Emily Sansom was born to ride at the Forbes Camel Races.
“I started (riding camels) when I was four, now I’m 20, you either love this or really hate it and I just love it,’’ she said.
Sansom caught the eye of the big crowd when she stood up on her camel and waved to the crowd.
Her camel finished a very slow third in a consolation event.
“She’s a very consistent third place getter and that is all she does, but she loves to race,’’ the Newcastle rider said.
Sansom was heralded throughout the sunny day.
The great weather a far cry from recent times.
“This place was covered in water (from the) floods a few weeks ago,” race caller Colin Hodges said.
“Now look at it, the organisers, the race club and the rugby league guys have done a great job.”
In his judgement, Mr Hodges said Sansom was a good rider, which she appreciated.
“Yeah, it’s nice of people to say I’m good,” she said.
“My boyfriend sometimes really wonders though, I bought him a camel for Valentine’s Day, he did like it.
“I got into this because of my dad, who bought these animals years ago.”
The youngster has just ridden in a Lexus TV commercial.
“I have to be careful of my back because I am starring in that ad,” she said.
“But Daisy is our best camel, she was born to race and wins everything.
“She just loves to race and has all her life,” the young woman now talking at top speed.
The crowd was estimated to be from 3000 to 4000 at the Forbes Camel Races.
Camels from across the country are go to Forbes to compete.
The races are held every year on Good Friday.