10/25/2011 7:57PM

Bobby Flay buys French filly Dear Lavinia to run in Breeders' Cup

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Flay buys French filly for Cup

Celebrity chef Bobby Flay teamed up with Pletcher to win the 2010 Juvenile Fillies Turf with More Than Real. Flay will attempt to successfully defend that title a week from Friday with Dear Lavinia, whom he purchased privately from owner-breeder Joe Allen earlier this week.

Dear Lavinia has won three of her five starts, all in France, including a stakes in her most recent start Oct. 13. According to Pletcher, Dear Lavinia will remain with her present trainer, Jean-Claude Rouget, through the Breeders’ Cup before joining his barn after the race.