Kentucky Derby week is upon us and that means that the greatest two minutes in sports is not too far away. Here's a list of 10 instagram accounts that are worth a follow to get the inside scoop and a behind-the-scenes look at everything that goes on leading up to the first Saturday in May.
1. Kentucky Derby - @KentuckyDerby
This is the official Kentucky Derby account, featuring behind-the-scenes access to contenders, trainers, owners, jockeys and much more.
2. Jill Byrne - @jillrbyrne
Jill Byrne is the director of live and digital programming and the paddock analyst at Churchill Downs.
3. HRTV - @hrtv
HRTV is "The Network For Horse Sports." They'll be on the grounds at Churchill Derby week and they always provide great coverage with exclusive features.
4. Claire Novak - @horsekrazy1
Claire is an award-winning writer that covers horse racing for the Blood-Horse. Great behind-the-scenes photos of the world of Thoroughbred horse racing.
5. Eric Kalet - @erickalet
Eric Kalet is a photographer for Eclipse Sportswire and Paulick Report. He covers the Derby and beyond!
6. John Cox - @cox_talks
John Cox is a staff writer for Churchill Downs who was also on the ABRV tour last year.
7. Zoe Metz - @zoemetz
Zoe Metz is a racing photographer in Southern California. She’ll be covering the Kentucky Derby so I’m sure you will see some great pictures this week.
8. Tara Lipinski - @taralipinski
Tara Lipinski is a champion figure skater that will join the NBC coverage of the Kentucky Derby. I’m sure she will be sharing some great photos from all the happenings this week.
9. Johnny Weir - @johnnygweir
Like Tara, Johnny Weir is another Olympic figure skater that will join the NBC coverage of the Kentucky Derby.
10. America’s Best Racing - @americasbestracing
As usual, we will be covering America’s Best Racing including the Kentucky Derby. Follow us to see photos of contenders and Derby week happenings, plus more from America’s best Thoroughbred races.