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Nyquist to be Powered by Sentient Jet for 142nd Running of the Kentucky Derby

BRAINTREE, MA and LOUISVILLE, KY – May 5, 2016 – Sentient Jet, a Directional Aviation company and the Preferred Private Aviation Partner of the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks, and Churchill Downs, is pleased to announce it will sponsor Reddam Racing for the 142nd Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby. Reddam Racing’s Nyquist, the winner of the 2015 Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, is a frontrunner for the Derby on May 7, 2016. Reddam Racing’s Land Over Sea will compete in the Oaks on May 6, 2016.

“We have been fans of Nyquist ever since his win in the Sentient Breeders’ Cup Juvenile last fall and have been closely following his road to the Kentucky Derby,” said Andrew Collins, President and CEO of Sentient Jet. “As longtime supporters of the racing community, we are excited to cheer on Nyquist and Land Over Sea on their quest for Derby and Oaks championships.”

Sentient Jet is the Preferred Private Aviation Partner of the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks, and Churchill Downs. As part of the partnership, the company launched Derby Air powered by Sentient Jet to allow guests of the Mansion at Churchill Downs to book private travel to and from Louisville. Sentient Jet has also launched a Kentucky Derby-themed flight card.

“Sentient Jet has established a fantastic reputation among the horse racing community through their sponsorship of the Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile,” said J. Paul Reddam, Owner of Nyquist. “They have been avid fans of Nyquist since his win and we are honored to have their continued support.”

Nyquist is the winner of the 2015 Eclipse Award for Champion Two-Year Olds (where he took 255 of the 261 votes) in addition to the 2015 Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. He is named for the Swedish ice hockey player Gustav Nyquist, who plays for the Detroit Red Wings, and is currently owned and trained by the same team who won the 2012 Kentucky Derby with I’ll Have Another, Doug O’Neill and J. Paul Reddam.

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 $124,825. Sentient Jet Cardholders receive a rare combination of industry leading service at a tremendous value, complete with a one-year lock on both hourly rates and fuel surcharges, with the added bonus of 15% discounts on hourly pricing for qualifying 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 for more information. You can also follow Sentient Jet on social media platforms, including Twitter and Facebook.

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