HALL OF CHAMPIONS

Enable (GB)

  • Jockey
    Lafranco Dettori
  • Trainer
    John H. M. Godsen
  • Owner
    Juddmonte Farms Limited
  • Breeder
    Juddmonte Farms Limited
  • Sire
    Nathaniel (IRE)
  • Dam
    Concentric (GB)

A darling of the racing world and one of the top fillies of our time, Enable has done nothing short of prove herself brilliant, again and again. Trained by John Gosden and ridden by Frankie Dettori, the daughter of Gosden pupil Nathaniel has won eight consecutive races coming into the Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf, including six Group 1 events.

After a winning debut over a mile as a juvenile, she was shelved until April of her sophomore year, 2017, when she returned to be third going 10 furlongs. One race later, in the Listed Cheshire Oaks at Chester, she served warning that she was a forced with which to reckon in her first partnering with Dettori; defeating subsequently Group 1-placed Alluringly by 1¾ lengths.

After three more races, she entered the classic Group 1 Epsom Oaks (English Oaks) as 6-1 co-second choice behind the well-backed (future multiple G1 winner) Rhododendron. She proceeded to dismantle that formidable foe by five lengths.

The dominance did not stop there. She went to The Curragh and won the Irish Oaks (G1) by 5½ lengths over Rain Goddess before defeating older males just two weeks later in the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot by an astounding 4½ lengths. Left in her wake that day were none other than global Group 1 winners Ulysses, Highland Reel, Benbatl, Desert Encounter, My Dream Boat and Jack Hobbs.

Returning to her own sex, she easily defeated yardmate Coronet and Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf winner Queen’s Trust by five lengths in the Yorkshire Oaks in late August 2017 to set her up for Arc, where she went off as the 10-11 favourite and won convincingly by 2½ lengths.

This year has not gone to plan, but Enable’s class has prevailed. While aiming for the Coronation Cup in June as her launching point, she was sidelined with injury in May. She then was unable to make her first start of the year until September 8 in the September Stakes (G3), where she defeated Group 2 winner Crystal Ocean impressively. Still with fitness questions entering this year’s Arc, she just outlasted upstart filly Sea of Class by a neck in a thrilling renewal October 7 and comes into the 2018 Turf as not only the one to beat, but also as a filly who could improve off her last start.

Undefeated in eight starts on her, Dettori retains the mount in the Breeders’ Cup.

Previous Races

ReplayDateRaceTrackGradeFinish
November 03, 2018Longines Breeders' Cup TurfCHURCHILL DOWNS11
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October 07, 2018Qatar Prix de l'Arc de TriompheLONGCHAMP11
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September 08, 2018188bet September S.KEMPTON PARK31
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October 01, 2017Qatar Prix de l'Arc de TriompheCHANTILLY11
No Replay
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August 24, 2017Darley Yorkshire OaksYORK11
No Replay
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July 29, 2017King George VI & Queen Elizabeth S.ASCOT11
No Replay
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July 15, 2017Darley Irish OaksCURRAGH11
No Replay
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June 02, 2017Investec OaksEPSOM11
No Replay
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May 10, 2017Arkle Finance Cheshire OaksCHESTER 1
No Replay
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April 21, 2017Dubai Duty Free Golf World Cup E.B.F. Stallions Conditions Stakes (Class 3) (Plus 10 Race)NEWBURY 3
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November 28, 201632red.com Maiden Fillies Stakes (Class 5) (Plus 10 Race) (Div I)NEWCASTLE 1