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  1. Claire Novak: Venezuela comes up big in Clasico

    Claire Novak

    That was the general consensus of those in attendance Sunday at Presidente Remon Racetrack, an enthusiastic crowd betting Venezuelan runner Heisenburg down to an even-money favorite in the 44th running of the $300,000 Clasico del Caribe.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2011
  2. Claire Novak: Portantina lands in right spot

    Claire Novak

    The 3-year-old filly in question, a striking bay named Portantina, had just won the Dama del Caribe by six lengths on Saturday afternoon. Boyd, 64, said he knew she was something special from the time she was a foal.

    Blog | Conversation | December 10, 2011
  3. Claire Novak: Jockey school changes lives

    Claire Novak

    Jose Rodriguez does not love horses. Growing up in the slum city of Colon, a notorious port town at the mouth of the Panama Canal, the skinny 17-year-old's childhood was about survival, not much else.

    Story | Conversation | December 09, 2011
  4. Claire Novak: A Classic returns to Panama

    Claire Novak

    It happens long before fans and horseplayers fill the grandstand, before owners and officials file into the open-air clubhouse or enter the presidential suite.

    Story | Conversation | December 09, 2011