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May 2, 2014

Who to follow on Twitter on Derby Day

To stay on top of all the Derby Day action on Twitter, here are some of the best accounts to follow:

To stay on top of all the Derby Day action on Twitter, here are some of the best accounts to follow:


— Alicia Wincze Hughes is the Herald-Leader's dogged racing writer and operates the paper's Twitter account.


— Janet Patton of the Herald-Leader covers bourbon, horses, horse sports and the business of racing and breeding.


— Jennie Rees of the Courier-Journal has covered horse racing with a passion for a couple of decades and is the reigning Kentucky Sportswriter of the Year.


— The official Twitter account for the Kentucky Derby.


— Account that tracks Derby contenders from 2-year-old seasons up to the run for the roses.


— Marty McGee is the Kentucky correspondent for the Daily Racing Form, a UK graduate, Louisville native and the brother of trainer Paul McGee.

@America's Best Racing

— Promotional account for horse racing that tries to focus on the best the sports has to offer, both on and off the track.


— Claire Novak is the online features editor for the Blood-Horse.


— Randy Moss works for NBC Sports, NFL Network and the Golf Channel, but knows his horses.


— Donna Barton Brothers is a former jockey and current racing reporter for NBC.


— Ray Paulick is the former editor of Blood-Horse who now runs his own Huffington Post-style web site, Paulick Report.


— Jay Privman is the national correspondent for the Daily Racing Form who specializes in covering the Triple Crown and Breeders' Cup, as well as working for NBC Sports.


— Joe Drape is the racing writer for the New York Times who has done much good work reporting on the sport's problems.


— Tim Layden covers horse racing, among many other things, for Sports Illustrated and is one of the best, most thorough reporters in any genre.


klynBckstretch — Teresa Genaro is a writer, teacher and freelancer based in New York who also writes about horses for Forbes.


— VP for Churchill Downs who loves music almost as much as he loves the Derby.


— Chip McGaughey is the son of Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey who works and tweets for America's Best Racing.


— Alex Brown is a teacher, former exercise rider and free-lance writer who has tweeted close to 20,000 times.


— J.J. Hysell is a sports journalist based in Louisville, who runs the In The Money blog and had the smarts to say Golden Soul would run big last year (he did).


— Melissa Nolan describes herself as a "fanalyst" who has her finger on the pulse of racing from a fan's perspective.

@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.

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