THE BEST RACEHORSE ON THE PLANET

Enable, with her record of dominance, is currently the best racehorse in the world.  She has won ten of eleven career starts, with her only loss being a third place finish in her second lifetime start, when she had just turned three.  Enable has won some of the most prestigious races in Europe, including the most coveted, the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, which she won in 2017 and again on October 7, 2018.  The filly ran against all comers, males and females.

The 4-year-old Enable is owned by Khalid Bin Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and trained by John Gosden.  She is inbred 2 x 3 to the sensational late stallion Sadler’s Wells (which means Sadler’s Wells appears in her pedigree in the second and third generations).  This is a heavy concentration of Northern Dancer breeding in that Sadler’s Wells was sired by Northern Dancer, the most potent sire of the mid-20th century.

Enable has now accomplished what eight previous winners of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe failed to do, which is to win that race and then a Breeders’ Cup race in the same year.  In the 2018 1 ½ mile Breeders’ Cup Turf at Churchill Downs, she prevailed over the Coolmore-owned 3-year-old filly Magical in a stirring stretch duel that saw Enable launch a wicked come-from-behind stretch run.

Enable came to the Breeders’ Cup fresher than the other eight Arc winners because an injury postponed her first start of 2018 until September.  Her trainer indicated that she was not even one-hundred percent fit for the Arc.

Enable was Cartier Horse of the Year in Europe in 2017 and will surely repeat in 2018.  Her career earnings are the equivalent of $10,441,162 U. S. currency.  She has likely run her last race and her value as a broodmare is manifestly huge.

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