Calder Winner Feel So Good Takes 12 Length Victory on Korean Debut

Feel So Good, who in September this year became the first ever Korean bred horse to win a race in the United States, breezed to a 12 length win in his Korean debut at Seoul Race Park on Saturday.

The three-year old gelding was far too good for a class 5 field over seven furlongs in freezing conditions, taking the lead with a furlong and a half to run and easily stretching away.

Feel So Good (Ft.Stockton – Courting Dreams (Eastover Court)] was bred in Korea but was shipped to Ocala in Florida as a yearling to undergo early training as part of an experiment by the Korea Racing Authority who remain perplexed at how locally bred horses – despite a host of good stallions in Korea these days – still regularly get beaten by cheap imports with inferior blood lines.

Feel So Good’s training culminated with victory in a race at Calder Racecourse this September. Immediately after his win, the gelding was returned to Korea where he was sold by the KRA to a private owner for 291,000,000 won (about $260,000)- a record for a Korean bred horse.

He’s become the first high-profile addition to the stable of Korea’s first female trainer, Lee Shin Young and is likely to be a contender for the nation’s biggest Stakes races in 2013.

Sunday 23 December

Seoul Race Park: 14 races from 11:00 to 17:50

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4 comments

  1. Congrats to his connections! Great run without Lasix and seemed very relaxed. Can’t wait to see him in more future races in South Korea.

    1. Candace, glad you recognize this horses’ accomplishments. We won’t read about them in the BloodHorse. I wish this horse all the luck in the world!

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