The Kentucky Derby 2024

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The Kentucky Derby 2024

The Kentucky Derby, often hailed as the “Run for the Roses,” stands as a prestigious annual horse racing event, akin to the Super Bowl in the world of equine sports. This illustrious race is the climax of the two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival, a celebration steeped in tradition and excitement. For a truly remarkable experience, consider the luxury and convenience of chartering a Private jet to the Kentucky Derby 2024 with Admiral Jet. Derby Week Racing begins Saturday April 27 2024 and is capped off with the running of the Kentucky Derby on May 4 2024.


Dating back to 1875, the Kentucky Derby has evolved into one of Kentucky’s most significant and revered events. It holds a prominent position on the international racing calendar, attracting enthusiasts and spectators from around the globe. The race unfolds at the historic Churchill Downs racetrack in Louisville, Kentucky, a venue that has been recognised as a National Historic Landmark since 1986.

The Kentucky Derby is characterised by its exclusivity, with only 20 horses earning the privilege to compete each year. These contenders secure their spots through the Road to the Kentucky Derby, a series of qualifying races across the United States.

Private jet to Kentucky Derby 2024

To elevate your Kentucky Derby experience. We provide tailored on-demand private jets and helicopters, ensuring a swift, stylish journey to the heart of the action. Our clients can choose to land at either Louisville International (SDF) or Bowman Field (LOU), both conveniently located within 10 miles of Churchill Downs. Our team also arranges seamless ground transportation, escorting you from the tarmac to the racetrack in luxury chauffeured vehicles, bypassing the hustle and bustle of main terminals.

At Admiral Jet, your safety and comfort are paramount. Our ground transportation team is dedicated to catering to your needs upon landing. Whether you require transportation to a specific destination or wish to indulge in culinary delights from your favorite restaurant during your flight, our Personal Account Managers are committed to ensuring your preferences are met.

Derby facts

  • The official drink of the Derby is the mint julep.
  • Alonzo Clayton, at the tender age of 15, became the youngest jockey to clinch victory in 1892.
  • The Derby victor is adorned with a blanket of over 400 roses post-race, weighing approximately 40lbs, giving rise to the Derby’s alternate name, “The Run for the Roses.”
  • The first televised broadcast of the race was in 1952.
  • Only three-year-old horses are eligible to compete in the Kentucky Derby.

For a distinguished and hassle-free journey to the 2024 Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Kentucky, contact Admiral Jet. Let us handle the details, so you can immerse yourself in the excitement and grandeur of this iconic event.