early Friday morning we drove off into the sunrise and headed for some camel racing !!
this was my first time at a camel race track…so much fun ! just look at this traffic sign
preparing the camel for the race by putting on the jockey, a robot with a whip that can be controlled remotely…humans are not allowed to be jockeys anymore…it’s just too dangerous
love their blankets…it was quite chilly this morning so they had to keep them warm
mouth nuzzles…camels are pretty feisty animals
I had to see how much a jockey weighs…about 5 kg’s
camels being prepped for the race and some at the first station
next stop before
is it our turn soon?
being hooked up to the starting line…
lots of sand in the desert…
” I don’t want to ….”
“hey, wait for me, I changed my mind”
5 km’s later…..and the winner is…green and white
see the camel to the left ? he/she has all four feet in the air !!
at the finish line all the trainers wait and when they see their camel they have to try and catch it…
and they come in pretty fast…shoes fly and trainers sprint
red team having some rest after racing
I found a camel that suited my pace…