Rob Gronkowski buys part of namesake Kentucky Derby horse

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Gronkowski, the horse, garnered national attention for its namesake after winning the Burradon Stakes in England to secure a spot in the Kentucky Derby. "When I heard about the racehorse being named after me, I started watching and got really stoked when he started winning".

It may be the horse's first time at the Derby, but who can forget when Rob partied there over mint juleps in 2015 wearing this epic suit. I'm all in: "Welcome to the Gronk family, Gronkowski the Horse!" He's won his last three races and is now headed to the Derby.

This all began after the Super Bowl when Gronkowski wouldn't commit to playing in 2018. He has yet to report to the Patriots' voluntary workouts. And together they're going to Churchill Downs.

The horse was named by agent Kerri Radcliffe, who's a big Patriots fan.

Per Chairusmi, the deal is set to be announced on Thursday with Phoenix Thoroughbreds, a global horse racing investment fund with about 130 horses in its racing and breeding operations.


Gronkowski added that he is treating the horse as an investment, but also as a way to have some fun.

"I'm looking forward to meeting the man", said Gronkowski trainer Jeremy Noseda.

"That's what I want to know", the New England player explained.

Gronkowski the football player and Gronkowski the horse share some similar traits as both are fierce competitors and possess imposing physiques on their respective athletic fields. He told the Wall Street Journal that he's "never dealt with horses" and that "hopefully I can get a ride on the horse".

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