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2018 Triple Crown Contenders


Trainer: Chad Brown
Jockey: Jose Ortiz
Owner: Phoenix Thoroughbred Limited and Rob Gronkowski

Foaling Date: 2-1-2015
Pedigree: Lonhro (AUS) - Four Sugars by Lookin At Lucky
Dosage Profile: 3-2-5-0-0
Dosage Index / CD: 3.00   0.86
2017 Record: 3 Starts: 1 - 1 - 0, $7,701
Best Beyer Figure: n/a
Auction Price: $404,492

Note:   Gronkowski broke his maiden in his 3rd start as a 2-year-old at Chelmsford City. He made his 2018 debut winning an allowance at Newcastle, then won the Road to the Kentucky Derby Condition Stakes at Kempton Park, finally winning the 32red Burradon Stakes at Newcastle to get the top points in the European Road To The Kentucky Derby and a guaranteed spot in the field. Although he has only raced in England, he does have 4 wins over all-weather surfaces there. He missed the Derby and Preakness due to an infection, then switched from Jeremy Noseda to Chad Brown for the Belmont. In the Belmont Stakes (G1) he sat 10th and last early then rallied to finish 2nd beaten 1 3/4 lengths at odds of 24-1.

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