History of the Kentucky Derby
Today, the Kentucky Derby is the longest-running sport in American history, continued since its first race in 1875, even during profound historical events like the Great Depression and two World Wars. There are few American sporting events with the history and popularity of the Kentucky Derby. Sipping a mint julep, showcasing a beautiful hat, and joining fellow race fans in singing “My Old Kentucky Home” are only a few of the rich traditions synonymous with the Kentucky Derby. The Kentucky Derby is not just a sporting event, but a celebration of southern culture. This world-renowned has often been referred to as “the most exciting two minutes in sports” and “The Run for the Roses.” Millions of dollars are gambled each year towards the winner of the Kentucky Derby. The best way to kickstart your experience at the historical Derby weekend is by chartering a private jet with Trilogy Aviation Group to the Kentucky Derby.
A Day at the Derby
There are several levels of tickets you can purchase for the Churchill Downs race, whether you prefer to be trackside or in the new private suites. Corporate and luxury jet travelers also have a variety of options available to them to enhance their Derby experience. New private suites and rooms are available, as well as the Winner’s Circle Suites offering luxury guests close proximity to the track. Amenities range from gourmet meat carving stations and top-shelf open bars to exclusive betting tables and viewing terraces. However, for those who found the Turf Club and Millionaire’s row a bit on the lackluster side, have you ever heard of “The Mansion?”
Insight into Kentucky Derby’s Most Exclusive
The Mansion is possibly one of the most well-kept secrets of the Kentucky Derby, strictly reserved for the upper echelons of society, meaning, invite only. The Mansion has been open for five years now, which replaced the media center, where local media gathered to cover the event. This 6th-floor ultra-exclusive area brings luxury to a new level. The Mansion only has 322 seats, in which only 296 are sold. You never know when a foreign monarch might want a last-minute ticket.
Millionaires Row was once considered the most exclusive and expensive seating section at the Kentucky Derby until Churchill Downs opened The Mansion in 2014. And although it’s now five years old, most Derby-goers have no idea the Mansion exists because of its secret, high-security location. From the very moment Mansion attendees arrive on the property, they experience posh, royal service beginning with a designated concierge. Your concierge is there to escort guests from the Churchill Downs lot to the red carpet if you choose until they are whisked away to The Mansion through a private elevator. You will notice there is no signage for this exclusive hangout, which holds The Mansion to its ultimate VIP retreat. All attendees must be accompanied by their concierge to enter and exit The Mansion. Once inside, no expense is spared. There are buffet stations of epic culinary proportions, displayed throughout the exclusive club. The Kentucky Derby flies in elite chefs and bartenders from all around the world just to serve the Derby royalty. With all the perks from inside The Mansion, perhaps the most envied is the lines, seeing as how there are none. There is no waiting around for service in this exclusive club.
As Kevin Flanery, President of Churchill Downs Racetrack pointed out that, “Few events in the world can offer the experiences provided by the Kentucky Derby… which combine entertainment, fashion, celebrity, food, and fun with the excitement generated by the world-class races that are their respective centerpieces.” Trilogy Aviation is here to enhance your world-class experience to the race of the year, providing your private jet charter with unmatched customer experience.
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Kentucky Derby Airport Selections
Private charter flights to the Kentucky Derby most often arrive at Louisville International (SDF) or Bowman Field (LOU), both located within 10 miles of the treasured Churchill Downs racetrack. However, clients who choose to stay just outside of the city, have additional arrival options located within 50 miles. Trilogy Aviation Group is here to find you the best flight and airport that suits your needs.
Airports within 10 miles:
Additional airports within 50 miles: