Ruby Walsh’s sister Katie reflects on the "unbelievable highs and lows" of her brother’s racing career.
Fri, 03 May, 2019
Muhammad Ali may have been famous for his razor-sharp one-liners but it was one of his deeper, more profound statements that came to mind when the sad news of Denman’s death, aged 18, emerged yesterday morning.
Thu, 07 Jun, 2018
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Mon, 26 Dec, 2016
All attempts to temper enthusiasm and curb expectation were lost in just two words: “just spectacular.”
Fri, 29 Apr, 2016
Sat, 28 Nov, 2015
An epidemic of misguided revisionism seems to be unbalancing some normally straight thinking folk lately.
Sat, 11 Jul, 2015
Paul Nicholls hailed Kauto Star a “once in a lifetime” horse after the dual Cheltenham Gold Cup winner had to be put down due to injuries sustained in a paddock accident.
Wed, 01 Jul, 2015
Ruby Walsh remembered Kauto Star as a “true heavyweight” following the death of the chaser he steered to 17 of his 19 victories in Britain and Ireland, including two Cheltenham Gold Cups and five King Georges.
Barry Geraghty has spoken in glowing terms of No More Heroes after partnering him to victory in the Navan Novice Hurdle on Sunday,
Wed, 07 Jan, 2015
Clerk of the course Barney Clifford is looking forward to what promises to be an enthralling afternoon at Kempton on Friday as the William Hill King George VI Chase takes centre stage on another action-packed Boxing Day bonanza.
Thu, 25 Dec, 2014
Nicky Henderson can still call on what he describes as a “proper horse” in the BetVictor Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown today as Captain Conan flies the flag in the absence of undisputed two-mile king Sprinter Sacre.
Sat, 07 Dec, 2013
Kauto Star will show Newbury’s spectators a little of the new skills he has learned when he participates in a dressage demonstration before racing on Saturday.
Sat, 02 Mar, 2013
David Elsworth, trainer of the legendary Desert Orchid, believes Long Run is the horse to beat in the William Hill King George VI Chase at Kempton.
Sat, 22 Dec, 2012
Laura Collett has enjoyed her first experience of riding Kauto Star as she prepares to assess his suitability for a potential dressage career.
Wed, 12 Dec, 2012
Paul Nicholls admitted his “sadness” after Kauto Star’s time at his Ditcheat yard came to an abrupt end on Tuesday.
Tue, 11 Dec, 2012
Grands Crus’ part-owner Roger Stanley maintains no hasty decisions will be taken over whether the grey participates in the William Hill King George VI Chase.
A statue was unveiled at Haydock racecourse this morning in honour of Kauto Star.
Sat, 24 Nov, 2012
Nicky Henderson has reasons to believe Long Run can go one better than 12 months ago and make a winning return in the Betfair Chase at Haydock today.
I have just five rides over the next two days, but this could still be a great weekend. What it really comes down to is whether I can win the Betfair Chase at Haydock today aboard Silviniaco Conti.
Kauto Star may be nicely tucked up in his box enjoying retirement, but Paul Nicholls could still have an embarrassment of riches come Boxing Day at Kempton.
Sun, 18 Nov, 2012
Kauto Stone made a successful seasonal bow as he landed the Grade One JNwine.com Champion Chase at Down Royal.
Sat, 03 Nov, 2012
Kauto Star, the outstanding chaser who won two Gold Cups at the Cheltenham Festival, has been retired.
Thu, 01 Nov, 2012
Kauto Star bows out as one of the greatest horses in the history of National Hunt racing.
I knew this was coming, obviously, and it’s sad, but I’m delighted that Kauto Star has got out in one piece.
Kauto Star could have another run in the King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day, should the superstar gelding stay in training.
Mon, 03 Sep, 2012
Kauto Star has regained his crown as the top-rated steeplechaser, in the annual Anglo-Irish Jumps Classifications, for the second time in his remarkable career.
Wed, 23 May, 2012
Timeform say Neptune Collonges’ John Smith’s Grand National win at Aintree last Saturday is the best they have ever rated.
Wed, 18 Apr, 2012
Willie Mullins’ Theleze got off the mark over flights when justifying favouritism in the Munster Supporters’ Club Mares Maiden Hurdle at Limerick yesterday.
Tue, 20 Mar, 2012
Owner Clive Smith is “90% sure” the great Kauto Star will be retired after he was pulled up in yesterday’s Cheltenham Gold Cup with over a circuit to run.
Sat, 17 Mar, 2012
A Kauto Star win in the Cheltenham Gold Cup would seal his position as the horse that has cost more money to bookies than any other in history.
Fri, 16 Mar, 2012
Kauto Star’s owner Clive Smith believes the fact his incredible horse is even running in the Betfred Gold Cup at Cheltenham is a bonus.
Trainer Paul Nicholls has been “astounded” by the achievements of Kauto Star this season as the legend of the turf prepares to run in an incredible sixth Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Thu, 15 Mar, 2012
Willie Mullins remains at a loss to explain Hurricane Fly’s disappointing performance when losing his crown in the Champion Hurdle on Tuesday.
Finian’s Rainbow completed a magical afternoon for trainer Nicky Henderson and jockey Barry Geraghty as he landed the sportingbet.com Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham.
Wed, 14 Mar, 2012
Owner Clive Smith praised Paul Nicholls and his team for their efforts in getting Kauto Star back on track to bid for a third success in the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup on Friday.
Tue, 13 Mar, 2012
IT was one of those heart-stopping sporting moments.
Mon, 12 Mar, 2012
Paul Nicholls believes he is “nearly there” in his battle to get Kauto Star fit for Friday’s Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Sat, 10 Mar, 2012
Kauto Star virtually confirmed himself a starter in the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup after delighting connections in a gallop after racing at Wincanton.
I was really happy with the manner in which Kauto Star came though his gallop at Wincanton last evening.
A decision on Kauto Star’s participation in the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup will be made on Monday, owner Clive Smith said.
Fri, 09 Mar, 2012
Kauto Star continues to make strides in his race to be primed for the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup on Friday week.
Wed, 07 Mar, 2012
Racegoers at Wincanton on Friday will get the chance to judge for themselves how well Kauto Star is recuperating from his schooling fall.
Trainer Paul Nicholls reported Kauto Star to have come safely through an increased workload yesterday.
Tue, 06 Mar, 2012
Paul Nicholls reports Kauto Star to have taken a “big step forward” after watching him work at Ditcheat.
Sat, 03 Mar, 2012
Paul Nicholls is preparing for “the biggest decision I’ve ever had to make” regarding whether to let Kauto Star take his chance in the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup.
I have to say I’m rather philosophical regarding Kauto Star’s likely participation in the Gold Cup.
Paul Nicholls insists he will not compromise on Kauto Star’s Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup preparation, despite the horse taking a heavy fall at home.
Fri, 02 Mar, 2012
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