With the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs just days away, we have mint juleps, dapper outfits, fabulous parties – and of course, thoroughbreds – on our minds. This year, the festivities will begin en route to Louisville aboard Derby Air, a bespoke travel service to and from the most stylish of American sporting events offered by Sentient Jet, the preferred aviation partner of the Kentucky Derby and a longtime supporter of horse racing. Of course, horses are one of the great artistic themes, inspiring painters and sculptors throughout history to create equestrian-themed works. Sotheby’s has had notable sales of such works from across categories. To celebrate the equine form and get into the Derby spirit, we have compiled a selection of memorable paintings, sculptures, jewellery and more that have raced through our salesrooms as well as three upcoming lots. Click ahead for more.
Derby Air powered by Sentient Jet offers cardholders and VIP guests a curated Derby experience, including a pre-race breakfast prepared by brand ambassador Bobby Flay, access to the exclusive Mansion clubhouse at Churchill Downs and views of the track from the Sentient Jet Jockey Club Suite. For details, please visit sentient.com/sothebys.