John Gosden's Enable tops world rankings in three-way tie for Longines Best Racehorse!
Enable is one of three joint winners of the Longines Best Racehorse of 2019, rated identically to both Waltgeist and Crystal Ocean. Enable's trainer John Gosden collected the award and here's what he had to say about the approaching 2020 flat season:
“She raced with Crystal Ocean & Waltgeist; they battled their way through the year and I think all the wise handicappers decided ‘let's make it a dead heat’ with 3 lovely horses. They (the horses) were all very honest and game. That’s the one thing about them, they always gave it their best". He continued, "It’s a tremendous feeling with Longines, they do a great promotion globally for horseracing and we’re very thankful that they award horses like this.”
Look towards what could be another very special summer, John Gosden continued, “She’s in great form right now. Obviously we’re not going to be in a rush and we couldn’t be happier with her; as long as she's giving us all the right signals we look forward to a great season racing. You can say what you like; she’s still only six years old and if you’re in the world of jumps racing she wouldn’t be at her prime yet.” When discussing training, Gosden explained, “She’s very clear with how she feels and she’s very expressive so we’ll just monitor her and see how she is". The supermare's trainer explained that when it comes to race planning he talks to the owner, Prince Khalid Abdullah, "then we’ll just aim towards the races when she’s coming up to them. We’re not making any set plans right now, we’ll just go with nature.” Finally, when discussing Prince Khalid's approach to racing; “He’s always very much enjoyed seeing his horses race; as he says, they are racehorses. Frankel stayed in training at four, where a lot of other places he might have gone to stud at three. So from that point of view he really enjoys the racing and he knows the family so well, so it’s very exciting and hopefully she’s on top form and can go for the same elite races again”.
We are very excited to see this amazing racehorse, as well as her top competitors Crystal Ocean and Waltgeist in the upcoming flat season! You will be able to get all of the latest info right here on 2TheBarn!