Location: Louisville, KY
Venue: Churchill Downs
Event Date: First Saturday in May – May 6th, 2017

The Kentucky Derby Private Jet Charter

2017 marks the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, KY. The 2017 Kentucky Derby is set to take place on Saturday, May 6, 2017.

Abstract Motion Blur of Horse Race

The Kentucky Derby is being held on Saturday, May 6th

For many people, the first Saturday in May is a great day to shake off the final dredges of winter and begin looking forward to the welcoming warmth of summer. For everyone else, it is the biggest day in horseracing of the year.

Kentucky Derby Hat

Colorful Kentucky Derby hats are visible throughout the stands

Also known as the Run for the Roses, the Kentucky Derby only takes seeing the race live once in a lifetime to understand why it has been termed the “most exciting two minutes in sports.”

Kentucky Derby Details

While the Kentucky Derby is certainly a celebration of thoroughbred racing, it has become as widely known for what takes place off the track as it is for what happens on the track. The race itself is the culmination of the Kentucky Derby Festival, a 14-day event with activities, parades, races, and marathons.

You do not need to be a fan of horseracing to enjoy and appreciate the Kentucky Derby. Many people come to people watch as the crowd is filled with celebrities, and even royalty.

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An event that is often described as the fastest two minutes in sports, the Kentucky Derby is part horse race and part social event of the year – bringing celebrities and royalty to the state of Kentucky for this race which is the first leg of the highly coveted Triple Crown.

If you have never experienced the Kentucky Derby, you will find that it is an event like no other. The Kentucky Derby has run every year since 1875 when the race first began and is steeped in long traditions and no small amount of fanfare.

From sipping mint juleps to singing “My Old Kentucky Home” in the stands and awarding the winning horse with a garland of roses (also why it is often called the Run for the Roses) and eating Kentucky Hot Browns, there are many traditions that are vital for the Kentucky Derby experience.

About the Kentucky Derby Hats and Parties

However, the above traditions, to some, pale in comparison to the tradition of women’s hats at the Kentucky Derby. Derby hats have been a critical element of the pageantry of the day for decades. Recently, though, it has taken on a life of its own with some women choosing lavish and extravagant hats and building their outfits around the hats. It even goes so far as ladies sporting prominent hats throughout the countries as they celebrate and watch the race.

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Book a luxurious private plane to the Kentucky Derby

While for two minutes, all eyes are on the track, during the rest of the day, all eyes are on the many fantastic, stylish, gaudy, eye-popping, and elegant hats. Women often purchase hats — then buy outfits to go with them. You will want to make sure your hat arrives perfectly preserved for the main event, which means you may not want to trust it to airline staff.

Because there are so many events leading up to the big day many people arrive as much as a week ahead of the race to participate in various events, galas, and activities leading up to the big night.

Opening Night features live horse racing and entertainment and encourages cocktail dresses among women and evening headpieces. It takes place one week ahead of the Derby and serves to kick off the festivities for the week.

Flying to the Kentucky Derby by Private Jet Charter

Private jet charter is the way to travel to the Kentucky Derby if you want to enjoy an amazing experience for your Derby adventure. From an airport experience that far surpasses anything you will ever experience flying commercial to luxurious and comfortable seating and unparalleled personal service throughout your flight to the ability to fly on your terms, your timeline, and to the most convenient airports to meet your needs, you will find that private aviation has a lot to offer for not only business, but also for your personal travel needs.

 A Mint Julep, the official drink of the Kentucky Derby

Other benefits of flying by private jet charter include privacy during your flight, security for your possessions – especially important for your hats, and critical time-conserving elements by eliminating long layovers and providing more personalized and much faster security checkpoint access and protocols.

Flying by private jet to the Kentucky Derby means you never need to worry about your hat being diverted to other locations or manhandled in the loading process – and that is just one small benefit.

Celebrating Kentucky Derby Day

While there are several other events throughout the week, Derby Eve also hosts various galas which might appeal to you. Scheduling a private charter jet means you can bring all the party clothing and other accessories you need to participate in Derby style along without worrying about diverted luggage or airport personnel mishandling your delicate items along the way.

If you are flying by private jet charter to Louisville for the 2017 Kentucky Derby you may consider one of these airports:



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Get in Touch with Presidential Aviation today so we can begin working on pairing you with the perfect jet aircraft to match your needs for your desired Kentucky Derby experience. We can work according to your scheduling needs, cargo needs, the number of guests you will be bringing, as well as any special requests or dietary restrictions.