Patrick Mahomes’ Super Bowl tour will continue in the churchill hills Saturday for the 149th running of the Kentucky Derby.
the two-stroke super bowl champion will give the famous «Riders Up» call before the start of the race.
The Derby made the announcement Wednesday and Mahomes becomes the latest member of the NFL to make the call.
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Denver Broncos head coach Sean Payton made the call in 2016, free agent quarterback and former Louisville star Teddy Bridgewater received the honor in 2015, and Heisman Trophy winner 2017 mayfield baker He made the call in 2019.
The so-called «Riders Up» is the «traditional order from the paddock judge for jockeys to mount their horses before the next race».
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Mahomes just got his second Super Bowl victory after the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2023 Super Bowl.
Mahomes was also named the MVP of the 2022 NFL Seasonthe second time he has won the award in his six-year career.
the 2023 The Kentucky Derby he has had a rocky start with five horses knocked out of the race in the last three days.
On Saturday morning, Derby favorite Forte was dropped after practice due to concerns over a bruised right foot, according to ESPN.
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«They recognized that he had improved this week, but they just didn’t feel like he was 100 percent,» coach Todd Pletcher told NBC, according to the Courier-Journal. «It’s a tough call. Obviously we’re in an environment (where) the scrutiny is very high. I’m not sure in some years it would have been a problem. But this year it was.»
On Thursday, Churchill Downs suspended trainer Saffie Joseph, Jr. indefinitely after the sudden deaths of two horses.
«Given the sudden unexplained deaths, we have reasonable concerns about the condition of his horses and have decided to suspend him indefinitely until the details are discussed and understood,» said Bill Mudd, CDI’s president and chief operating officer. «The safety of our equine and human athletes and the integrity of our sport is our highest priority. We believe these measures are our duty and responsibility.»
Six horses have died at Churchill Downs in recent days, according to The Associated Press.