May 21, 2024

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Bobby Flay bought Saratoga Springs home, close to race course

SARATOGA SPRINGS – Around the ocean, a property on the seaside is the most useful authentic estate, but in Saratoga Springs, a house in close proximity to the Saratoga Race Training course is excellent. And if you have racehorses and want to stroll out into your yard to look at them get the job done out? Fifth Avenue is exactly where you want to be. 

Movie star chef Bobby Flay, 57, bought a home along Fifth Avenue past calendar year. As properties in the Spa Metropolis go, it is awesome but not extraordinary. Developed in 1939 in a Tudor type, it has 3,087 square feet of residing place, 4 bedrooms and three and a 50 % loos. Shots taken right before Flay acquired it present a reasonably conventional HGTV inside: neutral hues, big kitchen area island, open up layout, a sliver of a yard.

It is really what is actually outside of the yard that very likely drew Flay to the position: the Oklahoma monitor is on the other aspect of the fence. It is not like standing on the rail at the most important observe, in which you can feel the horses parting the air as they pound down the ultimate stretch — but it is fairly fantastic. 

Genuine estate agent JoAnn Potrzuski Cassidy with Julie & Co. Realty was the listing agent on the residence. She said Flay referred to as her about the house and asked about a few other individuals prior to creating a decision. At $1.7 million, it was a small buy for the renowned chef, writer and Television persona. He also acquired a property in Los Angeles very last calendar year for $7.6 million, in accordance to revealed studies, and he owns properties in the Hamptons and New York Metropolis. None of those, nonetheless, have proximity to a historic race monitor. 

“For him and for any horse operator, that segment of households where you can stroll on to the schooling observe and see your horses run is the beachfront of Saratoga,” Cassidy explained. “You can sit in your yard and watch your horses work out.”

Flay’s house also has a 2nd-floor balcony overlooking the Oklahoma observe. 

In a spot the place movie star sightings are quite widespread, Flay is a common at Saratoga. He’s owned racehorses considering that the early 2000s, according to a 2018 story in Esquire magazine, and started off building excursions to the monitor as a kid with his paternal grandfather. His career as an proprietor has been pretty effective. In 2016, Creator, a horse in which he experienced a minority interest, received the Belmont Stakes. According to Equibase, nine of his horses, all fillies, have received graded stakes.