THE official launch of the 2019 Laytown races will take place at 7.30pm on Tuesday next, August 20th, in Gilna’s The Cottage Inn, Laytown, with a community draw for the inaugural ‘Pride of Place’ race being held on the night.

A prize fund of €700 will be won on September 11th at the famous beach race meeting, to aid local residents associations and community groups enhance their village with flowers and plants. There is the added treat of having legendary racing commentator Des Scahill to host the launch.