Nick Rust’s reaction to news of Kauto Star

30 Jun 15

On Tuesday 30 June Nick Rust, BHA Chief Executive, said:

“I speak for all at the BHA by saying we are deeply saddened to hear of the passing away of Kauto Star and our thoughts are with all those connected to him.

“He was one of a handful of horses who in my lifetime have transcended the sport of racing so that the general public share a deep affection for him, to the extent that they feel they almost own a bit of Kauto Star.

“He was a racing legend and his remarkable durability, versatility and sheer class will live long in the memory. His record speaks for itself, but the achievement of reclaiming the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 2009 and winning the King George VI on five occasions remains a truly astonishing feat.”