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Gallery: Laytown Races

Plough Boy warms up - or cools down - before racing at Laytown
Plough Boy warms up - or cools down - before racing at Laytown

Bing Crosby sang about "where the turf meets the surf" when describing Del Mar.

We're not sure what the American crooner would have made of the annual jamboree at Laytown, but a huge crowd turned up at the temporary track in County Meath this afternoon to enjoy the stunning spectacle of thoroughbreds thundering down the scenic beach.

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