Enable – Under Starters Orders

5th July 2020

Over the last three seasons, queen of the turf Enable has not only galloped into the history books, becoming the first European mare to ever earn more than £10million in prize money, but also into the public’s hearts.

Owned by Prince Khalid Abdullah, whose green, white and pink colours were made famous by household names such as Dancing Brave and Frankel, Enable has been practically hoof-perfect throughout her career, missing out on top honours only twice.

It was her performance in the Oaks at Epsom in 2017 that suggested she might be something very special, as she powered away from the field to win by a monstrous five lengths. By the end of that year, she had won a further four Group 1 races, including latterly the prestigious Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

An injury setback in early 2018 meant for a shorter summer campaign on home soil, but the gutsy mare made up for lost time when securing a history-making victory at the Breeders’ Cup in America in November, one month after successfully defending her Arc title.

Enable returned to the track in 2019, delighting the home crowds with a faultless string of performances that included a humdinger of a battle with Crystal Ocean in the Group 1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot. Hearts were broken, however, when the mare was beaten in the Arc as she attempted to become the first horse to ever win the race three times.

Nevertheless, Enable was crowned European Horse of the Year for the second time in 2019, having first won the accolade in 2017. She has now equalled Frankel as the winner of five Cartier Awards.

She returns to the track in 2020, with a third Arc victory in October her main target.