Dettori's tears of joy after Enable's win

Dettoris tears of joy after Enables win

London - It was the ideal tune-up for the five-year-old mare as she attempts to become the first horse to win Europe's most prestigious race



By AFP

Published: Thu 22 Aug 2019, 11:30 PM

Last updated: Fri 23 Aug 2019, 1:33 AM

Frankie Dettori was in floods of tears after he guided equine superstar Enable to her 10th Group One victory in the Yorkshire Oaks on Thursday.
It was the ideal tune-up for the five-year-old mare as she attempts to become the first horse to win Europe's most prestigious race, the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, for a third time at Longchamp on October 6.
Dettori, who eased Enable away to win from her main rival, Magical, in the four-horse race, paraded her up the finishing straight and back down again to the acclaim of the crowd.
Her appearance at York is widely expected to be her last on an English racetrack, although Teddy Grimthorpe, racing manager to her owner Prince Khalid Abdullah, said before the race that those plans could change.
Dettori, though, was taking no chances on that score.
"It is her last race in England so I wanted them to have a final look at her," said Dettori.
"She is amazing, amazing, so good," added the Italian, wiping away tears.
Enable's trainer John Gosden kept control of his emotions.
"That was a gorgeous performance," he purred. "She cruised round and then turned it on.
"She has done it nobly and I am glad I brought her here." 
Gosden said Enable belonged in the pantheon of great racehorses. 
"She is a great filly with a great constitution," he said.
"I have seen world-class race mares in my time and she is one of them." 
 


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