Held each year at Belmont Park in New York, the Belmont Stakes has always been known as The Test of the Champion as it is the last of the Triple Crown races and also the longest at one and a half miles long. It is open to three year old horses, fillies and colts alike who want to take their chances at either completing the Triple Crown (if they have been lucky enough to win the previous two races) or in upsetting the front runner and favourite.
In some years the Belmont Stakes may mean a new champ is crowned, but as there have only been twelve horses in history to take the Triple Crown, the Belmont is usually just a great race between amazing horses who duke it out in the Run for the Carnations.
It is the oldest of the Triple Crown races, with the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes being the other two, and if you don’t live in New York but want to attend, how about chartering a jet to do just that?
Chartering a jet gives you plenty of leg, shoulder, head and elbow room and allows you to get to where you want to go on your schedule, not that of the major commercial airlines. There is also reduced security waiting time, and you know that your luggage will be with you at all times, not headed off in the opposite direction.
One of the best things about a charter jet is that they can land at smaller airports avoiding the crowds at the major hubs around the country. This means you spend less time navigating the crowds and more time enjoying your trip.
So, who will be the next big star that emerges from the Belmont? The fastest time ever is still held by the great Secretariat back in 1973. That year he also won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes in record time, something we haven’t seen since. Secretariat also holds the record in the margin of victory category, as he won by thirty one lengths over the rest of the field.
Who will win the blanket of carnations next? And will you have arrived to see it in style and comfort or have battled the crowds and the commercial airlines and arrived frazzled and tired? Chartering is less expensive than you may think and think of all the hassle it saves.