Before we met each other , my friend Florea Sorin had had his own aims regarding the pigeonsport. He aimed at getting everything that can be obtained, at all the categories, from that of speed to that of marathon. The majority of the Romanians , who are grumpy, have claimed and are still claiming that sucha thing is impossible. Florea Sorin, a winner by nature is very optimistic at this point and is convinced that he will be successful 100% (just like me). The way is half done, as his father is Florea “Mazare” Ion, or Nea Ion Mazare – as all the Romanian pigeonsport lovers know him.
Unfortunately the remains of communism are deeply rooted in the consciousness of the Romanian people!!!!! This is a thing to understand when it comes to my parents’ generation, but it is completely out of question for the next-coming generations, including my generation. As a people , we are used to say “NO” and to cut away at the zeal of any dreamer, of any person with higher ideals. I am now thinking of a life principle of the legendary Muhammad Ali , whose birthday was two days ago ( he was 72 years old then, though he has been struggling against the Parkinson disease for more than 30 years!!!!!) He said something like: “”IMPOSSIBLE” is just a small word, that was concocted by unsignificant people who have a commonplace life and who are not able to use their inner force in order to change it for the good. An impossible thing is not a fact in itself, it is just an opinion. An impossible thing is not a declaration. The impossible thing is a challenge. The impossible thing is potential. The impossible thing is temporary. The impossible thing is NOTHING!!!!!”
When in life, you guide yourself according to such principles, everything become much clearer and much easier. That is why me and my friend Florea Sorin see so clearly this project and also for this reason, we are laughing at the amazement of the majority of the Romanian pigeonsport fanciers when they consider our project. Moreover, at the entrance where the new lofts of the pair of Florea Sorin & Ion “Mazare” will be built , the above mentioned words of Muhammad Ali will be put into a frame, so that all the people from Team Florea could watch them every day.
It is important to mention that within those 5-6 months since he became a part of the pigeonsport phenomenon , my friend Florea Sorin has been studying all the books that he found , he has been reading hundreds of online articles and he has checked “at hand” all the champions of Europe!!!!! Thus, within these months, he managed to learn huge amounts of practical and theoretical elements. Reading the magazines and the articles from the Internet , he came across a new term: the loft race. He studied the phenomenon thoroughly and concluded that he wanted to take part in all the loft races of the world. Therefore, he came across a name: Eros Carboni. Eros is a pioneer of the international loft races, and he has a pairless record in this domain. He can be placed at the same level with David Clausing and Alfons Klaas ( from whom a lot of 24 pigeons has already been purchased by Florea Sorin), due to both the trophies he won in the world’s loft races, and his references.
With a great zeal, Florea Sorin took his friend Carlo Luchesse and they paid a visit to the legendary Eros Carboni. In only a few months, almost 100 Carboni doves were transferred to the breeding lofts of Florea Sorin. Direct offsprings of all the doves of Eros were brought to Bucharest. We are now speaking of the greatest Carboni dove colony, besides that from Italy. Among these, there are direct offsprings from the famous “Il Ragno”- the best dove at the Fond Races from Italy in 2011- that was made fly by Rocco Toscani (Pipa Italy), a dove that nowadays belongs to Eros. I cannot tell for sure how much the dove cost, but I know that Rocco refused an offer of 20,000 Euros made by Nikolaas Gyselbrecht.
Eros’s doves are already tested and they are used to the climate of Romania. Here I mention just a few Romanian pigeonsport fanciers who had exceptional results with the pigeons from Eros: Cosmin Olteanu – Prahova (flights on the mountains), DemisPaduraru (Bucharest), Marcel Nicolaescu (Bucharest), etc. . Marcel Nicolaescu ( who is now the vice-mayor of Bucharest) has sent a squab (that was 100% a Carboni dove ), to the loft race of 1 Million Euros from Shanghai, China. This squab won the 19th place at the final contest, being the 1st European dove!!!!!!! An exceptional performance!!!!
Eros’s results from the world’s loft races, in areas with all the relief shapes, are exceptional. From the pollution from China, to the heat from the Arabian countries and to the jungle of Thailand and Taiwan, Eros’s doves face everything.
1st place at the Final Contest –Dutch Open, Holland 2004;
*1st place at the Final Loft Race from Thailand in 2003, winner of the “King Cup”. This is one of the toughest loft races in the world , because the pigeons keep flying over the jungle, and the moisture is destroying the European doves.
the 1st place as an Ace Dove at the Eijerkamp Loft Race- Beijing, China;
the 2nd place at the Final Contest of the Eijerkamp Loft Race- Beijing, China;
the 3rd place at the Final World Championship , with the doves’ launching from the middle of the ocean, Taiwan, 2008;
Many top results at the Balkanik Fair Play Loft, Romania.