Mondays as everyone knows can always be a little difficult but racing fans were handed an even bigger blow this Monday as the greatest Mare to ever grace a racecourse was officially retired.
A career record of 15 wins from 19 runs including 11 Group 1 victories, Enable has comfortably been the face of horse racing over the past few years and she bows out after an unsuccessful attempt at achieving greatness in the Arc at Longchamp earlier this month.
Her career kicked off with an impressive three length victory at Newcastle in November of 2016 but she then suffered one of four career defeats when returning at Newbury in April of 2017. This however was when her luck changed.
She then won 12 races on the bounce including 10 Group 1s with victories in the Epsom Oaks, Arc, Breeders Cup and the Irish Oaks all standing out.
Age has however caught up with her of late with just two wins coming from her last five runs and her final swan song coming in this years Arc on ground which could only be described as bottomless.
Trainer John Gosden was quick to praise his superstar mare. "Her daily presence has been a joy and her record in Group 1s including four Oaks, three King Georges, two Arcs, an Eclipse and a Breeders' Cup Turf is a marvel and unprecedented. We look forward to visiting her nearby in her new career."
In an interview with AtTheRaces, Frankie Dettori was quite visibly upset after the news...
She will now head to stud with Kingman in 2021 so keep your eyes peeled for some Enable superstars from 2023 onwards!