Ten Unusual Animal Races You Can Bet on Other Than Horses and Greyhounds

Ten Unusual Animal Races You Can Bet on Other Than Horses and Greyhounds
Ten Unusual Animal Races You Can Bet on Other Than Horses and Greyhounds

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


 

Shetland Pony Racing
Shetland Pony Racing

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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!

Zebra Racing
Zebra Racing

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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.

Duck Racing
Duck Racing

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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.

Ostrich Racing
Ostrich Racing

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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.

Dachshund Racing
Dachshund Racing

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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.

Pig Racing
Pig Racing

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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.

Mouse Racing
Mouse Racing

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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!!!

Camel Racing
Camel Racing

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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.

Snail Racing
Snail Racing

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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.

Tortoise Racing
Tortoise Racing

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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.

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