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Korea Racing Section

Sensational Triple Nine Seals Grand Prix Glory At Last

At the fourth time of asking, Triple Nine has finally done it.

The four-time President’s Cup winner had come up short in the previous three Decembers but on Sunday afternoon in the fading light at Seoul Racecourse, the six-year-old produced a storming late run to overhaul rival Cheongdam Dokki and win the Grand Prix Stakes.

Seoul Racecourse – Sunday December 9, 2018

Race 1: Class 6 (1000M) Allowance / KRW 40 Million

Korean Grand Prix Previews - Triple Nine

Triple Nine goes third up after a big win last time in the President’s Cup.

Korean Grand Prix Previews - Dolkong

Dolkong goes first up over the 2300m from a wide gate.

Korean Grand Prix Previews - Cheongdam Dokki

Cheongdam Dokki won a strong race at 2000m two months ago as his final lead up.

Triple Nine & Cheongdam Dokki Set For Seoul Grand Prix Showdown

Triple Nine will bid to make it fourth-time lucky when he lines up for the 37th Grand Prix Stakes at Seoul Racecourse on Sunday afternoon.

Among a strong field of sixteen runners, he faces Cheongdam Dokki, who has bested him twice already this year, as well as Korea Cup runner-up Dolkong in the season-finale at the rarely used distance of 2300M.

Korean Grand Prix Previews

Korea hosts the rich Grand Prix on Sunday with plenty of in form horses running.

Triple Nine goes third up after a big win last time in the President’s Cup.

Busan Racecourse – Friday December 7, 2018

Race 1: Class 6 (1300M) Allowance / KRW 60 Million

Juvenile maidens to begin with and five of the twelve have raced once before. Among those, (5) ROSA and (10) ROCK CHOICE recorded the best finishes, both ending up in 4th place on their respective debuts. Rosa’s first effort was at the end of September and she’s since gone back to trial, winning a heat very competently last week and improvement is to be expected.

King Socks Reigns Over Juvenile Division With Breeders’ Cup Win

There were a few nervous moments in the home straight but ultimately King Socks lived up to his odds-on favourite status in the Breeders’ Cup as the Kim Young Kwan trained colt prevailed to land the Korean season’s top Juvenile race at Busan on Sunday afternoon.

For much of the seven-furlong contest it looked as though it would be a formality for King Socks, leading early and threatening a repeat of his Gimhae Mayor’s Cup win at the end of October which he won by eight-lengths. With Seoul’s best in attendance too though, this was always going to be a tougher assignment and so it would prove in the home straight.

Seoul Racecourse – Sunday December 2, 2018

Race 1: Class 6 (1000M) Allowance / KRW 60 Million

Seoul Racecourse – Saturday December 1, 2018

Race 1: Class 6 (1300M) Allowance / KRW 24 Million

Multiple-time Champion jockey Moon Se Young is back from a long injury spell and he could get back among the winners right away as he partners (10) REAL GANGJA, 3rd in each of his latest two.

Moon Ready To Rise Again At Seoul

Almost six months after he shattered his collarbone, Moon Se Young is back in the saddle at Seoul this weekend and Korea’s top jockey may not very long to get back in the winner’s circle with a nice-looking book of rides on Saturday.

Moon Se Young saw his run of seven consecutive Seoul Premierships come to an end in 2017 as Djordje Perovic became the first foreign rider to win the Championship although Moon missed part of that season riding on a short-term license in Singapore. This time the layoffs were for a far less pleasant reason with a fractured jaw at the very start of the season followed by June’s fall which saw his collarbone broken in four places.

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