NEW YORK (AP) The Triple Crown celebration is on.Now that American Pharoah is a Triple Crown winner, the party-planning is under way.The 3-year-old colt is back in his barn at Belmont Park for the night, but it’s off to Louisville, Kentucky, in the morning. When he arrives at the airport, he will receive a police escort back to trainer Bob Baffert’s Barn 33.And in the days he’s chilling out after becoming the first horse to win the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont since Affirmed in 1978, Churchill Downs has scheduled a celebration for June 13.Darren Rogers, spokesman for the track that hosts the Derby, said American Pharoah will be ”paraded” around the track.It’s likely to be the first of many planned events to honor American Pharoah, who joins racing’s most select club that now has 12 members.—At long last, a Triple Crown!American Pharoah ended a record 37-year drought without a Triple Crown winner by soaring to victory in the Belmont Stakes on a historic Saturday in front of 90,000 cheering fans.The brilliant 3-year-old colt seized the lead from the start and fought off every one of his seven challengers, and made no doubt he was worthy of Triple Crown glory… Read full this story
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