Sentient Jet Renewed as Preferred Private Aviation Partner of Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks and Churchill Downs

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    Leading Jet Company Reiterates Continued Commitment to Horseracing
    Industry and Hosts Exclusive Experiences for Cardholders and Friends
    Including 3
    rd Annual Derby Day
    Breakfast with Bobby Flay

    BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sentient Jet, a Directional Aviation company and the creator of
    the pioneering Jet Card, is pleased to announce the renewal of its
    multi-year collaboration with the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks and
    Churchill Downs
    as the esteemed horseracing organizations’ Preferred
    Private Aviation Partner
    . As an official partner of the two annual
    races and their shared home track, Sentient Jet has curated several
    extraordinary experiences surrounding the weekend’s celebrations
    including bespoke private travel services, special on-site
    hospitality offerings
    and the third annual Derby Day Breakfast
    hosted by Brand Ambassador and Celebrity Chef Bobby Flay. Further, the
    private aviation company will add additional support to the horseracing
    community over the weekend through its position as the presenting
    sponsor of the Alysheba Stakes
    , a highlight of Oaks Day. The 2019
    event marks the fourth consecutive that Sentient Jet will offer
    signature services for fans and participants since becoming the first
    private jet provider to assume the role of Preferred Private Aviation
    Partner in 2016, as well as the latest demonstration of the brand’s
    longstanding commitment to the Thoroughbred horseracing industry as a

    “Over the past decade, Sentient Jet has become deeply engrained in the
    horseracing community with a proud presence at many major industry
    events,” said Andrew Collins, president and CEO of Sentient Jet. “We’re
    thrilled to kick off our twentieth anniversary year with the renewal of
    our commitment to the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks and Churchill Downs
    – three of the world’s most prestigious racing organizations – and look
    forward to continuing our longstanding support of the sport and all of
    those who dedicate their livelihoods to it.”

    Sentient Jet will usher in Derby Day at the brand’s third annual,
    invite-only Derby Day Breakfast hosted by Bobby Flay. Taking place from
    9:00 to 11:00 am on Saturday, May 4 at 21c Museum Hotel, Louisville’s
    leading hotel, the exclusive culinary event will feature delectable
    dishes, craft cocktails and engaging entertainment. A bespoke menu of
    Kentucky-inspired dishes will include indulgent mains such as Blue
    Corn Crepes with Sweetened Ricotta, Strawberry Rhubarb Compote and
    Blueberry Sauce
    and Sweet Potato-Chicken Hash with Poached Eggs
    and Green Onion Hollandaise
    served alongside Julep Spritzers and
    Strawberry Rhubarb Margaritas.

    “The Derby has been a highlight of my annual calendar for many years,
    and I’m proud to be a part of the weekend’s newest tradition with the
    Derby Day Breakfast,” said Bobby Flay. “It’s a joy to combine my passion
    for cooking with my love of horseracing, and I’m looking forward to
    sharing race day predictions with fellow fans over fine food and drink.”

    Additionally, Sentient Jet will once again provide private flight
    access to the races through its prestigious Jet Card platform
    , which
    offers the most seamless and stylish way to travel to and from
    Louisville during Derby weekend. Through the singular service, all Derby
    guests will be able to fly to Kentucky through Sentient Jet without
    entering into a Jet Card commitment. Beyond the flight experience
    itself, passengers will also gain access to the additional benefits
    offered to Sentient Jet Cardholders at the event, including entry to the
    Derby Day Breakfast.

    “Year after year, our Cardholders make way to Churchill Downs to take in
    the most exciting two minutes in sports, and it’s an honor to be an
    eagerly anticipated part of their festivities,” said Collins. “Whether
    through our signature travel services, annual breakfast or on-site
    experiences, we can’t wait to welcome new friends and old to celebrate
    the Kentucky Derby with Sentient Jet.”

    Sentient Jet was named the first-ever Preferred Private Aviation Partner
    of the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks and Churchill Downs in a multi-year
    agreement in 2016. The partnership reaffirmed the company’s longtime
    presence in the horseracing community as a sponsor of the Breeders’ Cup
    World Championships and Fasig-Tipton and provides Cardholders and
    clients with premium perks, including exclusive ticket pre-sale
    opportunities. Sentient Jet’s support of the Thoroughbred industry has
    also included endorsements of several of the sport’s most notable horses.

    As one of the country’s leading private aviation companies, Sentient Jet
    provides clients with private flying opportunities for all their air
    travel needs. Sentient Jet offers its 25-Hour Jet Card in four jet-size
    options, allowing clients to purchase flight time on Light, Mid,
    Super-Mid, and Heavy aircraft as well as in two age classes (Preferred
    and Select), starting at just $131,800. The company recently announced
    the SJ25+ Super-Mid Jet Card. Offered at $224,275 for 25 hours of flight
    time, SJ25+ offers Cardholders guaranteed access to the most popular
    Super-Mid Size jets, all of which are Wi-Fi enabled. Sentient Jet
    Cardholders receive a rare combination of industry leading service and
    safety, complete with a one-year lock on all-inclusive hourly rates,
    with the added bonus of 15% discounts on hourly pricing for qualifying
    round-trip travel. Through Sentient Jet’s mobile app, Sentient Jet
    Cardholders can also book private jet travel on-the-go, as well as
    access flight details, initiate assistance through a 24/7 live chat
    feature, and localized recommendations for exclusive benefits.

    About Sentient Jet

    Founded in 1999 and now an integral part of Directional Aviation,
    Sentient Jet is one of the leading private aviation companies in the
    country. The Sentient Jet Card Program offers clients the flexibility
    and convenience of flying private for their personal and business air
    travel needs with industry-leading value. Sentient Jet is known for
    outstanding service and a commitment to safety programs, including the
    industry’s first and only Independent Safety Advisory Board. Sentient
    Jet’s extensive network of certified operators ensures that clients will
    always have access to executive aircraft that meet their rigorous
    standards for safety and quality. Visit
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    platforms, including Twitter,
    and Instagram.
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