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Gronkowski has clinched a spot in the Kentucky Derby starting gate with the colt's fourth straight victory.
Named for New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski Josey Jewell Jersey , the Kentucky-bred colt won the Burradon Stakes at England's Newmarket by 1 录 lengths on Friday.
For the first time, Churchill Downs is allotting one spot in the 20-horse Kentucky Derby field to a European-based horse.
Trained by Jeremy Noseda and ridden by Jamie Spencer Chris Ivory Jersey , Gronkowski moved ahead of Mendelssohn on the European Derby leaderboard.
Mendelssohn will try to qualify for the May 5 Kentucky Derby through the main Derby leaderboard with a victory Saturday in the UAE Derby.
Another spot in the Kentucky Derby field is being allotted to a Japan-based colt.
It’s a quick turnaround for the Golden State Warriors as they get ready for Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
The Warriors had to go on the road Monday night to beat Houston and win the Western Conference title. And on Thursday, they’ll be back at home playing host to Cleveland Cavaliers in their fourth consecutive matchup in the NBA’s title series.
So it’s been a bit harried. But that’s fine with Warriors coach Steve Kerr.
”I’d rather do it this way than have nine days to prepare Todd Davis Jersey ,” Kerr said on the “Podcast One Sports Now” show previewing Game 1 of the NBA Finals with host Tim Reynolds. ”You get stale. We’ve had that.”
That won’t be an issue in this series for either team. The Cavs also went the distance in their conference finals, needing seven games to top Boston.
Also on the podcast: Cavs coach Tyronn Lue talks about his health and ESPN’s Doris Burke breaks down the series – including why she roots for both LeBron James and Kevin Durant.