Ever wondered what happens to Steeple chasing legends when they retire?
I bet there wasn't a dry eye In Ditcheat when Kauto Star left his home of many years from trainer Paul Nicholls yesterday to join European bronze medalist Eventing rider Laura Collett for a new career In Dressage.
Nicholls confirmed the news on Twitter, saying: "We have delivered Kauto Star to his new home.
"The departure for a life of dressage with eventer Laura Collett has come earlier than anticipated, and has apparently left many at the Nicholls stable distraught.
"I am sure he will have the best of everything. Good luck my friend, horse of a lifetime."
Collett, 22, is due to be assisted by Breisner, the Great Britain manager and coach who has overseen medal success at Olympic, World and European level.
"I feel very privileged and extremely honoured to have been asked to ride Kauto Star," Collett tweeted.
"I will be working closely with Yogi to give Kauto Star the best chance of a second career in dressage."
BBC Sport - Kauto Star leaves Paul Nicholls to join Laura Collett in dressage
The summer holidays are over at Paul Nicholls' Ditcheat yard and 2008 Gold Cup winner Denman is off to begin his new career as a hunter and team chaser in the Cotswolds.
Denman travelled to his new home, at Charlotte Alexander's yard in Gloucestershire.
Charlotte added that she intends to take things slowly with him, focusing on roadwork before taking him out hunting.
"If he takes to that, we'll try team chasing — I'm sure he will, though coming out of racing everything's a huge learning curve,” she said. “I think he'll make a fabulous hunter as he's so athletic. My plan is to run him in the open teamLycetts; A Class Act in the future."
Denman starts his new career as a hunter and team chaser - Horse & Hound
What can I say that thousands of fans haven't already said? The racing world will never see you're like again In this generation. Both horses of a lifetime...Both adored by the Nation.... We'll miss you... Just stay safe fella's.
One of the greatest races I was ever privaliged to witness.... Kauto Star, Denman and the 2012 winner of The Grand National Neptune Collogne.
Cheltenham totesport Gold Cup 2008 - YouTube