Spring brings many traditions, but few are as highly anticipated as the Kentucky Derby. This year’s Run for the Roses will take place Saturday, May 3rd at the world-famous Churchill Downs in Louisville. The first leg of the U.S. Triple Crown, the Kentucky Derby has been going strong since 1875 when the race’s first winner, a chestnut thoroughbred named Aristides, crossed the finish.
The Derby boasts the highest attendance of all other stakes in the racing season and you can be among the attendees this year when you travel to Louisville via private jet charters.
The one and a quarter mile course known as the fastest two minutes in sports was preceded by 34 races in the 2013/2014 “Road to the Kentucky Derby” series. This included 16 significant events over the 10 weeks leading up to May 3rd.
On the day of the Derby, 20 thoroughbred race horses will earn the once in a lifetime chance of having a spot in the starting gate.Some of the top Kentucky Derby contenders include California Chrome, Vicar’s In Trouble, Wicked Strong and Samraat, based on seasonal rankings and points. Dance With Fate is another strong contender for the Derby’s top prize. And when you plan your jet charter trip to the Kentucky Derby, you can catch all the action from the best seats in the house.
But the event isn’t just about the horses. The Kentucky Derby is rooted in traditions and heritage that keep spectators coming back year after year. Nestled …