Day: October 30, 2008

Weekend Preview – Winter Schedule Begins

Busan Race Park
Friday October 31: Busan kicks thing off at 13:00 Friday with a ten race card. Feature is a 1600 metre handicap with Annika Queen and Distance Runner topping the weights. Earlier, The Bee Keeper will be looking to get back in form after losing his unbeaten record last time out. He goes over 1600 metres in race 8.

Sunday November 2: Sunday’s six race card gets underway at 12:20. Despite not having won for well over year and not even running since April, the New Zealand bred gelding will be top weight in the big handicap at 16:10

Seoul Race Park
Saturday November 1: Seoul moves onto winter schedules from this weekend and so the first race will start at 11:00am. There are eleven races on Saturday. A small but very well-known field contests the day’s most valuable race. If he wins, Subsidy [Mr. Prospector – Foreign Aid (Danzig)] will break KRW 1Billion in career prize money, but with Saerounbisul, Pocketful of Money, Haengun Daewang, Ul Mountain and Seungyu Sinhwa joined by the exciting three year old Vicar Love, it’s going to be tough.

Sunday November 3: Sunday also sees eleven races with the first at 11:00am. Feature is one of the biggest fillies races of the season, the Gyeonggi Governor’s Cup. A field of 14 will contest the 1800 metre handicap at 16:40 for the KRW 106Million first prize. We’ll have a full list of runners and riders tomorrow. Also on Sunday’s card is a cat 1 handicap which sees Secret Weapon up against Machine Gun over 2000 metres.

Jeju Race Park stages a ten race card on both Saturday and Sunday. First race is off at 12:20 both days. At this stage the weekend weather is predicted to be cool and dry. There is, however, a chance of rain on Friday.