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To stay on top of all the Derby Day action on Twitter, here are some of the best accounts to follow.
@horseracinghl — Alicia Wincze Hughes is the Herald-Leader’s Grade I racing writer and operates the paper’s Twitter account.
@janetpattonhl — Janet Patton of the Herald-Leader covers bourbon, horses, equine sports and the business of racing and breeding.
@CJ_Jennie — Jennie Rees of the Courier-Journal has covered horse racing with a passion for a couple of decades and is the 2015 winner of the Tom Hammond Kentucky Sports Media Award.
@KentuckyDerby — The official Twitter account for the Kentucky Derby.
@DerbyContenders — Account that tracks Derby contenders from 2-year-old seasons up to the Run for the Roses.
@DRFMcGee — Marty McGee is the Kentucky correspondent for the Daily Racing Form, a UK graduate, Louisville native and the brother of trainer Paul McGee.
@DRFRusso — Kentucky-based Nicole Russo chases down everything on the backstretch (and other places) for the Daily Racing Form.
@ABRLive — America’s Best Racing is promotional account for horse racing that focuses on the best the sport has to offer on and off the track.
@BH_CNovak — Claire Novak is the online features editor for Blood-Horse and winner of the Eclipse Award for writing.
@randy_moss_TV — Randy Moss works for NBC Sports, NFL Network and the Golf Channel, but knows his horses.
@donnabbrothers — Donna Barton Brothers is a former jockey and current racing reporter for NBC.
@raypaulick — Ray Paulick is the former editor of Blood-Horse who now runs his own Huffington Post-style web site, Paulick Report.
@DRFPrivman — Jay Privman is the national correspondent for the Daily Racing Form who specializes in covering the Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup, as well as works for NBC Sports.
@joedrape — Joe Drape is the racing writer for the New York Times who has done much good work reporting on the sport’s problems.
@SITimLayden — Tim Layden covers horse racing, among many other things, for Sports Illustrated and is one of the best, most thorough reporters in any genre.
@BklynBckstretch — Teresa Genaro is a writer, teacher and freelancer based in New York who also writes about horses for Forbes.
@johnasher — VP for Churchill Downs who loves music almost as much as he loves the Derby.
@AlexBrownRacing — Alex Brown is a teacher, former exercise rider and freelance writer who has tweeted over 20,000 times.
@trifectabox — J.J. Hysell is a sports journalist based in Louisville, who runs the In The Money blog and has picked a successful longshot or two.
@KeeneGal — Melissa Nolan describes herself as a “fanalyst” who has her finger on the pulse of racing from a fan’s perspective.
@DRFWatchmaker — Mike Watchmaker is the national handicapper for the Daily Racing Form.
@katiegensler — Katie Gensler is a freelance analyst/handicapper for Horse Racing TV who is also the paddock reporter at Keeneland.
@Thorotrends – Boston’s Dan Needhman offers big and small data, plenty of it useful.
@NotTheToddster — Even if you are not a fan of parody accounts, it’s hard not to laugh at this fake Todd Pletcher account just because it is so un-Todd Pletcher.