Experience the Grand Tradition of the Kentucky Derby with a Jet Charters Excursion to Louisville
The Kentucky Derby takes place May 6th in Louisville and if you would like to witness what’s known as “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports,” travelers can still make plans to attend. It’s easy to get to Louisville by way of private jet charters while avoiding the stress of commercial air travel.
The race, a Grade I stakes for Thoroughbreds is one and a quarter miles. The Kentucky Derby has taken place every year since 1875 and kicks off the US Triple Crown, consisting of the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont. The Kentucky Derby is the most widely attended of the three races.
The Kentucky Derby has many longstanding traditions and this year’s race is no different. Travelers can experience these traditions first-hand on a jet charters trip to Louisville for the Kentucky Derby.
First, there’s the Garland of the Roses. Referring to the rose garland derby winners are presented with, this tradition started in the late 1800s when Ben Brush, a Derby winner, was presented with a pink and white rose flower arrangement. The rose is now the official flower of the Kentucky Derby.
Another popular tradition is the music, specifically the song “My Old Kentucky Home.” It’s quite a sight to see as well as an emotional moment when horses arrive at the track for the Kentucky Derby post parade and the band begins to play the beloved song.
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