When Kauto Star(2000-2015) was foaled and bred by Mrs. Henri Aubert, his descent suggested that he would have a remarkable influence on the racing world, but no one thought that he would ooze class, quality and elegance as he came to. His sire was a renowned Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud winner, and his dam was Kauto Relka.
Kauto Star received training from Paul Nicholls, one of the most recognisable and eloquent training characters, who purchased him from his French owners when he saw a video of him in action in Auteuil. He named Kauto Star as one of his top ten favourite racehorses. The icon trainer always noted that Kauto Star was special and unique. By the year 2007, Kauto Star had amassed impressive victories and become recognised as the star of the steeplechase world.
Kauto Star was an exceptionally talented jump racer who was surrounded by the right people amongst them his seven-time trainer, Nicholls and the seven-time champion, Walsh.
The French hunt champion was initially trained and won his first matches in France under the training of Serge Foucher. He later came to the attention of Paul Nicholls who spent 400, 000 euros to purchase him from his French owners and brought him to his recognition as a steeplechase jump star.
Timeform rated the jump star as the third best steeplechase horse in their racing history. He was rated a 191 which equaled Mill House’s score and was only surpassed by Arkle and Flying Boat on 212 and 210 respectively. Kauto was rated the best steeplechase jump star of the years 2006/07, 2007/08, 2009/010 and in the 2011/012 horse racing seasons.
On 24th, June 2015, Kauto Star was seriously injured and therefore humanly euthanised on the 29th , after days of pain. The news of his death broke out a few days later. He went down as the one complete chaser of the modern era.