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Enable and Frankie Dettori just miss out on historic third Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

There was no historic third Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe for Frankie Dettori and Enable. Credit: PA

The Newmarket-trained horse Enable just missed out on an unprecedented Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe as she was pipped on the line by Waldgeist in a thrilling race.

The five-year-old mare won Europe's richest race in both 2017 and 2018, and was hoping to become the first horse to ever win it three times.

However, it wasn't meant to be, as 16-1 shot Waldgeist overtook her in the closing stages to deny trainer John Gosden and jockey Frankie Dettori what would have been a truly historic achievement.

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There's now speculation that owner Prince Khalid Abdullah could retire Enable, but speaking to ITV Racing's Oli Bell following the race, the prince's racing manager Teddy Grimthorpe played a straight bat.

"In the end, we have to accept these things in racing, and we don't love her any less," he said.

"We've always said that Prince Khalid will make the decision, but whatever happened, it wasn't going to be in a hurry and I think we'll get her back and Prince Khalid will want to reflect on all the various possibilities. Hopefully we'll come up with a good answer."