Enable became the eighth horse to win the famed French horse race, the Prix de l’Arc de
Triomphe, for a second time in October 2018. Now, with a third straight win at Longchamp
in her sights, the horse will be kept in training throughout 2019 to race at Longchamp once
more. Enable may not be at Aintree, but fans can get grand national odds for all of the
horses competing. Jockey Frankie Dettori rode Enable to victory in both 2017 and 2018, and
he will saddle up the horse once more next year. Dettori has won the Prix de l’Arc de
Triomphe on six occasions with the first coming in 1995. The Italian’s win on the back of
Enable this year marked the first time he had won twice with the same horse.
Enable – An unbelievable 2018
Enable’s 2018 racing season has been one of the greatest of all-time. The filly not only won
the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, but she stormed to victory in the September Stakes and the
Breeders’ Cup Turf.
Enable’s wins at Longchamp and Churchill Downs makes her the only horse to ever
accomplish the feat. The latter race, held on November 3rd , saw Enable win a purse of $4
million. Her career earnings have now surpassed $10m in just three racing seasons.
Enable’s performances on the race track led to her being awarded the Cartier Champion
Older Horse award. Now, the big question is, can Enable win the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in
Enable – Can she win a third Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe?
The announcement that owner Khalid Abdullah and his Juddmonte Farms will keep Enable
in training next year is massive for horse racing. The Breeders’ Cup Turf and Prix de l’Arc de
Triomphe are two of the most difficult races in the world. To win both in the same year is
something special. Now, having the chance to come back and win the race at Longchamps
gives Enable the chance to achieve immortality in the sport. Horse racing doesn’t have
international superstars known around the globe. But Enable gives the sport that one horse
that can be recognized by fans.
Enable did endure injuries during 2018. The filly started just three races, yet she took first
place in each of them. In September, Enable won at Kempton before October’s Prix de l’Arc
de Triomphe and November’s Breeders’ Cup Turf. In contrast to her three-year-old season,
Enable started four fewer races. Enable hasn’t tasted defeat since April 2017, when she ran
her second career race. Even then, she still finished third.
Enable – The future
Juddemonte Farms resisted the temptation to retire Enable. The farm could have just as
easily put her to pasture to breed, but the lure of winning a third Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe
was too much. Juddmonte Farms hasn’t planned out a schedule for the horse yet. However,
according to racing manager Teddy Grimthorpe, Enable will be on a path leading to the Prix
de l’Arc de Triomphe. Grimthorpe stated Enable still has a lot left to give on the race track.
She ran just once as a two-year-old before going into a busy three-year-old season.
The horse racing world will have its eyes firmly fixed on Enable. Will she win a third straight
Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and become one of the sport’s most legendary horses?