Sport No Kentucky Derby for Gronkowski the horse

00:10  24 april  2018
00:10  24 april  2018 Source:   nbcsports.com

Gronk the NFL player to buy a stake in Gronk the horse

  Gronk the NFL player to buy a stake in Gronk the horse Gronk, a racehorse bound for the Kentucky Derby, will soon be partially owned by Gronk, an NFL player who was in the Super Bowl two months ago. Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will acquire a minority stake in Gronkowski, the 3-year-old colt who will run in the Derby on May 5, according to the Wall Street Journal.“I’ve never dealt with horses,” Gronkowski the human said. “Hopefully I can get a ride on the horse.”Told that he weighs 150 pounds more than the jockey who will ride Gronkowski the horse in the Kentucky Derby, Gronkowski the human said that’s OK.“That’s what I want to know,” he said.

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New England Patriots star tight end Rob Gronkowski has bought a minority stake in Gronk, a horse competing in the 2018 Kentucky Derby . Gronk tweeted the news out on Wednesday because he’s Gronk and that’s what Gronk does.

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Anyone hoping to see Rob Gronkowski celebrating his namesake horse’s win at this year’s Kentucky Derby will have to find something else to root for at the track.

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Gronkowski the horse will not be running at Churchill Downs on May 5. After a report on Monday of a “setback” that could dash plans for a Derby run, the horse’s owners announced that the horse has indeed been scratched. The horse ran a fever over the weekend that required antibiotics and won’t be making the trip to Louisville as a result.

“We are beyond disappointed that Gronkowski will miss the Kentucky Derby,” Tom Ludt of Phoenix Thoroughbred said. “To have a Derby contender with our first group of three-year-olds was a dream come true, and to have had New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski join us on that journey made it even more exciting. But we must put the welfare of the horse first and we will look forward to the colt recovering quickly and to his future races.”

The Patriots tight end recently acquired a stake in the horse. He’s also been hanging out in the world of dirt bikes while the Patriots offseason program rolls on without his participation.

Trainer Lukas savoring first Kentucky Derby berth since 2015 .
The smile on D. Wayne Lukas' face shows how much he still loves what he's doing.The 82-year-old trainer Hall of Fame trainer is still going strong, and especially enjoys this week. Lukas is back in the Kentucky Derby for the first time since 2015 with colt Bravazo running on Saturday, which has the four-time winner savoring being part of horse racing's crown jewel.

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