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American Pharoah returns to Churchill Downs

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American Pharoah returned to Churchill Downs on May 18 after winning the Preakness. American Pharoah returned to Churchill Downs on May 18 after winning the Preakness.
American Pharoah was washed down shortly after arriving at Churchill Downs. American Pharoah was washed down shortly after arriving at Churchill Downs.
The Triple Crown trophy remains on display at the Kentucky Derby Museum until another horse wins the Derby, Preakness and Belmont -- a feat that hasn't been achieved since 1978. The Triple Crown trophy remains on display at the Kentucky Derby Museum until another horse wins the Derby, Preakness and Belmont -- a feat that hasn't been achieved since 1978.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- American Pharoah is back in the Derby City, and there's a reason why the Derby and Preakness winner is back at Churchill Downs taking a shot at the Triple Crown.

American Pharoah will be staying at trainer Bob Baffert's barn at Churchill Downs.

Cameras were rolling as he was led off the trailer Monday afternoon and later soaped up and washed down.

He'll be training at Churchill for the final leg of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes in Elmont, New York on June 6.

Baffert has said American Pharoah might not ship until the week of the race in New York, possibly June 3.

There hasn't been a Triple Crown winner in 37 years, when Affirmed won it in 1978.

American Pharoah won the Kentucky Derby, then the Preakness on Saturday by an impressive seven lengths on a sloppy track.

There have only been 11 Triple Crown winners, although several have come close, including three others Baffert has trained.

Baffert says it's nice having American Pharoah back in Louisville.

The Triple Crown trophy is on display at the Kentucky Derby museum. It was made shortly after the last Triple Crown winner, but hasn't been claimed.

The trophy only leaves the museum when a Triple Crown winner is on the line.

So, it will head to the Belmont stakes again this year.

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