Horse Racing in South Korea

Horse racing is often referred to as the Sport of Kings, and is a sport that can be traced back to ancient times. Chariot races have been documented during the time of the Romans, as well as in Norse mythology, but in South Korea horse racing was first sparked in 1898. It all started with an athletics day, when organizers thought it would be fun to let donkeys run against each other. The race was merely for entertainment, but during the 1920s horse racing and a betting system began to take shape.