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#DONN MCCLEAN

# donn-mcclean - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Expert view: How you should view these 5 Cheltenham favourites
# Festival Season
# Festival Season

Expert view: How you should view these 5 Cheltenham favourites

Feb 26th 2020, 5:34 PM 6,648 Views 1 Comment

Donn McClean runs the rule over Altior, Paisley Park, A Plus Tard, Champ and Envoi Allen as race week approaches.

# donn-mcclean - Thursday 20 February, 2020

Magic Cheltenham memories as Power gets set this year with contenders for Harrington and Tizzard
# Power Up
# Power Up

Magic Cheltenham memories as Power gets set this year with contenders for Harrington and Tizzard

Feb 20th 2020, 11:49 AM 2,348 Views 0 Comments

Donn McClean chats with jockey Robbie Power on his big hopes for the 2020 Cheltenham Festival next month.

# donn-mcclean - Saturday 1 February, 2020

Donn McClean: So many questions ahead of fascinating weekend at Dublin Racing Festival
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# Column

Donn McClean: So many questions ahead of fascinating weekend at Dublin Racing Festival

Feb 1st 2020, 12:44 PM 2,489 Views 4 Comments

Will it be Chacun Pour Soi or A Plus Tard?

# donn-mcclean - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

Honeysuckle growing stronger with De Bromhead set to dominate Dublin festival
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# Column

Honeysuckle growing stronger with De Bromhead set to dominate Dublin festival

Jan 22nd 2020, 10:18 AM 2,757 Views 2 Comments

Donn McClean lamented the mare’s absence from Cheltenham, but expects to see it shine again next week.

# donn-mcclean - Thursday 16 January, 2020

Young Limerick jockey McNamara enjoying hot streak
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# Column

Young Limerick jockey McNamara enjoying hot streak

Jan 16th 2020, 11:21 AM 4,696 Views 2 Comments

Having claimed a first win for his father in 2018, Conor has had sustained success with Gavin Cromwell of late, writes Donn McClean.

# donn-mcclean - Thursday 9 January, 2020

Envoi Allen: will horse racing's rising star go for the Champion Hurdle?
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Envoi Allen: will horse racing's rising star go for the Champion Hurdle?

Jan 9th 2020, 8:49 PM 3,978 Views 9 Comments

After Sunday’s win in Naas, Donn McClean reviews connections’ Cheltenham options.

# donn-mcclean - Thursday 5 December, 2019

The Champion Hurdle is a blurred picture for now, but it's an intriguing one
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# Column

The Champion Hurdle is a blurred picture for now, but it's an intriguing one

Dec 5th 2019, 11:23 AM 3,313 Views 2 Comments

It will gradually come into focus as the season rolls along, writes Donn McClean.

# donn-mcclean - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Donn McClean: Altior and Cyrname set for fascinating showdown this weekend
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# Column

Donn McClean: Altior and Cyrname set for fascinating showdown this weekend

Nov 20th 2019, 1:22 PM 2,392 Views 0 Comments

The highly-rated steeplechasers will face off in the Christy 1965 Chase at Ascot on Saturday.

# donn-mcclean - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

Donn McClean: Saturday's Champion Chase could send ripples through the season
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# Column

Donn McClean: Saturday's Champion Chase could send ripples through the season

Nov 6th 2019, 4:55 PM 3,616 Views 3 Comments

One of Ireland’s top racing journalists picks out the horses worth following after Road To Respect’s victory at Down Royal.

# donn-mcclean - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

Donn McClean: Big names return as National Hunt season takes flight
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# Column

Donn McClean: Big names return as National Hunt season takes flight

Oct 29th 2019, 7:50 PM 3,868 Views 0 Comments

Prepare for the seasonal debuts of Clan Des Obeaux, Road To Respect, Bristol De Mai, Envoi Allen, Delta Work and Samcro.

# donn-mcclean - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

Oisin Murphy's Champion Jockey win a testament to his talent and work ethic
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Oisin Murphy's Champion Jockey win a testament to his talent and work ethic

Oct 22nd 2019, 2:01 PM 2,781 Views 1 Comment

The 24-year-old Kerry native joined a long list of racing’s greats at Ascot on Saturday, writes Donn McClean.

# donn-mcclean - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

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

Oct 15th 2019, 12:46 PM 4,260 Views 1 Comment

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

# donn-mcclean - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

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

Sep 25th 2019, 1:33 PM 2,268 Views 3 Comments

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

# donn-mcclean - Thursday 12 September, 2019

Donn McClean's big Irish Champion Stakes preview
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Donn McClean's big Irish Champion Stakes preview

Sep 12th 2019, 8:17 PM 6,700 Views 0 Comments

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

# donn-mcclean - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

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

Aug 27th 2019, 6:09 PM 4,392 Views 1 Comment

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

# donn-mcclean - Tuesday 6 August, 2019

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

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

Aug 6th 2019, 3:06 PM 1,821 Views 2 Comments

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

# donn-mcclean - Tuesday 30 July, 2019

Donn McClean: Townend overcomes adversity for glorious Galway win
# Galway Festival
# Galway Festival

Donn McClean: Townend overcomes adversity for glorious Galway win

Jul 30th 2019, 3:01 PM 2,175 Views 0 Comments

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

# donn-mcclean - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

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

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

Jul 16th 2019, 1:45 PM 2,269 Views 0 Comments

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

# donn-mcclean - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

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

Jul 9th 2019, 11:39 AM 1,905 Views 0 Comments

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

# donn-mcclean - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

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

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

Jul 2nd 2019, 3:23 PM 3,747 Views 0 Comments

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

# donn-mcclean - Tuesday 25 June, 2019

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

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

Jun 25th 2019, 6:04 PM 3,158 Views 1 Comment

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

# donn-mcclean - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

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

Jun 11th 2019, 11:12 AM 3,546 Views 0 Comments

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

# donn-mcclean - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

Hermosa reasserts her star quality in dominant Irish Guineas victory
# Peerless
# Peerless

Hermosa reasserts her star quality in dominant Irish Guineas victory

May 28th 2019, 4:22 PM 2,385 Views 0 Comments

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

# donn-mcclean - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

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

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

May 7th 2019, 5:41 PM 2,645 Views 0 Comments

Donn McClean reflects on all the action from Newmarket.

# donn-mcclean - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

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

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

Apr 9th 2019, 1:44 PM 2,856 Views 3 Comments

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

# donn-mcclean - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

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

Apr 2nd 2019, 5:22 PM 3,767 Views 0 Comments

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

# donn-mcclean - Saturday 16 March, 2019

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

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

Mar 16th 2019, 12:59 PM 4,955 Views 5 Comments

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

# donn-mcclean - Thursday 14 March, 2019

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

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

Mar 14th 2019, 10:05 PM 3,551 Views 5 Comments

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

# donn-mcclean - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

Donn McClean reviews a dramatic Day 1 at Cheltenham
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Donn McClean reviews a dramatic Day 1 at Cheltenham

Mar 12th 2019, 9:01 PM 5,561 Views 2 Comments

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

# donn-mcclean - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

Donn McClean: Much more than a stepping stone win for rocking Tiger Roll
# Chase Is On
# Chase Is On

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

Feb 19th 2019, 2:25 PM 3,234 Views 4 Comments

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