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by Brian Halton
Pastel on Board 24″ x 18″
Kauto Star is simply one of the greatest racehorses ever and probably the best horse of his generation. Kauto Star has become a public favourite over the past few years. Stabled in Somerset at Ditcheat near Shepton Mallet by Champion trainer Paul Nicholls for owner Clive Smith, Kauto Starês partnership with regular jockey Ruby Walsh has become a match made in heaven.
The horse has won a string of big races including two Cheltenham Gold Cups in 2007 and 2009 becoming the first ever horse to regain the title after losing it. Add to that, four King George Chases at Kempton Park on Boxing Day, two Tingle Creeks at Sandown Park and an Order of Merit season of six out of six in season 2006/07 including the Betfair bonus of £1,000,000 and you can see why Kauto Star has earned his connections around £2,500,000 in prize money.