Day: November 4, 2010

Weekend Preview

Big Easy, Ace Galloper, Bally Brae, Larrycat all in action

It’s set to be a glorious weekend across the peninsula and the first racing of November is set to get underway at Busan on Friday with an eleven race card. Busan also holds a card on Sunday while Seoul hosts racing on Saturday and Sunday. As usual, the ponies will be in action on Jeju Island on Friday and Saturday.

Big Easy

Seoul runs a big handicap on each day. In Saturday’s feature, three-year old Big Easy – winner of seven races from eight starts, faces his toughest test yet as he goes against fellow prolific winners Ace Galloper, Seonbongbulpae, Ugildongja and Khanui Jeguk. Also running in the 1900M test is the venerable mare Top Point,

Bally Brae

Sunday’s big event at Seoul sees another appearance by former Horse of the Year Bally Brae. The eight-year old as ever will have it all to do under top weight as he faces younger challengers Nice Choice (in a rare example of a Korean bred class 1 horse racing in open company), Larrycat and Mr Loving Life.

Down at Busan, a number of big names will be in action. On Friday King Hunter heads a field of eleven going after a big prize in a ten furlong handicap, Wonder Unicorn, Bugyeong Choegang and Florida Native join old-stager Golding in the feature. Even on Jeju, they have a big race this weekend – Saturday is “Farmer’s Day” and the ponies have a valuable Stakes race in its honour.

With bright sunshine and temperatures in the mid to high teens, the track is going to be a great place to be this weekend. Here’s what’s happening where and when:

Friday November 5

Busan Race Park: 11 races from 11:30 to 18:00
Jeju Race Park: 10 races from 13:00 to 17:30

Saturday November 6

Seoul Race Park: 12 races from 11:20 to 17:40
Jeju Race Park:10 races from 12:10 to 17:30

Sunday November 7

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