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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California Veterinarian’s List: Steroid Reporting By The Numbers

When news broke last month that Breeders’ Cup Sprint runner-up Masochistic tested positive for anabolic steroids after the race, many fans were shocked to learn steroids are still present in American racing. In California, a trainer must report the administration of anabolic steroids to a horse in his care to the California Horse Racing Board, […]

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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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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. 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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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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Gormley works at Santa Anita on Oct. 29
‘Happy’ Gormley Records Easy Breeze For Juvenile

Undefeated FrontRunner winner Gormley worked six furlongs Saturday morning at Santa Anita, ridden by Chantal Sutherland in a pedestrian 1:16.40 for the $2 million Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile next Saturday. Victor Espinoza will have the mount. “His ears were up and John (Shirreffs) just wanted to keep him happy,” Sutherland said. “He wasn’t worried […]

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