Seoulmates’ Valentine’s Day Date Guide: Spend a day at the races {Korean Horse Racing}

Looking to speed up your love life?  Head to the Gwacheon, Seoul’s Horse Race Park.  11-12 races are held every Saturday and Sunday with opportunities to bet.  Races vary between 1000 and 2300 metres. The park has two main grandstands that can accommodate 80,000 people.  The older stand is called “Happyville” while the newer “Luckyville.” There are two stables housing close to 1,500 horses.

 Choose your perfect seat, whether you choose to get happy or lucky, with your date, and have a fast paced day at the races!  If you’re feeling extra lucky try your hand at betting.  (English betting guides are available.)
 If you need time to unwind head over to the Couples Zone which will allow you to relax close to the finish line.  If you get hungry head to one of the many restaurants or cafes located in and around the park.
Directions: Subway line 4- Seoul Racecourse park station exit 1 or 2
Races: Saturday- Sunday 11:00-17:50
Cost: 1,000 won
Bets 1-100,000 won


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