The Korean Racing Association announced an implementation plan for horse racing this year, including an increase in the number of racing days and an increase in prize money for the grand prize races.
On the 5th, the Korean Horse Racing Association announced that it would expand the scale of horse racing and promote tasks to improve the quality of horse racing.
The number of racing days in Seoul and Pukyong was increased from 96 to 98. The number of Thoroughbred races also increased by about 5%. There are 50 grand prizes and special races this year, two more than last year, including the opening of the Breeders’ Cup Queen (L) grand prize race and overseas exchange special race.
The grand prize race is a race in which only exceptionally excellent horses or players are selected to determine the best players and horses.
The ranking prize money for grade level races was also increased. The total prize money for G1, G2, and G3 races was increased to 1 billion won, 700 million won, and 500 million won, respectively. In the case of the Korea Cup (IG3) international race, the highest level in Korea, the total prize money will be raised from 1 billion won to 1.6 billion won. Korea Sprint (IG3) will also be raised from 1 billion won to 1.4 billion won.
In order to secure industry continuity, we will promote the production and return of racehorses. Starting this year, the ‘Queen’s Tour’ series will be divided into SS (Spring, Summer) 토토사이트 and FW (Fall, Winter) series for mares over 3 years old. The FW series is held as a limited race for domestic horses. The ‘Gyeongsangnam-do Governor’s Cup (G3)’, which was a mixed mountain race, will also be changed to a race limited to domestic horses.
It is also planning to establish a system to improve the quality and sportiness of horse racing. The series challenge will be resumed and the system for selecting the best horses to compete on the international stage will be upgraded. The series challenge is to designate general races with similar conditions to the series finals, such as ‘Triple Crown’ and ‘Juvenile’, as challenge races, and give priority to each series in order of highest score.
Reorganization of the horse racing manpower system will also be implemented in earnest from this year. The racehorse teaching professional class (track rider), which was introduced on a pilot basis last year, will be converted to individual business owners this year. A jockey license dedicated to teaching assistants was also newly established.
Kim Hong-gi, head of the Horse Racing Division of the Korean Racing Association, said, “It is time to pursue the development tasks of horse racing that have been postponed.”