Kauto Star is widely recognised as one of the best steeple chasers of the modern era. His intense rivarly with Denman was one of the features of jumps racing in the late 2000s. Both horses have their own supporters who claim that their choice was the best. It was perhaps unfortunate that they never got to race each other when both were in their prime and fully fit.
Kauto’s achievements are remarkable. He won the Gold Cup at Cheltenham twice, and the King George an incredible five times. Watch the video below from Channel 4 racing as Alastair Down recounts Kauto’s glittering career.
Kauto Star is sadly no longer with us, but his legacy will always live on….