Frankie Dettori has seen plenty in his long and illustrious career, but even he has been reduced to tears after Enable won her 10th Gr.1 race in the Yorkshire Oaks.
The undoubted star of the past three Flat seasons, the John Gosden-trained five-year-old has proven her versatility over 10 furlongs (2000m) and 12 and won in England, Ireland, France and America.
Her only defeat in 14 races to date – with one more to come barring accidents – was on her three-year-old return at Newbury behind stablemate Shutter Speed.
Thursday’s race was her British swan song, because her whole campaign this year has been built around winning the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe for a third time, something no horse has ever done.
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1st Enable (J. Gosden ,F. Dettori), 2nd Magical (A. O'Brien,R. Moore), 3rd Lah Ti Dar (J. Gosden,W. Buick ), 4th South Sea Pearl (A. O'Brien,S. Heffernan)
Distance: 1m 3f 188y (2,385 metres), Surface: Turf, Track: Left-handed, Qualification: Three-years-old and up,fillies & mares, Weight: 8 st 12 lb (3yo);,9 st 7 lb (4yo+), Purse: £425,000 (2019),1st: £241,018