After Enable signed off her career in Britain in style at York, we look at the career of the great filly, from the very start – a path that could lead to an unprecedented third success in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at ParisLongchamp.
Low-key debut success
John Gosden gave Enable a low-key debut on the all-weather at Newcastle in November 2016, when she led entering the final furlong and strode away to take a one-mile maiden by three and three-quarter lengths.
Stablemate Shutter scores
Ridden by Frankie Dettori for the first time, Enable showed her Classic potential with an impressive victory in the Cheshire Oaks as she swept Aidan O'Brien’s Alluringly aside with the minimum of fuss.
Enable was crowned queen in the King George as she beat the colts and older horses in some style with another breath-taking display at Ascot, dispatching the top-class Ulysses by four and a half lengths.
Tour de Yorkshire
The Yorkshire Oaks proved another cakewalk as Enable made all the running at York, and won unchallenged by five lengths.
Triumph in L’Arc de Triomphe
On French turf for the first time, the filly travelled at the head of the field throughout before surging clear two furlongs from the post and finding none to stand in the way of her first Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe victory.
A return to defend her Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe title, this time held at its rightful home ParisLongchamp, saw Enable claim her hardest-fought win yet as she just edged out the late Sea of Class.
Enable takes America
A trip to the States provided Enable with another overseas win as she surged to a narrow but convincing success in the Breeders’ Cup at Churchill Downs, making her the first ever horse to complete the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and Breeders’ Cup double.
Stepping back to one mile and two furlongs for the first time since her turf debut defeat, Enable proved a lesser trip was no barrier to her success as she claimed the Coral Eclipse at Sandown.
The queen still reigns
Enable retained her King George title at Ascot after an epic shoulder-to-shoulder battle with Crystal Ocean, over whom she eventually prevailed by just a neck.
The perfect farewell
Enable penned her own British valedictory with an all-the-way victory as she took the Darley Yorkshire Oaks for the second time, and extended her winning run to 12 and overall tally to 13 out of 14. Old rival Magical was again her victim, beaten two and three-quarter lengths this time.