Gronkowski

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Phoenix Thoroughbred LLC
Owner
Chad Brown
Trainer
Jose Ortiz
Jockey
Epic Thoroughbreds LLC
Breeder
Lonhro
Sire
Four Sugars
Dam
$135,644
Lifetime Earnings
4-1-0
Win-Place-Show Stats
Gronkowski

Kentucky-bred, European based, Gronkowski has attracted the attention of the media with his football star name but this Lonhro colt, Chad Brown trainee could be a threat in the Belmont field.

Notes:

June 7 - Gronkowski gallops, stays on target for G1 Belmont Stakes

June 2 - Gronkowski impresses Brown in final work before G1 Belmont Stakes

June 1 - Fields coming together for Belmont Stakes Racing Festival stakes

May 29 - Belmont Stakes Racing Festival 2018 Playlist

May 26 - G1 Belmont Stakes hopeful Gronkowski puts in first work on Big Sandy

Owner
Phoenix Thoroughbred LLC
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Looking to make a name for themselves with Gronkowski in this year's Belmont Stakes.

Trainer
Chad Brown
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While he was a student at Cornell University, where he was headed toward a career as a veterinarian, Brown worked summers for Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey. By the time he graduated from Cornell, Brown had decided that he would rather train horses and continued working for McGaughey. Brown has had a meteoric rise to national prominence, winning with the first horse he started at Saratoga Race Course and his first Breeders' Cup starter, Maram, in 2008. In 2011, Brown earned his first Grade 1 victory, trained his first champion, Stacelita, winner of the Beverly D., and finished 16th nationally with $5.2 million in purse earnings. In 2012, Brown trained his second champion with Zagora, winner of the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf.

After the 2016 season, Chad Brown was named the Eclipse Award winner as outstanding trainer. In 2017, Brown won his first American classic race when his Cloud Computing captured the 142nd Preakness Stakes.

Jockey
Jose Ortiz
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Though a young jockey in his seventh year of racing, Jose has already achieved immense success. Jose began riding at Hipodromo Camarero in Peurto Rice, and came to the United States in 2011. He won his first race in New York in 2012 and now has six New York Riding Titles. In 2016, Jose won his first Breeders' Cup race with Oscar Performance in the Juvenile Turf.

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