Flyers Mascot Gritty Is All About the Kentucky Derby

When the Kentucky Derby rolls around, we all show our excitement in different ways.

Some head to the track, some place wagers, some gather with friends at a local establishment.

Gritty expressed his excitement ... in his own special way.

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After all, this is the orange fella's first Derby. Accompanied by one of his secret service agents, Gritty hit the farm and did things. The guy is a grinder, just puts in the work until the job is done.

The 2019 Kentucky Derby coverage begins Saturday at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC.

We know Gritty will be watching somewhere - the Wells Fargo Center, the farm, somewhere.

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