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Masochistic Returns In G1 Triple Bend Stakes

Graded stakes winner Masochistic returns to the races for the first time in 2017 this Saturday at Santa Anita. The 7-year-old gelding, trained by Ron Ellis, heads a competitive field of seven sprinters in the Gr. I, $400,000 Triple Bend Stakes going seven furlongs on the main track. MASOCHISTIC: Favored in his last three starts, […]

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Masochistic To Make 2017 Debut In Triple Bend

Star crossed Masochistic, who has by any measure, a most unusual lifetime resume, will make his 7-year-old debut going seven furlongs in Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Triple Bend Stakes—his first start since being disqualified from second place purse money in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Santa Anita on Nov. 5. Fifth in his […]

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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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