Ron Ellis

Family Ties: Daughter Of Trainer Ron Ellis Speaks Out On CHRB Suspension

The following statement was released on Twitter Tuesday by Elizabeth Talamo, wife of jockey Joe Talamo and daughter of trainer Ron Ellis. Ellis was recently suspended 60 days by the California Horse Racing Board, after 2016 Breeders’ Cup Sprint runner-up Masochistic – a horse in his care – returned a positive test for the steroid […]

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California Horse Racing Board Denies Ellis’ Settlement Proposal

Ron Ellis’ attorney Steve Schwartz proposed a settlement agreement to the California Horse Racing Board on Dec. 20, after the trainer was suspended 60 days for Masochistic’s positive test in the 2016 Breeders’ Cup. According to bloodhorse.com, the settlement proposed reducing his sentence to 59 days in exchange for a year’s probation; in California, a 60-day […]

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Report: Trainer Ellis Seeks One-Day Reduction In Suspension To Save Stable

Lawyers for Ron Ellis have submitted a proposal to have the trainer’s recent 60-day suspension cut back to 59 days for the purpose of keeping his stable intact, according to a report at bloodhorse.com. Under California rules, a 60-day suspension requires a stable be disbanded. Attorney Steve Schwartz told the Blood-Horse the purpose of the […]

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Ellis To Be Suspended 60 Days, Fined $10,000 For Masochistic’s Breeders’ Cup Positive

Trainer Ron Ellis has officially been sanctioned for the drug positive of Masochistic in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Sprint, reports bloodhorse.com. On Dec. 17, the California Horse Racing board fined him $10,000 and issued a 60-day suspension, scheduled from Jan. 1 to Mar. 1. Masochistic was found to have 30 picograms per milliliter of the anabolic steroid […]

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After Summer Break, Masochistic Now Back In Training With Baffert

Multiple graded stakes winner Masochistic has returned to training after getting a well-deserved summer break. The Daily Racing Form reports that the 7-year-old gelding was transferred from trainer Ron Ellis to Bob Baffert. The Hall of Fame trainer told the DRF that Masochistic was currently at Los Alamitos, and would be sent to Santa Anita in the near future. […]

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Breeders’ Cup Takes Over Out-Of-Competition Testing After Masochistic Case

Out-of-competition testing (OOCT) will be conducted differently ahead of this year’s Breeders’ Cup, according to a report from Vegas Stats and Information Network. While OOCT was conducted by officials with the California Horse Racing Board last year, the Masochistic case has partially prompted Breeders’ Cup to take over its own OOCT. OOCT for the Breeders’ Cup […]

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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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