Enable – 8 facts you may not have heard before

Enable unknown facts

Sunday will see wonder mare, Enable, attempt to rewrite history by becoming the first horse to win the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe on three occasions.

Her outstanding career has captured the imagination of the racing world and won her legions of devoted fans in the process.

But how much do you know about the wonder mare? We’ve uncovered a few random facts about the superstar that may surprise you.

8 Enable facts you may not already know

1)      Should she win on Sunday, she will overtake Frankel for Group 1 wins. The pair currently have 10 wins apiece.

2)      Her career prize money totals at £9,382,243 – more than three times the earnings of Frankel

3)      Should she win on Sunday, she’d be the first five-year-old mare to win the Arc since Corrida in 1937

4)      Although she’s synonymous with Frankie Dettori, she was ridden by Robert Havlin and William Buick in her first two starts

Rab Havlin Enable

5)      She is closely related to multiple USA Group 1 winner Flintshire, who was twice second in the Arc, with their dams being full sisters.


6)      Even though she has spent most of her life based in Newmarket, she has never raced at either of the racecourses located next to the town.

7)      Her 14 career starts have come at 12 different tracks – York and Ascot being the two at which she has made a repeat visit.

8)      She was born on February 12th, sharing a birthday with none other than Abraham Lincoln


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