Enable, winner of three Group 1s in Europe this year and second in France's Arc de Triomphe, has been named the 2019 Cartier Horse of the Year.
It's the 5-year-old mare's second Horse of the Year title in Europe and fifth overall Cartier Award. She also won Older Horse this year and in 2018. Enable was Horse of the Year in 2017 and also champion 3-year-old filly that season.
Enable becomes only the third runner to claim Horse of the Year twice, since the Cartier Awards, Europe's version of the Eclipse Awards, began in 1991. The great Frankel, unbeaten in 14 starts, won Horse of the Year in 2011 and 2012. Ouija Board collected the hardware both in 2004 and 2006.
Owned and bred by Khalid Abdullah, Enable could aim for a third Horse of the Year crown as she is set to remain in training in 2020 as a 6-year-old. Her runner-up effort in the Arc was only her second defeat in 15 starts, the other being a third-place finish in her second career race. In between those losses, she rattled off a dozen victories in a row including the first-ever Arc-Breeders' Cup Turf double last year.
Her trainer, John Gosden, was also a big winner at the Cartier Awards, with his horses claiming several categories, including 3-Year-Old colt (Too Darn Hot), 3-Year-Old Filly (Star Catcher), and Stayer (Stradivarius).
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