Day: November 6, 2008

Weekend Preview

Busan Race Park
Friday November 7: Areumdaun Jilju and Ebony Storm will feature in the big race on a card which begins at 13:00. The last of ten races is at 17:30.

Sunday November 9: A six race card gets underway at 12:20. The main event is the Busan Metropolitan City Race featuring some of Busan’s top overseas bred horses. See below for a full preview. The big race is at 15:20.

Seoul Race Park
Saturday November 8: The first of eleven races is at 11:00 and the last at 17:20. Three more races will be simulcast from Jeju Island. South African jockey Willie Uys makes his Korean debut in race 4.

Sunday November 9: As with Saturday, the first of eleven races is underway at 11:00, however, four simulcast races from Busan means the last is at 17:40. JRA Trophy winner Playing Politics will share top weight with Yodongseong in a cat.2 handicap for foreign bred horses. Meanwhile, Galsaem will be giving at least 3kg to all six rivals in the feature race despite the fact that the six year old mare hasn’t won in eight outings this year.

At present the forecast is for the weekend to be dry, if overcast. Jeju Race Park also holds its usual Saturday and Sunday cards with ten races starting at 12:20 both days.

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Uys Debuts Saturday

South African veteran joins Seoul Race Park
The latest overseas jockey to come to Korea will make his debut this Saturday at Seoul Race Park. South African Willie Uys has signed a one year contract and will line up on the three year old Absolute Power in race 4. The forty six year old Uys comes to Korea off the back of a career that has so far yielded just over one thousand winners from just under ten thousand rides. Uys will be the third South African jockey to debut this year. Chris Taylor’s stint at Seoul was short-lived but Deryl Daniels is into his third month at Busan and looks set to be joined by another, Petrus Botha, later this month.

Uys has just the one ride on Saturday and then one more on Sunday when he will partner Eastern Hotshot in race 3.