Day: September 5, 2013

Weekend Race Times: Busan Owners’ Cup

The Busan Owners’ Cup is the highlight of the weekend’s racing. Classic winners Dangdae Bulpae, Gyeongbudaero, Useung Touch and Rising Glory will all be action in a competitive event in the Sunday twilight on the South Coast.

Busan is the place to be this weekend. There will be more present than there were the days this picture was taken.

Busan is the place to be this weekend. There will be more present than there were the day this picture was taken.

The same day at Busan also sees the South African Gold Circle Turf Club Trophy race. We’ll have a full preview of both races over the next couple of days.

In the meantime, here’s what’s happening when and where:

Friday September 6
Busan Race Park: 11 races from 13:30 to 18:10
Jeju Race Park: 9 races from 15:10 to 19:40

Saturday September 7
Seoul Race Park: 12 races from 13:00 to 17:50
Jeju Race Park: 9 races from 15:30 to 19:40

Sunday September 8

Seoul Race Park: 11 races from 13:00 to 18:00
Busan Race Park: 6 races from 16:45 to 19:40 including the Owners’ Cup at 17:35

Charming Girl – 0 for 100 – To Be Retired This Month

Charming Girl, the 8-year-old mare who reached the somewhat questionable landmark of 100 starts with 0 victories last Sunday, will be retired later this month.

Charming Girl and Yoo Mi Ra return after another defeat

Charming Girl and Yoo Mi Ra return after another defeat (KRA)

Owner Byun Young Nam said that Charming Girl (Pacific Bounty) will make one more start at the end of September before leaving Seoul Racecourse for good, presumably with a record of 0 for 101.

She will be retired to Gungpyeong Farm in Gyeonggi Province for retraining for recreational riding or dressage.

In her 96th race in May, Charming Girl broke the Korean record for most starts without a victory. She has been ridden on 80 occasions by jockey Yoo Mi Ra.