Welcome to Declan O'Donoghue's Irish Racing

It's fantastic to have you visit my website and I hope what you read today will encourage you to join me on an amazing journey into profitable betting on the Irish Racing.

My experience spans many decades and I continue today to enjoy the magic and sheer joy of racing... it really does give me a terrific buzz, even more so now knowing that my task is to keep fellow punters just like you ahead of the game while finding the best Irish Racing Winners!

In January 1979 I started work as the Sports Sub Editor for the Evening Press. I spent over 16 years working for The Irish Press Group before joining The Irish Sun in December 1995 as a Racing Correspondent.

The Irish Sun - Racing Correspondent (Dec 1995 - Feb 2015)

Covering all aspects of the Irish racing world was my role and I loved every minute of it.

Successful tipping was obviously a key component of the job, and I finished second in the Irish Field naps competition last year (to a freakish winner, Margie McLoone, a lovely lady who tips 40/1 shots and is normally anchored at the foot of the table) and some of my late winners in that were Mount Colah 12/1 and Space Cadet 13/2, the last winner on the last day of the competition.

It is essential to maintain a detailed and comprehensive study of every facet of Irish and UK racing and betting, but for me that's a labour of love.

I also like American racing, sparked by a visit to the Belmont Stakes in New York and have done previews for the Breeders Cup, Kentucky Derby etc.

One of the most exciting things about racing in that it changes all the time, and every day is like a new toy. Suddenly a Derby favourite is ruled out and, in a twinkling, a previously settled betting market is in a spin.

There is more to racing of course than the betting and I enjoy writing about all aspects of the game. Features, interviews, I love all that sort of stuff and, while totally positive and cheerful in outlook and approach, I am never afraid to swim against the tide if required.

Business is business though and I totally understand the snakes and ladders world of betting.

And so I should, having got a very early grounding. For two years after leaving school at 17 I had to live on my wits betting at the Dublin dog tracks.

My last day for The Irish Sun - who in a highly controversial move which caused consternation in both the Dublin and London offices decided they no longer needed a Racing Correspondent - I had Tony McCoy's Irish Hennessy winner Carlingford Lough 4/1 and again a winning last race nap Archive 4/1.

Winning Successes

Since then I remain a regular racegoer, and I've done occasional tipping on Twitter just to keep my eye in.

In that I had first and last day winning naps at Cheltenham - Cause Of Causes 8/1 and On The Fringe 6/1.

Valseur Lido 15/2 was my only recommendation on the opening day at Punchestown, where I also said that the 20/1 still available at the time was outstanding each way value for Keep On Track in the cross country and he was placed at 7/1.

Sizing Granite 9/2 was part of a bonanza each way Lucky 31 that I recommended on Grand National Day where I also made it clear that Shutthefrontdoor - who did myself and Sun readers a big favour in the Irish National a year before - was one of the best lay bets of the year.

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Historically my big tipping claim to fame is that I had the first five winners - from six races - on the opening day at Cheltenham in 2000 which made front and back page news. I also tipped two 20/1 Galway Plate winners in three years, and the Powers Gold Cup on Easter Sunday - now the Ryanair Gold Cup - has also been very lucky for me with Jadanli 25/1 and One Cool Cookie 12/1 winners which immediately spring to mind.

For all that jumping success, the Irish flat racing scene is my speciality, I never miss a meeting at The Curragh and - with all due modesty - nobody comes near my in depth knowledge and achievements.

Big race and classic successes include Irish Derby winner Frozen Fire 20/1, Black Minnaloushe 20/1, Voleur De Couers 9/1, Yesterday 6/1, Halfway To Heaven 13/2, Misty For Me 10/1, 5/1 and 100/30.

Recent Royal Ascot gems include Roca Tuma 20/1, Domination 12/1, Lolly For Dolly 11/1, Bracelet 10/1, Declaration Of War 15/2 and Mustajeeb 9/2.

You will note there I seem to be particularly good at spotting likely Ballydoyle second and third string winners.

Irish Racing Contributor & Tipster For William Hill Radio

My experience also includes nearly 6 years (April 2008 - October 2013) as a Irish Racing contributor and tipster for William Hill Radio. It involved previewing the Irish racing for mainly UK listeners, often passing on little snippets or whispers. Keeping punters ahead of the game as when predicting huge things for Duke Of Marmalade before his career suddenly took off. But most of all my task was tipping winners, especially at juicy prices!

My Brand New Racing Adventure

Today I'm happy to be working with the BetFan Group as an Irish Racing Bet Advisor where I'll be using my many decades worth of experience and contacts to help fellow punters beat the bookies when it comes to Irish Racing.

I'll be sharing my very best Irish Win & Each Way Bets each day recommending how many points to bet on each race. The number of points to bet will be between 1 - 5 with a 5 pointer being a MAX Bet. The higher the points the higher my confidence.

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