Camel Cup

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Camel racing during the 2009 Camel Cup.

The Camel Cup is an annual camel racing festival held in Australia. The race usually takes place at Blatherskite Park in the town Alice Springs, Northern Territory. The event is organised by the Apex Club of Central Australia.[1]


The first such event was held in 1970 in the dry bed of Todd River between two Lions club members, in an ephemeral river in the southern Northern Territory. It soon became a part of the Alice Springs Centenary Year Celebrations. The popularity of the event was recognised by the Alice Springs Lions Club, and it started its annual celebration in the Traeger Park, but due to security reasons it was shifted to Arunga Park Speedway. It was 1979 when the race was transferred to purpose built camel race track the located at Blatherskite Park.[2]

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  1. ^ "About – Community Grants". Retrieved 9 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "About The Camel Cup – Brief History". Retrieved 9 September 2011. 

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