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…

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