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

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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. “I’m not trying to ride it for a full speed ride. I just want to get the feel of what it’s like to be on top of one. Maybe I’ll go for a full speed ride once I get comfortable.”

Gronkowski the horse has won all three of his races this year.

36 responses to “Gronk the NFL player to buy a stake in Gronk the horse

  1. Does he know that he doesn’t have to buy a racehorse just to feel what it’s like to ride one?

  2. Gronk the human will never sit on Gronk the horse. Just making that statement tells me he doesn’t know what he just invested in and is a bigger meathead than I first thought. Does he think if he invested in NASCAR they would let him whip around the track a couple of times?

  3. cletuspstillwaterjr says:
    April 18, 2018 at 3:50 pm
    Gronk the human will never sit on Gronk the horse. Just making that statement tells me he doesn’t know what he just invested in and is a bigger meathead than I first thought. Does he think if he invested in NASCAR they would let him whip around the track a couple of times?

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    Gronk doesn’t take himself seriously. We shouldn’t either.

  4. Did he get this money from bubblegum machines? ….According to Pats fans, whom seem to enamored with the fact he has never spent a paycheck, all endorsements…

  5. 700levelvet says:
    April 18, 2018 at 4:00 pm
    Did he get this money from bubblegum machines? ….According to Pats fans, whom seem to enamored with the fact he has never spent a paycheck, all endorsements…

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    He makes a killing in endorsements. Companies pay big for his name and/or appearance because people always give it attention. For an example note that you just did.

  6. 700levelvet says:

    April 18, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Did he get this money from bubblegum machines? ….According to Pats fans, whom seem to enamored with the fact he has never spent a paycheck, all endorsements…

    That’s correct. And we got that tidbit straight from the horse’s mouth.

  7. 700levelvet says:
    April 18, 2018 at 4:00 pm
    Did he get this money from bubblegum machines? ….According to Pats fans, whom seem to enamored with the fact he has never spent a paycheck, all endorsements…

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    He makes a killing in endorsements. Companies pay big for his name and/or appearance because people always give it attention. For an example note that you just did.

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    He can’t be making that much from endorsements. I mean he’s not Ronaldo. I bet you 99 percent of the population outside Boston wouldn’t recognize him walking down the street. I know I wouldn’t.

  8. The thing I like about this is that people are going to bet money on this horse in the derby just because of publicity. All the tourists and people that never bet on horses love hunch bets.

  9. ipskipskyblue says:
    April 18, 2018 at 4:28 pm
    Listed at 80:1 right now. Hope he didn’t pay much

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    The real money comes after hes done racing, when he gets to be a stud horse.

  10. joker65 says:
    April 18, 2018 at 6:56 pm
    ipskipskyblue says:
    April 18, 2018 at 4:28 pm
    Listed at 80:1 right now. Hope he didn’t pay much

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    The real money comes after hes done racing, when he gets to be a stud horse.

    Are we talking about Gronk the horse, or Gronk the human?

  11. sigbouncer says: “Human Gronk competes with Horse Gronk in various races and obstacle challenges.”

    Jumping fences, pulling sleds full of laughing guys drinking beer, plowing the south forty, running through town at night, hitting the clubs together.

  12. And in other news Bill Belichick has banned Gronk the horse”s trainer from Foxboro because he doesn’t agree with his approach.

  13. @sigbounce

    “ gronk vs horse in various physical challenges and obstacle coursesl” NO a spelling bee would be entertaining though

  14. There’s no reason Gronk can’t ride Gronk, if the horse has the right temperament. Just not on the race track.

    A runaway race horse is absolutely the smoothest ride a person can ever experience, right up until the moment it turns or stops.

  15. “Gronk wouldn’t last 7 seconds on a race horse. Those horses are used to jockeys not giants”.

    They can handle his size/weight with ease*, so the 7 seconds will be for a different reason, more related to Gronk the football player’s riding skills (which sound nearly non-existence from this report). Only a fool would climb on a thoroughbred and turn it loose, giving it a full head of steam, which you may or may not be able to get back under control. Bad things happen on runaway horses.

    Gronk the football player really needs to rethink this one. Seriously. If he wants to ride he should start smaller, on older, well experienced horses, ones who readily tolerate riders, with proper classes from good trainers, and slowly work his way up to jumping on top of a hellbound train, one with lightning coursing through it’s veins.

    {* a handicapped (or handicap) race means horses have additional weights added to them to level the race (“handicapping” is different), and set by the track handicapper for each horse (combined weight of jockey(and gear)+horse(and tack)+added weights = race weight. Most G1 races in the US are handicapped). It’s not uncommon for some horses to be handicapped with over 100lbs of added weight. So, Gronk would have to be pushing maximum density to negatively affect a thoroughbred’s abilities, especially one in it’s prime}

  16. Here’s an example of a G1 handicap race from the 1st Marlboro Cup, featuring a field deep with champions; primarily, stablemates Riva Ridge and Secretariat, winners of 5 of the previous 6 Triple Crown races:

    “They only put 124 pounds on Secretariat—three pounds over scale weight for a 3-year-old in September. Riva came in with 127 pounds, Cougar and Key to the Mint at 126, Kennedy Road at 121 and long shots Onion and Annihilate ‘Em both at 116”.

    That’s what happens in every handicap race. It’s sort of the under-spoken thing about G1 racing in the US. Typically only happens with older horses elsewhere, so that’s another thing to watch for with Gronk the horse; how well he tolerates the handicap weights.

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