BOSTON (CBS) — What could have been an epic weekend for the name Gronkowski will never be.

The horse named Gronkowski, whom Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski now owns a stake in, is out of this year’s Kentucky Derby.

The status of Gronkowski (the horse) for the annual Run for the Roses was up in the air after it was reported he suffered a “minor setback” on Monday morning. We now know that setback is slight infection that will keep him out of Derby, which will be run on May 5 at Churchill Downs.

gronkowskicreditequuisphotography Gronkowski (The Horse) Is Out Of The Kentucky Derby

The horse named Gronkowski. (Photo Credit: Equuis Photography)

If only that horse had been training under Alex Guerrero all these years. Gronkowski (the party animal) will likely still be in Louisville for the race, partying the day away with some of his Patriots teammates.

 

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