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USA
ESPN — Turf Writer
As seen in:  ESPN
Covers:  Kentucky, Thoroughbreds, Horse Racing, Jockeys, Trainers, Sports, Horses
Doesn't Cover: Grass

Horses. Journalism. Bikram yoga. Lit fic. #longform. Sleeping on planes. Waking up in new countries. Wine. The ocean. @BH_CNovak http://muckrack.com/ClaireNovak

Claire Novak's Biography

Claire Novak is one of Thoroughbred racing’s most recognizable writers. Currently the head racing writer for The Blood-Horse Magazine in Lexington, Ky,, she is the winner of the 2011 Media Eclipse Award for Feature/Commentary and recipient of the 2008 Louisville Metro Journalism Award for Sports Writing.

Novak has covered racing for some of the nation’s best-known outlets including The New York Times, ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com, ... Read Full Bio →

Eclipse Award

2011 - Feature/Commentary
Horse Racing's highest honor.

Louisville Metro Journalism Award

2008 - Sports Writing - Magazines

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Twitter, with Instagram as a close runner-up.
Jul 22, 2014

Happy to have Leslie Knauf back writing for us - check out her feature on Jimmy Jerkens and Wicked Strong. fb.me/6Sd9F1ZF7

Jul 20, 2014

Paul Moran gave me a check for charity before he passed. Written on the memo: "Do not spend on shoes." His wry humor & talent are missed.

Jul 18, 2014

RT @JonForbesNYRA: Wise Dan is credited by NYRA clockers with a four-furlong breeze over the Oklahoma turf in 49.12 seconds. Galloped out five in 1:02 1/5.

Jul 18, 2014

RT @SKIPSCAM: Exercise rider Damien Rock prepares two-time horse of the year Wise Dan for a breeze on the grass at Saratoga. pic.twitter.com/A0exJkQyhc

Jul 18, 2014

RT @SKIPSCAM: Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan breezes with Damien Rock at the Oklahoma Training Center in Saratoga. pic.twitter.com/bYzkMHPWVi

Jul 18, 2014

Can't believe the NY Daily News ended their horse racing coverage yesterday. Wishing @JBossertNYDN the best in future endeavors.



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