Chef Bobby Flay scores big win at Breeders' Cup

Updated: November 5, 2010, 9:42 PM ET
Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Bobby Flay cooked up a big win in the Breeders' Cup.

The celebrity chef jumped up and down and yelled Friday as More Than Real won the $1 million Juvenile Fillies Turf race by 2 lengths at Churchill Downs.

The chestnut filly paid $29.20 to win.

"This is obviously the biggest win I've ever had in horse racing by a magnitude of a thousand," Flay said. "It was just an amazing feeling. I don't remember the last sixteenth of a mile because I couldn't see. Everybody was jumping all over each other."

Also celebrating was Flay's actress-wife, Stephanie March, best known for her role on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit."

"For Bobby, it was the ultimate throwdown," she said. "He's on cloud nine."

The Flays had to sweat out an inquiry filed by another jockey after the race.

"Talk about a killjoy," said the 45-year-old chef, who hosts "Throwdown! With Bobby Flay" on the Food Network and owns several restaurants.

After a few minutes, the stewards ruled there were no infractions and Flays went back to celebrating.

Flay said he bought his first horse, named Sophie's Salad, about six years ago.


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