Triple Crown excitement hits New Jersey

California Chrome could become the first horse in 36 years to win the Triple Crown. (6/6/14)

OCEANPORT - The excitement surrounding the prospect of a Triple Crown win this weekend has spread to New Jersey.

Pulling off a Triple Crown win entails winning three races in a five-week span at varying distances on different tracks. It's so tough that only 11 horses have won the Triple Crown, and none in 36 years.
            
It's the longest span without a winner. Now it's California Chrome's turn to try on Saturday at the Belmont Stakes.

Monmouth Park, in Oceanport, is getting ready for more fans and an increase in wagering.

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