If you're ever in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia or Egypt, you may find yourself in the audience of a camel race. Like horse racing, professional camel racing is extremely popular and has been around for centuries. They may not look very fast, but camels can run at speeds of up to 40 mph. Many camels are used as a means of transportation, or for their meat, milk and hides. However, camel racers are raised specifically for track. A well-bred camel can sell for a large sum of money. The biggest camel race, known as the Camel Cup, takes place in Alice Springs, Australia.