Seoul Racecourse

Horse Racing

in Gangnam & Southern Seoul

Finish line at Seoul Racecourse.

Enjoy a day at the races at Seoul's impressive and hugely popular horse-racing track. A 40,000-capacity grandstand faces the sandy track and its backdrop of verdant hills, where giant screens show the odds, the races and close-ups of the horses. You'll need a subway card to get through the turnstiles; once inside, make a beeline for the ground-floor Foreigner Information Desk to collect the day's form guide in English and a handy leaflet explaining how the betting system works.

A great tip is to head to the foreigner-only Champions Suite on the 5th floor (you'll need your passport). For ₩15,000 you get comfy seats, a panoramic view, free tea and coffee, and cheap beer all day. There are only 45 seats, so turn up early, or you can book in advance. High-rollers be warned – the largest bets permitted at the racecourse are ₩100,000.