Ron Ellis

Masochistic, seen winning the G1 Triple Bend
Masochistic Officially DQ’d From BC Sprint; Ineligible To Compete In 2017 Breeders’ Cup

The Breeders’ Cup issued the following statement regarding the ruling to disqualify Masochistic from his second-place finish in the 2016 G1 Breeders’ Cup Sprint: Breeders’ Cup Limited announced today that it has notified trainer Ron Ellis and the owners of Masochistic, Jay Em Ess Stable and Los Pollos Hermanos Racing, of action taken pursuant to […]

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Masochistic has been officially disqualified from his 2nd place finish in the BC Sprint
Masochistic Formally Disqualified From BC Sprint

Pursuant to California Horse Racing Board Rule 1859.5, the stewards at Santa Anita issued a ruling today disqualifying Masochistic from his second-place finish in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint and redistributing his share of the purse ($255,000) based on positive test findings for the anabolic steroid stanozolol. On Nov. 5, 2016, Masochistic, trained by Ron Ellis, finished […]

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Masochistic wins his first race of 2016 on July 8 after spending time on the vet's list so he could be treated with an anabolic steroid
Yet Another Chapter In The Masochistic Saga

Anyone else suffering from Masochistic fatigue? For a 6-year-old who’s made just 14 career starts, he sure gets a lot of attention. There was the big maiden win at Churchill Downs on Kentucky Derby day in 2014 when the California-bred gelding won by 14 lengths. His career debut six weeks earlier – against fellow Cal-breds […]

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James L. Gagliano
The Jockey Club Calls For Adoption Of New RMTC Out-Of-Competition Testing Rule

It has been called “racing’s latest medication scandal” and that is probably an understatement when one fully considers the consequences to participants who abided by rules and to bettors who assumed that all horses were competing on a level playing field. On Monday, December 19, 2016, the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) announced that it […]

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Breeders' Cup Sprint runner-up Masochistic will probably officially be disqualified later this month
Questions Remain About Steroids, Likely Breeders’ Cup DQ Of Masochistic

There are some lingering questions in the wake of the revelation earlier this week that Breeders’ Cup Sprint runner-up Masochistic had trace amounts of the anabolic steroid stanozolol in a post-race blood sample. Trainer Ron Ellis admitted in published reports he was aware there was a chance the 6-year-old gelding could test positive, having been […]

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Masochistic winning the G2 Pat O'Brien Aug. 27. He would go on the vet's list two days later to be treated with an anabolic steroid
Masochistic Breeders’ Cup Sprint DQ Expected For ‘Very Small’ Amount Of Steroid

The 2016 Breeders’ Cup Sprint runner-up Masochistic is set to be disqualified from that placing and the accompanying $255,000 of purse money, according to the Daily Racing Form, after a pair of tests confirmed the presence of the steroid stanozolol in the horse’s system. Trainer Ron Ellis acknowledged that he had given the steroid, which […]

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Magic Mark won the second division of the Harry Brubaker Stakes and helped trigger a pick six carryover at Del Mar
Magic Mark Leads Cal-Breds In Sunday’s Cary Grant Stakes

Nine well-seasoned California-bred Thoroughbreds will vie Sunday for the $57,000 winner’s share of a $100,000 purse in the featured Cary Grant Stakes at seven furlongs on the main track at Del Mar. Likely to attract solid support in a wide-open betting race is Magic Mark, to be ridden by Drayden Van Dyke for trainer Ron […]

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Joe Talamo & Elizabeth Ellis
Talamo Welcomes ‘Vincent James’ To The Family, Off Sunday Mounts At Santa Anita

Jockey Joe Talamo won’t be riding Sunday at Santa Anita, as he and his wife Elizabeth, the daughter of trainer Ron Ellis, welcomed a baby boy into the world shortly after 10 a.m. that morning. Vincent James Talamo was delivered healthy in southern California’s Pasadena Huntington Hospital, weighing in at seven pounds, seven ounces, and […]

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Breeders' Cup Sprint runner-up Masochistic will probably officially be disqualified later this month
Masochistic Fires Bullet For Sprint Friday

Sprint favorite Masochistic worked six furlongs for Ron Ellis in a bullet 1:11.60 Friday at Santa Anita, fastest of 21 drills at the distance, the average time of which was 1:14.96. All Run (Sprint) went four furlongs for Richard Baltas in 50.20. Masochistic was given fractional times of 35.40, 47 flat and 59.40 by Santa […]

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Bob Feld leads Miss Temple City to the trophy presentation after the Shadwell Turf Mile
Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Feld Feels ‘Warm And Fuzzy’ About Miss Temple City

Lifelong horseman Bob Feld is primarily known for his strengths in the sales ring. Together with his son Sean, Feld has been responsible for purchase, claiming, or matings behind Grade 1 winners Beholder, Action This Day, Balance, Bradester, Centralinteligence, Melatonin, and Adoration, among others. But when Miss Temple City came home a head in front […]

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