Weekend Preview: Sports Chosun Cup

Just a week after Gwangyajeil’s triumph in the Korean Derby, the Stakes race Winner’s Circle at Seoul Race Park will be back in use again this weekend for the 22nd running of the Sports Chosun Cup.

Luxury Jewang in last year's Sports Chosun Winner's Circle

It’s one of Korea’s longest running sponsored Stakes races and a full field of fourteen will contest the event, run over the Derby distance of nine furlongs, on Sunday afternoon.

The race is open to class 2 Korean bred horses aged 4 and upwards so therefore, while there won’t be any stars on show, it makes for one of the most open betting races of the year. All are proven winners without having made the big step up to class 1. One of the fourteen will do that on Sunday. See below for a full list of runners and riders.

Away from the Sports Chosun, a number of big names will be in action over the weekend. Triple Seven headlines Seoul’s feature race on Saturday while 2008 Derby winner Ebony Storm goes in Busan’s Sunday main event.

The forecast is unfortunately for rain for most of the weekend, however, it was today too and that never materialised so fingers crossed for a fine weekend of punting! Here’s what’s happening when and where:

Friday May 20

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

Saturday May 21

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

Sunday May 22

Seoul Race Park: 11 races from 11:10 to 18:05
Busan Race Park: 6 races from 12:30 to 17:00

* Here’s the full line-up for Sunday’s 22nd Sports Chosun Cup at Seoul (Name / Sire / (Runs/1st/2nd/3rd) / Jockey:

Sports Chosun Cup – Seoul Race Park – 1800M – May 22, 2011 – 16:35

1. Forest Wind [Capital Spending] (13/4/0/2) – Won Jung Il
2. Suseong Equus [Exploit] (25/3/6/3) – Park Byeong Yun
3. Tamnaseontaek [War Zone] (15/4/2/3) – Oh Kyoung Hoan
4. Saebyeogi [Archer City Slew] (18/3/6/3) – Park Tae Jong
5. Namchonuichukje [Volponi] (10/4/2/3) – Jung Ki Yong
6. Super Rich [Osumi Jet] (14/4/2/3) – Moon Se Young
7. Jeumeundeungi [War Zone] (13/4/2/1) – Moon Jung Kyun
8. The Almighty [Capital Spending] (16/5/3/0) – Ham Wan Sik
9. Yeongtap [Sunday Well] (14/4/3/0) – Yoo Sang Wan
10. D. Day Plus [Osumi Jet] (21/4/3/1) – Choi Bum Hyun
11. Jangbi Sarang [Distilled] (21/4/3/1) – Cho Kyoung Ho
12. Yodongjewang [Field Asuka] (11/3/4/1) – Jo In Kwen
13. Anseong Chukje [Exploit] (13/4/1/3) – Boo Min Ho
14. Badasin [War Zone] (27/4/4/4) – Kim Ok Sung

* Gyongmaman’s pick: 6. Super Rich

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