The Kentucky Derby is one of the biggest single-day sporting events in the world – and attending in person is a true bucket list experience.
As long as you're considering what is fundamentally a betting sports event, raise the stakes and travel in style to Louisville, Kentucky for the May 6th race via a private jet in Las Vegas. You'll avoid the crowds, long lines and security checks suffered by commercial travelers. And you'll enjoy unparalleled convenience, luxury, privacy and security – at least if you travel with Cirrus Aviation, the thoroughbred among all commercial aircraft operators around the world.
The Top Reasons to Saddle up for the Kentucky Derby:
- Reason 1: The Kentucky Derby is one of the most exhilarating live sporting events in the United States and one of the most prestigious horse races in the world. 20 horses compete during what is often referred to as “the most exciting two minutes in sports” - a reference to the approximate length of time it takes the winner to charge from the starting gate to the finish line to claim the $2 million purse.
- Reason 2: The Kentucky Derby is distinguished by the size and energy of the crowd, usually exceeding 160,000 people. That’s more than the number who watch the Super Bowl, World Series and NCAA Final Four in person. But this crowd is remarkably well behaved and – perhaps because of the race's Southern origins – even genteel. (Still, traveling by a private jet in Las Vegas allows you to sidestep all these well mannered people at the airport.)
- Reason 3: The Kentucky Derby is the one place where drinking, betting and studying high fashion form a seamless entertainment experience. Mint juleps are available as soon as the gates open – at 8 a.m. – while the last call follows the 14th race about 12 hours later. This makes for a day full of leisurely drinking and betting while sizing up the latest spring fashions. Both men and women dress up for the derby, with men wearing suits or sports coats (and even bow ties) and women wearing dresses and spectacular hats.
- Reason 4: The Kentucky Derby is steeped in glorious traditions. The first derby was run in 1875 and the stunning Churchill Downs, with its signature twin spires, was named a national landmark in 1986. Absorbing the history and legends of the Kentucky Derby can sweep up even the most passive observers into the excitement of making history.
Book your Las Vegas private jet
Given these compelling reasons, Forbes has described the Kentucky Derby as one of the "Greatest Bucket List Sporting Events" in America - and booking a private jet in Las Vegas can add to the undeniable glamour and allure of attending this fabled event.
Luxuriate in the comfort of a Cirrus Aviation jet and we'll do everything short of showering you with a garland of roses (reserved for the derby winner). Book your Las Vegas private jet by calling Cirrus Aviation at (702) 472-9714.