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Patriots tight end grabs share of 4-legged Gronkowski

In this Feb. 4, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski answers questions during a news conference ahead of the Super Bowl, in Minneapolis. Gronkowski has a stake in a big namesake. The New England Patriots tight end has entered a partnership deal with Phoenix Thoroughbreds for Gronkowski, the star 3-year-old colt set to run in the Kentucky Derby on May 5. (Mark Humphrey / Associated Press)
In this Feb. 4, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski answers questions during a news conference ahead of the Super Bowl, in Minneapolis. Gronkowski has a stake in a big namesake. The New England Patriots tight end has entered a partnership deal with Phoenix Thoroughbreds for Gronkowski, the star 3-year-old colt set to run in the Kentucky Derby on May 5. (Mark Humphrey / Associated Press)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Rob Gronkowski has a stake in a big namesake.

The New England Patriots tight end has entered a partnership deal with Phoenix Thoroughbreds for Gronkowski, the star 3-year-old colt set to run in the Kentucky Derby on May 5. The four-legged Gronkowski is 3 for 3 this year.

“This horse is a winner and I love a winner,” Gronkowski said Wednesday. “When I heard about the racehorse being named after me, I started watching and got really stoked when he started winning. He’s won his last three and is now headed to the Derby. I’m all in: Welcome to the Gronk family, Gronkowski the Horse!”


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