OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) -- Triple Crown winner American Pharoah will make his next start at the $1 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park on Aug. 2.

ELMONT, NY - JUNE 06: Victor Espinoza celebrates atop American Pharoah after winning the Belmont Stakes. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Owner Ahmed Zayat told The Associated Press in a text message that his horse would make his first start since his dazzling Belmont win at the New Jersey shore track.

ESPN.com was the first to report the story.

The Haskell is a 1-1/8 mile event for 3-year-olds and it will give Zayat of Teaneck a chance to race the bay colt in his home state. The race also has been good to trainer Bob Baffert, who has won the track's biggest race seven times.

American Pharoah became the first horse in 37 years to sweep the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont, joining an exclusive 12-member club that includes Secretariat, Citation, Whirlaway and Affirmed.

 

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