Well it’s been a while. Last weekend Gyongmaman took a walk, did some shopping, went to a football match and saw a movie. He even talked to a girl who wasn’t a jockey or a pari-mutuel clerk! He had a total break from racing and for all he knows, Zenyatta could have been relocated to Korea for a tilt at the Grand Prix instead of the Breeders’ Cup.
Seoul Race Park remains dark this weekend, but Busan gets back in the swing of things a couple of hours from now with a rare Saturday card. South coast punters have a Sunday to savour as well as ten races will be run at the track tomorrow. There’s nothing to get too excited over though.
Today’s big race is a handicap featuring the likes of Dandi, Hwanggeumbit Taeyang, Ajua Joa and Jungwon Jepae among a field of fourteen. Tomrrow Mulbora, Muhan Daeseung and Baekjeom Manjeom head a less than inspring main event.
There is quite a bit to update on over the next few days. Busan has a new foreign trainer while we are just two weeks away from the International Jockey Races at Seoul. For now, here’s what’s going on today and tomorrow:
Saturday August 7
Busan Race Park: 6 races from 16:00 to 21:00
Jeju Race Park: 9 races from 15:00 to 21:00
Sunday August 8
Busan Race Park: 10 races from 16:00 to 21:00