Elmont prepares for Belmont Stakes

More than 125,000 are expected tomorrow at the

More than 125,000 are expected tomorrow at the Belmont Racetrack. (Credit: News 12 Long Island)

ELMONT - Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to converge on Elmont tomorrow for the Belmont Stakes horse race.

More than 125,000 spectators are expected at the Belmont Racetrack to see if California Chrome can win the Triple Crown, the first in 36 years. Horse trainers and media are already in town, preparing for Saturday.

Local businesses are hoping to see a boost in sales from the extra people in town. Some are even renting out space for parking.

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