Classic Winners Clash Again in Minister’s Cup

Weekend Racing Preview – Busan set to dominate fourth Classic
The final leg of the Korean Triple Crown is the highlight of the coming weekend as Sunday sees Minister’s Cup day at Seoul Race Park. A full field of fourteen will contest the year’s fourth Classic with the three previous winners – Rainmaker (KRA Cup Mile), Ebony Storm (Korean Derby) and Jeolho Chance (Korean Oaks) – all making the trip up from Busan. They are joined by five more southern raiders including Gaeseon Janggun, Lucky Dancer and Sinheung Gangja, all of whom will fancy their chances against Seoul’s disappointing 2008 crop of three year olds. Two fillies are in the race with Daehan Dolpung joining Jeolho Chance. Busan’s star jockey, Toshio Uchida will travel up to partner Rainmaker while Shim Seung Tae will be looking to repeat his Derby win on Ebony Storm.

The big race is off at 17:00 on Sunday and is the culmination of a busy weekend’s racing. The first card gets underway at Busan Race Park at 13:00 on Friday with a ten race card. Busan also hosts six races on Sunday with a 12:40 start time. Headlining Sunday’s card will be the Gyeongnam Sinmun Cup. Seoul gets underway at 11:20 on both Saturday and Sunday.

Minister of Agriculture’s Cup (GII) – Seoul Race Park – 2000M – Oct. 12, 2008 – 17:00

1. Rainmaker (11/3/3/1) – Toshio Uchida
2. Ebony Storm (13/5/2/3) – Shim Seung Tae
3. Namchon Party (8/4/2/1) – Oh Kyoung Hoan
4. Saerounjeonseol (12/1/3/1) – Kim Dong Cheol
5. Magic Victor (13/3/2/2) – Kim Ok Sung
6. Sinheung Gangja (15/3/2/6) – Moon Se Young
7. Sammuae (16/2/1/3) – Yoo Sang Wan
8. Jeolho Chance (F) (12/6/1/1) – Cho Kyoung Ho
9. Gaeseon Janggun (9/3/3/1) – Park Tae Jong
10. Super Goliath (11/3/4/0) – Kim Hyo Seob
11. Daehan Dolpung (F) (14/2/4/3) – Ikuyasu Kurakane
12. Free Woody (12/4/3/3) – Moon Jung Kyun
13. Lucky Dancer (9/4/2/0) – Shin Hyung Cheol
14. Triple Seven (10/3/2/2) – Choi Beom Hyun

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