Massive crowd fills Fonner Park to see camels and ostriches race

GRAND ISLAND, NE (Omaha World-Herald News Source) –¬†Fonner Park had a full house Sunday as thousands gathered for a day at the horse track, and the camel track, and the ostrich track as it turned out.

Along with the thoroughbred horses, what brought a lot of families to the track were races featuring camels and ostriches.

It was for a good cause as the proceeds from the camel and ostrich races went to 9 local Grand Island charities.

The unusual racers came from a Kansas company who have been involved in camel and ostrich races for 40 years.