Horse Named After Rob Gronkowski Opens at 69-1 Odds to Win Belmont Stakes

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistMay 23, 2018

BUFFALO, NY - OCTOBER 30:   Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots watches from the sidelines in a game against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field on October 30, 2016 in Buffalo, New York.  (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has a well-documented affinity for the number 69, so it's only fitting the horse bearing his namesake opened with 69-1 odds to win the Belmont Stakes. 

The two-time Super Bowl champion purchased a stake in the three-year-old colt prior to the Kentucky Derby. However, "Gronkowski" was ultimately scratched from the first leg of the Triple Crown after he came down with a fever. 

Now, Gronkowski is listed as the longest shot in the field at the Belmont—although his odds have dipped slightly to 66-1 since betting opened, according to Odds Shark

And for those keeping track at home, yes, the Belmont is happening on 6/9. 

Nice. 

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