Fifteen Twitter Accounts to Follow for Santa Anita Derby
I'm not sure about you, but my Twitter feed seems to goes crazy during big horse racing events. I've complied a list of great Twitter profiles - and mobile apps - that will provide you with the most current information for Santa Anita Derby weekend!
Check out these pages, give a follow and tweet ’em out this weekend.
Of course, “The Great Race Place” should be first on your list! Santa Anita Park has a great Twitter presence by sharing photos, events, and quick race updates.
This profile has the best updates for scratches, track changes and press releases from Santa Anita.
Clockers’ Corner is the place to be in the mornings at Santa Anita Park. Grab breakfast at the track and enjoy watching the horses perform their morning workouts alongside all of the racing insiders. The Twitter page is always adding new photos of morning workouts!
Horse Racing Television will be reporting live at Santa Anita all day, and their Twitter feed is always being updated after races.
Watch the races throughout the country by tuning into NBC Sports Network. The live segment, which also covers Aqueduct’s Wood Memorial Stakes, will be broadcast on Saturday, April 5 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. ET.
6. America's Best Racing App and Twitter Accounts
Catch the video race replays of every graded stakes race as they happen throughout the 2014 racing season with the America's Best Racing app. The app includes result charts and wager payouts. You can also search the app for races that go back to 2010! Available for both iTunes and Android devices.
ABR Twitter Accounts:
@ABRLive - Our main America’s Best Racing page ... #BetOnIt!
@ABRVTour - Our Brand Ambassadors are always out at their local tracks sharing what’s happening - from big race day coverage, handicapping picks, fashion and lifestyle, and special events. Give our L.A. Ambassadors, Jose Contreras (@LosPonies) and myself (@Ciaratoga), a follow and we'll see you out at Santa Anita!
The Hall of Fame jockey holds the record for winning the Santa Anita Derby nine times. Will Saturday be number 10? Stevens will be riding Candy Boy in the Santa Anita Derby.
With three of his horses current Kentucky Derby contenders, Bob Baffert is definitely a trainer to follow. Baffert has won the Santa Anita Derby six times, and this year he will send out Hoppertunity with Hall of Famer Mike Smith as the jockey.
Winner of 2010 Santa Anita Derby, Joe Talamo will be riding Schoolofhardrocks in this year's Santa Anita Derby. Give him a follow!
Well-known jockey Edwin Maldonado will be riding Big Tire on Saturday. Send him a good luck Tweet!
Head over and check out trainer Doug O'Neill's Twitter feed, which is full of fun photos of the horses from his stable and more. O'Neill will be racing Friendswith K Mill in the Santa Anita Derby.
Tom Quigley, editor of the HorsePlayer Magazine, hosts handicapping seminars at Santa Anita and Tweets out his favorite horses.
Fashion is just as important to keep in mind on big race days, and who better to follow for style inspiration than Christine A. Moore, the official milliner of Breeders' Cup and Ms. Racing Queen!
ClockersCorner.com uses its Twitter page to posts links to its website, which offers free handicapping picks daily.
Twitcapper is a California-based handicapper with a particular interest in stakes races and whose Twitter feed is always leading a great discussion in preparation for big races days.
The list could go on and on, but if you haven't already, make sure you head over to Twitter and give these pages a follow.
Do you know some great Twitter feeds for fans to follow for Santa Anita? Enter them in the comments below!