McCoy to ride Kauto Star at the William Hill King George VI Chase

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Grand National winner Tony McCoy has been offered the chance to ride champion racing horse Kauto Star at the William Hill King George VI Chase on Boxing Day this year.

Kauto Star is ranked as one of the greatest and most successful National Hunt horses of all time. He holds numerous records and achievements in the sport, most notably being the first horse to regain the Cheltenham Gold Cup and the only horse to have won the King George VI Chase four consecutive times.

McCoy told the BBC, “I’m very excited, it’s every jockey’s dream to ride a horse like Kauto Star,” McCoy told BBC Radio 5 live racing. What he has achieved, winning four King Georges and two Gold Cups and many other races as well, you can’t not look forward to riding him. Trevor Hemmings, who owns Albertas Run, was very kind to give me the opportunity to ride Kauto Star instead of Albertas Run, so thanks to Trevor for that.
“You always want to ride the best horses and he is the best horse. If he puts up anything close to his King George performances before then he’ll win.”

McCoy added: “It’s been an amazing year having won the Grand National, and the BBC Sports Personality of the Year isn’t something anyone can think about, let alone a jockey.”

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