EVEN more accolades came the way of outstanding horse Enable, bred by her owner Khalid Abdulla, at the Racehorse Owners Association awards in London this week, sponsored by Zeus Capital.
The ceremony recognised those voted by the 8,000-strong membership of the ROA, which has been promoting the interests of owners in Britain since 1945 and is a shareholder of the BHA.
Khalid Abdullah was named as Owner of the Year, while his amazing filly Enable, who won the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe for the second time and followed up with a history-making Breeders’ Cup Turf victory, was Horse of the Year. She also won 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 at this prestigious event.
Full awards were:
Outstanding Novice Hurdler Kalashnikov; Outstanding Hurdler Buveur D’Air;
Outstanding Novice Chaser Footpad; Outstanding Chaser Altior;
Outstanding National Hunt Mare Apple’s Jade; 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
National Special Achievement Award Cue Card; 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