Biography

Donn McClean is a highly respected commentator on Irish and British horse racing. The recipient of a Martin Wills Award in 1993, Donn began in journalism as the main features writer on racing with the Sunday Independent the same year. He is now the main racing writer with the Sunday Times in Ireland, he writes weekly columns for the Sunday Times and the Irish Field, and he has ghost-written four racing autobiographies. In 2014 and in 2015, he was nominated for the HWPA Racing Writer of the Year award.

Donn has contributed to several racing documentaries, including Jim Bolger: Master of Cool, Mick Kinane: It’s written in the stars, and the IFTA-nominated Jump Boys. He has a weekly racing and betting slot on Newstalk Radio, and he is a regular guest on RTE, Channel 4, TV3, Setanta Sports, TG4 and Racing UK.

Winner of the 2010 Flat Racing Post/Tote Ten To Follow tipping competition, in which there were over 20,000 entries, Donn has a wealth of knowledge of both Irish and British racing. His easy and fluid writing style carries on attracting new readers, and avid followers of his betting advice continue to show a healthy profit.