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Camel Cup an unconventional race in Alice Springs

The annual Camel Cup in Alice Springs is celebrating 40 years of unpredictable racing fun on Saturday 10 July 2010.
18 June 2010
The Camel Cup is a humorous and unpredictable race meet pitching stubborn and independent beasts against fearless riders, and no two races are the same with camels determined to spit, bit, go backwards or take the race at their own pace.

The first Camel Race was run in 1970 in the dry Todd River Bed as a bet between two mates, Noel Fullerton and Keith Mooney-Smith, and it proved such a hilarious spectator event that it became part of the annual calendar.

The Camel Cup is a series of races, each with up to 15 camels, plus other novelty events such as rickshaw races and kids hobby camel races and a carnival atmosphere of stalls and rides as well as live music.

To visit Australia for the Camel Cup in Alice Springs, or just for a holiday to visit family and friends, all international tourists must have an Australian Travel Visa.

The most popular of these visas is the ETA Visa, which allows the holder to enter Australia for up to three months for tourism purposes.