Kauto Star to parade at Kempton Park on Boxing Day

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  • Popular ex-racehorse Kauto Star is to parade at Kempton on Boxing Day.

    The 5-times winner of the King George VI Chase will strut his stuff for fans before racing on 26 December.

    He will be parading in hand in the paddock at midday, and later will lead the runners out with rider, eventer Laura Collett, before the King George.

    “We are delighted to be welcoming Kauto Star back to Kempton Park on Boxing Day,” said Kempton’s Phil White.

    “He is such a special horse and a big part of the recent history of the William Hill Winter Festival. It is a great opportunity for racegoers to see this equine hero again at the home of his 5 King George VI Chase victories.”

    And as a further honour to the King George record holder, owner Clive Smith has commissioned a statue of Kauto Star.

    It will be unveiled next year and will be produced by equestrian artist and sculpture Charlie Langton.

    “Owning Kauto Star has been the thrill of a lifetime and to be able to present a statue of him to Kempton Park, to celebrate his great wins is truly heart-warming for me,” said Clive.

    “Being remembered in this way is nothing less than he deserves. My very talented, beautiful horse with a lovely quiet temperament and a tremendous will to win; the horse of a lifetime.”

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