Anatolian's leg seems to be healing quickly, still with no swelling or anything. So far so good!
On another topic, before Christmas I pulled his Jockey Club 5 generation pedigree and race report - they were doing a special where you could get those free, and I jumped on it! The previous owners had told me they thought he was bred in CA, at Harris Farms - not! He was bred in Kentucky, and has MUCH better breeding than I expected
Here is his sire: http://www.threechimneys.com/Rahy/conformation.php
His dam is a mare named Rosebrook. He is heavily line-bred Nasrullah, with quite a bit of Native Dancer & Mr. Prospector blood as well. Rahy's stud fee is $60,000 (which is still less than Dynaformer, the sire of Barbaro, who stands at the same place) so I'm guessing Andolu was at least a $100,000 yearling or so. Tee hee. That's the racing industry - buy high, sell low! Quickest way to make a small fortune in the horse industry... at least, if you start with a large one!
I love having access to his records, and finding out that when he was sold as a yearling, he went to England. He was started in racing there, and didn't do much, so he came back to the US, and didn't do much, so eventually was sold on until I got him. He never came in first (bunch of 2nd and third places) and only won about $12,000 total, which is about what I was guessing as far as his performance on the track. I WAS surprised he'd been to England, though!
Anyway, it was fun finding out some of his background, and his birthdate, (3/24/02) and discovering I have a "blueblood" in my backyard. (I figured he had decent bloodlines, but the "Big Names" were closer and more numerous than I expected.) :-D