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by Sarah Phipps Modified: April 18, 2013 at 12:31 pm •  Published: April 12, 2011
CAMEL RACING / RACES: From left to right, Scott Wells and Sandblaster, G.R. Carter and Little Sheeba, and Jennifer Schmidt and Sahara Sara race camels during Extreme Racing, Sunday, April 10, 2011, at Remington Park in Oklahoma City. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD
CAMEL RACING / RACES: From left to right, Scott Wells and Sandblaster, G.R. Carter and Little Sheeba, and Jennifer Schmidt and Sahara Sara race camels during Extreme Racing, Sunday, April 10, 2011, at Remington Park in Oklahoma City. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD

Occasionally, we have the opportunity to photograph a unique assignment. Something we’ve never seen before. Staff Photographer Sarah Phipps had that opportunity on Sunday when she covered camel and ostrich races, called Extreme Racing, at Remington Park in Oklahoma City. Her pictures tell the story better than I could. Here’s a few, but you can click here to see all eleven pictures that she turned in.

OSTRICK RACING / RACES: J.D. Mithener rides Big Byrd during an ostrich race at Extreme Racing, Sunday, April 10, 2011, at Remington Park in Oklahoma City. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD
OSTRICK RACING / RACES: J.D. Mithener rides Big Byrd during an ostrich race at Extreme Racing, Sunday, April 10, 2011, at Remington Park in Oklahoma City. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD
CAMEL RACING / RACES: From left to right, G.R. Carter and Little Sheeba, and Jennifer Schmidt and Sahara Sara race during Extreme Racing, Sunday, April 10, 2011, at Remington Park in Oklahoma City. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD
CAMEL RACING / RACES: From left to right, G.R. Carter and Little Sheeba, and Jennifer Schmidt and Sahara Sara race during Extreme Racing, Sunday, April 10, 2011, at Remington Park in Oklahoma City. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD

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by Sarah Phipps
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Born in Missouri, Sarah Phipps graduated of Northwest Missouri State University with a degree in Mass Communication and French in 1999. After an internship with the St. Joe News-press, Sarah moved to Oklahoma for a full-time job at the...
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