One last time – in Britain – Frankie Dettori provides the flying dismount from Enable after her second Darley Yorkshire Oaks victory (Nigel French/PA)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

Enable (not pictured) was beaten by her stablemate Shutter Speed (pictured, right) in the Dubai Duty Free Golf World Cup EBF Stallions Conditions Stakes at Newbury in 2017
Enable (not pictured) was beaten by her stablemate Shutter Speed (pictured, right) in the Dubai Duty Free Golf World Cup EBF Stallions Conditions Stakes at Newbury in 2017 (Mike Egerton/PA)

A quiet introduction to 2017 saw Enable make late progress to finish third behind stablemate Shutter Speed in a 10-furlong conditions race at Newbury in April.

Cheshire please…

Enable wins the 2017 Cheshire Oaks at Chester's May Festival
Enable wins the 2017 Cheshire Oaks at Chester’s May Festival

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.

Oaks romp

The driving rain does little to divert Enable from victory in the 2017 Epsom Oaks (Adam Davy/PA)
The driving rain does little to divert Enable from victory in the 2017 Epsom Oaks (Adam Davy/PA)

Leading two furlongs out, Enable put her rivals to the sword to run out a facile five-length winner from Rhododendron in the fillies’ Classic at Epsom, which was run in a thunderstorm.

Classic double

Victory on the Curragh as Enable wins the 2017 Irish Oaks
Victory at the Curragh as Enable wins the 2017 Irish Oaks (PA)

After tracking Bengala, Enable went about her business halfway up the straight and passed the post five and a half lengths clear of Rain Goddess in the Irish Oaks at the Curragh.

King queen

Enable claims her first King George at Ascot
Enable claims her first King George at Ascot (Julian Herbert/PA)

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

Enable takes the Yorkshire Oaks by an emphatic five lengths
Enable takes the Yorkshire Oaks by an emphatic five lengths (Simon Cooper/PA)

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.

All-weather warm-up

Enable made a late and low-key 2018 debut by effortlessly winning the Group Three September Stakes on Kempton’s all-weather track, leaving all but the high-quality Crystal Ocean out of view.

Triomphant again

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.

Sandown showpiece

Enable is victorious in the Eclipse at Sandown
Enable is victorious in the Eclipse at Sandown (Julian Herbert/PA)

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 takes on Crystal Ocean on the way to her second King George win at Ascot
Enable takes on Crystal Ocean on the way to her second King George win at Ascot (Julian Herbert/PA)

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

Darley Yorkshire Oaks Day – 2019 Yorkshire Ebor Festival – York Racecourse
Enable and Frankie Dettori win the Darley Yorkshire Oaks again (Nigel French/PA)

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.