An epidemic of misguided revisionism seems to be unbalancing some normally straight thinking folk lately.
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.
Barry Geraghty has spoken in glowing terms of No More Heroes after partnering him to victory in the Navan Novice Hurdle on Sunday,
On Saturday I travelled over to see Paul Nicholls at his Ditcheat base to have the final conversation on a subject we’ve been discussing for several weeks.
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.
Owner Clive Smith spoke of being “extremely disappointed” last night in the reaction of trainer Paul Nicholls after Kauto Star’s abrupt exit from the yard on Tuesday afternoon.
Paul Nicholls admitted his “sadness” after Kauto Star’s time at his Ditcheat yard came to an abrupt end on Tuesday.
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.
Kauto Star, the outstanding chaser who won two Gold Cups at the Cheltenham Festival, has been retired.
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.
Paul Nicholls has confirmed the incredible Kauto Star has run his final race.
Kauto Star could have another run in the King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day, should the superstar gelding stay in training.
Connections of Kauto Star have yet to decide whether the National Hunt legend has raced for the final time.
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.
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.
Big Buck’s put more than a smile on my face with a great performance in the World Hurdle yesterday.
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.
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.
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.
Kauto Star will bid for a third Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup victory after delighting connections in an “awesome” schooling session at his Ditcheat base.
FEW professionals attract as much sympathy as the English racing journalist.
A year ago Ireland won a record 13 of the 27 races at the Cheltenham festival.
Paul Nicholls believes he is “nearly there” in his battle to get Kauto Star fit for Friday’s Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup.
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.
Kauto Star continues to make strides in his race to be primed for the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup on Friday week.
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.
The Paul Nicholls-trained Kauto Star went for a strong canter yesterday as he bids to make the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup on March 16.
Paul Nicholls reports Kauto Star to have taken a “big step forward” after watching him work at Ditcheat.
I have to say I’m rather philosophical regarding Kauto Star’s likely participation in the Gold Cup.
Kauto Star is only “50-50” to make the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup after a fall when schooling last week, according to trainer Paul Nicholls.
Kauto Star is only "50-50" to make the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup after a fall when schooling last week, according to trainer Paul Nicholls.
Nicky Henderson’s view of the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup does not differ vastly from the bookmakers, with the trainer predicting an ultra-close fifth clash between Long Run and Kauto Star.
Ruby Walsh believes today’s young jockeys lack the toughness of their predecessors.
I think I’ll win the Betfair Chase at Ascot this afternoon on Kauto Stone.
Paul Nicholls believes there will be little to choose between old rivals Kauto Star and Long Run as the pair prepare to lock horns for a fifth time in next month’s Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup.
PAUL Nicholls has expressed his delight with the condition of Kauto Star after his record-breaking fifth victory in the King George VI Chase on St Stephen’s Day.
RUBI LIGHT, third behind dual winner Albertas Run and Kalahari King in the Ryanair Chase at Cheltenham last season, will skip the Gold Cup this year for another crack at the Ryanair after he finished second in the Lexus.
NICKY Henderson feels Spirit Son is the dark horse among his three-strong contenders for the StanJames.com Champion Hurdle.
IT is very much a case of role reversal for me this weekend. Normally, I'm in England today and back in Ireland tomorrow, but it is the opposite this time round.
THE more one looks at last Monday’s King George at Kempton, the more convinced you become that the Cheltenham Gold Cup is Long Run’s to lose.
Paul Nicholls today hailed Kauto Star as a horse “at the top of his game” as he nears his 12th birthday.
KAUTO STAR sent Kempton Park racegoers into a state of mass hysteria and consolidated his position as the most acclaimed National Hunt horse since Arkle with an unprecedented fifth victory in the William Hill King George VI Chase.
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