The Kentucky Derby is in the books. A horse won and now he or she is the favourite (usually) in the second race of the Triple Crown derby: The Preakness. It is a flat horse race run by three year old thoroughbreds and it happens each year two weeks after the Kentucky Derby and three weeks before the last jewel in the crown, the Belmont Stakes.
This race is run at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore Maryland and it spans 9.5 furlongs. It was first contested back in 1873 and traditionally it is second in attendance only to the granddaddy of all races, the Kentucky Derby.
If you live near Maryland it’s a relative breeze to see the fastest three year olds in action but if you have to fly there’s always the production of flying commercial to deal with– Unless of course you choose to charter a jet to get you and your party there on time and in style.
Chartering a jet is cheaper than you may think and best of all you can choose your own schedule. Forget about long lines trying to clear security, and being squished in your seat for hours at a time. Not when you charter. Chartered jets give you ample leg, shoulder, elbow and head room and you can usually configure the seats any way you’d like. There is entertainment at the tips of your fingers, a galley for snacks or meals on the way and the security of knowing your bags are with you at all times. No baggage carousel for you!
You will arrive refreshed and happy and in time for the singing of Maryland, My Maryland and the infield party that is always a great time. After the race you can watch the painter climb to the weather vane to paint the winning colours on the horse and jockey that adorn it. Heck, you will even be there to see the winning horse get his blanket of Black Eyed Susan’s, the state flower of Maryland although they can’t use real ones since they don’t bloom until July. That can remain our little secret…
Not surprisingly, the mega star of the horse racing world, Secretariat still holds the speed record for the Preakness Stakes. He won in 1:53 back in 1973 which was the middle race of his Triple Crown. Now you too can be a star… when you choose to charter.