Anelina is officially retired after consultation with our veterinarian Dr. Stenslie. She worked great on Saturday and came back to the barn fine. However, she began to exhibit swelling in the right ankle (the opposite of the one that was previously injured).
Upon x-rays Tuesday morning it was discovered that she has a fracture on the outside of her sesamoid bone in her right front ankle. It does not require surgery, but she will not race again – now – nor after time off.
She is now on “lay up” again in Sharon’s barn. She is available as a broodmare prospect for any Emerald Racing Club members interested in pursuing that with her. If you are, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can discuss details.
You are truly experiencing the full gamut of being an owner. From the highs of winning, to the lows of having to retire a successful racehorse.
Anelina has given us great joy and pleasure with her friendly personality and voracious appetite for carrots. We can only do the best for her in return.