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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

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Jul 22, 2014

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

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.

Jul 18, 2014

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

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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