Camel Racing throughout Central Australia
Brett Scott is one of Bealiba Pony Clubs valued Adult supporters. Brett has travelled throughout Australia
for the past eight years following the Camel racing Circuit. His success competing in races this year has earned him the prestigious award of
“Most Successful Jockey of 2006”
Brett started off with his first race meeting in Marree, South Australia, riding for two different people, Shorty Smith from Launceston, Tasmainia and Jim Talbot from Taree in South Australia. Brett won his first heat, riding a camel called “Undersided” and then went on to win two more races, and finished second in another 5 events. The highlight of this meet was the win in the 400m perpetual plate event on the camel “Tassie Devil”.
Brett then packed up his swag and travelled from Marree to Boulia in Queensland. It was in Boulia that Brett came across a young unbroken camel called “Jacky”, Jacky was broken in on the Monday and by the Saturday was going well and running some good times. It was Jacky’s very first time on a race track, she won her first 400m heat by a neck (for a camel that’s quite a way), and then proceeded to come 2nd in the 1000m event. These placing’s gained Brett & Jacky entry into the finals on the Sunday. The Final of the 400m saw Jacky come in 3rd place, and in the 1000m final a very respectable 4th place. A great effort for a small camel and only 4 years old as well.
Pack up time again and off to Charleville in Southern Queensland where Brett once again rode for Jim & Shorty. It was here in Charleville that Brett rode “Undersided” and another camel by the name of “Cool Tas”. Both camels performed well to take out 500m Cup and the 400m Plate events. Points are awarded to Jockeys for events and at the end of the season Brett was awarded the “Most Successful Jockey of 2006” at the Great Matilda Camel Races.
Brett’s message to all pony clubbers is: “It just goes to show, when you are to old for Pony Club like me, you can do and try all types of things, and those skills you learn now at pony club certainly come in handy later in life”
Well done Brett & Congratulations on your success.