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12th

Camel Race Day 2016 Report

The camel race day at Chilham Castle, Kent on September 4th 2016 was a huge success with over 3,000 people attending. Sufficient funds were raised to cover the cost of winter hay for the wild camel breeding centre in Mongolia. The Mongolian ambassador and many officials from the Mongolian Embassy in London attended and there were 30 stalls selling everything from Mongolian food to Mongolian and rural produce and crafts. There were four races and a final and Robert Pascall, a successful fruit farmer from Kent had the distinction of beating all the Mongolian jockeys and becoming the champion camel jockey of the day.

The Mongolian ambassador expressed his delight at the record turn out for what has become a very Mongolian affair. WCPF is extremely grateful to Mr and Mrs Stuart Wheeler who generously hosted the day at Chilham Castle, Kent.

John Hare WCPF with the Mongolian Ambassador to the United Kingdom

John Hare WCPF with the Mongolian Ambassador to the United Kingdom

The large crowd await the start of the first race

The large crowd await the start of the first race

Champion jockey Robert Pascall winning the final in fine style.

Champion jockey Robert Pascall winning the final in fine style.

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