Japanese Horses Arrive In Seoul for SBS Korea-Japan Goodwill Cup

The three Japanese horses who will make history as the first foreign-trained runners in Korea when they participate in the SBS Korea-Japan Goodwill Cup this coming Sunday, have arrived at Seoul Racecourse.

The plane carrying the Japanese visitors touched down last Thursday

The plane carrying the Japanese visitors touched down last Thursday

Tosen Archer, Final Score and Big Gulliver touched down in Korea on August 22 and were taken straight to a specially prepared quarantine zone at Seoul Racecourse.

Due to strict quarantine laws for any animals coming into Korea, they must be kept separate from the general horse population at the track until the day of the race and they are completing workouts in the very early mornings, before the track opens for normal training.

The word from those workouts is ominous for Korean racing fans: the 3 visitors look stronger and faster than our own.

The race will be run over 7 furlongs (1400 metres) and will be screened by Sports cable TV channel SBS ESPN. See our first preview here or go to our facebook page for more pictures.

The SBS Korea-Japan Goodwill Cup is on Sunday September 1

The SBS Korea-Japan Goodwill Cup is on Sunday September 1

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