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See our horses competing at the highest level in the Spring


Comprehensive training establishment in the heart of Cheshire.

We're out in front

We sent out more winners last season than any other trainer in the UK

Top Trainer

Donald McCain finished third in the trainers' championship behind Paul Nicholls and Nicky Henderson for the past two seasons (2010/2011 & 2011/2012). For the past three seasons he has been the top trainer numerically.

Big wins

McCain has sent out more winners than either Nicholls or Henderson. (121 up to and including February 24 2013).

Grand National to Cheltenham

Donald has already trained one John Smith's Grand National winner, Ballabriggs in 2011, and sent out six Cheltenham Festival victors.

Five seasons, 400 winners

With Donald’s first century in only his fifth season and the number of winners increasing year after year.

Cheltenham Champion

Cheltenham Festival winners have been plentiful with Cloudy Lane, Whiteoak, Peddlers Cross and Ballabriggs.

Victories from Flat to Jumps

Success on the Flat with Overturn, successful in the Northumberland Plate in 2010 and the Chester Cup in 2011, and Ile De Re, who captured the same two heritage handicaps in 2012.

Our Horses

News and Results


Latest Racing News

The very latest reports from Donald McCain voiced on the Betfair Blog. Get the best insight, opinion and advice on everything racing.

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Racing Results

See the latest race entries, results and statistics courtesy of The Racing Post.

See the results here