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Heston latest celeb to part own racehorses in Newbury

Heston Blumenthal is now part owner of four race horses, including Acolyte Credit: Highclere Thoroughbred Racing/S. Cargill

Heston Blumenthal has become the latest person to join Highclere Thoroughbred Racing.

He is now part owner of four race horses, including Director and Magnum in The Gold Cup Syndicate and Acolyte and Parish in The Coronation Syndicate.

Heston isn't the first celebrity owner at Highclere Thoroughbred Racing in Newbury. Other celebrities include Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth Hurley, Denise Lewis and Sir Alex Fuguson.

Heston said, "I am thrilled to become an owner with Highclere Thoroughbred Racing. I have always enjoyed racing but have never had the chance to own a horse."

Celeb chef cooks aboard HMS Victory

Heston Blumenthal has been cooking aboard HMS Victory at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Credit: Royal Navy

Celeb Chef Heston Blumenthal has been cooking aboard HMS Victory at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

It's part of the show Great British Food which is shown on Channel 4.

In the new series, Heston reveals the secret history of some iconic British dishes and then transforms them, as only Heston can.

The michelin chef was at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard as part of his Channel 4 show Credit: Royal Navy

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