Record-breaking racehorse Kauto Star could well be turning to something new in the future as a career as a dressage horse is a possibility.
According to owner Clive Smith, the horse could well adapt to the nature of the event, because of its intelligence and athletic nature.
This was backed up by trainer Paul Nicholls who said: “Kauto Star is in as good a shape as ever. We’re very happy we retired him at the top when he was in such good shape. It was a hard decision (to retire him) but it was the right decision.”
These revelations came out today after the horse helped unveil a statue of itself outside Haydock race course before taking part in the parade.
The five time King George chase winner and twice Cheltenham Gold cup holder has been honoured for the fantastic achievements and is arguably one of the greatest horses, if not the greatest to ever compete.
The reason behind the statue being placed at Haydock is to commemorate the triumphs in the Betfair chase in 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2011.
You can find more information about the statue and the horse by checking out www.haydock-park.co.uk/racing/racing-news/2012/11/kauto-star-statue-be-unveiled-jump-racing-elite-arrives-haydock-park