SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Triple Crown winner American Pharoah has arrived at Saratoga Race Course, walking off a horse van and into his new surroundings for a few days before running in the Travers Stakes.
American Pharoah left California on Wednesday morning. The plane nicknamed “Air Horse One” arrived at the airport in Albany, New York, about 2 p.m.READ MORE: FBI Says Body Found In Grand Teton National Park Believed To Be Gabby Petito
American Pharoah was met at the barn on the Saratoga backstretch by more than 100 fans, reporters and the mayor of Saratoga. A police escort accompanied the van from Albany to the Spa.
A fan left a dozen roses in a vase on a table in the courtyard by American Pharoah’s barn.
The first Triple Crown winner in 37 years is the 1-5 favorite in a 10-horse field for the Travers on Saturday. He is trained by Bob Baffert.
If American Pharoah starts, the Travers purse increases $350,000 to $1.6 million, with the winner earning $850,000.MORE NEWS: 2021 Primetime Emmy Awards: Complete List Of Winners And Nominees
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