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Kentucky Derby Museum making changes to honor American Pharoah

Triple Crown winner American Pharaoh walks at the Bob Baffert stables following the horse's flight back to Louisville from New York, Sunday, June 7, 2015. American Pharoah won the Belmont Stakes to become the first horse to win the Triple Crown in 37 years. (David R. Lutman/The Courier-Journal via AP) NO SALES; MAGS OUT; NO ARCHIVE; MANDATORY CREDIT
Triple Crown winner American Pharaoh walks at the Bob Baffert stables following the horse's flight back to Louisville from New York, Sunday, June 7, 2015. American Pharoah won the Belmont Stakes to become the first horse to win the Triple Crown in 37 years. (David R. Lutman/The Courier-Journal via AP) NO SALES; MAGS OUT; NO ARCHIVE; MANDATORY CREDIT AP

The Kentucky Derby Museum plans to recognize Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in several ways during the next few weeks.

"American Pharoah is a special, special horse, and has cemented himself as a legend in Thoroughbred racing," museum president Lynn Ashton said. "We're thrilled to recognize his achievements to all of our guests and share in the celebration of our latest Triple Crown champion."

The museum will unveil multiple banners and displays to congratulate the winner of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes, including one at the museum entrance at Churchill Downs.

The public is invited to send congratulations to the American Pharoah team by signing large cards that will be sent to owner/breeder Ahmed Zayat, trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Victor Espinoza. The card will be available in the museum's lobby from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

Video of American Pharoah's race is available in the Warner L. Jones Jr. Time Machine, joining Secretariat, Seattle Slew, Affirmed, War Admiral and others in the elite Triple Crown category. The case that had held the Triple Crown Trophy has been updated.

Other changes in the works include the addition of an American Pharoah kiosk alongside those of fellow Triple Crown champions on the first floor; a banner representing American Pharoah's silks, to be hung in the center of the Great Hall; and video of the 2015 Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes running in a loop in the Capture the Moment exhibit inside the lobby.

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