The 148th Preakness Stakes, held in Baltimore each year on the third Saturday of May, is fast approaching—and there’s no better way to arrive in style than by private jet. Looking to fly to the “Middle Jewel” of American thoroughbred horse racing’s Triple Crown? Swap out your Mint Julep for a Black-Eyed Susan and read on for everything you need to know about flying private to the 2023 Preakness Stakes.
PREAKNESS STAKES 2023 PRIVATE JET TRAVEL: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
WHEN IS THE 2023 PREAKNESS STAKES?
This year’s Preakness Stakes will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2023 at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. Facilities on race day open at 9 a.m., with the Preakness post around 6:30 p.m.
WHAT ARE THE BEST SEATS AT THE PREAKNESS?
The Turfside Terrace at Pimlico is an exclusive, tented, VIP Preakness experience along the inside rail of the course with excellent views of the track, home stretch, and finish line. Premium, private, and all-inclusive suites for up to 24 guests with a chef-curated gourmet menu and VIP amenities are also available, as are upscale clubhouse box seats. Tickets for these and other Preakness Stakes experiences and seating are available at Preakness.com/tickets.
WHAT OTHER EVENTS ARE TAKING PLACE AROUND THE PREAKNESS STAKES?
In contrast to the time-honored tradition of the Kentucky Derby, The Preakness has a bit of a youthful, wild side. At 10 a.m. on the morning of the Stakes, Pimlico will play host to Preakness LIVE, a culinary, arts, and musical celebration. This year, the festival will feature performances from Bruno Mars and Sofi Tukker, with more artists to be announced later.
As for other racing events, Pimlico will hold the 99th Black-Eyed Susan Day, featuring the running of the George E. Mitchell Black-Eyed Susan Stakes, On Friday, May 19 at 10 a.m. This Grade II thoroughbred race features three-year-old fillies and a $250,000 prize. Find more information and tickets here.
WHAT ARE THE BEST AIRPORTS FOR FLYING PRIVATE TO THE PREAKNESS STAKES?
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (KBWI) in Baltimore, MD
FBO: Signature Flight Support BWI
Driving Distance to Pimlico Race Course: 30 minutes
Tipton Airport (KFME) in Fort Meade/Odenton, MD
Driving Distance to Pimlico Race Course: 38 minutes
READY TO BOOK YOUR PRIVATE JET FLIGHT TO THE PREAKNESS STAKES?
Our teams are ready to help arrange your safe, seamless, and unforgettable trip to the Preakness Stakes via private jet. Magellan’s private aviation professionals will source the perfect aircraft for your trip to the event, and our Guest Excellence Team can help you arrange ground transportation and accommodations in Baltimore. Ready to fly? Use the tool below to get an instant quote on your flight to the Preakness! You can also call 877-550-5387 to speak to a private aviation consultant, or click here to explore our full suite of private aviation solutions.
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