Masochistic Retired, Headed For New Career As Trail Horse

by | 03.12.2018 | 2:35pm

The Blood-Horse reported this week that controversial Grade 1 winner Masochistic has been retired after a disappointing performance in the Sensational Star Stakes. The Bob Baffert trainee is destined for a new career as a trail horse after retiring sound, co-owner Will Shamlian told reporter Jeremy Balan.

Masochistic made headlines after he was disqualified from a second place fun in the G1 Breeders' Cup Sprint after testing positive for anabolic steroids. Earlier in his career, he was disqualified for an overage of acepromazine under trainer A.C. Avila.

The son of Sought After retires the winner of the G2 Pat O'Brien, G2 Triple Bend, and G1 Kona Gold.

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  • Ida Lee

    Overheard from Masochistic: “good riddance to this stupid sport…..I’m out of here….I’m sick and tired of being constantly embarrassed…..but to my adoring fans and supporters, kisses and hugs…I’ll be fine…..Adios Amigos…”

    • Well said Ida.

    • Sandra Hudson Stein

      Very well said!

  • BBFan

    Original ownership should have been completely seperated from this horse after the acepromazine race and the subsequent msw win at Churchill on Derby Day. I am glad he is retiring. Poor horse should have never left Ellis’ barn

  • This horse’s name is will stand as a stark description of what it is like to be a horseplayer and racing fan.

  • Billy

    The perfect example of why there should be no drugs in horse racing……glad your away from it masochistic

  • Integrity

    This horse has always been associated with cheaters; starting with his very first start and through his final one. Hopefully as a retiree he’ll be well cared for by some ethical people.

  • Bella

    Bless his heart. My hopes for him are to be a happy horse with caring and dedicated people. He has survived his first experience in the world of racing, and is fortunate in that alone. If the trail will be his next fortunate for him to move into a scene of exploring the great outdoors. I know he will try his best to be all he can be. Happy Trails and may you enjoy a long and happy life…God knows you deserve it.

  • Lori Helm

    I want him for a trail horse. Will give a loving home!

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