Ron Ellis

Owners To Move Masochistic From Ellis To Baffert Barn

The Blood-Horse reported Friday that Grade 1 winner Masochistic will be transferred from trainer Ron Ellis to Bob Baffert after completing several months’ rest at Taylor Made Farm. The 7-year-old gelding has been Ellis’ care for the last ten starts, including his disqualification from a second-place finish in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Sprint due to […]

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G1 Winner Masochistic Turned Out, Likely Through For The Year

Masochistic, one of the top California-based sprinters, has been given some time off and has been turned out for at least 60 days, according to a report in the Daily Racing Form. The 7-year-old gelding most recently finished off the board as the favorite in the G2 Churchill Downs Stakes May 6. Masochistic currently is at Taylor […]

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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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