breeders’ cup sprint

Runhappy stands his first season at Claiborne Farm in 2017
In The Stud Presented By KERx: Runhappy, New For 2017

The Paulick Report is pleased to bring back a popular photo/video feature that will run every other week and will spotlight stallions standing in Kentucky. The series, put together by our friends at EquiSport Photos, will feature stallions that are either just entering stud in 2017, or stallions that have not yet had their first crop […]

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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 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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Charles and Susan Chu
Drefong’s Owners Donate $20,000 To Old Friends

Charles Chu of Baoma Corporation, owner of Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) winner Drefong, has donated $20,000 to Old Friends Thoroughbred retirement farms. Chu stated that although his family is relatively new to the horse racing business, he wanted to give back to an industry that’s already given them so many thrills and lasting memories. Chu […]

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Drugs, syringes, needles
‘Extremely Disappointing’ Medication Positive; Breeders’ Cup Pursues Steroid Elimination

On Tuesday, Breeders’ Cup Limited released the following statement on the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) ruling regarding the medication positive from the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Sprint. “It is extremely disappointing to hear of the confirmation of a medication positive and filing of a complaint by the California Horse Racing Board asking the Santa Anita […]

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Masochistic winning the G2 Pat O'Brien Aug. 27.
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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Manny Franco and Joking after winning the G1 Vosburgh
Vosburgh Winner Joking Remains In California As He Recovers From Illness

Grade 1 Vosburgh winner Joking remains at an equine clinic in California after having a relapse of pneumonia. The Daily Racing Form reports that the 7-year-old Distorted Humor gelding is being treated at Chino Valley Equine Hospital. Joking had shipped to California from New York in order to run in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Sprint, but developed pneumonia […]

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Runhappy (outside) cruises past Private Zone to win the 2015 Breeders' Cup Sprint.
Champion Runhappy Retired To Claiborne, Will Stand For $25,000 In 2017

Gallery Racing has announced that 2015 Eclipse Champion Sprinter Runhappy has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Claiborne Farm in 2017. Undefeated in sprint competition, Runhappy won at six different tracks, scoring on both all-weather and dirt surfaces labeled fast, sloppy and muddy, all the while racing 100% drug free. A breakout […]

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Drefong wins the Breeders' Cup Sprint
Drefong Powers Away From Masochistic In Breeders’ Cup Sprint

Charles and Susan Chu’s Boama Corporation’s sophomore Drefong was particularly impressive defeating older horses in Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Sprint, racing most of the way on the lead and turning away Masochistic in the stretch to win by 1 1/4 lengths. The son of Gio Ponti covered six furlongs over Santa Anita’s fast main track in […]

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Lord Nelson, seen working at Santa Anita Oct. 31
Injury Forces Lord Nelson Out Of Breeders’ Cup Sprint

Multiple Grade 1 winner Lord Nelson will be forced to miss Saturday’s G1 Breeders’ Cup Sprint after developing an infection from a small cut in his right front foreleg. Spendthrift Farm, which owns the 4-year-old son of Pulpit, announced the news Thursday morning via Twitter. LORD NELSON has developed an infection from a small cut […]

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