After taking a rain-soaked Preakness Stakes on Saturday, American Pharoah is now just one win away from the Triple Crown.
American Pharoah is, of course, trained by Bob Baffert, who is an Arizona alum.
So it's been kind of cool to watch the Arizona community get behind this three-year-old horse for the past couple weeks, and now for three more weeks heading into the Belmont.
It's ranged from prominent head coaches:
American Pharoah and Bob Baffert again!! Congrats. #BearDown— Rich Rodriguez (@CoachRodAZ) May 16, 2015
Congratulations to the Baffert Family and American Pharoah on today's Preakness Victory. #TripleCrown #BearDown— Sean Miller (@UACoachMiller) May 16, 2015
(By the way, American Pharoah is literally the only thing RichRod has tweeted about the last three weeks)
to the athletics department as a whole:
Congrats to @UofA alum Bob Baffert on the Preakness win! #BearDown pic.twitter.com/vCU0FfCwNN— Arizona Athletics (@AZATHLETICS) May 16, 2015
Congratulations to @UofA's own Bob Baffert on the Preakness win and we wish you continued good luck!— Arizona Basketball (@APlayersProgram) May 16, 2015
CONGRATS to Arizona Alum Bob Baffert & American Pharoah as they take second leg of the triple crown! #BearDownPharoah pic.twitter.com/oujJUWzMWl— ArizonaSwimming (@ArizonaSwimming) May 16, 2015
and to our nifty new hashtag #AHorsesProgram
#AHorsesProgram pic.twitter.com/wBzgRHsUHJ— Kim O'Hara (@KimberlyKOHara) May 16, 2015
Yep! #Beardown #AHorsesProgram haha get it! https://t.co/e5KvAfdKHC— Dave Farley (@DaveFarley1986) May 16, 2015
THE TRIPLE CROWN IS INTACT AMERICAN PHAROAH WINS THE PREAKNESS #AHorsesProgram— Ben Berger (@BenBergerBaby) May 16, 2015
#AHorsesProgram wins again!— Ezra Amacher (@EzraAmacher) May 16, 2015
Go American Pharoah #AHorsesProgram— Mr X (@mrxsports) May 16, 2015
And if American Pharoah does pull off the Triple Crown, will we see his number(s) raised to the rafters in McKale?
So if American Pharaoh wins the triple crown, does he get his jersey retired at McKale Center? (cc: @Greg_Byrne)— Ezra Amacher (@EzraAmacher) May 16, 2015