“Smooth Sounding” Patrick Mahomes Flags off Kentucky Derby With “Riders Up” Command

Patrick Mahomes from the NFL fraternity got the opportunity to kickstart this year’s Kentucky Derby on Saturday. He announced the opening “riders up” command and flagged off the most enthralling two minutes in sports. No doubt, Mahomes nailed the opportunity to kickstart the proceedings. As expected, it took no time for this iconic moment to circulate like wildfire on social media, with fans showering their love on the Chiefs poster boy.

Patrick Mahomes flags off the iconic race in style
This was the 149th edition of the Kentucky Derby, with some of the greatest jockeys participating from across the world. The winning prize of $3 million was contested among 19 participants trying to exhibit “The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports”. This year, it was the NFL quarterback delivering the opening command.

Mahomes took over this job from Louisville native and famous American rapper, Jack Harlow, who kicked off the race in 2022. “Ladies and gentlemen, the city of Louisville, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and sports fans worldwide. I have been waiting for this moment. Riders up!” Mahomes announced.


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