Enable’s stretch run in the Breeders Cup Turf surely left we mere mortals gasping for air. She is grand. She is elegant. She is courageous beyond measure. Surely a gift from the horse gods and goddesses.
We all knew going into the race Enable would not enjoy the soft, uncertain turf and it seems there was good cause for concern. After the race Enable’s jockey, Frankie Dettori, explained that she was spinning her tires in the early stages, so he had to take her the long way round and out on the turf less traveled.
With the Irish filly, Magical, flying up the rail like a bullet-train, it seemed almost impossible for Enable to prevail. But just when I was about to concede, Enable found another gear. Shades of Nijinsky in the English Derby all those years ago. But then the memories of the truly great horses are indelibly etched in our memories.
Thank you Enable.