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Bobby Flay joins Museum Board of Trustees

Celebrity chef and prominent racehorse owner Bobby Flay has been named to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Board of Trustees. The appointment was announced by Gretchen Jackson, the Museum’s president.


Flay is an award-winning chef and restauranteur and a well-known thoroughbred owner. Flay opened his first restaurant, Mesa Grill, in 1991. It was named “Best Restaurant 1992” by New York Magazine. He opened Bolo Restaurant & Bar in in 1993 and that year was voted the James Beard Foundation’s Rising Star Chef of the Year, an award that honors the country’s most accomplished chef under the age of 30. In 2006, Flay opened his first steakhouse, Bobby Flay Steak, at the Borgata Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. In addition to his restaurants — which also include Bar Americain, Gato and several locations of Bobby’s Burger Palace — Flay shares his knowledge and enthusiasm for food throughout his cookbooks and national cooking shows on the Food Network, Cooking Channel and NBC.


A member of the New York Racing Association’s Board of Directors, Flay has campaigned several stakes winners, including Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf winner More Than Real. Other standouts owned by Flay include stakes winners Mrs Kipling, Super Espresso, Her Smile and America. In 2015, the Flay-owned Dame Dorothy has won three graded stakes, including Grade 1 Humana Distaff.