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      ARCADIA, Calif. (June 17, 2015)—Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah, who will return to his Santa Anita base Thursday morning, will make a public appearance between races at The Great Race Place on Gold Cup at Santa Anita Day, Saturday, June 27, it was announced today.

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American Pharoah and Victor Espinoza. Photo by Santa Anita Park

            “We want to again thank American Pharoah’s owner, Ahmed Zayat and his trainer, Bob Baffert, for being so incredibly generous in sharing this horse with fans from coast to coast,” said Santa Anita Chairman, Keith Brackpool.  “We look forward to American Pharoah’s return home here to Santa Anita on Thursday and we’re excited to be able to present him to the public on June 27.  It should make for a tremendous day for those joining us on-track and on television throughout the world.”

            In addition to a blockbuster card that will include the Grade I, $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita, the Grade I, $300,000 Triple Bend Stakes, the Grade II, $200,000 Royal Heroine Stakes and the Grade III, $100,000 Senorita Stakes, all fans will receive an officially licensed “American Pharoah Triple Crown Champion” T-shirt, free with paid admission and Santa Anita Thoroughbreds Club membership.  (Thoroughbreds Club signups will be available, free of charge, at all T-shirt distribution locations).

            First post time on June 27 is at 12:30 p.m.  Admission gates will open at 10:30 a.m.  For more information on American Pharoah’s appearance between races, or to make dining and seating reservations, please visit santaanita.com/featured-events/.

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