ELMONT, N.Y. - The Belmont Stakes are today, and there's a chance for a horse with New Jersey ties to make history.
If American Pharoah wins, he will be horse racing's first Triple Crown winner in 37 years. The horse won this year's first two Triple Crown races -- the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness.
American Pharoah's owner, Ahmed Zayat, has lived in New Jersey for much of his life and hopes to bring the Belmont trophy back to his Hackensack office.
Before getting into horse racing, the 52-year-old Zayat sold a beverage company to Heineken for a reported $280 million. Zayat, a native of Egypt, now calls Teaneck home.