Gronk Won A Bunch Of Money After Betting $69 On His Horse At The Belmont Stakes

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If you want to know how to live a long and happy life, then I highly suggest you find someone who loves you as much as Rob Gronkowski loves the number 69. I also consider myself a big fan of the sex number— I recently had to come up with a half-assed explanation at a doctor’s appointment when I involuntarily said “Nice” after I found out my resting pulse was 69— but Gronk is basically a master sommelier of the number.

The tight end recently got into the horse racing game by buying a stake in a colt named after him, and bookmakers showed they have a sense of humor when they listed it at 69/1 odds ahead of last weekend’s Belmont Stakes. Gronkowski— the horse, not the person— became less of a longshot as the race approach, but wasn’t expected to make much of a mark when the gates opened on Saturday.

Despite trailing the pack soon after the start, Gronkowski managed to make a late comeback and ultimately came in second place behind Triple Crown winner Justify to secure a place as a footnote in history. However, even though the horse didn’t win, Gronkowski— the person, not the horse— still took home a nice chunk of change after placing a very, very nice $69 bet on his namesake to place.

According to SB Nation, Gronk and his entourage all placed $69 bets on the horse to come in second at 24/1 odds.

As a result, the man who has never spent any of his NFL playing money took home a sorely needed $952.20. That’s also pretty nice.

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Connor Toole is the Deputy Editor at BroBible. He is a New England native who went to Boston College and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. Frequently described as "freakishly tall," he once used his 6'10" frame to sneak in the NBA Draft and convince people he was a member of the Utah Jazz.