Dual Arc heroine Enable is to remain in training and seek an unprecedented third success in Europe’s greatest flat race.
The four year-old daughter of Nathaniel had a truncated campaign in 2018, not making her debut until winning the Group Three September Stakes at Kempton Park.
She later became the first British-trained horse to go back to back in the Arc – and then became the first Arc winner to win at the Breeders’ Cup in the same season.
Teddy Grimthorpe, racing manager to owner Khalid Abdullah, commented: “I think Prince Khalid wanted to sit back and reflect and enjoy what she has done before coming to any decision. He didn’t want to rush into anything.
“She only ran once as a two-year-old, had a full three-year-old season and only ran three times this year, so she doesn’t have loads of miles on the clock.”
It’s clearly one of the great races of the world and obviously Prince Khalid is now joint-leading owner in terms of number of wins [six, with Marcel Boussac].
“If he were to take the record outright with the first three-time winner of the race, that would be something.”