Horse racing fans in Kentucky will be able to get a close look at American Pharoah when the 2015 Triple Crown winner is paraded at Churchill Downs on Saturday.
American Pharoah's appearance will be the centerpiece of a big night of racing at the Louisville track. The $500,000, Grade I Stephen Foster Handicap offers the winner an automatic berth in the Breeders' Cup Classic in October at Keeneland.
Gates open at 5 p.m., with the first race at 6. American Pharoah is scheduled to be paraded in the paddock after the fifth race, at about 8:10 p.m.
American Pharoah jockey Victor Espinoza, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, and owner and breeder Amhed Zayat will be presented with the engraved Kentucky Derby trophy after Race 6 at about 8:30 p.m.
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Times for Pharoah's appearance and the trophy presentation are subject to change, track officials said.
In addition to the Stephen Foster champion moving on to the Breeders' Cup Classic, the winner of the $200,000, Grade II Fleur de Lis Handicap will earn a spot in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff.
Saturday's stakes races also include the $100,000, Grade III Matt Winn and the $100,000, Grade III Regret.
On Sports Illustrated cover
The accolades continued to roll in Tuesday for American Pharoah.
Sports Illustrated announced that horse racing's first Triple Crown winner in 37 years is on the cover of this week's magazine.
Pharoah's appearance marks a rare spotlight for horse racing, which has not claimed an SI cover since 50-1 shot Mine That Bird won the Kentucky Derby in 2009.
Breeders' Cup favorite
Bovada sportsbook released odds Tuesday for the Breeders' Cup Classic at Keeneland this fall, setting up American Pharoah as the favorite at odds of 3-2.
Last year's Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome received odds of 9-1, as did 2013 Belmont Stakes winner Palace Malice.
Tonalist, who denied California Chrome's Triple Crown bid by winning the Belmont last year, was awarded 11-1 odds.
Listed next were Toast Of New York (12-1), Honor Code (14-1), Bayern (16-1) and Dortmund (18-1).