Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah returned to the track Friday for the first time since winning the Preakness, according to the Associated Press. American Pharoah covered 1 3/16 miles at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.

Exercise rider Jorge Alvarez said the 3-year-old colt "didn't seem like he was tired or anything."

"It went very nice," said Jimmy Barnes, who trainer Bob Baffert's assistant. "He's perfect -- just the way he always is -- so we'll gallop a little bit further maybe (Saturday), and then by Sunday we'll be back to his normal gallop at a mile-and-a-half."

American Pharoah is preparing for the Belmont Stakes on June 6. He is attempting to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978 after winning the Kentucky Derby on May 2 and the Preakness Stakes on May 16.

American Pharoah is expected to have two timed workouts at Churchill Downs before he heads for New York on June 3.