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You already know that the best betting software loves to explore the weird world of sports, and today we will talk about a some weird animal races.

Human beings are extremely competitive animals. Proof of this is our ability to develop disputes over the most unusual things, such as the childish "spitting distance".
Humans, especially sports betting fans, have developed some very strange races involving animals that are not associated with speed. Forget horse racing, it's normal compared to the weird ones on our list.

Check them out.

1. Snail race

To begin by showing just how strange animal races can be, let's talk a little about snail racing. Yes, those common garden animals have a sport to call their own. It is practiced especially in England.

In Queen Elizabeth's land, the snail is an athlete. The sport is taken seriously by many people, to the point of creating a "world championship". It has been played for many years, but the 2022 edition was cancelled due to operational problems. Rest assured, it will be back in full force in 2023.

2. Greyhound riding monkeys

Greyhound is a typical English dog breed, trained for racing competitions held on dirt tracks, like horse racing. The crucial difference is that the jockeys are not humans, but monkeys. We know it sounds like a joke, yet it is a very real story.

Although it did not last long, greyhound racing with monkey jockeys was slightly famous in the 1920s and 1930s. At this time, the sport was taken from Australia, where it was created, to the United States.

Monkeys wearing clothes similar to those of the jockeys were strapped to the dogs' backs and competed for first place. Despite the attempt to patent the sport, people considered the sport too cruel to the animals involved.

3. Makepung Buffalo Race

Makepung is the name of a traditional buffalo race on the island of Bali, Indonesia. The event originated among farmers in the region, who created a race to dispel the boredom of the rice harvest.

The race consists of two buffalos hitched to a cart, which in turn is driven by a kind of jockey. The animals carry ornaments on their heads, necklaces, garlands, and horns that are always very extravagant.

To the winners, in addition to the ecstasy of victory, the animals can be sold for high prices. However, there are many accusations of mistreatment of buffaloes, which have their backs whipped during the races and their tails twisted in order to reach higher speeds.

4. Yabby crayfish race

Have you ever heard of Cherax destructor? What about yabby? The name is strange and sounds like a Star Wars character, but it is a small crayfish, a freshwater crustacean very common in Australia. And that is where they created this bizarre race involving the little animal.

In each edition of the race, ten yabbies are placed in a circle on the ground, each painted with a number. To win, a yabbie must be the first to put its claw outside the marked area. The race is taken seriously, involving betting to see who gets the winner.

5. Ostrich Races

This is perhaps the most bizarre race with the oldest history. The ostrich is a very fast animal, capable of reaching the 70 km/h mark. Their biotype makes them the tallest and heaviest living birds in nature.

The first races date back to the African continent, where many countries and tribes practiced it as a form of pastime. The sport would have arrived in the United States at the end of the 19th century, where it became very popular.

In Uncle Sam's land, ostriches are ridden by jockeys, wearing clothes exactly like those used in horse racing. It is not uncommon for some to fall and not complete the circuit of this strange and unusual sport.

The moral of the story: there's a madman for everything. We hope you liked this short little piece, and if you did, stay tuned because bettingsoftware.com will be back soon with more great content for you!
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