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Dublin: 7 °C Saturday 19 October, 2019

Tuesday 15 October, 2019

17-year-old Sheridan still pinching himself after seizing his big opportunity at the Curragh

The talented apprentice jockey had a landmark win on the Willie Mullins-trained Royal Illusion, writes Donn McClean.

Wednesday 2 October, 2019

History beckons for Enable and Dettori in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

Khalid Abdullah’s mare will look to claim the race for a record third time this Sunday, writes Donn McClean.

Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Donn McClean: True positions in the juvenile colts' pecking order to be clearer by this weekend

Pinatubo has been rated higher than Frankel by the BHA, but there’s plenty of contemporary competition racing this weekend.

Thursday 12 September, 2019

Donn McClean's big Irish Champion Stakes preview

We’re in for a top-class two days of racing across the Longines Irish Champions Weekend.

Tuesday 27 August, 2019

The difference a year makes as Meath-based trainer Lyons wins first £1m Ebor

Having finished fourth in the race 12 months ago, Mustajeer claimed victory in York on Saturday, writes Donn McClean.

Tuesday 6 August, 2019

Brilliant Borice, Elliott's Plate and One Cool Poet: The Galway Races in review

Donn McClean runs down the best moments of a fantastic week of racing in Ballybrit.

Tuesday 30 July, 2019

Donn McClean: Townend overcomes adversity for glorious Galway win

The Cork jockey was the star of the show on Monday.

Tuesday 23 July, 2019

From Royal Ascot to the Kingdom, Frankie Dettori's summer reign is remarkable

The Italian’s incredible career continues, writes Donn McClean.

Tuesday 16 July, 2019

Donn McClean: Exciting times ahead as Ten Sovereigns delivers on July promise

Donn McClean maps out the next destination for the Ballydoyle sprint star.

Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Donn McClean: Enable's place in racing history is already assured, but she can achieve even more

With Frankie Dettori on board, the John Gosden-trained five-year-old impressed in the Coral-Eclipse Stakes on Saturday.

Tuesday 2 July, 2019

Stunning Sovereign basks in Irish Derby success after memorable weekend for Aidan O'Brien

Donn McClean reflects on the surprise winner’s performance at The Curragh on Saturday.

Tuesday 25 June, 2019

Donn McClean: Magnificent Dettori crowns a week to remember at Royal Ascot

Lots to digest, and lots to whet the appetite, writes Donn McClean in this week’s column.

Tuesday 18 June, 2019

Donn McClean: Lots of Irish chances still to come as Royal Ascot starts at full speed

You don’t ease your way in at Royal Ascot, writes Donn McClean. You don’t have the chance.

Tuesday 11 June, 2019

Donn McClean: O'Brien primed to continue his outstanding record at Royal Ascot

Hermosa and Ten Sovereigns top of the list for the Ballydoyle maestro.

Tuesday 4 June, 2019

Donn McClean: Ballydoyle puzzle as tricky as ever following five-star Derby day

Aidan O’Brien joined an elite group with Anthony van Dyck’s win on Saturday.

Tuesday 28 May, 2019

Hermosa reasserts her star quality in dominant Irish Guineas victory

Donn McClean reflects on a busy weekend of racing action at The Curragh.

Tuesday 21 May, 2019

Donn McClean: Naas trials leave O'Brien with a hot hand for Royal Ascot

Etoile’s Group 3 win leaves her primed for the Albany Stakes, writes Donn McClean.

Tuesday 14 May, 2019

Donn McClean: O'Brien's Sir Dragonet gives plenty to ponder as Derby looms

Derby trials are popping up all over to present a changing picture of prospects at Epsom.

Tuesday 7 May, 2019

O'Brien continues fine form in British Classics after Guineas double success

Donn McClean reflects on all the action from Newmarket.

Wednesday 1 May, 2019

Donn McClean: Un De Sceaux shines brightest among the stars at Punchestown

Klassical Dream and Delta Work impressed – but it was an old favourite who stole the show.

Wednesday 24 April, 2019

Irish Grand National triumph has Ruby dreaming of conquering Aintree with Burrows Saint

He may be only six, but the sky is the limit after Easter Monday’s success for Willie Mullins, writes Donn McClean.

Wednesday 17 April, 2019

Magical's mystery tour: it'll be interesting to see where Aidan O'Brien's star goes now

The filly was very impressive at Naas, Donn McClean writes.

Tuesday 9 April, 2019

Donn McClean: Where were you when Tiger Roll claimed a piece of racing history?

The Gordon Elliott-trained horse proved he has the Aintree track figured out.

Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Donn McClean: A good day for Willie Mullins as Breaken shows class on long-awaited return

Burrows Saint and Robin Des Foret also gave the Carlow trainer a 1-2 in the feature race in Limerick over the weekend.

Tuesday 26 March, 2019

Karawaan catches the eye with Irish Lincolnshire win as 2019 flat racing season gets under way

Ger Lyons’ horse posted an impressive victory in Naas last Sunday.

Thursday 21 March, 2019

5 horses to follow over the next 12 months after the Cheltenham Festival

Klassical Dream, A Plus Tard, Delta Work, City Island and Minella Indo are all worth watching.

Saturday 16 March, 2019

Donn McClean's Cheltenham review: Lasting memories will endure after an extraordinary festival

There were highs and lows during a week of firsts at Prestbury Park.

Thursday 14 March, 2019

Donn McClean's Day 3 review: The Sport of Queens and Fehily's final ride

There was reminiscing and there were emotions – the third day had a sprinkling of everything.

Donn McClean's Day 2 review: Wherever you start, you have to finish with Jamie Codd

Wednesday’s Cheltenham action was littered with more Irish fairytales, writes Donn McClean.

Tuesday 12 March, 2019

Donn McClean reviews a dramatic Day 1 at Cheltenham

Wins for Espoir D’Allen, Roksana and Klassical Dream were among the highlights.

Tuesday 5 March, 2019

Woods Well on track for Cheltenham success, while Harrington weighs up options ahead of April's Gold Cup

With Cheltenham looming, Donn McClean assesses the challengers after a busy weekend of racing action.

Tuesday 26 February, 2019

Donn McClean: why Rathvinden has lots in his favour as a Grand National candidate

Willie Mullins’ horse made a seasonal debut at Fairyhouse on Saturday.

Tuesday 19 February, 2019

Donn McClean: Much more than a stepping stone win for rocking Tiger Roll

Gordon Elliott’s horse laid down a marker at Navan.

Tuesday 12 February, 2019

Donn McClean: City Island must improve to make Cheltenham impression but has the potential

The Martin Brassil-trained gelding looked good at Naas at the weekend.

Tuesday 5 February, 2019

How d'you like them Apple's? Gordon Elliott right to eye Champion Hurdle after Dublin victory

Donn McClean reflects on an incident-packed weekend at Leopardstown, where Apple’s Jade showed her class. .