Something a bit different! In a departure from the usual equine racing scene, this photo (circa 1978) shows a CAMEL race crossing the finish line at the Port Hedland Turf Club.

One of the camels in this race was ‘SAS’, belonging to the Nisich family. Another camel was ‘Stubby’, belonging to Hedland local hotelier Stu Carey. (When the starting gun fired Stubby took off the wrong way around the track!)

Were you there that day? If you know the names of any of the people (or camels!) in the photo, or anyone else who was trackside that day, please contact us and we’ll add it in!

Photo: TOPH

Sources: Local residents