Flay Follows Winning Recipe From 2016, Buys Interest In We The People - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Flay Follows Winning Recipe From 2016, Buys Interest In We The People

Bobby Flay with Creator following the 2016 Belmont

Celebrity chef and renowned restaurateur Bobby Flay, who bought into Creator ahead of his 2016 Belmont Stakes (G1) triumph, has acquired an interest in leading Belmont Stakes (G1) contender We the People, an impressive 10 ¼-length winner of the Peter Pan Stakes (G3) in his most recent start. Flay joins the ownership group that includes WinStar Farm, CMNWLTH, and Siena Farm, and he is hopeful that the expanded partnership can create another winning recipe for the Belmont Stakes.

“I'm thrilled to join the We the People team,” said Flay. “I have been an admirer of this colt since he started his career at the beginning of this year. I want to thank Lisa and Kenny Troutt of WinStar for giving me this exciting opportunity. Winning the 2016 Belmont with Creator will be a moment that me and my family will never forget.”

WinStar president, CEO, and racing manager Elliott Walden, said, “We appreciate Bobby wanting to partner with us again. He is great for the business, and a great partner.”

Trained by Rodolphe Brisset, We the People overpowered his rivals under Flavien Prat in winning the Peter Pan geared down inside the final 70 yards. The 3-year-old colt by WinStar stallion Constitution is produced from the Tiznow mare Letchworth, a half sister to graded stakes winner Stratford Hill and stakes winner and graded stakes-placed Armistice Day. This is also the family of multiple graded stakes winners and millionaires Harmony Lodge and Arkansas Derby (G1) winners Graeme Hall and Magnum Moon.

Bred in Kentucky by Henley Farms Inc., We the People broke his maiden at Oaklawn Park in his career debut in February and followed up that facile 5 ¾-length score with a five-length allowance win, also at Oaklawn. His only defeat came when seventh, beaten 13 1/4 lengths, in the Arkansas Derby (G1) on April 2. We the People turned in his final work ahead of the 1 ½-mile Belmont Stakes, the final leg of the Triple Crown, breezing four furlongs in :47.59 on Saturday, June 4.

WinStar bought We the People for $230,000 at last year's Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale. He has won his three races by a combined 21 lengths and has earned $230,250.

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