Weekend Preview

KNN Cup at Busan / Owners’ Trophy at Seoul

It’s set to be a Super Stakes Sunday as the KNN Cup at Busan and the Seoul Racehorse Owners’ Association (SROA) Trophy headline a busy weekend of action on the peninsula.

Yeonseung Daero and Choi Si Dae will go for the KNN Cup

Down south, the KNN brings together a pair of Derby Winners in Cheonnyeon Daero and Ebony Storm as well as President’s Cup Champion Dangdae Bulpae and Governor’s Cup winner Yeonseung Daero.

Classic placed Triple Sinhwa and prolific winner Lucky Dancer also join a star-studded line-up who will race over a mile in one of the most eagerly anticipated contests of the year (see blow for a full list of runners and riders).

Up at Seoul, it’s the Owners’ Trophy which is one of the biggest races of the year for foreign bred fillies and mares. Having said that, plenty of Korean bred fillies will be taking their chance including well-known names such as Love Cat, Cheonun and recent Stakes winner Raon Glory. We’ll have a full preview of the race – in which young jockey Kim Hae Sun will get her first Stakes ride – on the blog on Saturday.

Mai Beppu returns this weekend

Also this weekend sees a welcome return to action for jockey Mai Beppu.

The Japanese rider suffered an injury exiting the starting gate on just her second day of racing in Korea back in March after just five rides. She has several chances this weekend.

Here’s what’s happening when and where:

Friday June 10

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

Saturday June 11

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

Sunday June 12

Seoul Race Park: 11 races from 11:10 to 18:10 including the SROA Trophy at 16:45
Busan Race Park: 6 races from 12:30 to 17:15 including the KNN Cup at 16:15

* And here is a full run-down of the field for the KNN Cup – all are Korean bred and the race is a handicap:
(Name (Pedigree) – Age, Sex, Weight to Carry – Races/1sts/2nds/3rds) – Jockey

KNN Cup – Busan Race Park – 1600M – Sunday June 12, 16:15

1. Annika Queen (Ft. Stockton) – 7,M,50Kg (46/6/7/0) – Hwang Jong Woo
2. Super Chocolate (Silent Warrior) – 4,G,50Kg (24/4/2/3) – Kim Tae Kyung
3. Pick Me Up (Time Star) – 9,H,50Kg (71/8/13/9) – Jo Chang Wook
4. Ebony Storm (Buster’s Daydream) – 6,G,54.5Kg – (32/8/5/5) – You Hyun Myung
5. Dangdae Bulpae (Biwa Shinseiki) – 4,C,58.5Kg – (16/11/1/1) – Jo Sung Gon
6. Triple Sinwha (Capital Spending) – 4,C,55.5Kg – (16/6/6/0) – Chae Gyu Jun
7. Lucky Dancer (Fiercely) – 6,H,56.5Kg – (28/11/3/3) – Toshio Uchida
8. Cheonnyeon Daero (Creek Cat) – 4,C,57.5Kg – (21/7/8/3) – Park Geum Man
9. Crown Flag (Volponi) – 4,F,50Kg – (22/2/3/7) – Kim Myoung Sin
10. Coming Through (Bon Vivant) – 4,C,50Kg – (16/3/6/1) – Jo Chan Hoon
11. Yeonseung Daero (Creek Cat) – 5,H,58.5Kg – (32/14/6/5) – Choi Si Dae
12. Gangjaui Beopchik (Fortitude) – 6,G,50Kg – (33/6/3/4) – Kim Do Hyun

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