Fans Flock To Camel, Ostrich Races

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Published: June 24, 2013 02:40 pm EDT

Tioga Downs also held its second annual Camel and Ostrich races on Sunday afternoon in front of more than 5,700 eager fans.

The ostrich race was held after Race 4 on the pari-mutuel harness-racing card, while the camels hit the track after Race 8.

In the three-entry ostrich event, Dixie Chick left alertly from the rail and never relinquished her lead.

In the featured four-entry camel event, My Lovely Humps easily dominated after Lawrence Of Arabia refused and Humpty Dumpty and Pepi Lepew seemed to have a few steering issues.

Eastend Eddie and Jim Marohn Jr. captured the card’s $16,000 open handicap pace by a length and three quarters in 1:51.2. Ron Burke trains the five-year old gelded son of Million Dollar Cam for Burke Racing, Weaver Bruscemi of Pennsylvania.

Live harness racing at Tioga Downs will continue on Friday, June 28 with a first-race post time of 6:50 p.m.

(With files from Tioga)

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Too bad this wasn't in Florida: They could have had Pari-Mutual betting on them like they do on the barrell races in Florida!!

congratulations, to the promotions of camel racing. anyone out there know where i can purchase a camel?? if you are searching for a promoter for harness racing ,,,,,i willingly will promote the sport of harness racing and just take a commission on revenue increases,,,,,,now thats a sure bet. programs lineups souvenirs,,,,, get it all right here.