American Pharoah arrives at soggy Keeneland for last race

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) American Pharoah has arrived in soggy Kentucky to begin final preparations for the last race for the Triple Crown champion in this weekend’s Breeders’ Cup Classic.

After a flight from warm and sunny California and a short ride from the Lexington airport on Tuesday, American Pharoah was guided off the van in a cold, steady rain and into Barn 62 at the Keeneland Training Center.

About 150 photographers and news crews recorded every step taken by the Triple Crown winner. Owner Ahmed Zayat was on hand to view the unloading and trainer Bob Baffert arrived soon after. Once inside the barn, American Pharoah walked around several times before being led into his stall.

American Pharoah is the early 6-5 favorite for the $5 million Classic, where he faces nine rivals on Saturday.