This year marks the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby. The race will take place on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Churchill Downs. The race is the culmination of the two-week Kentucky Derby Event in Louisville, Kentucky. Book a private jet charter to the 2016 Kentucky Derby to get you to this exciting event.

Horses neck at the Kentucky Derby

Horses neck at the Kentucky Derby

About the Kentucky Derby

Often referred to as the most exciting two minutes in sports, the race, involving three-year-old thoroughbreds, is a one and a quarter mile Grade I stakes race. Some also call the Kentucky Derby the run for the roses in recognition of the rose blanket draped over the winning horse after the race.

Closeup view of jockey and thoroughbred.

Closeup view of jockey and thoroughbred.

It also happens to be the first leg of the Triple Crown (the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes are the other two races in the hunt for the crown). In order to take the crown, the horse must win all three races.

The Kentucky Derby takes place at Churchill Downs. The track was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1986. The Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks races have been held at Churchill Downs Racetrack continuously since 1875. The track has experienced a few key updates along the way, but remains true to its roots in many ways as the Kentucky Derby is steeped in traditions.

Colorful hats are a visual staple at the Kentucky Derby.

Colorful hats are a visual staple at the Kentucky Derby.

This year’s race is of particular interest because it represents a meeting between two very promising, and currently undefeated, horses: Mohaymen and Nyquist. If for nothing else, people are watching to see which of these two horses, if either, will remain undefeated once the race is one. Odds are quite likely that at least one of them will lose the Derby, though which of the two is the likely winner, is a source of great debate.

Tickets for the 142nd Kentucky Derby are available online, though may sell out at any time.

Benefits of Flying to the Kentucky Derby via Private Jet Charter Services

It is true that there are many flights into and out of Louisville, KY on any given day. The problem with flying commercially is that you are not the one in control of your schedule when you do so. Someone else is making decisions about boarding, takeoff times, landing locations, and even if there are any stops along the way. You may not even be able to choose who sits next to you.

This is not the case when you schedule a private charter jet to fly you and your guests to the Kentucky Derby. You get to choose who flies with you and when your flight will depart for Louisville and the festivities ahead.

If you happen to be running late, your private charter jet will not leave without you – unlike commercial airlines that wait for no one. You can even make last minute changes to the flight schedule and pick up travelers at other airports along the way in most situations. You are the one in control of your flight when you charter a private jet to the Kentucky Derby.

The biggest benefits of private aviation, though, may very well be the first class treatment you receive at all stages of the process. Commercial airlines simply cannot compete with private charter jet companies when it comes to excellent service and inflight amenities.

Now is the perfect time to schedule your private charter jet flight to the Kentucky Derby. Call Presidential Aviation today and let us help you with every little detail from choosing the right private charter jet for your needs to inflight services, catering, and more. We will go the extra mile to make your Kentucky Derby private jet charter trip truly spectacular.