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  1. Laughing wins Grade 3 Matchmaker

    Claire Novak

    It was Laughing all the way -- down the stretch, at least -- in the $150,500 Taylor Made Matchmaker Stakes at Monmouth Park July 29.

    Story | Conversation | July 29, 2012
  2. Mike Smith to ride Hansen

    Claire Novak

    Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith will be aboard 2011 2-year-old champion Hansen when the colt makes a start in the $750,000 West Virginia Derby Aug. 4 at Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort, owner Dr. Kendall Hansen and Smith confirmed July 25.

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2012
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Claire Novak: Zenyatta comes full circle

    Claire Novak

    Versatility was the name of the game at Churchill Downs on Saturday, as the "Stars of Tomorrow II" card produced more than a few attractive runners to watch in 2011.v

    Story | Conversation | December 06, 2010
  6. Claire Novak: Jockeys take center stage

    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 | November 03, 2010
  7. Claire Novak: Foresight yields glory for Team Drosselmeyer

    Claire Novak

    For WinStar Farm, the best decision was not to press Drosselmeyer toward graded earnings in an attempt to make the Kentucky Derby field.

    Story | Conversation | June 05, 2010
  8. Claire Novak: Another remarkable performance for Zenyatta in the ...

    Claire Novak

    Forget Horse of the Year. Let's just make Zenyatta horse of the century.

    Story | Conversation | April 09, 2010
  9. Claire Novak: Falling in love with Zenyatta

    Claire Novak

    t is the nature of the sporting world to challenge greatness. One good win demands another. Records are made to be broken.

    Story | Conversation | April 08, 2010
  10. According to Mike Smith

    Claire Novak

    Zenyatta should be going for two-time Horse of the Year.

    Blog | Conversation | January 14, 2010
  11. Zenyatta displays greatness in Breeders' Cup Classic, Claire Nova...

    Claire Novak

    It was what she did and how she did it that will have them talking for ages to come, for Zenyatta annihilated the Classic field.

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2009
  12. Breeders' Cup, Oak Tree, Santa Anita, Mike Smith, Frankie Dettori...

    Claire Novak

    Here they are, the sexiest jockeys riding in the 2009 edition of the Breeders' Cup, as complied through consultation with my fellow members of the press corps.

    Story | Conversation | November 03, 2009