Day: November 18, 2010

Nonghyup Cup Weekend Preview

Euro Fighter, Dongbang Rose / Symphona Sonata Returns

Winter seems to have given us a bit of a reprieve for the time being so where better to spend the weekend than the racecourse? There are cards at Busan and Jeju on Friday, Seoul and Jeju on Saturday, and Seoul and Busan on Sunday.

More Sunshine this Weekend?

Sunday is the highlight at Seoul when a full field of thirteen fillies will race for the Nonghyup Chairman’s Stakes. Korean Oaks winner Euro Fighter heads the field, but after a disappointing run in the Gyeonggi Governor’s Cup three weeks ago, she’ll have her work cut-out to prove that her Classic win wasn’t a fluke – Dongbang Rose was third in the Oaks and could go two better on Sunday. See below for a full list of runners, records and riders.

On Saturday at Seoul, there is a return for Symphony Sonata after a six-month lay-off. The lightly raced five-year old is the only foal out of First Violin to have been born during her short time in Korea. Symphony Sonata has a record of six wins from fourteen starts over his two year career. He’s going in a competitive class 1 handicap. Free Woody, Brothers and Machine Gun carry top weights but it looks a very open field.

Nonghyup Chairman’s Stakes – Seoul Race Park – 1800M – Nov 21, 17:00

1. Babble Classic (KOR) (8/3/2/1) – Han Sung Youl
2. Magic Collar (KOR) (12/4/2/0) – Kim Ding Kyun
3. Anseong Chukje (KOR) (9/4/1/2) – Shin Hyoung Chul
4. Special Volpony (KOR) (12/3/5/2) – Park Sang Woo
5. Meotjin Segye (KOR) (28/3/4/5) – Choi Bum Hyun
6. Wind Crown (KOR) (11/3/4/0) – Park Tae Jong
7. Rose Cat (KOR) (20/4/2/1) – Yoon Tae Hyoug
8. Selah (KOR) (13/4/1/1) – Jung Ki Yong
9. Ganghan Speed (KOR) (17/4/2/3) – Yoo Sang Wan
10. Beomtti (KOR) (17/5/1/0) – Hwang Soon Do
11. Choedayeonseung (KOR) (11/4/0/4) – Oh Kyoung Hoan
12. Manjeomhwanhui (KOR) (11/4/1/3) – Moon Se Young
13. Euro Fighter (KOR) (11/4/2/1) – Moon Jung Kyun
14. Dongbang Rose (KOR) (9/5/1/2) – Cho Kyoung Ho

And here’s what’s happening when and where:

Friday November 19

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

Saturday November 20

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

Sunday November 21

Seoul Race Park: 11 races from 11:20 to 18:10
Busan Race Park: 6 races from 12:40 to 16:30