Claire Crosby

Claire Crosby

Editor, BloodHorse Daily

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Claire Crosby, editor of BloodHorse Daily, 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 is the winner of the 2011 Eclipse Award for Feature/Commentary, the 2013 Joe Hirsch Memorial Award (feature/advance division), and the 2008 Louisville Metro Journalism Award for Sports Writing. She is an avid equestrian and therapeutic riding instructor.

  • 2018 Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale Recap

    Keeneland January Sale Recap

    Claire Crosby recaps book 1 of the the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale, including comments from agent Steve Young and Geoffrey Russell of Keeneland. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency.

  • Keeneland January Sale Preview

    Keeneland January Sale Preview

    Claire Crosby previews the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale, including comments from Bill Farish of Lane's End regarding offspring selling by Honor Code, Liam's Map, Tonalist, and Mr Speaker. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency

  • Sharp Azteca wins the Cigar Mile Handicap by 5 1/4 lengths at Aqueduct Racetrack

    Sharp Azteca Rolls to Cigar Mile Score

    Ivan Rodriguez's 4-year-old son of Freud landed his first top-level score for trainer Jorge Navarro with a 5 1/4-length victory over Mind Your Biscuits in the $750,000 Cigar Mile Handicap Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) Dec. 2 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Analyze It soars clear under Jose Ortiz to win the Cecil B. DeMille Stakes at Del Mar

    Analyze It Impresses in Cecil B. DeMille

    His stablemate may have won the grade 1, but Analyze It put forward an impressive flourish on a strong day for trainer Chad Brown when he cruised home an easy winner of the $100,000 Cecil B. DeMille Stakes (G3T) at Del Mar.

  • Scuba runs down Futile to win the Hawthorne Gold Cup at Hawthorne Racecourse

    Scuba Surges to Hawthorne Gold Cup Win

    One year after winning the Marathon Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita Park, the 6-year-old Tapit gelding once again found his way to the winner's circle—this time in the $150,000 Hawthorne Gold Cup (G3) at Hawthorne Racecourse.

  • Road to Victory puts away 4-5 favorite Monomoy Girl to win the Golden Rod Stakes at Churchill Downs

    Road to Victory Determined in Golden Rod Score

    Mark Casse sent Road to Victory down from Woodbine to find out if she was a quality dirt horse, and the 2-year-old filly answered that question with an emphatic performance Nov. 25 in the $200,000 Golden Rod Stakes (G2).

  • Mike Smith returns aboard Manitoulin after winning the Hollywood Turf Cup at Del Mar

    Survivor Manitoulin Lands Hollywood Turf Cup

    A fighting spirit enabled the fiesty runner to thrive, but it took patience, gelding, 17 starts, a trip to California, and the faith of his Phillips Racing Partnership connections to unearth the talent they knew ran in his veins.

  • El Padrino (outside) earned his greatest win when he edged Mark Valeski to take the 2012 Risen Star Stakes

    El Padrino Dies After Colic Surgery

    According to Equineline reports, El Padrino had 22 foals born this year from his total 133 foals from three crops to date. As of Nov. 24, he bred 55 mares during the 2017 season.

  • 2017 Keeneland November Sale Day 4 Recap

    2017 Keeneland November Sale Day 4 Recap

    Claire Novak recaps day 4 of the Keeneland November sale with a look at the top hips of the day, as well as comments from John Sikura, Matt Lyons, and Michael Hernon. Brought to you by Taylor Made Sales Agency.

  • 2017 Keeneland November Sale Day 3 Recap

    2017 Keeneland November Sale Day 3 Recap

    Claire Novak recaps day 3 of the Keeneland November sale with a look at the top hips of the day and comments Chris Richardson, Managing Director of Cheveley Park Stud and Yukio Shimokobe of Shimokobe Farm. Brought to you by Taylor Made Sales Agency.

  • 2017 Keeneland November Sale Day 2 Recap

    2017 Keeneland November Sale Day 2 Recap

    Claire Novak recaps the second day of the Keeneland November sale with a look at the top hips and comments from Craig Bandoroff of Denali Stud, Jane Lyon of Summer Wind Farm, and Fernando Diaz-Valdes. Brought to you by Taylor Made Sales Agency.

  • 2017 Keeneland November Sale Recap Day 1

    2017 Keeneland November Sale Day 1 Recap

    Claire Novak recaps day 1 of the Keeneland November sale with a look at the top hips of the day and comments from M.V. Magnier of Coolmore Stud, Conor Doyle of Bedouin Bloodstock, and agent Reynolds Bell. Brought to you by Taylor Made Sales Agency.

  • Hip 56, Her Emmynency, brought $1.5 million

    Her Emmynency Brings $1.5M, Headed to Japan

    A short, rapid-fire bidding session took Her Emmynency quickly to $1.5 million with Shadai Farm prevailing in the bidding Nov. 7. The Successful Appeal mare and grade 1 winner is out of graded stakes winner Chic Dancer (Joyeux Danseur).

  • Fasig-Tipton November Sale Recap

    Fasig-Tipton November Sale Recap

    Claire Novak recaps the best and brightest of the Fasig-Tipton November Sale, including a look at Songbird, Tepin, and Quidura (GB). Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency.

  • Breeders' Cup Saturday Wrap

    Breeders' Cup Saturday Wrap

    Claire Novak recaps Breeders' Cup Saturday at Del Mar, including Gun Runners' dramatic victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic (G1). Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm

  • Keeneland November Sale Preview

    Keeneland November Sale Preview

    Claire Novak previews the Keeneland November Sale featuring the first foals of American Pharoah available at public auction, including comments from Scott Calder of Ashford Stud. Other horses of note in the sale include Stellar Wind and Lady Eli.

  • Breeders' Cup Friday Wrap

    Breeders' Cup Friday Wrap

    Claire Novak recaps Friday at the Breeders' Cup, which was highlighted by Forever Unbridled's victory in the Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1). Will we see her next in the Pegasus World Cup Invitational?

  • Aidan O'Brien Talks Breeders' Cup

    Aidan O'Brien Talks Breeders' Cup

    Enjoying a record-setting year with 26 top-level wins, trainer Aidan O'Brien now takes aim at the Breeders' Cup. In this exclusive interview with BloodHorse Daily editor Claire Novak, O'Brien talks about Churchill, Highland Reel, and more.

  • Breeders' Cup News Update for November 2

    Breeders' Cup News Update for November 2

    Aidan O'Brien sends out his 13 horse contingent, including Churchill, Highland Reel, Happily, September, and Roly Poly. Also on track this morning were Arrogate, Gun Runner, Unique Bella, Finest City, and more!

  • 2017 Breeders' Cup News Update Day 4

    Breeders' Cup News Update for November 1

    Claire Novak recaps the news of the day including morning appearances at Del Mar from Arrogate, West Coast, Collected, Mubtaahij, Abel Tasman, Skye Diamonds, Bolt d' Oro and more! Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm.

  • Breeders' Cup News Update Day 3

    Breeders' Cup News Update for October 31

    Claire Novak recaps the news of the day including morning appearances from Roy H, Highway Star, Queen's Trust, Wuheida, Whitmore, Sharp Azteca, Gunnevera, Curlin's Approval, Ribchester, and more! Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm.

  • 2017 Fasig-Tipton October Sale Recap Day 2

    Fasig-Tipton October Yearling Sale Recap Day 2

    Claire Novak recaps day 2 of the Fasig-Tipton October Yearling Sale, including comments from Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning, Mark Taylor of Taylor Made Sales, and trainer Mark Casse. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency.