Enbihaar Retired After Minor Injury Rules Her Out For The Season


The Hamdan Al Maktoum owned Enbihaar has been retired following an injury setback that would have ruled her out for the rest of the season, including her run this weekend at ParisLongchamp in the Prix de Royallieu.

The five year old has been a superstar at 1 mile 6 furlongs winning back to back Lillie Langtry Stakes at Goodwood and also taking the Park Hill Stakes at Doncaster during her career.

She was being aimed at turning into the yards new stayer with Stradivarius trying his hand at the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, so Gosden was stepping this mare up to two miles.

One her first attempt at the trip in the Lonsdale Cup at the Ebor meeting, she took to the task well beating a decent field of stayers to take the Group Two event.

She had ran in just one Group One in her lifetime, the Prix de Royallieu 12 months ago when beaten a length and a half by stablemate Anapurna and this year she was heading back to France to try her hand again.

However, it was revealed on Tuesday that the staying mare will not be seen on a racetrack again.

(Credit ATR) Angus Gold, owner Hamdan Al Maktoum’s racing manager said: “Enbihaar will miss the Royallieu as she is currently at Shadwell Stud. She had a minor injury, and as a result has been retired – very sadly.

“She’s been an absolute star, and I wish we had a few more like her – with her enthusiasm and ability.

“It was sad not to win a Group One. But she did very well to win what she did, and she was a real torch-bearer for us for the last few years.

“She was beautifully trained – I must say that. It’s very sad, but it was fantastic to keep her in training this year to win a couple more Group races.

“She’s given us a lot of fun, and obviously we’ll give her a proper chance at stud.”