You may know Bobby Flay as one of the world’s most famous chefs and Food Network stars.
But his other passion – aside from food, of course – is horse racing. He’s been an owner and breeder and now he’s hoping to get a bigger audience into the sport by executive producing Facebook Watch’sAll In: The Road to the Classic, a look behind the scenes at the personalities competing at the Breeders’ Cup Classic next month.
Does he feel like the sport needs that injection of fans? Here’s what he told For The Win last week on our podcast:
I think horse racing is at a critical moment. … It needs more awareness, more people latching on to it, which should not be that much of a stretch. The one thing I can tell you is when I introduce people to the sport in the right way, they really get hooked in the best way …
Once they get a little sense of the fashion and excitement and all the things that go along with having a great day at the races, it’s something they need.
For Flay, who was introduced to the sport by his grandfather at the legendary track at Saratoga Springs, it’s not just about the races themselves. It’s what comes along with it: Betting, friendship, having a cocktail and – of course – food.
Here’s the entire podcast episode, which includes Flay talking about whether competition shows like Beat Bobby Flay are sports themselves:
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