• Short Summary

    Crowds of people went to the races in Amman on Sunday (25 April) - but it was a race with a difference.

  • Description

    Crowds of people went to the races in Amman on Sunday (25 April) - but it was a race with a difference. They were attending the annual camel race at Jordan's Royal Racing Club.

    Before the 1976 Middle East war, the race was bi-annual event - held during the summer season in Amman and in the winter on the shores of the Dead Sea. Now the Royal Racing Club is considering re-introducing the winter race, but on the shores of the Aqaba Sea.

    Although camels are dying out as a means of transport in Jordan, thoroughbred camels remain very popular. They are bred from the best stock in the world, to be found in Saudi Arabia and Oman.

    Sunday's race - under the patronage of King Hussein - was for seven baby camels. They belonged to the Desert Patrol - part of Jordan's security forces. The winning camel was 'Salwa'.

    After the race, the prizes were presented by King Hussein's uncle, Senator Nasser Ben Jamil.

    SYNOPSIS: First past the post with a comfortable lead was Salwa. And receiving the winner's trophy from Senator Nasser was the commander of the Desert Patrol.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACP9OV5Q11M6KN48A06C41221P
    Media URN:
    VLVACP9OV5Q11M6KN48A06C41221P
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/04/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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