New England Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady was everywhere during the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday. He was spotted with current and former Patriots' teammates and even mingled with Cleveland Browns' quarterback Baker Mayfield. He was also reunited with several former backups, including Jimmy Garoppolo of the San Francisco 49ers, Jacoby Brissett of the Indianapolis Colts, free agent Matt Cassel, and Kliff Kingsbury, who’s now the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals.

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In his photo with Mayfield, Brady was wearing a simple brown hat while the Browns' quarterback took the spotlight with a bright pink suit. However, Brady made sure during race day that his stature as the NFL’s best quarterback was noticed. In a photo shared by Barstool Sports' President Dave Portnoy, Brady was wearing a custom-made hat with a horse on it. The horse was wearing a blue saddle with '6x' inscribed in red, referencing to the number of Super Bowl rings that he has won. Brady was generous enough to let Portnoy wear the hat, which he posted on social media.

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Brady’s bet finishes 2nd

While he’s looking sharp at Churchill Downs, Brady was not as accurate when it came to betting on horses. Earlier, Brady told Denver Broncos' linebacker Von Miller, who’s working as NBC Kentucky Derby correspondent, that he placed his bet on Code of Honor, which had a 14-1 chance of winning at that time.

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Brady initially told Miller that he wanted to place his money on Derby favorite Omaha Beach, but it skipped the first leg of the Triple Crown due to an entrapped epiglottis.

Brady’s pick almost won the race, placing second to Country House after a controversial ending. Brady’s horse actually finished third, behind original winner Maximum Security and Country House. However, Maximum Security was disqualified after stewards ruled that he bumped another horse.

It took stewards around 22 minutes to reach the decision, marking the first time in Kentucky Derby’s long history that a winner was disqualified for interference.

Brady had a great time at Churchill Downs

Despite losing his bet, Brady surely had a great time at Churchill Downs as he had time to reconnect with current and former Patriots' teammates. Brady’s meeting with Garoppolo quashed rumors that the two had a rift after the latter was traded to the 49ers two years ago.

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The trade paid dividends for Garoppolo as he received a five-year deal worth $137.5 million from the 49ers. Currently, Garoppolo earns more than Brady, who is 18th among quarterbacks in terms of average annual salary despite his status as the greatest signal-caller of all-time. Brady was also seen talking to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, during the Barnstable Brown Derby Eve Gala.

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