10 years on – Kauto Star regains the Cheltenham Gold Cup

Kauto Star regains the Cheltenham Gold Cup

The Paul Nicholls-trained superstar is one of the few horses to be talked about in the same breath as the immortal Arkle.

In the 2006/2007 season, he showed the racing world that he was the ultimate racehorse by winning the National Huntโ€™s Triple Crown.

Not only do you need speed and stamina to win all three races but you need to be a class jumper and have a great temperament. Kauto Star had them all in abundance.

In the 2008 Gold Cup though, his stablemate Denman stole the show after Kauto struggled to get into a rhythm and jumped poorly throughout; but his determination was there for all to see as he ran on gamely to take second by a short head.

The following year, Kauto Star became the first ever horse to regain the Cheltenham Gold Cup and it was an absolute masterclass- winning by a massive 13 lengths.


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