Day: August 6, 2009

Oaks Weekend Preview

Korean Oaks / Invitation Race / Namdo Jeap
After a week off, racing is back on the peninsula and it’s shaping up to be one of the biggest weekends of the year. The Korean Oaks at Busan on Sunday is the headline as Sangseung Ilro seeks to completethe Derby/Oaks double. She’ll have eleven other fillies to contend with and we’ll have a final preview of the race over the next couple of days.

Also on Sunday at Busan, the International Lady Jockey Invitation race will take place. See here for full preview.

While overshadowed for once by Busan, Seoul also has its fair share of the action. On Saturday, Baekjeonmupae, Angus Empire, Seoul Teukgeup and Gamadongja will renew hostilities, while prolific five year old mare Top Point is the biggest name on show on Sunday.

Busan Race Park

Friday August 7: 10 races, first post 16:00; last: 21:00
Sunday August 9: 6 races, first post 16:20; last: 21:00

Seoul Race Park

Saturday August 8: 12 races, first post 14:30; last 21:00
Sunday August 9: 11 races, first post 14:30; last 21:00

Jeju Race Park (Pony racing)

Saturday August 8: 9 races, first post 16:30; last 21:20
Sunday August 9: 9 races, first post 16:30; last 21:20

It’s been a fine week weatherwise but rain is on the horizon.