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ABRV - POP CULTURE

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

Kyderby

This is the official Kentucky Derby account, featuring behind-the-scenes access to contenders, trainers, owners, jockeys and much more.

2. Jill Byrne - @jillrbyrne

Jillbyrne

Jill Byrne is the director of live and digital programming and the paddock analyst at Churchill Downs. 

3. HRTV - @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

Novak

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

Kalet

Eric Kalet is a photographer for Eclipse Sportswire and Paulick Report. He covers the Derby and beyond!

6. John Cox - @cox_talks

Cox

John Cox is a staff writer for Churchill Downs who was also on the ABRV tour last year. 

7. Zoe Metz - @zoemetz

Metz

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

Lipinski

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

Weir

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

Abr

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.

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Jose Contreras

Contreras was born and raised in Southern California and grew up going to the races at his home tracks. He has extensive handicapping experience and has shared his selections with the public on his blog before joining ABR. He also brings marketing experience from previously working with companies like Apple and Google. He studied at the Race Track Industry Program at the University of Arizona.

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Jose Contreras

Contreras was born and raised in Southern California and grew up going to the races at his home tracks. He has extensive handicapping experience and has shared his selections with the public on his blog before joining ABR. He also brings marketing experience from previously working with companies like Apple and Google. He studied at the Race Track Industry Program at the University of Arizona.

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