Laytown Racecourse hosts probably the most unique racing anyone is likely to see in their lifetime. Situated in County Meath in Ireland and just 45 kilometres north of Dublin, only one meeting per year takes place. Interestingly, the Laytown race is held on the beach. It always takes place in September as this is the best time for the tides. Once the water subsides, the furlong poles are hammered into the sand to form the racetrack.
Laytown Betting Tips
Laytown racecourse is a straight 7 furlong track run on the beach. It is restricted to 6 and 7 furlong contests. The wet sand actually rides like firm ground, so look for horses that like fast ground when choosing your Laytown betting tips.
Laytown Betting Trends
As racing only takes place at Laytown once a year, it can be difficult to produce comprehensive statistics. However, over the past three years, Patrick Martin and Georgios Pakidis are the leading trainers with two winners each to their name. Interestingly, Mr Pakidis is 2/2, a 100% record.
Shane Foley, Colin Keane and Chris Geoghegan are the leading jockeys over the past three years with two wins to their name. In addition, there is no real draw advantage at Laytown.