Champion race horse Kauto Star has been put down yesterday after suffering neck and pelvis bone injuries following a tragic paddock fall.
Vets treating the race horse, choose to euthanise the two time Cheltenham God Cup winner who was in great pain, as Kauto Star had fractured three bones in his pelvis. The race horse was fifteen years old and had been retired from racing for three years.
Kauto Star owner Clive Smith said he was devastated by the death.
“He had been turned out in Laura’s paddock, as has been done normally with him at this time for years, and he looks to have jumped something, and stumbled, we’re not really sure, but he injured himself – and it became obvious it was serious.” Said Smith
Paul Nicholls, who trained Kauto to his famous victories, tweeted: “RIP my friend, you were a true Legend. Once in a lifetime.”
— Nick Child (@NJC_Commentator) June 30, 2015
20-time champion jump jockey, AP McCoy said: Sad news about Kauto Star, the most complete chaser of the modern era.”