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    zilzal
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    Probably worse places to meet one’s maker than Laytown Beach on a warm September afternoon. I presume he was put down  today after breaking an "ankle".

    (Edited by zilzal at 9:03 pm on Sep. 5, 2006)

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    Burroughhill
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    That’s sad. Is it a relatively safe surface generally?

    #81378
    zilzal
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    BH,

    I’ve never  visited Laytown but would imagine it isn’t particularly safe. While the sand may be forgiving the surface is bound to be uneven in places. There was a pile-up some years ago in which several horses were killed but I don’t know if injuries and deaths are a regular  occurence. It would be a shame if this unique meeting was ever terminated and I am sure trainers only send moderate horses that should act on the surface to the meet.

    BTW I don’t see Jemmy John’s fate reported in the Post.

    Z

    #81379
    cormack15
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    I did hear today (admittedly I think it was ‘Thommo’ talking on talksport) that the sand at Laytown can be pretty firm in places. I would imagine it’s uneven which could potentially lead to obvious problems.

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