Winter is still biting in Europe, but it’s easy to believe that spring is somewhere around the corner when the entries for the French Classics are published. The first ones, the G1 Poule d’Essai des Poulains and G1 Poule d’Essai des Pouliches, the equivalents of the 2000 and 1000 Guineas in Great Britain, are always terrific races and they will have particular appeal this year on their return to their traditional home at Longchamp.
The beautifully evocative photograph of Lester Piggott and Vincent O’Brien in last Thursday’s TDN brought the memories flooding back, memories which warmed the latest bleak winter morning. The road to the Classics starts generally later in the spring in Europe than it does in the U.S., and at this time of year a catalyst to prompt reflections on Classic days past never goes amiss.
A candid conversation with the two sparkliest hosts at the Winter Olympics. Four years ago, NBC paired the two former Olympic skaters with Terry Gannon to be Sochi's second team of figure skating commentators. Through some cocktail of flash, chemistry, and pure energy, Weir and Lipinski became the Internet's darlings, the main draw of a sport that lacks the crown-jewel-of-the-Winter-Olympics luster it once had, and, most importantly, each others' best friend.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".