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  1. Untapable favored in Haskell Invitational

    Claire Novak

    Not only could Untapable maintain her status as the top 3-year-old filly in the country with a victory over males, but she could earn her way into the Nov. 1 Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita Park.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2014
  2. Mucho Macho Man huge in Sunshine Millions Classic

    Claire Novak

    Breeders' Cup Classic winner Mucho Macho Man towers over the competition for his 2014 debut Jan. 18 in the Florida Sunshine Millions Classic at Gulfstream Park, a race that for him has alternately been a triumph and a debacle.

    Story | Conversation | January 15, 2014
  3. Fort Larned works at Churchill

    Claire Novak

    Defending Breeders' Cup Classic winner Fort Larned worked a sharp five furlongs in 1:00 ⅗ in company Oct. 22 at Churchill Downs, tightening the screws in preparation for a title defense Nov. 2 at Santa Anita Park.

    Story | Conversation | October 22, 2013
  4. Royal Delta works towards BC Distaff

    Claire Novak

    Led by champion Royal Delta and Breeders' Cup Classic contender Ron the Greek, horses conditioned by Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott got in their Belmont Park works Oct. 19 in advance of the Nov. 1-2 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park.

    Story | Conversation | October 19, 2013
  5. Fort Larned draws Post 3 for Whitney defense

    Claire Novak

    Janis Whitham's 2012 Breeders' Cup Classic winner Fort Larned was assigned post 3 and installed as the 7-5 morning-line favorite during a July 31 draw for the $750,000 Whitney Invitational Handicap to be run Aug. 3 at Saratoga Race Course.

    Story | Conversation | July 31, 2013
  6. Discreet Dancer takes Gulfstream Park HandiCap as Fort Larned stu...

    Claire Novak

    Discreet Dancer picked up the pieces of an incident-marred running of the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap at when Breeders' Cup Classic winner Fort Larned stumbled at the start.

    Story | Conversation | March 09, 2013
  7. Claire Novak - Major test for Joe Torre's Game On Dude

    Claire Novak

    Trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, the guy with the shock-white hair and a swagger of California cool, Game On Dude is the runner in the Classic with the home-track advantage.

    Story | Conversation | November 03, 2012
  8. Flat Out impresses in morning workout

    Claire Novak

    Preston Stables' Flat Out, who could be one of the favorites for the Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup Classic, zipped a half-mile in an impressive :46 3/5 in the pre-dawn cold at Churchill Downs Oct. 30.

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2011
  9. Claire Novak: 2010 season wraps up at Eclipse Awards in Miami

    Claire Novak

    With five Grade 1 victories in 2010 and an unbeaten 19-race streak that was ended by a head loss to Blame in the Breeders' Cup Classic, at age 6 Zenyatta became the oldest Thoroughbred to win the title since Cigar in 1996.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2011
  10. A to Z: A look back at 2010

    Claire Novak

    Turf Writer Claire Novak looks back on the highpoints of yet another season. From A-Z, a collection of writing on Thoroughbred Racing in 2010.

    Story | Conversation | December 31, 2010
  11. Claire Novak: A vote for horse racing

    Claire Novak

    In bars and restaurants, on rail-side mornings and trackside afternoons, racing pundits argue the merits of top competitors as more than 200 voters deliberate past performances and cast their votes for Horse of the Year.

    Story | Conversation | December 23, 2010
  12. ESPN The Magazine Movie Spectacular - Zenyatta has a moment after...

    Claire Novak

    Not even the sight of a throng of fans can make the nearly unbeatable mare blink

    Story | Conversation | November 22, 2010
  13. Claire Novak: Fights and lights

    Claire Novak

    Drama! Controversy! Excitement! With a post-race brawl, an eased key contender, and the thrilling stretch run in the Breeders' Cup Classic, this year's World Championships had it all. What racing can learn in the aftermath.

    Story | Conversation | November 16, 2010
  14. Claire Novak: Al Stall takes Blame to Churchill Downs for Breeder...

    Claire Novak

    Next Saturday, the 48-year-old son of longtime Louisiana racing commissioner Al Stall Sr. will saddle a brilliant bay runner named Blame in an attempt to take down the undefeated race mare Zenyatta.

    Story | Conversation | October 28, 2010
  15. Zenyatta preliminary Classic favorite

    Claire Novak

    Oddsmaker Mike Battaglia has set the undefeated Zenyatta as the preliminary favorite for the Breeders' Cup Classic on Nov. 7 at Churchill Downs, representatives of the Breeders' Cup World Championships said Oct. 21.

    Story | Conversation | October 22, 2010
  16. Claire Novak: Why we love Zenyatta

    Claire Novak

    Time and time again, horse racing has lifted its' equine athletes to a pedestal, only to have them dashed to the ground.

    Blog | Conversation | October 02, 2010