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Come and watch these great camel races and much more
Camels are gorgeous animals! Granted, they do sometimes spit but this really does no harm apart from the disgusting smell. I used to breed llamas and they are from the same family. They are merely much smaller than camels, both generally have a laid back personality.I used to let my newborn ducks and geese run in between the llamas' feet as I knew they would never harm them.
Camels can be a bit dangerous due to their large size, however, the ones that take people for rides naturally have peaceful, calm personalities and this has been bred into them.
Watching camels race can be a really funny and exciting event and I recently read that Western Australia has the highest number of wild camels in the world. They can be extremely quick as they race away but can also be extremely stubborn!
Camels are raced in professional events in Saudi Arabia, where large amounts are bet on the races. These distances can be between about three and ten kilometres. In the inland desert regions of Australia, there are also camel racing events, though we do not take it as seriously as our Arab counterparts! To us, it is a bit of a joke.
Camel Racing Downunder are excited to present camel races at the Gosford Showgrounds! The camels usually run at around 65 km/h in short sprints. They can maintain a speed of around 40 km/h for about an hour at a time. These camels are often ridden and controlled by child jockeys. Children are favoured because they are not heavy.
Well, it is not just camel racing at this event - there will be much more such as the following to do and see:
Moo Poo Lotto Moo Poo Lotto is coming to Gosford Showgrounds for the Camel Racing Event! Buy a ticket here for the Moo Poo Lotto and wait for the patty to plonk on your plot! But book now as pre-sales close at midnight Friday 23rd August.
You could win a prize in the Moo-lah with the Moo Poo Lotto! The winning plot will receive $200 in MooLah! It will be held on the 24th August at 6:00 pm.
Entry for this event is by gold coin donation, and entry to the Gosford show is $5 and children are free.
WIN a VIP package for you and a friend! You could enjoy a VIP experience with the Camel Races as well as food and beverage packages!
To enter, just pay your entrance fee and tag someone who you would want to take with you and click on this link. Then scroll down till you get to the article. Then you need to click on the going to the event and share this post. The winner of this competition will be drawn on 20th August.