Rob Gronkowski buys stake in derby horse named Gronkowski

While there continues to be speculation about Rob Gronkowski's future on the football field, he's continuing to make interesting moves off of it.

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The New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski recently bought a minority stake in a racehorse that's named after him which will race in the Kentucky Derby.


The 3-year-old colt called Gronk will race at legendary Churchill Downs on May 5 for the derby, according to ESPN. 


Trainer Jeremy Noseda's family are New England Patriots fans, which created an avenue to name the horse after the player.

I've never dealt with horses. Hopefully I can get a ride on the horse.

A global horse racing investment firm called Phoenix Thoroughbreds purchased the horse for over $400,000 in England last year. However, Gronkowski's investment terms were not revealed.


As the All-Pro tight end adds to his off-field endeavors, some continue to speculate whether he's seriously considering retirement, or pushing for a trade. 


He hasn't reported to the Patriots' offseason program.