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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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@ClaireNovak — 12,844 followers, 29,523 tweets

Mar 03, 2017

"He's either going to earn his way, or he's not." 24 years after saddling his only Kentucky Derby starter, Mark Hennig has hope of a return.

Mar 03, 2017

@TravisStone well, you know that when the truth is told That you can get what you want Or you can just get old!

Mar 03, 2017

@TravisStone and so it goes, and so it goes, and so will you soon I suppose...

Mar 02, 2017

RT @WriterHorses: Catch a Glimpse looks awesome as she paddock schools for seasonal debut in Saturday's Sand Springs.

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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