Triple Crown excitement hits New Jersey

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

California Chrome could become the first horse in

California Chrome could become the first horse in 36 years to win the Triple Crown.

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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