Sign honoring American Pharoah to be unveiled in Fayette County

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Lexington, Ky. — By action of the Kentucky General Assembly, a portion of United States Route 60 in Fayette and Woodford Counties will be designated as “American Pharoah Way”.  The section of roadway is United States Route 60 from New Circle Road/KY 4 in Fayette County to Marseilles Drive in Woodford County.

American Pharoah was bred in Kentucky by Ahmed Zayat and was born February 2, 2012, at Tom Vanmeter’s Stockplace Farm in Lexington.  On May 2, 2015, American Pharoah ran in an 18-runner field for the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs and won by a length.

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On May 16, 2015, American Pharoah entered the second leg of the Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes and won by seven lengths — which tied for the sixth largest margin of victory in Preakness history.  American Pharoah ran in the Belmont Stakes on June 6, 2015 which he won by five and a half lengths.

He became the 12th Triple Crown winner and the first since 1978.  In addition, he won the 2015 Breeder’s Cup at Keeneland.  American Pharoah became the first horse in history to complete the “Grand Slam” of American horse racing by winning the Triple Crown plus the Breeder’s Cup Classic.

The sign will be unveiled on Thursday, July 29th at 1:00 pm at The Kentucky Horse Park.