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Horses race to the finish line at Laytown Beach. Held in early September each year, it is the only race meeting run on a beach under the rules of the Turf Club throughout Ireland the the UK.

Horses race to the finish line at Laytown Beach. Held in early September each year, it is the only race meeting run on a beach under the rules of the Turf Club throughout Ireland the the UK.

Horses race to the finish line at Laytown Beach. Held in early September each year, it is the only race meeting run on a beach under the rules of the Turf Club throughout Ireland the the UK.

Some 40 quality Irish-bred hunters will go under the hammer in the Hunter Show And Go Sale taking place at Scarteen Stud on Tuesday, October 7.

Following on from the success of the first sale in 2013, this is once again being run by the Traditional Irish Horse Association.

"We are really looking forward to another great sale and have received a lot of interest from overseas," commented Chris Ryan of the TIHA and Scarteen Stud.

Selection days will take place at Barnadown, Co Wexford on Friday, September 19, and at Scarteen in Co Limerick on Thursday, September 25.

Horse Sport Ireland chairman Dr Pat Wall said: "I don't always get to ride between hunts so I need a horse that can look after me and keep me safe.

"I bought a graduate from last year's sale, Derwin's Choice, a cross-country machine who has given me a great season's hunting. I would recommend the sale to the professional and the hobby rider. Come and see the horses, you will not be disappointed."

For further details and entry forms see www.traditionalirishhorse.com

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