You may have grown up loving and playing baseball, football, softball, volleyball or tennis…
But don’t overlook horse racing.
It takes only one exposure to this exhilarating sport to hook you – and keep you hooked – for life. More than a contest, horse racing commingles competition, wagers, socializing, libations, fashion, food and music into one seamless experience.
The Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course is no exception, though it does boast three distinctive hooks of its own – all ready to captivate you once you book a Las Vegas private jet charter through Cirrus Aviation:
Hook No. 1
The Preakness Stakes is the second leg of horse racing's Triple Crown. It follows the Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday of May at Churchill Downs and precedes the Belmont Stakes on the first Saturday of June in Elmont, New York. The 2017 Preakness Stakes takes place on May 20th. The winner of the Kentucky Derby almost always races in the Preakness Stakes, but only 12 horses have won all three legs – with American Pharoah being the most recent Triple Crown winner in 2015. Some others have become household names, such as Man o’ War, Sir Barton, Seabiscuit, War Admiral, Citation and especially the legendary Secretariat and Cigar.
Hook No. 2
The Preakness Stakes culminates with 12 races, but a full week's worth of activities make it worthwhile to book a Las Vegas private jet charter to make the most of Preakness Week. Some of the highlights include:
- Walking tours that run every 20 minutes from 6 to 9 a.m. Tuesday through Friday. Watching the sun rise on the grandstand is one attraction but many visitors say they most enjoy the insider's view of horse racing from the stable area.
- The fourth annual pre-Preakness party from 7 to 11 p.m. on Wednesday. A $10 cover charge entitles party goers to a drink, snack platters and the chance to win a door prize.
- The Preakness Alibi Breakfast, starting at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Named after trainers who once gathered to offer “alibis” for why their horses failed to win, the tradition lives on in a more positive way with trainers, jockeys and horse owners offering insights about the “middle jewel” of the Triple Crown.
- Black-Eyed Susan Day, billed as the “ultimate girls day out” on Friday, when the champagne mimosas flow with gusto. (Black-Eyed Susans are the Baltimore state flower, so women tend to favor black and yellow ensembles on this occasion.)
Hook No. 3
The Preakness Stakes offers an opportunity to check out Baltimore-area historical attractions. The Baltimore Museum of Art has the largest exhibit of Matisse paintings in the world and other internationally renowned collections. Fort McHenry was made famous by a 25-hour battle during the war of 1812 that inspired Francis Scott Key to write "The Star-Spangled Banner."
Book a Las Vegas private jet charter
Prepare to add horse racing to the list of sports that are crowding your scorecard by attending the Preakness Stakes this year. Travel there in style on a Las Vegas private jet charter and revel in the convenience, luxury, privacy and security that has made Cirrus Aviation the gold standard in the private travel industry. Call (702) 472-9714 to reserve your flight today.