10 things to know about N.J.’s Kentucky Derby favorite Irish War Cry

The 2017 Kentucky Derby will be held on Saturday, May 6, at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., and New Jersey-bred Irish War Cry is expected to be one of the favorites in the first race of the year’s Triple Crown. Here’s a look at the thoroughbred who will be trying to make history. View Slideshow… [Read more…]

Trainer Shirreffs has let Gormley do his thing

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Parents remember when their A student brings home their first B, or, heavens, even a C. Maybe the parents react with a stern lecture or by taking away privileges or even removing the device that seems to be growing out of their hand. Rare is the parent who just views it as part… [Read more…]

Wide Open Field for the 2017 Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby is just four days away and a clear favorite has yet to emerge for the May 6 race at Churchill Downs in Louisville. This year’s parity has mostly quieted any Triple Crown talk after American Pharoah ended a 37-year drought in 2015 and after Nyquist entered the 2016 Derby as the favorite and… [Read more…]