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.

  • Belmont Stakes Wrap

    Belmont Stakes Wrap

    Claire Crosby recaps Justify's exhilarating victory in the Belmont Stakes to become the 13th Triple Crown winner.

  • Monomoy Girl powers past Talk Veuve to Me to win the Acorn Stakes at Belmont Park

    Monomoy Girl Powers to Acorn Victory

    Monomoy Girl continued her dominant season June 9, with an easy victory in the $700,000 Acorn Stakes Presented by Nassau County Industrial Development Association (G1) at Belmont Park.

  • Belmont Stakes Scene-Setter

    Belmont Stakes Scene-Setter

    Claire Crosby sets the scene for the Belmont Stakes from Belmont Park where it's warm and sunny and all systems are go for Kentucky Derby and Preakness Winner Justify.

  • China Horse Club chairman Teo Ah Khing June 8 at Belmont Park

    Ogden Phipps the 'Real Test' for Abel Tasman

    Four-time grade 1 winner ​​​​​​​Abel Tasman was supposed to win her season debut, but her connections have turned the page and are looking forward to the $750,000 Ogden Phipps Stakes (G1) on the loaded June 9 card at Belmont Park.

  • Belmont Stakes News Update for June 7

    Justify's first trip over the Belmont surface, including comments from Bob Baffert. Also, Bravazo, Vino Rosso, Noble Indy, Hofburg, Tenfold, Restoring Hope, Blended Citizen, Free Drop Billy, and Gronkowski.

  • Belmont Stakes News Update Day 1

    Belmont Stakes News Update for June 6

    Claire Crosby provides updates on Belmont Stakes (G1) contenders Bravazo, Vino Rosso, Noble Indy, Blended Citizen, Gronkowski, and Tenfold who made morning appearances to the track in preparation for the final leg of the Triple Crown.

  • 2018 Post-Preakness Stakes

    Post-Preakness News Update

    Claire Crosby shares updates on how undefeated Justify emerged after the Preakness Stakes (G1) and Bob Baffert's upcoming training plans for the chestnut colt in pursuit of the third jewel of the Triple Crown.

  • Preakness Stakes Wrap

    Preakness Stakes Wrap

    Claire Crosby recaps the foggy Preakness Stakes, which saw Justify fight for the victory in the middle jewel of the Triple Crown.

  • 2018 Preakness News Update Day 1

    Preakness News Update for May 17

    Reporting from Pimlico Race Course on a rainy morning, Claire Crosby shares updates on morning track appearances from Justify, Good Magic, Bravazo, Quip, Diamond King, and Lone Sailor.

  • Hi Happy draws off to win the Man o' War Stakes at Belmont Park

    Hi Happy Breaks Through in Man o' War Stakes

    La Providencia's homebred Hi Happy continued his steady improvement for trainer Todd Pletcher with his first top-level win in the U.S. May 12, when he edged past pacesetter One Go All Go to win the $700,000 Man o' War Stakes (G1T) at Belmont Park.

  • 2018 Triple Crown Post-Derby Video

    Post Kentucky Derby News Update

    Following Justify's victory in the May 5 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1), Claire Crosby updates us on future plans for the Scat Daddy colt as well as possible Preakness Stakes (G1) plans for Good Magic, Audible, and Bravazo.

  • Kentucky Derby Wrap

    Kentucky Derby Wrap

    Claire Crosby recaps the 144th Kentucky Derby, which saw Justify capture the roses despite the sloppy conditions and the curse of Apollo.

  • Brendan Walsh greets John Velazquez and Proctor's Ledge after the Churchill Distaff Turf Mile at Churchill Downs

    Proctor's Ledge Rewards Walsh's Gamble

    Patricia Moseley's homebred rewarded trainer Brendan Walsh Saturday with a half-length victory over On Leave in the Churchill Distaff Turf Mile (G2T), a rebound from her eighth in the April 14 Coolmore Jenny Wiley Stakes (G1T) at Keeneland.

  • Triple Crown News Update Day 5

    Kentucky Derby News Update for May 3

    Reporting from Churchill Downs, Claire Crosby provides updates on Mendelssohn's morning track appearance, including comments from Pat Keating and Fred Mitchell of Clarkland Farm.

  • Kentucky Derby News Update for May 1

    Kentucky Derby News Update for May 1

    Reporting from Churchill Downs, Claire Crosby provides updates on Justify, Solomini, Bolt d'Oro, Firenze Fire, Instilled Regard, Enticed, and the arrival of Mendelssohn, as well as information about the draw.

  • Something Awesome wins the Charles Town Classic

    Something Awesome Stretches to Charles Town Classic Win

    Stronach Stables' homebred Something Awesome came to Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races on a roll, Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado arrived on a mission, and the two brought home the money April 21 in the $1.2 million Charles Town Classic (G2). 

  • Peter Brant (right) leads Sistercharlie to the winner's circle after her Jenny Wiley Stakes score at Keeneland

    Sistercharlie Fresh Off Bench in Jenny Wiley

    Her last start was a runner-up finish in the July 8 Belmont Oaks Invitational (G1T) at Belmont Park, but Peter Brant's Sistercharlie was primed for a big effort April 14 in the $350,000 Coolmore Jenny Wiley Stakes (G1T) at Keeneland.

  • (L-R): Enzina Mastrippolito, Anne Eberhardt Keogh, and  presenter Anita Cauley at Keeneland

    Engelhard Award to Eberhardt Keogh, Mastrippolito

    BloodHorse Visuals Director Anne Eberhardt Keogh and longtime freelance photographer Enzina Mastrippolito were honored April 11 with the Charles W. Engelhard Award at the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders' Kentucky-bred champions awards.