Enable again allows accolades for Abdullah

  • Enable again allows accolades for Abdullah
  • Enable again allows accolades for Abdullah

A magnificent year for Enable, as well as her owner and breeder Prince Khalid Abdullah, continued when they were honoured at the 37th annual Racehorse Owners Association Awards in London last week. The event recognised those voted by the 8,000 members of the ROA, which has been promoting the interests of owners in Britain since 1945 and is a shareholder of the BHA. Abdullah, whose silks have been carried by some of the sport’s most famous horses, was crowned Owner of the Year, while his brilliant Enable, who won the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe for the second time and followed up with a historic Breeders’ Cup Turf victory, was Horse of the Year.

She also netted the Middle Distance and Filly/ Mare awards. Her John Gosden-trained stablemates Roaring Lion (Miler), Stradivarius (Stayer) and Too Darn Hot (Juvenile) were others acknowledged. Archie Watson’s prolific Captain Lars claimed the title of Outstanding All-Weather Horse, while Mabs Cross was leading sprinter. There were Flat and jumps special achievement prizes for the popular Roy Rocket, who won three times at his beloved Brighton in 2018, and the now retired Cue Card, a titan of the modern jumps era. Twin tracks Chester and Bangor had the distinction of being acclaimed as best large and small racecourses of the year.

                      Selected ROA roll of honour

Horse of the Year                                      Enable

ROA Owner of the Year                              Khalid Abdullah

Outstanding All-Weather Horse                  Captain Lars

Outstanding Juvenile                                 Too Darn Hot

Outstanding Filly/Mare                               Enable

Outstanding Sprinter                                  Mabs Cross

Outstanding Middle Distance                       Enable

Outstanding Stayer                                    Stradivarius

Outstanding Miler                                       Roaring Lion

Flat Special Achievement Award                   Roy Rocket
ROA Gold Standard

Large Racecourse of the Year                       Chester
ROA Gold Standard

Small Racecourse of the Year                       Bangor
ROA Gold Standard

Most Improved Large Racecourse                 Newbury
ROA Gold Standard

Most Improved Small Racecourse                 Wetherby

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