Theme parks, pop concerts — Inside the world of South Korean horse racing

( CNN) Horse racing and K-pop might not be traditional bedfellows but, then again, you don’t often assure an equine theme park in the center of a racecourse.

South Korea is doing things differently and, one hundred years on from its first permitted thoroughbred race, the nation hopes to become a major player in the sport.

A two-way process of “internationalization” is underway, with leading foreign jockeys and trainers hired domestically and Korean athletes beginning to attend major race meetings overseas.

Related posts

Leave a Comment