QUINCY, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sentient Jet, a Directional Aviation company and the inventor of the jet card, is pleased to announce that it will serve as the Official Private Jet Partner of the Breeders’ Cup, making it the exclusive private aviation partner of the races for the seventh year. The partnership further elevates Sentient Jet’s longstanding support of the horseracing community, which began in 2008. In addition to Sentient’s involvement in Breeders’ Cup, the company is also the Preferred Private Aviation Partner of the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks, and Churchill Downs and sponsor of Fasig-Tipton, 2016 Kentucky Derby Champion Nyquist, and 2017 Kentucky Derby runner-up Lookin at Lee.
As the exclusive private aviation partner of Breeders’ Cup, Sentient Jet will serve as the title sponsor of the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, the richest 2-year old race in North America that often previews stars of the Triple Crown races for the following year. Additionally, Sentient Jet will offer on-site VIP hospitality for Sentient Jet Cardholders, including premier seating and access to the Paddock and Winner’s Circle. In an effort to further support the thoroughbred owners and breeders attending the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Sentient Jet will also host a charter flight from San Diego to Lexington immediately following the 2017 event, allowing horsemen to participate in all of the weekend’s races while still arriving in Kentucky in time for the annual November sales.
“We are honored to partner with Breeders’ Cup and continue our support of the thoroughbred horseracing community, which so many of our Cardholders are involved in,” said Andrew Collins, President and CEO of Sentient Jet. “We look forward to celebrating another great weekend of racing and providing the most convenient travel options for our Cardholders as well as horseowners, breeders, and trainers who we hope will take advantage of the Breeders’ Cup shuttle from San Diego to Lexington following the races.”
Ahead of the races, Sentient Jet will sponsor a “Hole in One” competition at two official Breeders’ Cup golf tournaments, gifting the winner with a $25,000 jet card and also contributing a matching $25,000 donation to official thoroughbred charities.
“As a company that shares our passion for horseracing, we are thrilled to build upon our longstanding partnership with Sentient Jet and to welcome the company back again as an official sponsor of the event,” said Craig Fravel, President and CEO of Breeders’ Cup.
One of thoroughbred horseracing’s most prestigious international events, the Breeders’ Cup is Thoroughbred racing’s year-end Championships. The 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 13 Grade I races with purses and awards totaling more than $28 million, will be held for the first time at the iconic Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, long dubbed the place “where the turf meets the surf” in San Diego, California on November 3 and 4.
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 $127,325. Sentient Jet Cardholders receive a rare combination of industry leading service at a tremendous value, 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.
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 sentient.com for more information. You can also follow Sentient Jet on social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.