• Kauto Star arrives on the big stage in the 2006 Tingle Creek...
  • ...and is equally as impressive up to three miles in the King George.
  • It gets even better in the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
  • Ruby Walsh knows he's riding something special...
  • ...Paul Nicholls can't conceal his delight either.
  • A new season and another win in the Betfair Chase...
  • ...and the King George.
  • So he and next door neighbour Denman head to Cheltenham.
  • Ruby Walsh opts to partner the defending champion...
  • ...Kauto gives his all as usual...
  • ...but the answer is Denman.
  • The year ends with a shock defeat to Our Vic at Aintree.
  • The new season opens with this victory at Down Royal...
  • ...but is followed by a fall...
  • ...in the Betfair Chase at Haydock.
  • It goes gloriously right in the King George for a third time.
  • No wonder connections are all smiles
  • Then history in the 2009 Cheltenham Gold Cup....
  • ...Ruby Walsh celebrates as he's the first horse to regain the title...
  • ...and spark wild celebrations.
  • New season and a narrow win over Imperial Commander at Haydock ...
  • ... before another win in the King George at Kempton.
  • Along with Denman it's back to the Gold Cup...
  • ...but this is Imperial Commander's year.
  • A new season and the snow means the King George is delayed...
  • ...and in January it's Long Run who's the king.
  • Kauto laughs off retirement talk...
  • ...and runs a huge race to be third in the Gold Cup.
  • New season, back to the Betfair Chase...
  • ...a remarkable fourth victory raises the roof.
  • No wonder Ruby Walsh is all smiles.
  • On Boxing Day 2011 Kauto Star won the King George.
  • His final race turns out to be at the 2012 Cheltenham Gold Cup, but he was pulled up and Synchronised went on to take victory.
  • On 31st October 2012, Paul Nicholls confirms Kauto Star, the five-time King George VI Chase winner, has been retired after a remarkable career.

Kauto Star career

Kauto Star arrives on the big stage in the 2006 Tingle Creek...