South Korea racing available through simulcasting in August

Jul 11, 2017 3:00 AM

Some U.S. and European horseplayers will soon have additional betting options as thoroughbred racing from South Korea is expected to enter an already crowded market.

Races from England, Ireland, Japan, Hong Kong and Australia are all currently available for simulcast wagering at numerous venues and on the major advance deposit platforms across the country.

Sky Racing World, the Kentucky-based distributor of international horseracing content and a subsidiary of Australian wagering operator Tabcorp, says it has entered into a partnership with the Korea Racing Authority (KRA) that will allow Sky Racing to distribute horse-racing content from the KRA-operated LetsRun Park Seoul and Busan-Gyeongnam tracks starting August 3.

Sky Racing World’s Korean racing is to be distributed via Las Vegas-based Roberts Communications and will be simulcast 50 weeks a year with an English language race call. The quality of the racing in South Korea is said to be on a par with Australian racing.