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The Kentucky Derby also known as “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports” has been held on the first Saturday in May since its inspection in 1875. The 2017 Kentucky Derby marks the 143rd running.
The race is for thoroughbreds that have three years of age over a distance of one quarter mile or 2 kilometers. It is held every year that the fabled Churchill Downs, in Louisville, Kentucky.
Another name for the Kentucky Derby is “The Run for the Roses” because of the tradition since 1883 of giving a blanket of 554 long stem roses to the winner every year.
Another of the most popular traditions involve the spectators. Every year the most elite thoroughbred owners and spectators flock to Louisville to witness the action. The is an event to see and to be seen in. Only the most elite have access to the box seats, also know as “Millionaires Row”, where they sip their mint juleps and enjoy the race in peace and comfort.
This is the socialite activity of the month with many closing to charter private jets to get that closer to the action as quickly and effortlessly as possible. You can start the fun early with gourmets catering and cocktails of you choice while you fly, and if you house does not win there will still be Champagne to celebrate on your return. Let us at Mercury Jets take the reigns, you just sit back and relax.
The Kentucky Derby will take place May 5-6.