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Claire Novak

Horse Racing Correspondent — ESPN
Covers:  kentucky, thoroughbreds, horse racing, jockeys, trainers, sports, horses
Doesn't Cover: grass

Horses. Journalism. Bikram yoga. #longform. Sleeping on planes. Waking up in new countries. Future Mrs. Crosby. Founder of @hopefulfarmorg. IG: traveling_lass

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Claire Novak is one of Thoroughbred racing’s most recognizable writers. Currently online features editor for The Blood-Horse Magazine in Lexington, Ky,, she is the winner of the 2011 Media Eclipse Award for Feature/Commentary, the 2012 Joe Hirsch Memorial Writing Award for Feature/Commentary, and...

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Apr 25, 2017

Happy retirement I'm a Chatterbox! You are gloriously sassy. Two of my favorite pictures I've ever taken, Larry up and Carolyn Gray + mints

Apr 24, 2017

So bittersweet to see Garrett Gomez go into @nmrhof. A brilliant friend I greatly miss. @ronaldt54 be so proud & thankful for good memories.

Apr 20, 2017

The Kentucky Derby is 16 days away, and it's time to get tied on. May we emerge with stories of greatness! “My... 

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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.

What story are you most proud of writing or working on?

My Rene Douglas feature, because I was able to obtain excellent access and, in turn, convey the heartbreaking emotion of his injury.


Eclipse Award

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

Louisville Metro Journalism Award

2008 - Sports Writing - Magazines