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Turf Writer — ESPN
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

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 ...

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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.
Aug 27, 2014

Latest on the Danimal RT @BloodHorse: Target on Wise Dan for Bernard Baruch Return @BH_CNovak #BC14

Aug 27, 2014

Never settle for commonplace. Strive to do something out of the ordinary every day.

Aug 26, 2014

@Kenny_Mayne looks remarkably like a Peter Williams painting, but... Hash Mark: I won't tell

Aug 25, 2014

RT @BH_CNovak: Great video out at Calumet by @BH_RMitchell & Scott Tracy! @BloodHorse: Calumet Farm's English Channel and V. E. Day http://…

Aug 23, 2014

Travers Day down vs. last year's 47,597 MT @JerryBossert: Attendance was 46,557

Aug 23, 2014

@jimrome good luck to the big hoss! (p.s. -- So happy you got to visit Miz!)

Aug 23, 2014

RT @jimrome: Just arrived in Del Mar and checked in on Shared Belief. He looks great. #PacificClassic

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