Enable – A glorious career in pictures

Five seasons, 19 races, 15 wins, 11 Group Ones and over £10million in prize-money – Enable certainly has no questions left to answer as she heads for her new life in the paddocks. We look back on her astonishing career in 10 memorable images of racing’s golden girl:

Enable powered through a thunderstorm to claim the Oaks at Epsom back in 2017, beginning her reign as queen of the middle-distance division
Enable powered through a thunderstorm to claim the Oaks at Epsom back in 2017, beginning her reign as queen of the middle-distance division (Adam Davy/PA)

Dettori salutes the crowd as Enable lifts a first King George at Ascot
Dettori salutes the crowd as Enable lifts a first King George at Ascot (Julian Herbert/PA)

Enable was in a different county winning the 2017 Yorkshire Oaks - a prelude to a demolition job in her first Arc
Enable was in a different county winning the 2017 Yorkshire Oaks – a prelude to a demolition job in her first Arc (Nigel French/PA)

Enable and Crystal Ocean produced a race for the ages in last year's King George
Enable and Crystal Ocean produced a race for the ages in last year’s King George (Julian Herbert/PA)

We all thought last year's Yorkshire Oaks was her swansong, but Arc defeat ensured we had another 12 months to relish the great Enable
We all thought last year’s Yorkshire Oaks was her swansong, but Arc defeat ensured we had another 12 months to relish the great Enable (Nigel French/PA)

It was not to be for Enable on her Eclipse return at Sandown in July, but this image is a beauty
It was not to be for Enable on her Eclipse return at Sandown in July, but this image is a beauty (Francesca Altoft/PA)

Enable raised the bar with an unprecedented third King George in July - and Dettori could not hide his emotions
Enable raised the bar with an unprecedented third King George in July – and Dettori could not hide his emotions (Hugh Routledge/PA)

Dettori has made no secret of the special place Enable will always hold in his heart
Dettori has made no secret of the special place Enable will always hold in his heart (Bill Selwyn/PA)

A final flying dismount from Dettori at Kempton in September, yet Arc heartbreak lay ahead
A final flying dismount from Dettori at Kempton in September, yet Arc heartbreak lay ahead (Alan Crowhurst/PA)

And then she was gone - Enable will certainly not be forgotten though. Happy retirement old girl
And then she was gone – Enable will certainly not be forgotten though. Happy retirement old girl (Edward Whitaker/PA)

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