Uluru Camel Cup saddles up for another year of races in Australia’s NT red centre-May

Photo: Camels can run up to 30kph so jockeys need to be experienced cameleers. (ABC News: Caroline Winter)

On Saturday, there’ll be eight races before the main event, the Uluru Camel Cup.

Fifteen camels will run the 500-metre track, with Trigger the one to watch.

It is said that all the camels’ saddles are custom-made and fit “like a shoe” for each different hump.

The camels can run at more than 30 kilometres per hour, so jockeys need experience before sliding into the saddle.>>>>> MORE HERE

Henry Sapiecha

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