Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
Back A Winner!
Sign-Up to Australia's Fastest Growing Online Bookmaker!
Back Yourself!
Sign-up and start betting with Ladbrokes in 2 minutes!
Best Of The Best Odds!
Bet With Palmerbet and get Paid Top Fluc or Top Tote!
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly

Yes Korea is racing again in a the return attempt to full programming, but can champion stayer Cheongdam Dokki be looking at Horse of The Year honours in a COVID-style season.

In twice defeating Tiz Plan and Shamrocker in the Herald Business Cup of 2000m in June and later the YTN Cup also 2000m, Cheongdam Dokki met defeat in the Busan Mayor’s Cup of 1800m.

In being denied his second Busan Mayor’s Cup and second unsuccessful Korean Stayer’s Series clean sweep, it was Tiz Plan who defeated Cheongdam Dokki, with Shamrocker again in third.

What now for Cheongdam Dokki in targeting national honours having recently won over 1800m in Seoul. Will he again meet his Korea Cup victor Moonhak Chief, who he ran third to in February.

With racing being open to a 30% public attendance, and 20% at Off Track Betting Centres, will the issue of on-line betting be further address with the rise of illegal gambling.

Korean law makers have become increasingly concerned that the illegal gambling market, not just horse racing, is estimated at US$70 Billion, and is expected to grow significantly during 2020.

In now being four times the combined turnover of all legal forms of gambling within Korea, there are growing calls for the legislation of on-line wagering to protect the racing industry.

‘As domestic horse racing has stopped, legal players are flowing into the illegal horse racing market,’ was a quote from Chung Woon-Chun, the former Agriculture Minister.

‘A legal and institutional arrangement must be urgently prepared to create a healthy horse racing industry and protect legal horse racing customers.’

‘With no on-line betting available to Korean punters, many have turned to illegal markets with illicit operators offering betting on overseas horse racing as well as casino games.’

Chung Woon-Chun further stated ‘from February 23, when racing was suspended 3,176 illegal sites were blocked or shut down, an increase of 325 on the same period last year.’

Earlier, the Racing Industry Emergency Countermeasure Committee submitted a petition to the Korean National Assembly, urging immediate attention by politicians.

‘Most of the breeding and racing industry is in a state of unprecedented depression with their right to a livelihood seriously threatened by bankruptcy or unemployment.’

‘Due to the suspension of racing, we urge you to enact the law as soon as possible so the foundations of our industry will not collapse.’

‘Korea is an international outlier in online wagering, with more than 100 countries world-wide operating a contactless betting system in some form or other.’

‘United States, Japan, Australia and the United Kingdom have so far prevented the collapse of their racing industries through the sale of online betting tickets.’

Korean horse racing in Korea had undergone rapid development over the past decade, being “PART II” under the International Federation of Horse Racing Authorities system.

As well as hosting the Korea Cup and Korea Sprint international races, Korean racing is now broadcast live across North America, Europe, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand where legal online betting is conducted on Korean racing.

 
*Existing customers only. 2nd Racing bet. Excl SA & WA. T’s & C’s apply. Gamble responsibly.
Featured News

Free Racing Bonus Bets and Offers

We take a look at the BIGGEST and BEST Free Daily Racing Offers and Betting Promotions from Australia’s leading online...

17/4/2021 Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets – Randwick, Queen Elizabeth Stakes day

The second and final day of The Championships at Randwick shapes up to be a day for the ages, where...

Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2021 – Form Guide, Field, Odds, Horses, Replays

The field for the 2021 Queen Elizabeth Stakes has been finalised and we have a high class field set to...

Sydney Cup 2021 – Form Guide, Field, Odds, Horses, Replays

The field for the 2021 Sydney Cup has been finalised and we have a quality bunch of gallopers set to...

Jamie Kah lands Godolphin milestone in Doncaster Mile

Jamie Kah has become the first female in the world to win a G1 race for global powerhouse Godolphin. She...

Arcadia Queen’s racing career over

Owner Bob Peters has all but confirmed the career of star mare Arcadia Queen is over, after she suffered a...

Classique Legend suffers HK setback will return to Australia

Just when it appeared Classique Legend was set to show his true colours in Hong Kong with a scheduled return...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

Which bookmaker should you bet with? We Review each of the leading online Australian Bookmakers and rate them in order...

 
 
Copyright © 2021 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved - Privacy Policy

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.
18+ Don't let the game play you. Stay in control. Gamble responsibly. Think! About your choices. Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit www.gamblinghelp.nsw.gov.au or www.gamblinghelponline.org.au.