Travis Kelce embraces tradition at the Kentucky Derby with dapper hat

The tight end made an appearance at Churchill Downs May 4.

Travis Kelce is putting his reputation for fashion to one of the ultimate tests: the Kentucky Derby.

The Kansas City Chiefs tight end was spotted in the crowd before the race’s official start wearing an off-white pinstripe suit and a fedora with a blue feather, embracing the annual event’s reputation for bringing out the best in high fashion and hats.

Travis Kelce visits the paddock at the Kentucky Derby.Max Sharp / AP


The official Instagram account for the Kentucky Derby also shared a video of Kelce jumping in celebration with a wide grin.

“When you show up to the Kentucky Derby and your first bet hits,” text over the video read.

Kelce was spotted at an event the night before the Kentucky Derby, leaving fans wondering if he and Taylor Swift will attend the famous horse race.

He was photographed at the Sports Illustrated Revel at the Races party May 3.

150th Kentucky Derby - SI's Revel At The Races With The Chainsmokers
Travis Kelce attends Sports Illustrated Revel at the Races party.Sarah Anne Cohen / Getty Images

The party was held at Ice House in downtown Louisville and included a performance by The Chainsmokers.

The NFL star reunited with the group after joining them in the DJ booth following the 2024 Super Bowl for a special remix of Swift’s song “You Belong With Me.”

Alex Pall, one half of the popular DJ duo, featured the Chiefs star on his Instagram story. He shared a snap of Kelce posing with Chandler Parsons as both athletes looked off into the distance.

Travis Kelce attended an event featuring the Chainsmokers the night before the Kentucky Derby.
Travis Kelce attended an event featuring the Chainsmokers the night before the Kentucky Derby.Instagram

Swift was not photographed at the event with Kelce.

Fans are also wondering if the singer will attend the 2024 Met Gala on May 6.

Swift’s “Eras Tour” resumes on May 9 in France for four nights at Paris La Defense Arena.

Swift has previously opened up about her intense training regimen in order to perform her three-hour-long show multiple nights a week.

The singer told Time that she initially prepared for six months before the tour kicked off in March 2023 in Glendale, Arizona. Her routine included singing the entire set list while running on a treadmill, strength-training, and choreography. She also changed her lifestyle to train for the tour, including abstaining from alcohol.

Recovery in between the runs of her shows became important for the singer, too, with Swift saying that she gave herself a full day to rest.

“I do not leave my bed except to get food and take it back to my bed and eat it there,” she told the magazine. “I can barely speak because I’ve been singing for three hours straight.”

In February and March, Swift continued the international leg of her tour in Tokyo, Melbourne, Sydney and Singapore before taking two months off, which coincided with the release of her new album “The Tortured Poets Department” on April 19.

During her break from the tour, Swift and Kelce also got to spend time as a couple.

They both attended the first weekend of Coachella to support Jack Antonoff’s band Bleachers and Ice Spice. At the end of April, Swift and Kelce also supported Patrick Mahomes’ foundation, 15 and the Mahomies, at a charity gala in Las Vegas.

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