Photos: Scenes from the Belmont Stakes

Photos: Scenes from the Belmont Stakes

Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Jun 7, 2014; Elmont, NY, USA; Melissa Chartier of Dallas, TX poses before the 2014 Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

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by The Associated Press, Getty Images and USA Today Sports

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Posted on June 7, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Updated Sunday, Jun 8 at 2:18 PM

NEW YORK (AP) - Chrome craziness set in at Belmont Park Saturday as the hours ticked down ahead of the horse's bid to end racing's 36-year Triple Crown drought.

California Chrome, the chestnut colt with four white feet and a modest pedigree, was on the verge of making history or becoming just another miss. The track was expecting more than 100,000 people to show up.

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