I’ve never Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â 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 Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â 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.
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.