Triple Crown excitement hits New Jersey
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.