Triple Crown winner American Pharoah checks out the crowd surrounding the paddock at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Saturday, June 13, 2015. American Pharoah was on hand for a parade in front of the 30,000 fans in attendance and the engraved trophy p
Garry Jones
June 18, 2015

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Triple Crown winner American Pharoah returned home to Santa Anita in California and was greeted by a crowd of well-wishers, including Oscar-winning actress Julia Roberts.

After a flight from Louisville, Kentucky, and a police escort from Ontario Airport to Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert's barn at Santa Anita, the 3-year-old colt settled in comfortably on Thursday.

Baffert says it's great to have American Pharoah home after he became the first horse since 1978 to sweep the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont stakes.

American Pharoah will make a public appearance at the track on June 27 when he will be paraded.

Roberts was a guest of Baffert and his wife Jill.

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