Day: August 11, 2013

Noel Callow Wins Seoul International Jockey Challenge

Fausto Durso won the series finale YTN Cup on Choichoro but a 2nd place finish was more than enough to secure overall victory for Australian Noel Callow.

Noel Callow was the emphatic winner of the Seoul International Jockey Challenge (Pic: Ross Holburt)

Noel Callow was the emphatic winner of the Seoul International Jockey Challenge (Pic: Ross Holburt)

“King” Callow won the Macau Jockey Club Trophy yesterday and added the Selangor Turf Club Trophy to his haul this afternoon to amass 51 points and take home the $15,000 bonus.

He looked set to add a third victory as Dongseo Daeryuk had the lead in the final furlong of the YTN Cup, until Choichoro (Concept Win), under Brazilian jockey Fausto Durso came through on the outside to snatch the win.

Fausto Durso wins the YTN Cup on Choichoro ahead of Noel Callow but the Australian came out on top overall (Pic: Ross Holburt)

Fausto Durso wins the YTN Cup on Choichoro ahead of Noel Callow but the Australian came out on top overall (Pic: Ross Holburt)

With his YTN win, Fausto Durso finished 2nd overall in the challenge on 35 points while Moon Se Young was 3rd with 25.

YTN Cup – Seoul Race Park – 1900M – Aug 11, 2013

1. Choichoro (KOR) – Fausto Durso
2. Dongseo Daeryuk (USA) – Noel Callow
3. Dragon Hill (USA) – Seo Seung Un
Distances: 0.75 lengths/1.75 lengths – 12 ran

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Noel Callow Wins Selangor Turf Club Trophy To Lead Jockey Challenge

Noel Callow made it two Stakes wins in as many days as he partnered Incheonui Vision to win the Selangor Turf Club Trophy at Seoul Race Park.

Noel Callow goes clear in the Selangor Turf Club Trophy (Pic: Ross Holburt)

Noel Callow goes clear in the Selangor Turf Club Trophy (Pic: Ross Holburt)

Callow was in Seoul representing Malaysia’s Selangor Turf Club and he won his home club’s race with a fine ride as, after settling the 15/1 Incheonui Vision (Pollard’s Vision), towards the back of the field, he made up ground through the field around the home turn. He collared the leader as they entered the home straight and strode to a 5-length victory.

With Moon Se Young, who was 2nd into the challenge going into this race, seeing his mount scratched, the win all but assured Callow of the Jockey Challenge title with one race still remaining.

Noel Callow with "My Boss" after the Selangor Turf Club Trophy (Pic: Ross Holburt)

Noel Callow with “My Boss” after the Selangor Turf Club Trophy (Pic: Ross Holburt)

Selangor Turf Club Trophy – Seoul Race Park – 1800M – August 11, 2013

1. Incheonui Vision (KOR) – Noel Callow
2. Brig (KOR) – Jo In Kwen
3. Sang Jjang (KOR) – Niall McCullagh
Distances: 5 lengths/4 lengths – 11 ran

Jigeum I Sungan Beaten as Full Moon Party Wins Turkey Jockey Club Trophy

Jigeum I Sungan was a shock 4th as 15/1 Full Moon Party won the Turkey Jockey Club Trophy for trainer Lee Shin Young at Seoul Race Park this afternoon.

Full Moon Party and Jo In Kwen win the Turkey Jockey Club Cup

Full Moon Party and Jo In Kwen win the Turkey Jockey Club Cup (Pic: Ross Holburt)

Last year’s Korean Derby winner Jigeum I Sungan (Ingrandire) entered the race having won his last 6 consecutive starts and was sent off as the overwhelming odds-on favourite. However, Full Moon Party (Vicar) led from start to finish while Jiegum I Sungan – perhaps feeling the heat and humidity while conceding 6 kilos to his rivals, never managed to get into his stride.

Full Moon Party, a 4-year old filly, has now won 7 of her 16 career starts.

Trainer Lee Shin Young with Full Moon Party in the TJK Winner's Circle (Pic: Ross Holburt)

Trainer Lee Shin Young with Full Moon Party in the TJK Winner’s Circle (Pic: Ross Holburt)

Turkey Jockey Club Cup – Seoul Race Park – 1400M – Aug 11, 2013

1. Full Moon Party (KOR) – Jo In Kwen
2. Special Win (KOR) – Ham Wan Sik
3. Gumanseok (KOR) – Lee Dong Kug
Distances: 2 lengths/1.25 lengths – 12 ran

Fly Top Queen Wins Singapore Turf Club Trophy

Korea’s most expensive ever racehorse made it three wins from three starts with an easy win in the Singapore Turf Club Trophy at Seoul Race Park this afternoon.

Park Tae Jong and Fly Top Queen return after winning the Singapore Turf Club Trophy

Park Tae Jong and Fly Top Queen return after winning the Singapore Turf Club Trophy (Pic: Ross Holburt)

Jockey Park Tae Jong barely moved as the 3-year old filly led the field from gate to wire and eased down to win by 3 lengths.

Fly Top Queen comfortably wins the Singapore Turf Club Trophy (Pic: Ross Holburt)

Fly Top Queen comfortably wins the Singapore Turf Club Trophy (Pic: Ross Holburt)

Singapore Turf Club Trophy – Seoul Race Park – 1200M – Aug 11, 2013

1. Fly Top Queen (USA) [Henny Hughes] – Park Tae Jong
2. Persia Wangja (CAN) [Ghostzapper] – Park Hyun Woo
3. Champion Color (USA) [Smarty Jones – Lee Gang Seo
Distances: 3 lengths/3 lengths – 12 ran