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Myriad factors make winning Triple Crown so tough

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NEW YORK — Three races in a five-week span at varying distances on different tracks. It’s so tough 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.

The striking chestnut colt with a blaze and four white feet appears to have rebounded well after two hard races in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, with the most…

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