Month: August 2011

Ahmet Celik Wins First Leg Of Jockey Challenge

Turkey’s Ahmet Celik took victory in the first leg of the International Jockey Invitational at Seoul Race Park on Saturday evening. The Turkish rider guided 5/1 shot Sagunyukjin to a comfortable 4 length win ahead of Korea team captain Park Tae Jong on Bichui Adeul. Dwayne Dunn of Australia grabbed an unlikely third place for the International team on 33/1 outsider Yosulgongju.

Here’s the full result with win and place odds.

Seoul Race Park – Race 9 – 1900M Handicap (Domestic Class 2)

1. Sagunyukjin – Ahmet Celik (Turkey) – 6.1, 1.7
2. Bichui Adeul – Park Tae Jong (Korea) – 6.4, 1.7
3. Yosulgongju – Dawyne Dunn (Australia) – 34.2, 7.3
4. Forest Wind – Moon Se Young (Korea) – 2.3, 1.2
5. Isangwha – Oh Kyoung Hoan (Korea) – 5.0, 1.8
6. Mannamui Chubok – Ronald Woodworth (Malaysia) – 19.9, 5.2
7. Pyeongchangjeil – Rory Cleary (Ireland) 9.3, 2.6
8. Photo Stone – Cho Kyoung Ho (Korea) – 24.1, 6.3
9. Choedayeonseung – Yoshihiro Furukawa (Japan) – 38.8, 6.0
10. Oregon – Jo In Kwen (Korea) – 36.3, 8.6
11. Helmitonia – Aldo Domeyer (South Africa) – 92.6, 18.4

Distances: 4 lengths/Neck

It was a good day for Celik who also picked up a ride earlier and landed a fourth place finish in a non-challenge race. The second and final leg of the challenge itself is the YTN Cup on Sunday evening and Celik will have his work cut out on outsider Hwansanguimulgyeol if he is to maintain his lead at the top. Korean jockeys seem to have landed the favourites although Aldo Meyer on Tango Step and Yoshihiro Furukawa on A Wanted Affair can’t be ruled out. The race is at 19.25.

In other races on Saturday, Jumong (Johar) scored a convincing win over K J Khan in the feature handicap. The four-year old was winning his second consecutive class 1 race. Earlier, there was a second Korean win for Makoto Noda. The Japanese jockey guided 3/1 shot Ace Bolt (Milwaukee Brew) to a two-length win in race 6.

Apart from the conclusion of the jockey challenge, Sunday at Seoul is set to be a big day. Baekgwang (The Groom Is Red finally makes his return after 18 months on the sidelines. The great grey will have it all to do though as he faces Ace Galloper (Chapel Royal), currently Seoul’s best domesticaly born horse.

Two races before the YTN Cup, Seoul will honour the jockeys who have lost their lives at the track over the years. The Jockey Memorial race was held for the first time in 2008, marking the first anniversary of the death of Lim Dae Gyu during a race at Seoul. A year later it was extended to remember all those jockeys – Seo Dae Won, Kim Tae Sung, Lee Jun Hee, Yoo Hun and Lim himself.

The Seoul Jockey Room (along with International visitors) stand before last year's Jockey Memorial race

The Jockey Memorial Race is now run on the last Sunday of night racing each year. A minute’s silence will be observed simultaneously in the weighing rooms at both Seoul and Busan

Sunday August 14

Seoul Race Park: 11 races from 14:20 to 21:00 including the YTN Cup at 19:25
Busan Race Park: 6 races from 16:30 to 20:35

* We’ll have full real-time updates live from Seoul Race Park throughout Sunday on twitter – 3G and wi-fi permitting.

Baekgwang And Jockey Challenge Headline Big Weekend At Seoul

Six foreign jockeys are in town for The 7th KRA International Jockey Invitational which takes place at Seoul Race Park this weekend.

All twelve competitors in this weekend's International Jockey Challenge pose for pictures at Thursday's draw

However, for the first time in the event’s history, it’s only going to be contested over two races. As recently as Monday this week, the KRA was putting out promotional literature with four races advertised but by the time of Thursday’s draw it was down to just two, one on Saturday and the YTN Cup on Sunday.

Lst week, the International Jockey Challenge was promoted as being 4races - all of a sudden, it's just 2

We’ll look at the “circumstances” cited for this after the event, in the meantime let’s just look forward to the weekend’s racing.

Here are the handicaps for the two international races – only 11 are entered for the first race so Shin Hyoung Chul misses out. In the YTN Cup there is a full field of 14 so Kim Hae Sun and Moon Jung Kyun pick up rides even though they are not part of the challenge (Name, age, sex, weight carried (Runs/1st/2nd/3rd) Jockey):

Saturday August 13 – Race 9 – Domestic bred Class 2 Handicap – 1900 Metres – 19:20

1. Sagunyakin – 5,H,54Kg (34/3/4/3) – Ahmet Celik (Turkey)
2. Bichui Adeul – 5,G,56Kg (37/1/7/2) – Park Tae Jong (Korea)
3. Pyeongchangjeil – 5,G,55Kg (16/3/3/2) – Rory Cleary (Ireland)
4. Photo Stone – 6,M,54Kg (24/3/2/4) – Cho Kyoung Ho (Korea)
5. Isanghwa – 5,M,54Kg (18/4/2/0) – Oh Kyoung Hoan (Korea)
6. Oregon – 5,H,54Kg (23/2/3/6) – Jo In Kwen (Korea)
7. Yosulgongju – 6,M,54 (44/3/4/4) – Dwayne Dunn (Australia)
8. Forest Wind – 4,C,57.5Kg (14/4/0/2) – Moon Se Young
9. Choedayeonseung – 4,F,54.5Kg (18/4/0/4) – Yoshihiro Furukawa (Japan)
10. Mannamui Chubok – 5,H,54Kg (27/4/2/5) – Ronald Woodworth (Malaysia)
11. Helmitonia – 5,G,54.5Kg (32/2/3/6) – Aldo Domeyer (South Africa)

Verdict: This is a pretty poor Class 2 handicap. Ahmet Celik and Rory Cleary look to have the best draws of the visitors as both Sagunyakin and Pyeongchangjeil have strong claims. Moon Se Young on Forest Wind and Oh Kyoung Hoan on Isanghwa look set to be the main dangers from the home team.

Sunday August 14 – Race 9 – YTN Cup Stakes Listed Foreign bred Class 2 Handicap – 1900M – 19.25

1. Fortunata (USA) – 4,F,54.5Kg (17/2/1/3) – Shin Hyoung Chul (Korea)
2. Chongalcheoreom (NZ) – 5,M,54Kg (32/1/2/5) – Dwayne Dunn (Australia)
3. Burning Sky (JPN) – 4,F,54Kg (21/2/3/1) – Cho Kyoung Ho (Korea)
4. Alpha Lady (AUS) – 5,M,54Kg (24/2/2/0) – Ronald Woodworth (Malaysia)
5. Sky Center (USA) – 6,M,54.5Kg (35/1/6/4) – Rory Cleary
6. A Wanted Affair (USA) – 3,F,54Kg (9/2/2/2) – Yoshihiro Furukawa (Japan)
7. Blueband Mama (USA) – 4,F,56Kg (10/2/4/0) – Park Tae Jong (Korea)
8. Silent Dashing (USA) – 4,F,55.5Kg (9/3/3/0) – Jo In Kwen (Korea)
9. Kkochyeoul (USA) – 3,F,55Kg (10/1/6/1) – Kim Hae Sun
10. Imperial Girl (USA) – 3,F,56Kg (12/2/0/4) – Oh Kyoung Hoan (Korea)
11. Pilseung Korea (JPN) – 4,F,54Kg (26/0/1/3) – Moon Jung Kyun
12. Uigiyangyang (USA) – 4,F,54Kg (24/2/3/3) – Moon Se Young (Korea)
13. Tango Step (KOR) – 4,F,55.5Kg (14/5/1/2) – Also Domeyer (South Africa)
14. Hwansanguimulgyeol (KOR) – 6,M,54Kg (31/4/2/5) – Ahmet Celik (Turkey)

Verdict: The YTN is arguably the weakest Stakes race of the year so it is tempting to go for one of the three-year olds who is potentially an improver. A Wanted Affair and Blueband Mama fit this criteria but in terms of form, Imperial Girl, Silent Dashing and Kkochyeol (not part of the challenge) have claims. Korean bred Tango Step hasn’t been entered for the fun of it either. It will be a very competitive betting race.

In addition to prize money (just over 5% goes to the jockey in Korea), the jockeys are competing for an overall prize of $20,000 for the rider who scores the most points ver the two races. A win gives 20 points, second 10 and third 6.

Once the Jockey Challenge is done with, something special is set to happen at Seoul on Sunday evening. In the late feature handicap Baekgwang [The Groom Is Red – Grey Crest (Gold Crest)] is set to make his return after 18 months out.

Baekgwang and Park Tae Jong will be reunited on Sunday

The grey, winner of the 2006 Minister’s Cup is now eight years old and due to injuries has only ever raced 23 times. He’s won 11 of those and his battling come-from-behind style has won him legions of fans. His sister Baekpa won the 2007 Korean Oaks and 2008 SBS Cup and together they are perhaps the most popular Korean horses of the past decade.

We don’t know what kind of form Baekgwang will be in though he looked good in his qualifying trial last month. If he’s at his best, he will have every chance. It is a rare event in Korea that punters cheer for the name of a horse rather than its number, however, that is what will happen under the lights at Seoul at 8:30pm on Sunday

* Also on Sunday, the last evening meeting of the year, will be the 3rd Jockey Memorial race. We’ll have a preview of that race along with the story behind it on the site tomorrow.

Here’s what’s happening for the rest of this weekend:

Saturday August 13

Seoul Race Park: 12 races from 14:20 to 20:50
Jeju Race Park: 9 races from 16:20 to 21L10

Sunday August 14

Seoul Race Park: 11 races from 14:20 to 21:00 inclusing the YTN Cup at 19.25
Busan Race Park: 6 races from 16:30 to 20:35

Seventh International Jockey Challenge Set For This Weekend In Seoul

Riders from Australia, South Africa, Ireland, Turkey, Japan and Malaysia in town to take on home team

It’s that time of year again! The KRA mobilises its fleet of interpreters, punters look on in bemusement, and the local Jockey Union grits its teeth and stamps its feet at those foreigners taking our money! Yes, it’s the 7th International Jockey Invitational Challenge.

The International Jockey Challenge promoted on the Big Screen at Seoul last week

Six overseas riders will take on six Koreans for a $20,000 individual prize plus an overall team prize in four races over the weekend, culminating in Sunday night’s YTN Stakes. Home jockeys have dominated over the past two years, mainly die to luck of the draw for rides. This year’s draw takes place on Thursday and we’ll have a full run-down on respective riders’ chances over the next couple of days. In the meantime, here’s who’s in town:


As usual its a mixture of veterans and up and comers. The KRA has close links with all the national racing associations who are sending jockeys, however, for the first time in the event’s seven-year hstory, there will be no competitor from the USA. Here is a rundown of the international team (Name (age) – Country – Experience – Rides/wins/seconds/thirds):

Ahmet Celik (24) – Turkey – 7 years – 4661/510/522/503

Has recent experience in these kinds of challenges being part of the Turkish team that saw off the likes of Johnny Murtagh and Olivier Peslier in a Jockey Challenge at Veliefendi Racecourse in Istanbul last month.

Rory Cleary (24) – Ireland – 7 years – 3012/161/155/186

From a racing family, Cleary has ridden winners in multiple Listed races in ultra-competitive Irish racing, Cleary follows the likes of Wayne Lordan and Pat Shanahan in representing Ireland in Korea. See here for a detailed biography from Horse Racing Ireland.

Aldo Domeyer (24) – South Africa – 4 years – 2288/194/204/193

A Champion apprentice in South Africa, Domeyer is nicknamed “The Candy Kid” after his Champion Jockey father “The Candyman” Andrew Fortune, Here is an interview with TAB Online from last year in which he cites Muzi Yeni, who competed in last year’s challenge, as one of his role-models.

Dwayne Dunn (38) – Australia – 22 years – 6656/876/2-3 1454

Now considered a veteran, Dunn has won many top class races including the Caulfield Cup and four consecutive victories in the Blue Diamond Stakes. Dunn has also ridden in Hong Kong.

Yoshihiro Furakawa (34) – Japan – 15 years – 5093/267/329/351

The experienced Furukawa’s biggest wins in his homeland have come in the 2009 Queen’s Stakes and the 1997 Hanshin Sansai Himba Stakes. Last year’s Japanese entrant, Syu Ishibashi won the final leg of the challenge, the YTN Cup, which again provides the Stakes finale on SUnday evening.

Ronald Woodworth (38) – Malaysia – 17 years – 5266/546/524/528

The only visitor to have ridden in Korea before, Woodworth came to Seoul in 2008 to ride in the Selangor Turf Club Trophy. During his career in Malaysia and Singapore, Woodworth has ridden 24 Stakes winners.


The home side sends out pretty much its “A-Team”. As usual, Park Tae Jong heads the list of usual suspects. Jo In Kwen, currently enjoying a breakthrough season in fourth place in the title race, joins the team for the first time.

Park Tae Jong (45) – 24 years – 10800/1696/1541/1289
Shin Hyoung Chul (44) – 23 years – 5494/583/602/547
Cho Kyoung Ho (35) – 10 years – 3804/648/534/411
Moon Se Young (30) – 10 years – 3526/608/478/410
Oh Kyoung Hoan (31) – 12 years – 2541/251/235/226
Jo In Kwen (24) – 3 years – 916/115/97/77

The challenge consists of four races – two each on Saturday and Sunday – culminating in the YTN Cup Stakes on Sunday evening. They are:

Saturday August 13: Race 6 – 16:50 – 1400M
Saturday August 13: Race 9 – 19:20 – 1900M
Sunday August 14: Race 6 – 16:35 – 1400M
Sunday August 14: Race 9 – 19:10 – 1900M (YTN Cup Stakes)

Jockerys receive 20 points for a win, 15 for second and then it decreases in increments of three down to sixth place.

* UPDATE (Aug 11) – Race cards have been published for this weekend and, contrary to the original schedule released by the KRA, the international jockeys will only take part in one race on each day – race 9 on both Saturday and Sunday.

New Yeongcheon Racecourse Approved But Punters May Pay

All regulatory requirements have been fulfilled and Korea’s third thoroughbred racecourse will definitely be built at Yeongcheon.

The site in Yeongcheon that will be a racecourse by 2014

The site in North Gyeongsang Province was selected by the Korea Racing Authority (KRA) in February 2010 and the planning and approval process is now complete. However, in exchange for granting another track, the regulator has demanded further draconian restrictions on gambling on horse racing.

To start with, the KRA will have to close one off-track betting site this year and a further two next year if Yeongcheon is to be able to open in 2014. The KRA currently maintains 34 off-track betting “Plazas” in towns and cities across Korea in order to provide a legal betting outlet for punters who cannot get to the tracks in Seoul and Busan. Anecdotal evidence suggests that illegal betting houses have been more than happy to fill the void in areas where no legal outlets are available, especially since the regulator-enforced closure of the K-Netz online and phone betting platform two years ago. Depressingly, this looks set to increase.

Secondly, and perhaps more fundamentally, the KRA is to agree to press ahead with requirements for all legal punters to be issued with an electronic ID card which will record all transactions they make at the track. The idea, which has been in trials since last year, is ostensibly to identify potential problem gamblers at an early stage and to prevent punters exceeding the 100,000 won per race bet limit by visiting multiple betting windows or terminals. On the plus side, there are suggestions that it may also be used as a “mileage card” whereby punters will get a 1% rebate on all wagers.

Naturally the massive amount of personal information it will collect nor the big juicy contracts to be handed out for setting up and administering the scheme have nothing to do with it.

So it looks like we are set for Yeongcheon – out in the middle of nowhere somewhere in the vague vicinity of Daegu. It isn’t the most logical place to put a racetrack but then neither was the inaccessible site where they decided to build the Busan track. And neither was the place where they decided to build the Jangsu Training Centre in Jeolla Province (levelling half a mountain in the process instead of going somewhere flat). However, those planning decisions worked out very well for some people. No doubt Yeongcheon will too.

Top Jockey Jung Ki Yong Suspended Under Integrity Rules

Jung Ki Yong, currently third in the 2011 Jockey Championship, has become the latest jockey to fall foul of Korean racing’s strict integrity laws. The thirty-year old has been suspended pending investigation into charges that Jung inappropriately passed on information about horses.

Gloomy picture, gloomy outlook for Jung Ki Yong

Jung gained his license in 2001 and has ridden 231 winners from 1678 rides. This year was set to be his most successful yet with 48 wins already, behind only Cho Kyoung Ho and Moon Se Young at the top of the standings.

Korea has very strict rules about jockeys commenting on horses and anything suspicious is jumped on severely. For regulatory purposes, it is considered vital that all punters have equal access to information, be it on workouts, vet’s visits.

Jockeys Kim Ok Sung and Lee Jung Sun recently returned from lengthy suspensions – six months for Kim and nine for Lee – after being found guilty of similar offences to those Jung is being investigated for.

There is no suggestion of any race-fixing having taken place. In such cases where there is, the police are immediately involved and the suspect’s name is not released. Jung’s case will be dealt with under the rules of racing.

Cho Takes A Tumble While Viva Ace Stuns Cheonnyeon Daero

Champion jockey Cho Kyoung Ho took a dramatic fall in front of the grandstand at Seoul Race Park this afternoon.

Odds-on favourite Raon Speed rears up to throw champion jockey Cho Kyoung Ho to the ground

Cho was due to partner Raon Speed in race 7, but as soon as they appeared on the track to canter to the start, the odds-on favourite decided he didn’t fancy a race today and threw the Champion to the ground twice.

Cho was able to stagger across to the unsaddling enclosure

The second time, Cho took a heavy fall and was treated on the side of the track for some minutes but eventually, and fortunately, was able to make it into the ambulance unassisted.

Despite taking a very heavy fall, Cho was able to make his own way into the ambulance

Up until then, Cho had been having a good weekend with a treble on Saturday and another winner today helping him increase his lead over Moon Se Young at the top of the Jockey championship. Moon took advantage late on today to score victory on Grand First [Salt Lake – Grand Meeting] in the second of co-feature races. The first of the co-features was won by Kim Hae Sun on Special Day [Congaree- – Mon Cherie]. It was the second leg of a double for Kim who is now looking set to become the first Korean female to establish herself among the elite thoroughbred jockeys on the peninsula.

Beaten: Cheonnyeon Daero

It was down at Busan where the main headline on the track was made. 2010 Korean Derby winner Cheonnyeon Daero [Creek Cat – Doneitmyway] was taking on a field full of imported horses but nevertheless was still sent off as the long-odds on favourite. It wasn’t to be, however, as second favourite Viva Ace [Macho Uno – Dancing Lake], who was always handy throughout, ground down the former Classic winner in the final furlong and raced away to record a two and a half-length victory.

Cheonnyeon Daero remains stuck with a less than impressive win record – only 7 from 24 starts – this was his 11th second place. As for Viva Ace, it was his first win at class 1 and his 6th in total from 10 career starts.

Next week sees the final weekend of evening racing and a big one it is too. The YTN Cup is the highlight and will be the final race of the International Jockey Challenge which takes place over four races on Saturday and Sunday. Australia’s Dwayne Dunn, Ireland’s Rory Cleary and South Africa’s Aldo Domeyer are among the six jockeys set to make up the international team. We’ll have a full preview later in the week.

Lights On: The field mills around under the lights at the 1700 metre start

Akane Doubles at Busan

Japanese Jockey Rides Winner for Wolsley & Takes Co-Feature

Akane Yamamoto landed a double to record her second and third winners in Korea as racing returned to Busan this evening after the short mid-summer break.

Double: Akane Yamamoto

The Japanese jockey did what was expected in race 2 as she partnered the Peter Wolsley trained odds-on favourite Ghost Whisper to a four-length win.

Ghost Whisper [Gotham City – Emmy’s Lullaby (Unbridled’s Song)] a three-year old grey gelding, was returning from a six month lay-off and now has a record of two wins from three starts. With Akane in the saddle, Wolsley training and the gelding being owned by foreign-run Pegasus Farm, it was a win all round for the foreign contingent at Busan.

Less expected was Akane’s victory in race 10, one of two co-features on the night, as she rode 5/1 shot Choego Yeongung [Lost Mountain – Share The Lot (Gaius)] to a battling half-length victory. Choego Yeongung had only one once before in his nineteen race career and on that day was partnered by another Japanese rider, Hitomi Miyashita. Hitomi impressed during her 18 months at Busan, riding 55 winners before heading home to Japan earlier this year. It’s early days, but Akane Yamamoto seems to have every chance of emulating her achievements.

Racing returns to Busan on Sunday as attention switches to Seoul tomorrow. Here’s what’s happening when and where over the rest of the weekend:

Saturday August 6

Seoul Race Park: 12 races from 14:20 to 20:50
Jeju Race Park: 9 races from 16:20 to 21:10

Sunday August 7

Seoul Race Park: 11 races from 14:20 to 21:00
Busan Race Park: 6 races from 16:30 to 20:30

Weekend Preview

So many things that could have been done with a blank weekend – it seems last year I had a great time. This year it just rained. And rained and rained. Anyway, after its very short summer vacation, racing returns to the peninsula this weekend with a busy three days of action.

Rain: Looks like we could be seeing more this weekend as a typhoon brushes the peninsula

Hopes were high that the great grey Baekgwang (The Groom Is Red), Minister’s Cup winner in 2006 and at eight years old one of Korea’s most popular horses, would make his return after nearly a year and a half out with injury. He was entered for Saturday’s feature race at Seoul but hasn’t made the final declarations.

Baekgwang misses what is the only class 1 event of the weekend and it is real stick-a-pin-in-it stuff as any one of a number could take it with Real Victor, Taewangseong, Hwangnyongsaji and Khanui Jeguk being the best known names in the field.

Busan’s main events are on Sunday with co-feature races. 2010 Korean Derby winner Cheonnyeon Daero (Creek Cat) takes on foriegn-bred opposition in the first of them while in the second, another four-year old Trade Mark (War Zone) is looking to make a quick double success after winning a similar race two weeks ago. His jockey that day was Toshio Uchida but Mr Pink will have to sit things out this time, having earned himself a two-day ban.

While things seem set fair for Friday at Busan and Jeju, the rain is expected to return by Saturday. Here’s what’s happening when and where:

Friday August 5

Busan Race Park: 10 races from 15:00 to 21:00
Jeju Race Park: 9 races from 16:30 to 21:00

Saturday August 6

Seoul Race Park: 12 races from 14:20 to 20:50
Jeju Race Park: 9 races from 16:20 to 21:10

Sunday August 7

Seoul Race Park: 11 races from 14:20 to 21:00
Busan Race Park: 6 races from 16:30 to 20:30

Cho Kyoung Ho and Toshio Uchida Lead Jockey Championships

Defending champion Cho Kyoung Ho holds an eight winner lead over rival Moon Se Young in the 2011 Jockey Championship as racing gets back underway this weekend at Seoul. Meanwhile at Busan, it is Mr Pink, Toshio Uchida, who holds a seven winner lead over Jo Sung Gon.

Cho Kyoung Ho leads at Seoul again

Last year it was suspension that stopped Moon Se Young from taking the crown at Seoul, this year Moon has as ever, spent almost as much time stood down by the stewards as he has on the track and few would bet against Cho taking a second straight crown.

Jung Ki Yong is in third while Jo In Kwen, in only his third year as a professional, makes it into fourth ahead of veteran Park Tae Jong who heads Korea’s all-time winning list.

Toshio Uchida

Down at Busan Uchida, while not quite as dominant as he was in his last stint at the track is nevertheless still the jockey they all have to beat. In Uchida’s absence last year, Jo Sung Gon took the crown.

A few months ago we mentioned that floppy-fringed Jo may wish to try his luck at Seoul and it seems that it may actually happen as Seoul and Busan look set to agree an exchange program.

Seoul bound? Jo Sung Gon

The first two jockeys to volunteer are Jo Sung Gon from Busan and, somewhat surprisingly, championship leader Cho Kyoung Ho at Seoul. The details are not yet agreed but an announcement one way or another is expected soon.

As for foreign riders in Korea, Uchida aside, things are not looking good. Hiro Hamada called time on his Korean spell a month ago which leaves Makoto Noda and Mai Beppu at Seoul and Akane Yamamoto at Busan. All three have one win to their name so far and while they’re not having any problems getting rides, getting on quality is another matter.

Here are the top jockeys from January 1 – July 31, 2011. Name – Winners – Win Percentage – Quinella (1/2) Percentage.

Seoul Race Park

1. Cho Kyoung Ho – 62 – 23.1% – 35.8%
2. Moon Se Young – 54 – 19.0% – 32.4%
3. Jung Ki Yong – 48 – 16.6% – 27.9%
4. Jo In Kwen – 44 – 15.9% – 31.0%
5. Park Tae Jong – 42 – 14.9% – 30.1%
6. Choi Bum Hyun – 35 – 12.3% – 27/1%
7. Shin Hyoung Chul – 26 – 19.3% – 37.8%
8. Moon Jung Kyun – 25 – 6.7% – 13.9%
9. Oh Kyoung Hoan – 23 – 9.5% – 19.4%
10. Jang Chu Youl – 22 – 11.2% – 19.8%

11. Kim Hae Sun – 15 – 8.4% – 24.2%
49. Makoto Noda – 1 – 1.4% – 7.1%
51. Mai Beppu – 1 – 1.6% – 3.1%

Busan Race Park

1. Toshio Uchida – 54 – 18.7% – 31.8%
2. Jo Sung Gon – 47 – 17.7% – 32.6%
3. Chae Gyu Jun – 36 – 12.9% – 24.3%
4. You Hyun Myoung – 36 – 14.8% – 24.7%
5. Kim Dong Young – 34 – 16.0% – 28.6%

6. Park Geum Man – 32 – 15.3% – 30.1%
30. Akane Yamamoto – 1 – 4.3% – 8.7%