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Get to know Belmont Stakes Contender

Owner: Phoenix Thoroughbred, Ltd.
Trainer: Chad Brown
Jockey: Jose Ortiz

2018 32red Burradon Replay

Get to Know Gronkowski

Sire: Lonhro [AUS] (Octagonal [NZ])
Dam: Four Sugars (Lookin At Lucky)
Foaled: February 1, 2015
Breeder: Epic Thoroughbreds, LLC

Starts: 6
Wins: 4
Seconds: 1
Thirds: 0
Earnings: $135,644

Bettors’ Edge

By Jeremy Plonk

Gronkowski: A fever knocked him out of training in the weeks leading up to the Kentucky Derby, so he instead bids for the 12-furlong Belmont Stakes without having raced since March 30. Not only does the Kentucky-bred, British-raced traveler have to answer the layoff question, but he must do so racing a full half-mile farther than he’s ever tried and while racing on dirt for the first time. Champion US trainer Chad Brown has taken over the controls in the past month from Jeremy Noseda and will be represented here instead of pressing forward with Derby runner-up and Preakness fourth-place finisher Good Magic. Gronkowski has won four straight, but it’s extremely hard to envision another completion.



June 2: Gronkowski Workout

Engage and Gronkowski worked 5 furlongs in 1:01.87 at Belmont Park on June 2nd, 2018 for trainer Chad Brown. Both runners are expected to run on Belmont Stakes day with Engage in the Woody Stephens an...

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May 26: Gronkowski & Engage Workout

Gronkowski and Engage worked 4 Furlongs in :47.99 at Belmont Park on May 26th, 2018, for trainer Chad Brown. Gronkowski is under consideration for the Belmont Stakes. Engage is being pointed to the Wo...

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Gronkowski Race History

Date Race Track Finish
March 30, 2018 32red Burradon Stakes Newcastle 1st
March 7, 2018 Weight For Age Kempton Park 1st
February 9, 2018 Allowance Newcastle 1st
November 9, 2017 Novice Weight For Age Chelmsford City 1st
October 7, 2017 Novice Weight For Age Newmarket 2nd
September 23, 2017 Novice Weight For Age Newbury 7th