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Former steeplechasing champion Kauto Star has had to be put down. He sustained a complex fracture to the left side of his pelvis as the result of a fall.
Kauto Star was trained by Paul Nicholls at his stables in Ditcheat in Somerset. He twice won the Cheltenham Gold Cup and the King George VI Chase no less than five times.
When he retired, he began a new career in dressage, with European medallist Laura Collett as his guide.
Here's one report celebrating the success of Somerset-based racing legend, Kauto Star after his Boxing Day win last year.
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Kauto Star, who won the King George VI Chase a record five times, has been put down, the Racing Post reports.
Paul Nicholls has announced Cheltenham Gold Cup winner and five-time King George VI Chase hero Kauto Star has been retired.