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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

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, ... Read Full Bio →

Eclipse Award

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

Louisville Metro Journalism Award

2008 - Sports Writing - Magazines

How is social media changing news?

Social media has completely revamped the face of news reporting, sending us hurtling into a real-time age of snap decisions.

What's your favorite social network?

Twitter, with Instagram as a close runner-up.
Jul 31, 2014

As hard as it is to pick vs Will Take Charge, I went w/ Itsmyluckyday RT @BloodHorse That Handicapping Show: Whitney

Jul 31, 2014

RT @BH_CNovak: Wise Dan won't run in the Fourstardave, but his connections still plan to continue his comeback.

Jul 31, 2014

"He doesn't owe me anything and the worst thing I can do is press on him." -- Charlie LoPresti on skipping the...

Jul 31, 2014

Full story w/ quotes from Charlie,info on potential 1st start back RT @BloodHorse: Wise Dan Won't Run in Fourstardave

Jul 31, 2014

RT @NBaach: @ClaireNovak What a concept, putting the horse first. Connections deserve all the success they have had with Wise Dan.

Jul 31, 2014

LoPresti said nothing physically wrong with Wise Dan, but he needs more time in his comeback; has only breezed 3 times since back to track

Jul 31, 2014

"He doesn’t owe me anything and the worst thing I can do is press on him," LoPresti said of deciding not to run Wise Dan on Aug. 9.

Jul 31, 2014

Charlie LoPresti says Wise Dan won't run in Fourstardave, could still target Bernard Baruch at end of Saratoga meet. Full story to come.

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