The horse named after Patriots star Rob Gronkowski can not compete in the Kentucky Derby, according to his coach.
Coach Jeremy Noseda told RacingPost.com that the horse, named Gronkowski, suffered an unspecified "reverse".  "We had a small setback and we will know where we are in the next 24 hours," Noseda told the website on Monday.
The horse, which is owned in part by the Patriots tight end, had been scheduled to fly to Kentucky this coming weekend.
Gronkowski qualified for the 1¼ mile Kentucky Derby with a victory on the Burradon Stakes in Newcastle, England. He has never run more than a mile, nor has he run on land.