The Kentucky Derby 2024: A Spectacular Celebration of Tradition and Excellence

The Kentucky Derby, often referred to as the “Run for the Roses,” is a prestigious horse racing event that captivates the hearts of millions. As we gear up for the 150th edition of this iconic race, let’s explore the thrilling events surrounding Derby Week and how you can make your experience truly unforgettable.

Derby Week Events

1. Opening Night: Derby Through the Decades

Kick off the celebration of the 150th Run of the Kentucky Derby in unparalleled style! On Opening Night, embark on a journey through time, including the historic 150th Kentucky Oaks and the 150th Kentucky Derby post position draw – now open to the general public for the first time. It’s a night to set the stage for a week filled with excitement, tradition, and celebration.

2. Dawn at the Downs

Everyone’s favorite behind-the-scenes tradition! Spend your mornings at Churchill Downs, watching your favorite Derby and Oaks contenders warm up on the track while listening to expert commentary. Witness the grace and power of these magnificent horses as they prepare for their moment of glory.

3. 502’sDay: Celebrating 150 Years of Louisville Businesses

502’sDay returns for its second year, shining a spotlight on what truly makes Louisville special – the community. As we commemorate the 150th Kentucky Derby, our focus this year is on recognizing the enduring contributions of Louisville businesses that have been at the heart of our community for over a century and a half. Join us in celebrating these essential pillars of our community.

4. Champions Day: Celebrating Kentucky’s Champions

Champions Day pays tribute to the rich history of the Kentucky Derby and the thrilling world of thoroughbred racing. This year, we’re setting the stage for an even more expansive celebration, honoring the extraordinary Kentucky champions who have excelled across a diverse spectrum of sports.

5. Thurby

Thurby celebrates the heart of Kentucky’s culture, bringing together the trifecta of bourbon, Bluegrass music, and thoroughbred racing. Immerse yourself in the spirit of the Bluegrass State!

6. Kentucky Oaks

The Longines Kentucky Oaks is where the finest 3-year-old fillies take the stage in a quest for glory. It’s a day filled with adrenaline, elegance, and a powerful message.

7. Kentucky Derby

The 150th Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve is the world’s Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports®. In 2024, we celebrate an incredible 150 years of history, making this a monumental celebration. Witness the thundering hooves, the colorful silks, and the electric atmosphere as the best horses compete for the coveted garland of roses.

UberJets: Your Ultimate Way to Fly to the Derby

If you’re a Derby fan, there are many reasons to consider UberJets | Virtual Hangar® as your way to fly to the Kentucky Derby every year. Here’s why:

  1. Private Jets: UberJets provides members with the best choices in private jets. Whether you’re flying solo or with a party of 10, their fleet of luxurious aircraft accommodates your needs.
  2. Market Pricing: UberJets offers competitive pricing, ensuring that you get the best value for your flight. Say goodbye to exorbitant fares – they’ve got you covered.
  3. Groundbreaking AI Flight Tracking: With cutting-edge AI flight tracking capabilities, UberJets ensures seamless travel. Your jet will arrive in Louisville, Kentucky, precisely when it’s most convenient for your party.

Make your journey to the most exciting event in all of sports extraordinary. Choose UberJets and arrive at the Kentucky Derby in style, ready to witness history unfold on the hallowed grounds of Churchill Downs.


Note: The Kentucky Derby is a celebration of tradition, excellence, and the thrill of the race. Whether you’re sipping mint juleps, donning a fabulous hat, or cheering for your favorite horse, the Derby is an experience like no other. 🌹🐎🏆

Past Celebrations UberJets Attending the 2018 Kentuckey Derby
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