The six year old horse ended sixth when seeking a historic third Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe victory on October 4th.
“Obviously I shed a tear as I was a bit emotional. She has touched my heart and has been one of the great mares of our generation,” said Dettori, 49.
“I went to see her this morning. I accept the decision and she doesn’t owe anyone anything.”
Her brilliant career give rise to 11 victories at the top Group One level.
“Enable has retired happy and sound after an extraordinary career,” said Gosden.
“Her daily presence has been a joy and her record in Group Ones including four Oaks, three King Georges, two Arcs, an Eclipse and a Breeders’ Cup Turf is a marvel and unprecedented.”