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Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes to call ‘Riders Up’ at 2023 Kentucky Derby

May 6, 2023

Patrick Mahomes' Super Bowl tour will continue at Churchill Downs Saturday for the 149th running of the Kentucky Derby.

The two-time Super Bowl champion will deliver 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.

Denver Broncos head coach Sean Payton gave the call in 2016, free agent quarterback and former Louisville star Teddy Bridgewater was granted the honor in 2015, and 2017 Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield made the call in 2019.

The "Riders Up" call is the "traditional command from the paddock judge for jockeys to mount their horses in advance of the upcoming race.

Source: Fox News

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