Tuesday 3rd September 2013 will see the 146th year of strand racing at Laytown in County Meath

The fixture is the only racing take place on the beach under rules in the UK and Ireland. The history of the meeting goes back to 1868, a time when strand racing (racing on the beach) was a much more regular past-time.

In recent years the card has been restricted to races over six and seven furlongs and limited fields.

This year’s twilight meeting will have six races, starting at 4.20.

 

(Featured Photograph – ┬áLast Race at Laytown, County Meath (Geograph.org.uk – Kieran Campbell) Creative Commons)

Laytown