American Pharoah, who ended a 37-year drought by winning Thoroughbred horse racing’s Triple Crown in 2015, will have a stretch of road in Lexington named in his honor on Wednesday.
A portion of U.S. 60 in Fayette and Woodford Counties will be designated as “American Pharoah Way” during a sign ceremony at the Kentucky Horse Park. The ceremony is scheduled for 1-3 p.m. in the park’s courtyard. It will be moved to the visitor center in case of inclement weather.
American Pharoah Way will join War Admiral Way, Sir Barton Way, Citation Boulevard and Affirmed Court as Lexington roadways named in honor of Triple Crown winners.
In 2015, American Pharoah swept to victories in the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978 and the 12th all-time.
American Pharoah was retired from racing after winning the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland later in 2015. He now lives at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud in Versailles as not only a stallion but as a tourist attraction.
Triple Crown winners
2015 American Pharoah
1977 Seattle Slew
1943 Count Fleet
1937 War Admiral
1930 Gallant Fox
1919 Sir Barton