Heston Blumenthal is known to fans as one of the best chefs in England as the owner of "The Fat Duck", one of only 4 Michelin 3-star restaurants in Britain and an advocate for the scientific understanding of cooking. However, the superstar chef is now in the public eye for another reason, horse racing.
It may be due to his competitive instincts as a chef or just because as he revealed in an interview that he has always enjoyed racing but now when people think of Heston Blumenthal one thing that will have to be included in the description is racehorse owner.
The renowned chef has invested in four horses and became the part-owner of horses 'Director' and 'Magnum' with the Highclere Thoroughbred Racing's Gold Cup Syndicate and 'Acolyte' and 'Parish' of The Coronation Syndicate.
The persuasive talented of Highclere Thoroughbred racing managing director Harry Herbert during a meeting convinced the celebrity chef to become an owner.
His investment has made him part of the celebrity owners club that exists within Highclere Thoroughbred Racing that includes Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth Hurley, Denise Lewis and Sir Alex Ferguson.
However, fans of Heston Blumenthal should not worry about whether this investment will distract him from his cooking because there seems to be no chance of that occurring.
A recent news release has announced that his multi-award winning cookbook from last year, "Historic Heston" is now being re-released in a less expensive edition. The book which received the prestigious James Beard Cookbook of the Year Award" will go on sale in October 2014.
Heston Blumenthal, a superstar chef whose resume and business portfolio now includes horserace owner.