How much prize money did Enable earn during her career?
At the time of her retirement in October, 2020, shortly after her unsuccessful attempt to win the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe for a third time, Enable had amassed £10.7 million in prize money, thereby setting a record for a European-trained horse. At that stage, jockey Frankie Dettori, who rode her on all bar two of her 19 starts, hailed her as ‘one of the greatest mares of our generation’.
However, according to Timeform, Enable recorded her best performance ever when winning the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, held at Chantilly that year, in 2017. The Timeform rating of 134 she achieved on that occasion was the highest by any British-trained filly in over 30 years, but fell 6lb short of the rating of 140 required for her to be considered one of the ‘greats’ of the Timeform era.
Nonetheless, victory in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe was the first by a three-year-old filly trained in Britain or Ireland and rounded off a trailblazing season in which Enable also won the Oaks, Irish Oaks, Yorkshire Oaks and King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes. Enable was, unsurprisingly, named Cartier Horse of the Year in 2017, as she was in 2019, when winning the Coral-Eclipse, Yorkshire Oaks and King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes. In 2018, she became the first and, so far, only horse to win the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and Breeders’ Cup Turf in the same season.