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MTA Adding Buses, Trains for Belmont Stakes Race

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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is extending bus routes and adding extra Long Island Rail Road trains for the Belmont Stakes this weekend.

Sixteen Long Island Rail Road trains will leave Penn Station for Belmont on Saturday.

Two more will leave from Jamaica Station in Queens.

Riders can also catch trains at Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn and transfer at Jamaica.

The Q2 and the Q110 buses will also run all the way to the Belmont bus terminal.

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Meantime, excitement is building for Saturday's 146th running of the Belmont Stakes and the potential for the first Triple Crown winner in 36 years.

It's a race that even casual observers will be watching closely because California Chrome has a chance to become the take the Triple Crown for the first time since Affirmed in 1978.

The three-year-old colt has already won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, and his trainer says he's ready for the next challenge.

"Chrome's been great. He seems to be handling the track good. He's doing his thing. He loves to train and he loves what he does so he makes our job easy," said Trainer Alan Sherman.

Post time for the Belmont Stakes is Saturday at 6:52 p.m.

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