The goat race in Dar es Salaam was born in 2001. Since then, the event has raised more than 9 million USD for many charities. Particularly in 2014, the goat race earned more than 487,000 USD. These goats can raise hundreds of thousands of dollars each year for charities, in addition to being one of the main cattle in Tanzania. Goat racing in Dar es Salaam is inspired by the UK Royal Ascot Horse Racing. Each year, the goat racing festival has a different theme, guiding participants to wear clothes on that theme. Visitors track 7 races throughout the afternoon, 30 minutes each time with 10 goats on the track.
Race combined with betting. Before each race, visitors can bet that this is the main donation activity of the goat racing charity Dar es Salaam. You can bet at least 2,500 shillings ($ 1) for each goat before a 15-minute race. The winner will receive a minimum of 6,000 shillings (57 USD) or a large sum depending on the amount you bet. The money lost to the guest will be transferred to charity. While everyone was betting, the goats were carried by the boys in the procession around the yard, the boys in the arms were marching around the yard, in which the heads were trumpeters, wearing Scottland-style skirts.
In essence, the goats have no athlete blood like race horses. They just run because all the others run and there’s a nudge at the back. The goat that appears at the first destination will be the winner. Humorous race makes viewers happier than stressful racing. In particular, the goats participating in the race whether losing or winning are not killed or mistreated animals. The care of goats is a top priority of the organizers, and in the race there is always a vet watching them throughout the event. The popular goat breed in East Africa is the East African goat breed.