Prizes for racing in 16 years include 97 times top 5%, 12 times first concourse, 20 times 2nd and 3rd concourse victories !
In 13 years of showing Midnight Blue Lofts has won over 118 1st place awards...which include 16 times Grand Champion, 14 times Reserve Grand Champion, 4 times Minnesota State Grand Champion, 2 times Kansas Classic National AU Grand Champion.
Author of ten articles in the Thoroughbred, and Racing Pigeon Digest National Publications.
Look for our latest articles recently published in the Racing Pigeon Digest and the "Loft Report"
Entitled "THE BEAUTIFUL RACER", "THE QUIET CHAMPION", and " NATURAL HEALTH "
*Publicity Chairman 1997 AU Convention
*Chairman of the Board...Twin City Concourse
*Publicity Director... Midwest Topeka National
*Chairman and Founder ... Twin City Concourse- Workshop and Auction
*Co-Chairman... 2007 Midwest Convention and Race
*Certified AU Judge (American Racing Pigeon Union)
*Show Chairman ...Viking Show and Auction
I've had pigeons since age 8. Taking into account some time off , I've had pigeons for 40 years now. I believe pigeons are one of the most intelligent animals on earth. They continue to fascinate me to this very day.
From our Old Fabry line..The Phenomonal "Miss Misty"
8 X GRAND CHAMPION - 5 X RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION
1st 300/127b 2nd/303/689b 2nd/300/955b
1st /434 mi/365p/44L
8th /303/mi/171p/39L 11th/100mi/191p/22L
* 1st..434 miles..365 pigeons..43 lofts
* "Ayana was our only bird entered
* Ahead of the pack by 23 minutes
* 11 hours, 16 minutes on the wing
* Only 17 day birds
Miss Misty 2 X National Grand Champion
Winner of $2,200.00 two years in a row !!
No Pigeon in American History can match her record.
I began with Racing Pigeons at the age of eight in 1961. Starting out in St. Paul, Minnesota where I grew up, then later in Northern California and Golden Colorado I flew Pigeons as well. I moved back to Minnesota in 1986 and have been racing here ever since.
Below we have some accomplishments, awards, and results that I've achieved through the years. We are a small loft by choice, and are very in-tune with the pigeons under our care. We specialize in the 100 mile thru 400 mile races, averaging about 5 pigeons for each race we enter. We enjoy the 'Winter Shows' and have been very successful in that aspect of the sport.
Since 2008 we have focused almost primarily with the Janssen of Arendonk strain of Racing Pigeons. Recently though, we have imported a pair from the Van Hove Uytterhoeven family from Belgium, as well as a pair of hens from the Jan Van De Pasch Family from the Netherlands. We keep and maintain a strong family of Original Janssens pure and unninterrupted. We are also in the process of blending our unique families of the Janssens, Van De Pasch's and
Van Hove's into a new strain for middle distance racing purposes.
1st Concourse Classic 300 27 Lofts / 127 Pigeons
1st Flying Aces One Loft 300 1st 154 Pigeons
1st Federation Open 400 24 Lofts / 441 Pigeons
2nd Topeka National 400 107 L / 1,606 Pigeons
3rd Concourse Classic Average Speed
4th Topeka Overall 400 211 Lofts / 2,862 Pigeons
8th Concourse Classic 100 33 Lofts / 143 Pigeons
8th Concourse Classic 100 28 Lofts / 124 Pigeons
7th Champion Pigeon OB.Classic Series
9th Concourse Classic 100 20 Lofts / 85 Pigeons
14th Federation Open 300 35 Lofts / 567 Pigeons
15th Concourse Classic 100 33 Lofts / 143 Pigeons
17th Concourse Open 100 30 Lofts / 394 Pigeons
35th Concourse Open 100 43 Lofts / 920 Pigeons
37th Concourse Classic 100 27 Lofts / 124 Pigeons
37th Concourse Open 100 35 Lofts / 494 Pigeons
38th Federation Open 300 29 Lofts / 464 Pigeons
44th Concourse Open 150 33 Lofts / 755 Pigeons
52nd Concourse Open 150 33 Lofts / 755 Pigeons
57th Concourse Open 100 27 Lofts / 593 Pigeons
59th Concourse Open 100 27 Lofts / 593 Pigeons
62nd Concourse Open 100 27 Lofts / 593 Pigeons
Tom Fremont, of Midnight Blue Lofts