Claire Novak on Muck Rack

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 — 13,162 followers, 29,547 tweets

Sep 19, 2017

My week on Twitter 🎉: 12 New Followers, 6 Mentions, 3.53K Mention Reach, 42 Favorited, 1 Reply. See yours with

Sep 14, 2017

@gardnerdee @BH_CNovak He'll recover OK... I don't need him again until October!

Sep 14, 2017

Good thing it's the final video night @keenelandsales, last "Video control" night of yours truly, @BH_AEberhardt & @JonathanPalmer!

Sep 12, 2017

My week on Twitter 🎉: 19 New Followers, 3 Mentions, 74 Favorited, 3 Replies, 5 Retweets, 2 Tweets. See yours with

Sep 11, 2017

Honored to write again about one of the greatest I've ever been fortunate enough to cover. Thank you @amosrag & co for the kindness, always.

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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