Two Years Ago Today Enable Made Her Racing Debut

Two years ago one of the greatest flat horses of the past two seasons made her debut as a racehorse and we on behalf of the racing world are truly thankful that we have had the privilege to watch her perform.

On a cold night at Newcastle racecourse she set off in a Class 5 Maiden Fillies' Stakes over 1 mile with the world watching on not truly knowing what to expect but when it go to the final furlong she ran away like we all know she does to take the race comfortably by around three lengths.

Enable from there had 144 days off and came back as a three year old and on her seasonal debut came third at Newbury in what was her last ever defeat as a race horse.

In that season after that run she went on to win her next six races which included five Group 1s starting with the Epsom Oaks, Irish Oaks, King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes, Yorkshire Oaks and then taking the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

All these Group 1 accomplishments made her the Cartier Horse Of The Year and rightfully so after being breath taking in every run she had and after that race everyone was looking forward to her season as a four year old.

However this did not quite go to plan as the Prince Khalid Abdullah owned filly suffered a terrible set back in training and had to take 342 days off the track with many people wondering whether she would ever return.

She did to the delight of the racing world and as a four year old, after only being 80 percent fit she won the Group 3 September Stakes at kempton brushing a side one of the stand out horses of the year in Crystal Ocean by five lengths.

This made all systems go for the Arc at Longchamp where she was looking to make it back to back wins and the first time for a British horse to do so and off the back of no preparation for such a big race she did it and went on to make history.

Her season was not over there and she was sent to the Breeders Cup meeting and was asked to do something that no other racehorse in history has ever done before and win the Arc and the Breeders Cup Turf in the same season.

Records are made to be broken and she went on to take the Group 1 spoils seeing off a fierce challenge from the Aidan O'Brien trained filly Magical and truly cemented herself as one of the greatest fillies to ever live.

At the end of this years flat season she picked up the Cartier Older Horse Of The Year and to the delight of the racing world has been announced she will be back in training next season as a five year old with the main target being to go and try and win a third consecutive Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

(Credit At The Races)