If you think animal race betting is all about the thoroughbred horses and greyhound dogs you would be wrong because people bet on all sorts of animal races! We take a look at 10 of the worlds strangest animal races and whether they are bet on for fun or serious money they are all a bookmakers dream…
Ten Unusual Animal Races You Can Bet on Other Than Horses and Greyhounds
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If you think horse racing is exciting you should try placing a bet on a Shetland Pony race! These cute animals all ridden by children is a great laugh and always a surprisingly close race!
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Pretty much the same as horse racing only the winner is always the one wearing pyjamas! On a more serious note, this is not the fastest of races, but it can often be a close one.
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Not only is duck racing very competitive, but duck racers will also breed racing ducks to make sure they win year after year! Yes, there is such a thing as a thoroughbred racing duck, I’m not going quackers.
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While it might look like a joke Ostrich Racing is a common thing in South African culture. The common ostriches are ridden in the same way as horses with special ostrich saddles, but it is said that they are harder to control than any other ridden animal.
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If you think Greyhound racing is exciting you should try betting on Dachshund dogs dressed up as hotdogs! OK, so they don’t always dress up as hotdogs, but it makes the race more fun if they do.
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This form of fast-bacon is not just done as a laugh, in fact, there is some serious money wagered on a pig race and it can be very exciting in an unpredictable way.
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if you think this sounds like a boring race you have never seen how fast a mouse can run, because let me tell you it’s very fast and that makes the face very exciting. Not only do some people take the race seriously, it is actually an organised sport!!!
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In sandy Arab environments, it is, of course, the Camel who is king of this territory and not the colder climate loving horse. This is always a very thrilling race and the betting on the winner is taken very seriously.
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While it doesn’t sound exciting it really is, in fact, it can be a lot more exciting than you would possibly think. The snails are placed in a circle and whoever gets to the outer circle is the winner. With racing snail breeders and serious snail bookies, this is not exactly a slow-moving business.
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Bertie the tortoise here is not a racing tortoise, but if he was he would be the fastest in any race. But tortoise racing does go on and surprisingly it is mostly with giant land tortoises that people race. It’s not the fastest of races that is for sure, but towards the end the excitement does grow.