Synchronised ridden by A.P McCoy won the 2012 Gold Cup in style at Cheltenham. It was not to be a fairytale ending for Kauto Star though who was pulled out of the race by jockey Ruby Walsh minutes after it began.
Cheltenham Festival winner Synchronised was hailed a hero as he returned to the Gloucestershire village of Temple Guiting.
Gloucestershire gets a winner in Cheltenham's big race
Kauto Star could win a third Gold Cup this Friday, putting him in the history books