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Traditional Korean Sport - Ssireum
Ssireum is the most popular traditional Korean sport. Ssireum has been a part of Korean history for 5000 years. Ssireu...

Enjoy Racing While Resting, Seoul Race Course

The Seoul Race Course is situated in Gwacheon and is equipped with various entertainment sites including a bicycle track, a playground and riding facilities for children, 22 large and small sized huts and artificial waterfalls, ponds, and farms. Tourists who enjoy racing as well as those who need a pleasant resting place will be highly satisfied with the race course.

The racecourse can hold up to 25 thousand spectators and races are held only on weekends.   Approximately 12 races are held a day with an interval of 30~50 minute break between sessions.   There are 616 horses bred in Korea, and 744 foreign mares.   People placing their bets select their horses after a practice run and fill out a pari-mutuel ticket purchase form and exchange it with a ticket at the betting booth.   

There are three types of betting according to the method of selecting the horses.   First, you can bet on one horse and have a winning ticket, or you may select two horses as a place ticket, or if you wish for a consecutive win, you may hope that the horse you have placed your bet on comes in second in a 5-7 horses match, or third place in an 8 or over horses race.

There are no races on August 5th and 6th, which leaves a total of 6 days of races.   Night races start from 3 p.m. on the 12th, 13th, 19th and 20th, while on the 26th and 27th, you can enjoy races from 11 a.m.

Admission fee 800won
Race schedules Every weekends (no races on the 5th, 6th of August)
How to get there   Exit 3 of Gyengma Gongwon Station on subway line no. 4
Tel 02-509-1114

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