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Derby Museum honors American Pharoah

Triple Crown champion American Pharoah is getting the celebrity treatment at the Kentucky Derby Museum.

Triple Crown champion American Pharoah is getting the celebrity treatment at the Kentucky Derby Museum.

The premier Louisville attraction is celebrating the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years with multiple banners and exhibits on display throughout the museum.

“American Pharoah is a special, special horse, and has cemented himself as a legend in Thoroughbred racing,” said Lynn Ashton, president of the Kentucky Derby Museum. “We’re thrilled to recognize the achievements to all of our guests and share in the celebration of our latest Triple Crown winner.”

Highlights include:

·Video of American Pharoah’s victory in the Kentucky Derby can be viewed in the museum’s Warner L. Jones, Jr. Time Machine, alongside other Triple Crown champions, including Secretariat, Seattle Slew and Affirmed. Video of his victories in the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes will soon be available in the Capture the Moment exhibit.

·The Winner’s Circle exhibit, located on the first floor of the museum, features a replica of American Pharoah depicting how he looked in the Winner’s Circle after riding to victory in the 2015 Kentucky Derby. The horse is draped in a garland of red roses and race odds are displayed in the background on a mock tote board.

·The museum’s popular 360-degree, high-definition show, The Greatest Race, which brings the Kentucky Derby to life, has been updated to feature video and audio from American Pharaoh’s win.

·A celebratory banner heralding American Pharoah’s Triple Crown victory hangs outside the museum.

·The Kentucky Derby Museum’s Finish Line Gift Shop is stocked with American Pharoah Kentucky Derby souvenirs. Triple Crown t-shirts and hats spotlighting the legendary horse are also for sale.

·The dress that Jill Baffert, wife of American Pharoah trainer Bob Baffert, wore to the 2015 Kentucky Derby is on display at the museum.

·Coming in September: A kiosk dedicated to American Pharoah is set to open at the museum in the fall and will depict the horse’s journey to nab the prestigious Triple Crown in text and photos. Also, a banner representing American Pharoah’s jockey silks will be hung from the ceiling of the museum’s Great Hall.

In addition to the American Pharoah exhibits at the Kentucky Derby Museum, Churchill Downs will be shining the spotlight on the victorious Thoroughbred on June 13. He’s scheduled to parade for the public at 8:10 p.m. during a Downs After Dark live racing event.

After being the first horse to win the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes in 37 years, American Pharoah was named the 12th Triple Crown champion on June 6. He’s also the first horse to win the Triple Crown since the Kentucky Derby Museum opened in 1985.

American Pharoah exhibits are free with paid admission to the Kentucky Derby Museum: $14, $13 for seniors, $11 for students 13-18, $6 for ages 5-12 and free for children 4 and younger. For more information, visit www.derbymusuem.org.

If you are planning a visit to Louisville for this event or other summer activities, the Louisville CVB provides several planning resources, including suggested itineraries at http://www.gotolouisville.com/play/tours-itineraries/index.aspx, the monthly Lookin’ at Louisville video series, a searchable list events at www.gotolouisville.com, a free Louisville Visitors Guide and complimentary hotel booking service via 1-888-LOUISVILLE.