Horse & Hound
Wonder mare Enable leaves the track
SUPERSTAR Flat racehorse Enable has been retired aged six.
Khalid Abdullah’s mare won 11 Group One races, becoming one of the sport’s most successful horses. Her highlights include back-toback wins in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and a record three wins in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot.
This month, she bid to claim a historic third success in the Arc but finished sixth on ground that didn’t suit her.
Her career spanned five seasons, with 15 wins from 19 starts and £10.7m in earnings.
The John Gosden-trained mare was partnered by Frankie Dettori for all bar two of her races.
She is the most successful horse in Arc history – with two wins and a second – and has won five Oaks. She will join the broodmare band at Khalid Abdullah’s Juddmonte Farms.
Khalid’s racing manager Teddy Grimthorpe said: “She has brought so much joy to everyone who has been involved with her. Her CV withstands the closest inspection; very few can match what she has given to racing.”