibbereen 2020,

G/sire 1st INFC Skibbereen 2019 2,035 birds,

2nd Wild Atlantic Way OLR 2019 winning 15,000 euros,

1st open ISRF Skibbereen 2,333 birds,

Joy 1st Castletown 11,099 birds 2021,

Kojak IHU southern Region champion Young Bird 2022,

G/g/sire of 1st ISRF Castletown 5,360 birds 2022,

1st ISRF Castletown 3,491 birds 2022, and many more.

  • Odetta, Grand Daughter of Grieple,

Dam of Sheldon who was the ISRF Champion young bird in 2020 and also the IHU Southern Region Champion young bird in 2020.

Also the Dam to Haaland, ISRF Champion young bird 2022.

Odetta was a 9 x 1st Prize Winner, 2nd Nat. Ace Pigeon in 2018,

2nd National BBLM and 24th Nat. 3,588p.

Best Results; 1/850p, 1/1050p, 12/1466p, 15/2108 and 24/3588p.

Her full sisters won 4/4810p, 5/4810p, 10/1531p, 11/3887p, 15/2205p & 16/2205p.

  • DE999, Van Den Bulck, He is a son of 992 Broer Goede Rode, and Olympic Rositta – the very core of the Van Den Bulck colony. For 4 years this cock was in Van Den Bulcks stock loft; he is now a foundation cock of his own line of birds at TT Lofts.

Sire, G/sire, G/g/sire, etc., this bird has bred countless winners over many generations, including super breeders.

  • New Olympic Girl (Leo Hermans),

Leo Heremans, “New Olympic Girl” became 1st National Ace Middle Distance Pigeon in 2016.

“New Olympic Girl” carries the very best genetic material, as her father is a son of the Nieuwe Olympiade while her mother is a daughter of Dion and Kim, the very best of the Leo Hereman pigeons to be found in the Eijerkamp lofts. New Olympic Girl was a super racer and now as a breeder she is producing super birds such as Karl (TT Lofts No. 1 stock cock) as a racer New Olympic Girl won; 1st Nat Ace Middle distance,

1st Provincial Ace Middle distance. Winner of 2nd/39,000b (346km), 2nd/7,085b (346km), 2nd/6,746b, 2nd/6,801b (311km), 4th/7,426b (311km), 10th/3,330b;

Full sister to 9th Nat 1,439b;

Nest sister to 1st Nat Champion breeder sire of 1st Angerville 2,209b, 1st Angerville 668b, 3rd Angerville 2,433b, 4th Angerville 2,231b.

  • Tomkit Dirk Van Den Bulck.

A top son of Kittel when he was bred to a daughter of “Tom“.

Tom was 1st Ace Pigeon Antwerp 2006.

2nd Ace Pigeon Antwerp 2005.

Sire To: 1st Nat. Gueret 2012 2nd Nat. Gueret 2014

Many other Ace birds & performances.

Tomkit is the sire of Sheldon, Champion young bird ISRF 2020,

Champion Young bird I H U Southern region 2020.

Tomkit is also the sire, G/sire, GG/sire of many top-winning and producing pigeons across Europe, an outstanding breeder.

  • Natalie Dirk Vandenbulck Top daughter of Greipel,

Dam of Oscar sire of Anna 2nd best Young bird pigeon ISRF 2020 (runner up to Sheldon).

8th ISRF 6,136n, 20th ISRF 2,333b, 29th ISRF 7,453b

1st & 2nd DNE 1st & 2nd ISRF sec N. 6th & 8th 6,136b

1st DNE 2th ISRF Castletown 4,360b 1st Golden ring ISRF winning 1,000 euros.

  • Amy – Dirk Van Den Bulck.

Dam of 4 x 1st DNE,

Abbie 1st Open ISRF Skibbereen 3,142b 2018,

1st DNE 4th Open ISRF Barleycove 3,319b,

1st DNE 7th ISRF 7,500b 2021,

1st DNE 16th ISRF 7,914b 2022.

Grand Daughter of Kittel. Full sister to fastest pigeon of 7000p.

Full sister to “Red Lady Kittel” – 1/328 Noyon, 1/262 Noyon, 2/792 Noyon, 4/573 Noyon, 4/640 Noyon, 5/591 Noyon.

  1. Dtr. Kittel – 1st Nat. Ace KBDB 2013. Best Coefficient ever in the KBD. Fastest of 25kp, 17kp.

Breeder of 20 x 1st rixe winners incl. fastest of 12,000 & 11,000 pigeons.

Top-class breeding lines in this hen.

  • Snowman Bred by Dirk Van Den Bulck, a stunningly attractive red Grizzle.

He is the grandson of 2 exceptional National Ace Pigeons ‘BE07-6201777 Pitbull winner of 6 x 1st and an absolute super breeder, he has bred   over 75 x 1st prize winners and many Ace KBDB Olympic titles;

BE 13 6139803 Kittel, 1st Nat Ace Pigeon KDBD 2013 Best KBDB Ace bird in Belgian history lowest co-efficient ever. Breeding legend around the   world.

Snowman is G/sire of NIPA sec D young bird of the year 2021;

1st Ulster Fed Fermoy 1,313 birds, (Plus many more fed winners).

Snowman has bred winners for many fanciers throughout Ireland and the UK.

All of the birds are currently at Proudstone in their home lofts.

They are in exceptional health and condition, all handle superbly. All are fully vaccinated and are ready to travel. These were bred early and thanks to Herbies husbandry all are ready now for the stock loft.

Any of these birds will be a very welcome addition in any serious stock loft in Europe.

They are ready for collection or delivery, wherever that may be and successful bidders will be able to decide upon that following the sale.

As well as the birds discussed earlier there are many other direct sons and daughters of Kittel & Greipel in the stud loft, along with sons and daughters of Stephaan Lambrechts Lincia and Venus.

This is a very small example of the quality of birds at TT lofts.

If for any reason you don’t find something to suit you in this sale, pop over to www.ttlofts.ie or email [email protected]; the good folk there will only be too happy to help you out.

Finally, Herbie has a very strict rule when it comes to his birds.

If he doesn’t think he can win with it, then it isn’t welcome in his loft, if it isn’t good enough for him, then it is most certainly not good enough for his customers.

Happy Bidding !

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