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Belmont traffic jam after failed Triple Crown bid draws social media complaints

An image of the traffic jam following the

An image of the traffic jam following the 2014 Belmont Stakes, which some attendees reported left them stranded for hours after the race on June 7, 2014. Credit: Brooke Jackson

As a crowd reported at 102,199 left the racetrack in Elmont after Tonalist ended California Chrome's Triple Crown hopes at the Belmont Stakes, some attendees took to social media to describe what they called a massive traffic jam both in the parking lot and on the rails.

Some said they suffered through delays of several hours, using terms like "nightmare" and "gridlock."

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