Day: January 13, 2011

Weekend Preview

Temperatures remain low and the early forecast for Saturday in Seoul is for a “high” of -11C. It’s not going to be very pleasant. Nevertheless, a full program of racing is scheduled to take place.

It was cold and melancholy last week. After events far away, it is set to be the same this.

Cheonnyeon Daero, 2010 Korean Derby winner is perhaps the biggest name on show. He will carry top weight in Friday’s feature handicap at Busan.

That race is one of only two class 1 races on the peninsula this weekend. The other is at Seoul on Saturday as last year’s Champion filly Dongbang Rose takes on a former holder of that title Top Point in a tough to call handicap. Here’s what’s happening when and where:

Friday January 14

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

Saturday January 15

Seoul Race Park: 12 races from 11:20 to 17:40
Jeju Race Park: 9 races from 12:10 to 17:10

Sunday January 16

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

* James Perry remains missing in Queensland. Many people will be thinking of him in Korea this weekend.