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Sotherly Celebrates the Kentucky Derby

Hold on to your hats, place your bets, and grab a mint julep: The Kentucky Derby is this weekend!

Did you know that many of the thoroughbred horses travel to Churchill Downs on a Boeing 727 jet nicknamed “Air Horse One”? The horses ride in style with individual stalls, in-flight snacks of hay and water, and special flooring under their hooves. Talk about first class! Click here to get a closer look at what it’s like to travel Air Horse One.

Curious about other race day events, fun facts, and traditions? Head over to Garden & Gun’s Derby Day guide here to get the low-down. And if you’ve got plans to be in Louisville for the big event, be sure to stop by Bridge & Barrel to enjoy a special Derby Day buffet or click here to see a full list of Derby Day events in the area.