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American Pharoah's path to Triple Crown try

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American Pharoah's path to Triple Crown try
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)
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)
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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.

American Pharaoh Arrives at Belmont Park to Attempt the Triple Crown Win

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