Laytown On The Beach

 Irish Champions Weekend & Laytown Tour

4 Night Package – £995 per person based on 2 sharing

Leopardstown, The Curragh & Laytown Racecourses
Friday 13th to Tues 17th Sept

Leopardstown Parade Ring

Venatour Racing Social are delighted to be offering a very bespoke and unique weekend of Irish Flat Racing at three of the most iconic racecourses on the Emerald Isle. We start with two fantastic days of racing incorporating 6 x Group 1 Races at Leopardstown and The Curragh followed by the ‘Racing On The Beach’ at Laytown. This exclusive tour also includes a visit to the Irish National Stud along with a ‘Morning On the Gallops’ at Gavin Cromwell’s yard.

Irish Champions Weekend

Day 1 – The Two Day Irish Champions Weekend starts at Leopardstown with a fabulous 8 Race Card featuring 3 Group 1 Races including the Royal Bahrain Champion Stakes and the Coolmore America ‘Justify’ Matrons Stakes, ranked the best fillies and mares race in the world. As well as the top class racing, it is accompanied by superb food, live entertainment, family fun and fashion.

Day 2 – The second day is held at the home of all 5 Irish Classic Races, The Curragh has been completely redeveloped and now rivals the best sporting destinations in the world. The 8 Race Card is highlighted by the last classic of the season, The Irish St Leger along with 3 other Group 1 Races. Before the racing starts, racegoers get a chance to see some of their former favourites parading in the parade ring. Inevitably, there is live entertainment, excellent food and an array of family fun for everybody.

Laytown Races
The Laytown Races occupy a unique position in the Irish racing calendar, as Ireland’s only horse racing event run on a beach under the Rules of Racing.The Flat racing event takes place once a year, every September, on the County Meath strand, on a straight, almost level course. Races are confined to six and seven furlong distances.

People travel from far and wide to witness the spectacle of horse racing on the beach in Ireland.

Many of Ireland’s champion jockeys have ridden winners at the Laytown Races, including Ruby Walsh, Colin Keane, Pat Smullen, Joseph O’Brien and Declan McDonogh. A number of top amateur riders, including Nina Carberry, Patrick Mullins, Jamie Codd, Katie Walsh and Derek O’Connor, are among the winners on the beach too.

Friday 13th Sept

  • Flight from UK to Dublin (Various airports available)
  • Check in at the 4* Clayton Hotel for your 4 Night Stay
  • Welcome drink in the hotel bar to get to know your group

Saturday 14th Sept

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Transfer to Leopardstown Racecourse
  • The first of three days racing begins and it’s a real treat with three Group 1 races on the card and a fantastic atmosphere.
  • Return transfer back to the hotel
  • Evening at leisure

Sunday 15th Sept

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • It is an earlier start this morning with a visit to the Irish National Stud and a chance to see some of the retired equine superstars along with the beautiful stallions.
  • We then head to the home of the Irish Classics, The Curragh, for another afternoon of top racing including the Irish St Leger.
  • Return transfers back to the hotel
  • Evening at leisure

Monday 16th Sept

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • This morning offers a real treat with a visit to one of Ireland’s best dual purpose trainers, Gavin Cromwell, and a chance to have a ‘Morning On The Gallops’.
  • Back in the private coach for a short journey to Laytown for the real spectacle of beach racing, the only race meeting in Ireland held on a beach. It will be a lively afternoon and one not to be missed!
  • Transfers back to the hotel
  • Evening at leisure

Tuesday 17th Sept

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Check Out and transfers to Dublin Airport for the flight home.
  • 4 Night’s Accommodation in 4* Hotel.
  • Return Flights from the UK to Ireland.
  • Airport and Raceday transfers.
  • Race Day Tickets for All Three Meetings (Upgrades Available)
  • Breakfast Each Morning
  • Visit to the Irish National Stud
  • ‘Morning On The Gallops’ at Gavin Cromwell’s Stables
  • An experienced Venatour Tour manager

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