American Pharoah's path to Triple Crown try

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American Pharoah's path to Triple Crown try
Jockey Victor Espinoza celebrates aboard American Pharoah after winning the 140th Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Saturday, May 16, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
American Pharoah, ridden by Victor Espinoza, wins the 140th Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Saturday, May 16, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert rubs the face of American Pharoah as the Preakness-winning colt gets a bath outside the stakes barn Sunday, May 17, 2015, at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)
Jockey Victor Espinoza pats American Pharoah after winning the $750,000 Rebel Stakes horse race at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., Saturday, March 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
Preakness Stakes winner American Pharoah stops his morning walk to check out the crowd around the stakes barn, Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)
American Pharoah and jockey Victor Espinoza (6) run down the stretch to win the $1 million Arkansas Derby horse race at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., Saturday, April 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
American Pharoah, ridden by Victor Espinoza, center, wins the 140th Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Saturday, May 16, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah, ridden by jockey Martin Garcia, powers through his final timed workout in a steady, light rain at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Monday, June 1, 2015. The Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner will head to New York for Saturday's Belmont Stakes on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)
LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 02: American Pharoah #18, ridden by Victor Espinoza, crosses the finish line to win the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 2, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Groom Eduardo Garcia, left, washes Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah after a morning gallop at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Monday, May 11, 2015, while Juan Rameriez, right, holds the colt. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)
Exercise rider Jorge Alvarez gallops Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Monday, May 11, 2015. The colt is preparing for a start in the 140th Preakness Stakes in Baltimore on May 16. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)
Victor Espinoza rides American Pharoah to victory in the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 2, 2015, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Exercise rider Jorge Alvarez rides Kentucky Derby hopeful American Pharoah during a workout at Churchill Downs Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Victor Espinoza rides American Pharoah to victory in the141st running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 2, 2015, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 13: Trainer Bob Baffert walks Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah in the barn after arriving in preparation for the 140th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 13, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 15: Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah trains on the track for the 140th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 15, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 15: American Pharoah is bathed at the barn after training for the 140th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 15, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
American Pharoah and jockey Victor Espinoza (4) win the $750,000 Rebel Stakes horse race at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., Saturday, March 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
Exercise rider George Alverez gallops Kentucky Derby hopeful American Pharaoh over the track at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Saturday, April 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)
Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah watches activity outside Barn 33 after a morning jog at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Thursday, May 7, 2015. American Pharoah is continuing his training at Churchill Downs before going to Baltimore for next weekend's Preakness Stakes horse race. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)
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NEW YORK (AP) — American Pharoah could make racing history Saturday if the horse becomes the first since 1978 to capture a Triple Crown.

The product of sire Pioneerof the Nile and dam Littleprincessemma, he has a backstory full of quirks.

His tail is short because it was chewed off by another horse in a barn. He's worn cotton and ear plugs because he's sensitive to sound. That misspelled moniker? It's there for keeps, because it wasn't noticed until too late.

From farms in Kentucky to horse racing's biggest stage, watch as American Pharoah grew into a Triple Crown contender.

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