Kansas City Chiefs quarterback and two-time Super Bowl champion, Patrick Mahomes, is set to make a special appearance at Churchill Downs on Saturday for the 149th running of the Kentucky Derby. Mahomes will take part in a time-honored tradition, delivering the iconic “Riders Up” call that signals the beginning of the race.

Mahomes has continued to make a name for himself both on and off the football field, receiving numerous accolades and recognitions for his exceptional athleticism and charitable efforts. With his appearance at the Kentucky Derby, Mahomes adds yet another high-profile event to his list of public engagements. Fans of the talented quarterback and horse racing enthusiasts alike will undoubtedly be eager to witness Mahomes’ participation in this longstanding and prestigious sporting event.

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The 149th Kentucky Derby promises to be an unforgettable occasion, and Mahomes’ presence is sure to add to the excitement and fanfare surrounding the event.

The Kentucky Derby is a world-renowned horse race that takes place annually in Louisville, Kentucky. First held in 1875, the event is known as “The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports,” due to the brevity of the race itself, which typically lasts for only about 120 seconds. The Kentucky Derby is the first leg of the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, which also includes the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes.

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Only twelve horses have won all three races, with the most recent being Justify in 2018. The Kentucky Derby is famous for its traditions, including the singing of “My Old Kentucky Home” before the start of the race, the presentation of a garland of roses to the winning horse, and the wearing of extravagant hats by attendees.

The event attracts a wide range of celebrities and high-profile figures from around the world, as well as thousands of spectators who come to experience the excitement and energy of the race firsthand. The Kentucky Derby remains one of the most prestigious and highly anticipated events in the world of horse racing, and its popularity shows no signs of diminishing any time soon.