Rob Gronkowski Buys Stake in 80/1 Kentucky Derby Longshot Horse “Gronk”

Written By Chops on April 20, 2018
Rob Gronkowski

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.

How the Gronks stack up

Gronk the horse is a bigger than Mine That Bird longshot right now, listed at 80/1 at the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook. The horse qualified for the Kentucky Derby via the European Road to the Derby, winning the Burradon Stakes. Gronk’s odds are a far-cry from current Derby favorite, Justify, at 5/2.

Gronkowski the tight end was selected 42nd overall in the 2010 NFL Draft out of Arizona. His Patriots have significantly better odds to win next year’s Super Bowl than Gronk the horse does to win the Derby. The Pats are currently listed at +600 at various online and offline sportsbooks. Also listed at +600 is whether or not Dez Bryant will join the Patriots receiving corps.

The 2018 Kentucky Derby takes place on Cinco de Mayo.

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