Day: October 8, 2009

Minister’s Cup Weekend Preview

Triple Crown on the line at Seoul / Gyeongnam Shinmun at Busan
Racing took last weekend off, but it’s back with a vengeance. And it’s as big as it gets in Korean racing. At 5pm on Sunday, eleven three year olds will go to post at Seoul Race Park for the Minster Of Agriculture’s Cup and one of them, Sangseung Ilro, is running for the Korean Triple Crown.

She hasn’t run since she was unexpectedly beaten in the Oaks, having already won the KRA Cup Mile and Korean Derby. That reverse will be all but forgotton about, however, if she comes out on top on Sunday.

It won’t be easy and we’ll have a full preview of the big race over the next couple of days but with the Gyeongnam Shinmun Cup at Busan, as well as Dongbanui Gangja – Seoul’s top ranked horse, making an appearance on Saturday, it promises to be an exciiting weekend.

Busan Race Park

Friday October 9: 10 races, first race 13:00, last 17:30
Sunday October 11: 6 races, first race 12:40, last 16:30

Seoul Race Park

Saturday October 10: 12 races, first post 11:20, last 17:40
Sunday October 11: 11 races, first post 11:20, last 18:10

Jeju Race Park (Pony racing)

Saturday October 10: 9 races, first post 12:10, last 17:10
Sunday October 11: 9 races, first post 12:10, last 17:10

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