'A Nose Away from Winning': Travis Kelce Reveals He ‘Almost Won $100,000' at the Kentucky Derby

Travis Kelce is venting over his losses at this year’s Kentucky Derby

Published Time: 08.05.2024 - 16:31:05 Modified Time: 08.05.2024 - 16:31:05

Travis Kelce is venting over his losses at this year’s Kentucky Derby.

The Kansas City Chiefs player, 34, revealed he “almost won” $100,000 at the annual Louisville horse racing event over the weekend on the latest episode of his podcast, New Heights with Jason and Travis Kelce, released on Wednesday, May 8.

“I was a nose away from winning that f---ing thing, dude,” Travis told his brother and co-host Jason Kelce as he shared that he put money on Number 11 to win and “a little bit” on Number 2 in the race at Churchill Downs.

“I was a beginner. I didn't get too far into that,” Travis explained. “I just wanted to f----ing put the money that I brought in there and throw it down on like one horse and just get f----ing pumped if that thing was even close. And sure enough, coming around that corner, you see that thing … come up."

“... I almost f---ing won a $100,000 off a Japanese horse in the Kentucky Derby,” Travis revealed. “Do you think America would have shamed me for that?” he added, jokingly.

"I'm shaming you right now, dude," added Jason, 36. "You bet on a Japanese horse? What the name of the horse?"

"Forever Young," Travis sang as he showed off his singing skills.

Travis was pictured attending the iconic race on Saturday, May 4, along with a host of other celebrities, including Jimmy Fallon, who shared avideoon Instagram of his meetup with Travis -

at the event.

The NFL star — who went to the race event without his girlfriend Taylor Swift — made a slick appearance in a white pinstripe suit with a navy-blue fedora hat and matching tie with his signature diamond hoop earrings.

Travis' impressive Derby look, which he revealed was designed by Patrick Christopher, was highlighted in an Instagram post shared by the official Kentucky Derby account as he was filmed clapping and jumping up and down excitedly as he took in the action on the race track.

"When you show up to the Kentucky Derby and your first bet hits," the caption over the clip read.

"@killatrav off to a hot start at the Kentucky Derby," a second caption read in the post.

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Ahead of attending the Derby, Kelce also made sure to stop by his friends The Chainsmokers' gig in Louisville the day before, held as part of the Sports Illustrated Revel at the Races concert.

His attendance at the Derby was then followed by an appearance at the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Miami on Sunday, May 5, where he was spotted accepting a friendship bracelet from a fan — an ode to his girlfriend Swift's signature Eras Tour accessory.

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