10 years on – 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 Hunt’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.
📆 March 13, 2009
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