A 6-foot-5 thoroughbred named Gronkowski finished ahead of the competition on this week to finish victorious and on the precipice of his sport’s Mount Everest, the Kentucky Derby.
The racehorse with a name inspired by the New England Patriots tight end won a race on Wednesday that puts him in strong contention for a spot at Churchill Downs. Can you imagine if the Real Gronk shows up. Two Gronks, one derby.
“I love the New England Patriots, and as Rob Gronkowski is six-five and about the same wide, I thought it would be an appropriate name for the horse as he’s built much the same.” Radcliffe told Racing Post. “Gronkowski is a lovely horse, and we are excited about his future.” It’s not the first time Radcliffe has been vocal about being a pretty big Patriots fan.
The 144th running of the $2 million guaranteed Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I) will be run Saturday, May 5, 2018. Let’s hope both Gronks will make it.