Meath Hunt begins in Boyerstown
Meath Hunt in Kilmessan several years earlier Photo: National Library of Ireland, L_ROY_09055

Meath Hunt begins in Boyerstown

Published: 2 April 1914

The Meath hunt meeting began today at Boyerstown with fine and bright weather. There was, as in previous years, a large and fashionable attendance from country folk and the racing was said to be brisk and entertaining.

One of the favourites for the day scored in the afternoon, this being Mr J. Jurdine’s horse Jim Hickey, who ran away with the Military Hunters’ Race and the Break Out. His performance was especially impressive as he is a young horse and it was only decided at last minute to run him.

Other highlights of the day included the Farmer’s Race with Kirks from the Rathvale stable winning in the hands of E. Dempsey by three parts of a length from Early Thought.

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