Life in NSW
Posted on 09 jul, 2012 by Dustin
Animal Races…You heard it!
It's safe to say the Aussies are some of the most competitive folks I have met during my travels.
Whether it's on the footy pitch or the track, everyone loves to prove they're the best. Sometimes going as far as creating new racing events that have turned into traditions across the country. One such race event is Guinea Pig races in the village of Grenfell.
Grenfell, which is situated on the western plains 48 km west of Cowra and surrounded by canola fields, cattle and sheep farms, is a quiet rural town. Each year in June, Grenfell hosts the annual Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival, which includes guinea pig races.
Fortunately for us, the village came together and sent out the invitation to the #unmapped team to participate in an impromptu Guinea Pig race.
In any random pub in New South Wales you may witness any number of racing events - be it cockroach, guinea pig or crab. For a small fee you can usually buy your own crustacean (or other competitor), dream up a name and set it off racing against the locals.
If it makes it through the initial heats, your new friend could go on to be a finalist and even take you home a prize. We were in Port Macquarie when we were first introduced to a crab racing event. Our man John took home the coveted first prize trophy.
Let the races begin. Best of luck
The #unmapped Blogger