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.

Rising above the grandstand at Churchill Downs are the Twin Spires. This signature bit of architecture was imagined by a draftsman by the name of Baldez in 1895. The Twin Spires were not an original part of the Churchill Downs design but Baldez incorporated them after deciding the structure was lacking a certain something.

Whether jet charter travelers make it to the 2017 Kentucky Derby this year or not, no matter where they watch the action, it’s important to sip a Mint Julep. The traditional beverage of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby for one hundred years, many Juleps are consumed leading up to the event as well as the day of the Derby.

An estimated 20 private jets arrive at Louisville International Airport each day, but nearly 300 are to begin arriving as the race nears. Other options include Bowman Field and Clark Regional Airport, located seven miles north of Louisville. Whether you plan a jet charters trip to Louisville for the Kentucky Derby or just to take in the culture and excitement of the Bluegrass State, it’s definitely a trip worth taking!

One of our operators is waiting to help you begin planning your jet charters trip to Louisville today!

Visit to perform a trip request for your next jet charters adventure or to locate one of our operators in your area!

About Jet Charters

The is the Worldwide Air Charter Marketplace, a network of elite private charter operators working together to provide the most efficient travel solutions available to the thousands of consumers we serve each year. Our carefully selected network of operators fly a wide range of aircraft, from the Cirrus SR22 for short-range air taxi all the way up to the Boeing Business Jet, and everything in-between.