Day: January 23, 2009

Weekend Preview – Happy Lunar New Year!!

There’s no racing across the peninsula this weekend as Koreans prepare for the Lunar New Year holiday – or “Soellal” – which falls on Monday. The break couldn’t have come at a better time as the next couple of days are expected to be the coldest of the winter so far with temperatures having already dropped to -9 and expected to bottom out at -12 on Saturday.

The extended public holiday lasts until Tuesday and is one of the two main Korean holidays – the other being “Chuseok” in Autumn – that racing, along with the rest of the country, shuts down for. Things will be back to normal next weekend with Busan Race Park the first to host a card on Friday January 30.