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Korea Racing Authority
  • The Korea Racing Authority (KRA) is the sole racing authority in Korea by the KRA Law, and is under the supervision of the Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. The KRA aims to support communities by engaging in various support programs for fishing, agrarian villages, as well as other disadvantaged groups in Korea and beyond. In addition, The KRA's recent support program launch for equestrian events would seek opportunities for the Korean horse industry to improve their capabilities and capacities in the near future.


The KRA’s Mission:

The KRA is committed to helping people make good use of their leisure time and to developing the Korean horse industry so as to enhance the dignity of Korean horse culture. The KRA is committed to:

Upgrading the Korean horse industry

Strengthening social responsibility

Reinforcing the foundations for sustainable growth

Establishing advanced corporate cultures

Racing (2017)

Race Meetings : 192 (Seoul : 96, Busan : 96)

Races : 1,899 (Seoul : 1,094, Busan : 805)

Individual Runners : 3,464 (Seoul : 2,056, Busan : 1,408)

Trainers : 84 (Seoul : 52, Busan : 32)

Jockeys : 91 (Seoul : 56, Busan : 35)

Breeding (2017)

Stud Farms : 3

Stallions : 76

Mares : 2,010 - Foals : 1,363


Figures * 2015 IFHA Annual Report

Betting Turnover

Betting Turnover (2015; Euros)
1 Japan 22,934,930,915
2 Great Britain 14,778,433,673
3 Australia 14,553,545,742
4 Hong Kong 12,579,918,043
5 USA 9,805,307,750
6 France 9,083,498,544
7 Korea 5,126,998,169
8 Ireland 3,238,275,069
9 Sweden 1,364,058,700
10 Turkey 1,304,264,491

Prize Money

No. of Race   Prize Money (2015; Euros)
1 USA
839,152,696
38,941
2 Japan
608,219,101
16,049
3 Australia
401,305,009
18,949
4 Korea
149,139,164
1,926
5 Hong Kong
126,078,968
784
6 Great Britain
122,179,166
6,257
7 France
121,515,430
4,908
8 Canada
68,758,798
3,278
9 Venezuela
64,773,377
2,396
10 Turkey
60,352,564
2,898

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