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Twitter enhances fan experience

Updated: March 13, 2013, 6:30 AM ET
By Claire Novak | Special to ESPN.com

The whimsical 1950s television series "Mr. Ed" entertained viewers with comic escapades from a talking horse and his human sidekick, Wilbur. According to the theme song, "nobody talks to a horse, of course …" Or can they?

This year racing fans are interacting with top contenders on the Triple Crown trail -- such as 2-year-old champion Shanghai Bobby and West Coast speedster Goldencents -- through the Twitter accounts managed by their connections. From reported workout times to next-race ...

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