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Enable is Voted Europe's Best Again
Champion racemare Enable (Nathaniel-Concentric, by Sadler's Wells) regained her title as European Horse of the Year at the Twenty Ninth annual Cartier Racing Awards in London on Tuesday night, reports racing.com. The mare claimed the honour in 2017 but lost it last year to stablemate and recently deceased Roaring Lion (Kitten's Joy-Vionnet, by Street Sense). Enable became only the third horse to win the award twice, joining Ouija Board (Cape Cross-Selection Board, by Welsh Pageant) and Frankel (Galileo-Kind, by Danehill). "Bountiful talent combined with a courageous running style make her a joy to watch and it is no wonder that Enable is so popular with everyone in racing," said Harry Herbert, Cartier's Racing Consultant. "It is exciting that Prince Khalid Abdullah is keeping her in training for 2020, when she could become the first three-time winner of the Cartier Horse Of The Year." The Cartier Racing Awards were established in 1991 to reward excellence in European horseracing. The winner is determined by a three-tiered voting system, with points earned by horses in Stakes races through the season (30 per cent of total), which are then combined at the end of the season with opinions of journalists and handicappers (35 per cent) and votes from readers or viewers of Racing Post, Daily Telegraph or ITV Racing.