07/23/2015 4:19PM

Monmouth invites public to watch American Pharoah gallop

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American Pharoah breezes Thursday at Del Mar in preparation for the Aug. 2 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park.

Monmouth Park will open its clubhouse on Friday and Saturday, July 31 and Aug. 1, so the public can watch American Pharoah gallop. American Pharoah is scheduled to make his first start since winning the Triple Crown in the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth on Sunday, Aug. 2.

American Pharoah is scheduled to fly from Southern California to Atlantic City International Airport on Wednesday. He is expected to arrive at 1:30 p.m. Eastern and will have a police escort to Monmouth, where he will be stabled in the barn of trainer Kelly Breen.

The Monmouth track will be restricted to horses pointing to the Haskell from 7:30 to 7:50 a.m. next Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and American Pharoah is expected to train during that time period each day. The Monmouth clubhouse will be open to the public from 7-8 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

The public will have another opportunity to see American Pharoah on Friday, July 31, when he is scheduled to school in the paddock prior to the day’s first race. Post time for the first race at Monmouth is 12:50 p.m.

Trained by Bob Baffert and owned by Ahmed Zayat, American Pharoah became the 12th Triple Crown winner in history and the first since Affirmed in 1978 when he won the Belmont Stakes on June 6.

An earlier version of this article said the Monmouth clubhouse would be open on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday mornings. That is incorrect. The clubhouse will be open only on Friday and Saturday.