The First Oran Camel Racing Cup was a camel racing event organized by the Oran Camel Racing League in September 306. It was the first trully international camel racing competition, being covered by the international media.
In total, thirty-three camels and jockeys from thirteen different countries participated in both short (thousand-meter) and long (ten thousand-meter) races in a track outside the city of Oran, Porto Capital.
Day 0 of the Cup was marked by the arrival of all international teams to the race track. Also, the competition system was revealed:
For each category (thousand-meter and ten thousand-meter) the camels were divided in eight groups (seven groups with four teams and one with five teams). Each group is a race. The first two in each race advanced to the next phase. The camels are once again divided in groups - four groups this time - and the winners of each race were classified for the next, final race.
On day 0 the first groups for the thousand-meter competition were revealed:
On the second day of competitions, the first and second placers of each race of the previous day made up four other groups. This day ended with many surprises. The four races of this day were all won by jockeys from Djeriga (two wins) and, most surprisingly, Westrian Deucoland and Independent Western Kukuria, leaving hosts Porto Capital and traditional camel-breeding nation Feniz behind.
The most suprising of all four races, no doubt, was Race C, won by Deuco
jockey Berthold Serdez and his camel Gargoyle Cheese Wiz. Serdez won with
just a small advantage over the unexpected second-place, Wesmerité's Lou
Whitsin, leaving Fenizian and Djerigan jockeys behind.
The third day of the Cup came to an end with the final race of the thousand-meter category. The winners of the four races of the previous day were classified. Without the many suprises that happened the day before, Djerigan jockey Fauzi Khaled and his camel Habiba Dahraam won the gold medal with only a small advantage over Rutger Delrand, from the Independent Westrian Kukuria. Another Djerigan, Ibrahim Waadouf, got the bronze; while Berthold Serdez, from Westrian Deucoland, finished fourth.
After a grand ceremony which included the thirty-three competing camels
parading across Mauretania Avenue in downtown Oran, plus some speeches by
the heads of the Oran Camel Racing League, the camels returned to the