Connections have refused to announce whether Enable will be retired after she was beaten in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.
The five-year-old had been hoping to make history on Sunday at ParisLongchamp as she tried to win the French Classic for a record third time in succession.
Enable went into the race with 10 Group One victories to her name after wins, claiming the honours in the Coral-Eclipse, the King George, and the Yorkshire Oaks this season.
She went into Sunday's race as the 4-6 favourite, and jockey Frankie Dettori guided her into a decent position as the field turned for home.
Dettori kicked early on and Enable stuck to the rail as she tried to hang on, but she was eventually worn down by 16-1 shot Waldgeist.
Waldgeist had been beaten during the pair's last three meetings, but Enable seemed to struggle on the soft ground.
Speculation has suggested that Enable will now be retired but Teddy Grimthorpe, racing manager for Enable's owner Khalid Abdullah, declined to confirm their plans.
Grimthorpe said: "We've always said Prince Khalid will make the decisions.
"Whatever happened it (decision on future) wasn't going to be in a hurry, and I think we will get her back (and see). Prince Khalid will want to reflect on all the various possibilities, give it some good thought - and hopefully, we'll come up with a good answer.
"How can we complain? She's been the most fantastic filly. Prince Khalid has just enjoyed every moment of her. It was not what we all wanted obviously, but in the end, we have to accept these things in racing. We don't love her any less."
Article Posted on Sunday 6th October 2019 @ 16.55
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