Weekend Preview

Sangseung Ilro goes for the Gukje Sinmun

There’s a big weekend of racing in store on the peninsula with the Gukje Sinmun Cup at Busan providing the highlight. Two weeks before this year’s edition, the winner of last year’s Korean Derby, Sangseung Ilro, will take on foreign-bred opposition for the first time as she heads up an extremely competitive field for the seven furlong race.

Also flying the flag for Korea will be Yeongung Manse and New World Record as they go up against some of the track’s best performers including Crafty Louis and Jilju Hara as well as Busan Ilbo Cup winner Smart As Me and up-and-comers Useung Geotap and Captain Sir. The big race is off at 3:40pm on Sunday afternoon and will be simulcast live to Seoul Race Park. See below for a full list of runners, records and riders, but first, here are the details of all the weekend’s action:

Friday April 30

Busan Race Park: 10 races from 12:00 to 18:00
Jeju Race Park: 9 races from 13:30 to 17:30

Saturday May 1

Seoul Race Park: 12 races from 11:20 to 18:00
Jeju Race Park: 9 races from 12:10 to 17:35

Sunday May 2

Seoul Race Park: 11 races from 11:20 to 18:00
Busan Race Park: 6 races from 12:40 to 16:30

Gukje Sinmun Stakes – Busan Race Park – 1400M – May 2, 2010 – 15.40

1. Sangseung Ilro (KOR) F(11/6/2/2) – Yang Young Nam
2. Smart As Me (USA) M (11/5/2/0) – Hwang Jong Woo
3. Useung Geotap (USA) F (7/5/0/0) – Jo Sung Gon
4. New World Record (KOR) C (17/3/4/2) – Kim Dong Young
5. Yeongung Manse (KOR) G (21/10/4/2) – Chae Gyu Jun
6. Jilju Hara (JPN) M (17/5/3/1) – Choi Si Dae
7. Captain Sir (USA) C (8/5/3/0) – Kim Eu Soo
8. Jungwon Jepae (AUS) C (14/4/4/0) – Martin Wepner
9. Rolling On Strong (USA) F (14/4/1/3) – Song Keong Yun
10. Angle Slam (USA) H (47/8/7/8) – Gu Min Sung
11. Cheogo Beoltong C (AUS) (11/4/1/0) – Lee Sung Jae
12. Crafty Louis (USA) 8 (37/14/4/3) – Jo Chang Wook

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