Top Horses – Busan

In 2015 Korean adopted a rating system for thoroughbreds. These ratings are used domestically and are not internationally recognised.

In February 2016, the ratings bands were revised. The new bands are as follows:

Class 1: 81 & Up (Korean & Foreign bred)
Class 2: 66-80 (Korean & Foreign bred)
Class 3: 51-65 (Korean & Foreign bred)
Class 4: 36-50 (Korean & Foreign bred)
Class 5: 35 & Down (Korean bred only)
Class 6: New and unrated horses (Korean bred only)

Here is a list of horses in training at Busan Racecourse with a rating of greater than 80 (Class 1) as of February 2016:

1. Beolmaui Kkum (USA) – 115
2. Oreuse (USA) – 112
3. Gamdonguibada (USA) – 111
4. Success Story (KOR) – 110
5. Spring Gnarly (USA) – 110
6. New York Blue (USA) – 108
7. Heba (USA) – 108
8. Bold Kings (USA) – 107
9. Cheonji Bulpae (AUS) – 107
10. Gumpo Sky (KOR) – 106
11. Nobody Catch Me (USA) – 106
12. Cowboy Son (USA) – 106
13. Hangangui Gijeok (KOR) – 106
14. Dynamic Dash (USA) – 102
15. Donggeup Jewang (USA) – 102
16. Dynamic Jilju (USA) – 101
17. Mujinjang (USA) – 101
18. Chogwang (AUS) – 101
19. Doraon Hyeonpyo (KOR) – 100
20. Goji Jeongbeol (USA) – 99
21. Gandai (KOR) – 98
22. Ms. Margaux (USA) – 98
23. Cheonjae Bogo (NZ) – 98
24. Triple Nine (KOR) – 98
25. Baksuchyeo (USA) – 96
26. Viva Ace (USA) – 96
27. Speed Made (USA) – 96
28. Yuseong Dream (KOR) – 96
29. Rock Band (KOR) – 95
30. Super Gangja (USA) – 95
31. Ildeung Hanghaesa (KOR) – 95
32. Gabo Myeongun (USA) – 94
33. Macheon Bolt (KOR) – 94
34. Bathsheba Park (CAN) – 94
35. Eongmandori (USA) – 94
36. My Key (KOR) – 93
37. Wild Rush (KOR) – 93
38. Wonil Gangja (KOR) – 93
39. Bugyeong Sidae (USA) – 92
40. Sand Hi (USA) – 91
41. Sting Ray (KOR) – 91
42. High Five (KOR) – 91
43. Hold The Mustard (USA) – 91
44. Top Bernstein (USA) – 88
45. Goliath Marine (KOR) – 87
46. Multi Luck (USA) – 87
47. Leave It To Me (USA) – 86
48. Shooting Brown (AUS) – 86
49. Winner’s Marine (KOR) – 86
50. Winner’s Marine (KOR) – 86
51. Impact (KOR) – 85
52. Haesangpung (USA) – 85
53. Miracle Line (KOR) – 84
54. Binggoragio (KOR) – 84
55. Star Bolt (USA) – 84
56. Owen’s Fortune (USA) – 84
57. First Touch (KOR) – 83
58. Hwanggeumbitjijunghae (KOR) – 83
59. Mac And Cheese (KOR) – 82
60. No Peers (KOR) – 81
61. Daepungnyeon (KOR) – 81
62. Victory Sun (KOR) – 81
63. Arc Light (KOR) – 81
64. Yeonggwanguichampion (KOR) – 81
65. Choegang Byeonggi (KOR) – 81
66. Predict (KOR) – 81

—Record win streak and Grand Prix Champion: Mister Park (KOR) [Ecton Park – Formal Deal (Formal Gold)]

12 comments

  1. Hello,
    I’m Japanese horse racing fan.
    Now I’m interested in Korean horse racing, and enjoy reading your blog.
    By the way, I heard Korean horses will go on a tour to the U.S.A. this year.
    Which horse do you know will go next year?
    I’m looking forward to see Korean horses racing for Japan Cup Dirt in the near future.
    See you.

  2. Hi fpop
    The KRA has been talking about doing that for a long time as part of their “internationalization” plan for Korean horse racing, placing horses in races across the world to check the level of domestic horses. I think they wanted to send three or four horses to the US but I don’t know if there’s been any progress. Japan would definitely seem to be a more logical first step.

  3. I would like a bit of information about Hangang Ruby, won on 22 may 2009, I have a website Bel Esprit Winners club and Hangang Ruby is out of Bel Esprit

  4. Hangang Ruby is owned by Lee Young Sun (who was the eventual purchaser of Shirley’s Luvena at the Magic Millions sale) and is trained by Kim Chang Wook at Busan.

    As he was foaled in Korea, he is eligible for all Korean-bred races except the classics and some stakes races.

    On his one outing, he was ridden by jockey Jung Si Won and led from gate to wire over 5 furlongs. He paid 13.4 to win and 2.3 to place. His time of 1:03.09 was nothing special but fairly normal in Korea.

    Here is his entry in the Korean studbook

  5. I was wondering what has happen to Captain Sir. I have not seen
    anything on him in a couple of months and wonder if he got injured in
    his last race. Any information would be appreciated.
    Thanks Opal Paul

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