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LACETT | Triple Crown Champ American Pharoah arrives at Keeneland

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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) – American Pharoah is back in Kentucky.

The first Triple Crown winner in 37 years returned to the Bluegrass state, arriving at Keeneland, the site of Saturday’s Breeders' Cup Classic.

American Pharoah is the 6-5 morning line favorite for Saturday’s race, which win or lose, will be his last. That fact alone, made the journey bittersweet for trainer Bob Baffert.

"He's been terrific to us, it's sad,” said Baffert. “Just watching him train, we've never had a horse look like him. It's been an honor and pleasure to train him."

American Pharoah is looking to become the first “Grand-Slam” winner in horse racing. He's already made history just by racing Saturday. He's the first Triple Crown winner to race at the Breeders’ Cup Classic, which didn’t begin in its current form until 1984.

Post-time is 5:35 pm Saturday.

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