Claire Novak

Winner of the 2011 Eclipse Award for Feature/Commentary and the 2008 Louisville Metro Journalism Award for Sports Writing, Claire Novak has melded her love for human-interest journalism and the equine breed into a successful Turf writing career. Since her first freelance article on racing was published at BloodHorse.com in 2005, her byline has appeared in the New York Times, ESPN The Magazine, and on ESPN.com, among others. She lives near Lexington and, when not writing about racing, can often be found jumping her Thoroughbred, Bob.

Articles by: Claire Novak

California Chrome Progressing Toward Return

Assistant trainer Alan Sherman reported July 5 that Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome could return to his stall at Los Alamitos Race Course by the end of the month.

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Wise Dan Returns Home from Rood & Riddle

Wise Dan rolled off the trailer with a spring in his step May 21 at Charlie and Amy LoPresti’s Forest Lane Farm seemingly none the worse for wear after undergoing emergency colic surgery at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital.

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