Last weekend’s International Jockey Challenge received a little overseas attention with one or two English language websites carrying reports notably in South Africa. SAHorseracing.com had a story on Gerrit Schlecter’s victory as well as a link to the article the website wrote as a follow-up to its junket trip to Seoul on the KRA last year (half of which is a cut and paste from the KRA’s site).
Winter is expected to get underway with a vengeance tomorrow with predicted highs of just 6C. Nevertheless there’s a 12 race card at Seoul Racecourse Park with the first under orders at 11:00 and the last at 17:20. The most valuable race is Race 11 at 16:50 – a 2000 metre handicap worth 60,000,000won. Only seven runners are declared though which means that place bets will only pay out on first and second – a rarity at Gwacheon – so the entertaining betting looks to be earlier in the day.